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    (Disclaimer: This is a bit of a tongue in cheek post to get away from the current farce that is the I portance of Brexit during the skiing holidays. You donít have to read it if you donít want to.....)

    Out of interest, has anybody thought about the implications of Brexit on their HiFi?
    Once the Brexit deadline passes, and after the adjustment period EU law will no longer be applicable in the U.K., as British law will stand. Does that also mean that the use of European standard plugs will not be allowed? They wonít me British regulations, so will your HiFi sound worse as you are ďobligedĒ to change your plugs back to BS approved plugs.

    Will that mean I will have a large choice of second hand power leads at cheap prices, as they will become worthless?

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    I just hope that there won't be a raft of import taxes imposed and huge customs delays when buying kit from the EU countries, as there is some super gear being made in Germany and Poland to name just two.
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    I have the same thoughts, but about stuff from the “United” Kingdom.

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    it really should go back to what it was supposed to be.. a trade alliance. ive no problem with free temporary movement(within reason) either. Permanent movement should be by application tho. I might add im not a brexiteer.
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    Electrical safety regs are unlikely to change, the EU laws are already duplicated in English law anyway.


    Import tariffs are a different matter, anything made in Europe and shipped here might have duty on it in the future. Should make British built kit look more competitively priced in its home market though and encourage more British based manufacturing so every cloud has a silver lining.
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    True, but it may make British HiFi more expensive, and less competitive in the European market.
    I wonder how much kit in the U.K. is exported to the EU market as a percentage of the manufacturers total sales volume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    True, but it may make British HiFi more expensive, and less competitive in the European market.
    No question about it. If we tax them they'll tax us. It's all swings and roundabouts this economics malarkey. If euro is strong against sterling that would be offset to some extent though.
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    the brexit effect on hi fi for me is i am 1] very cautious about buying european kit that needs support from eu dealers i.e italian etc

    2] extremely nervous about interest rate rises which could increase mortgage costs and therefore much less disposable income for hi fi
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , /rotel cd/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]arcam a75 marantz sa8005 jolida modwright dac and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands

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    Here in France, the interest rate on a mortgage is fixed for the entire term of the mortgage.

    My other concern would be the increased cost of living as some imported goods will be more expensive.

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    my word , fixed for whole time . so if you take out a mortgage at 5 % and rates reduce to 2 % you are stuck with your rate of 5% ?

    here we tend to have new deals every 2-5 years to fix rates
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