Register Forums Announcements (dollsbook Crier) The Trade War Comes to dolls.

11 replies, 6 voices Last updated by  Fine Love Dolls 1 day, 20 hours ago
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  • #13458

    RainKing
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    @rainking

    Ladies and Gentledolls,  We have some not so good news up coming.

    I learned this today, and want to pass it on.

    USA – CHINA TRADE WAR & TPE DOLLS

    Dear Members

    Trade war between the United States and China are turning sour with no signs of improvements.

    Furthermore, additional retaliations measures were announced yesterday by Donald Trump, and could, as soon as of December-January 2019-2020, include sex dolls.

    Sex dolls have so far been exempt of any additional taxation, but given the uncertainty of the outcome, this might change by the end of the year.

    We therefore and per precaution, recommend all US customers getting ready to make a purchase to do so prior to December 2019 to avoid any additional potential taxation

    We do not have further information yet on how these taxes could potentially come into effect, nor at which percentage but will keep you informed on our twitter page.

    As of now everything is still possible, and all Fine Love Dolls team wishes both parties will come to an arrangement, putting an end to this ongoing commercial conflict.

    This was sent to me by Fine Love Dolls, A China based vendor and a member of our group here.

     

    Personally I was worried about that for a while now, and its being confirmed somewhat for now. Advanced notice at this point.

     

  • #13535

    Alexa Tilbrook KI5JYD
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    @ki5jyd

    I got the same email, too. I just need to follow @finelovedolls on Twitter (if I haven’t already, I haven’t logged into Twitter in almost forever…) so I can see what might be increasing a doll’s price soon. Does Don Delano @monamourtoujours also know about this tariff increase?

    It would be great if all vendors and manufacturers chime in on this so that Dollsbook has an equal voice on this matter.

    Therefore I invite all manufacturers and vendors who have accounts here on Dollsbook to put in their two cents on this critical and possibly controversial matter.

    73!

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  • #13536

    RainKing
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    @rainking

    I am sure the suppliers are notifying all the vendors.

    Then again, it may all be over by then… who knows about the trade war.

  • #13544

    Don Delano- Mon Amour Toujours
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    @MonAmourToujours

    Who sent out that email? I don’t see how the “trade war” would effect the price of any AFMs coming out of China. The products most effected are clothing, electronics and medical supplies. That email seems like some sort of scare tactic to get people to buy now rather than later. IMHO, nothing to be concerned about.

  • #13569

    Dutch Dance Maniac
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    @DutchDanceManiac

    I see the prices of most brands in recent times just rising but let that trade war come ……. everything costs way too expensive in this time of mass production. (Atleast in my country)

    I have already 4 dolls now, more then happy with them so buying a 5th doll……… Mmm not directly but who knows what next year will bring.

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  • #13573

    RainKing
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    @rainking

    true that!! everything is getting expensive these days!

     

  • #13655

    RGC_LuLu
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    @RGC67

    You’d think as production of many items becomes “perfected” prices would stabilize. and not really increase drastically.

    I’ve been getting heavier into dslr photography, and the price of products for cameras is insane for plastic crap.

    Bought myself a vintage Japanese lens this week, and the quality is beautiful and does mount to my camera body.  Since I’ve had my dslr, I’ve shot in nothing but manual modes.  And this lens is mostly a manual lens. Got it for macro close ups, and it does not disappoint so far 🙂

    I’ve not followed the prices for dolls, but the smaller sized dolls should be dropping as the big or more realistic girls take the place of older models. no?

    When it comes to money, it is the one thing that defies laws of gravity. What goes up must come down. 🙂

     

  • #13660

    RainKing
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    @rainking

    I too have noticed the dolls are getting taller 160cm, 166, 170s those used to be “premiums” and most would go for the 140-155-157cms when i was looking.

    My dad brought a 35mm yashica camera back from ‘Nam when he came home I think he got it in Australia or somewhere. It took great pics, but used a rare battery. I have no idea what happened to it. it was a regular “SLR” all mechanical Japanese i think.

  • #13665

    RGC_LuLu
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    @RGC67

    I too have noticed the dolls are getting taller 160cm, 166, 170s those used to be “premiums” and most would go for the 140-155-157cms when i was looking. My dad brought a 35mm yashica camera back from ‘Nam when he came home I think he got it in Australia or somewhere. It took great pics, but used a rare battery. I have no idea what happened to it. it was a regular “SLR” all mechanical Japanese i think.

    Ease of use for many owners would still opt to get a more managable size. The dead weight of these big ladies cause many to post ’em for sale 🙂 100+ pounds does not seem like much, but for playing with ’em it can get awkward. LuLu is just for show, not play, she’s pint size and I break enough sweat just moving her around and dressing her LOL

  • #13730

    RainKing
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    @rainking

    Yeah, Eva is the heaviest.. but Ezzie and Jas are completely easy to handle.  There is one fellow that had a custom made one that is about 130LBSs WOW hard to handle.

  • #13732

    RGC_LuLu
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    @RGC67

    Yeah, Eva is the heaviest.. but Ezzie and Jas are completely easy to handle. There is one fellow that had a custom made one that is about 130LBSs WOW hard to handle.

    When I bought Lu, In Canada there is a VAT (Value Added Tax) That I had paid. The total increase in cost was approx. 20% of original value. (Duties, Taxes)

    With the latest in the news of the General Motors strike in US, do they not think it will effect the consumer down the road.??? Already a GM plant in Oshawa here in Ontario, Canada has laid off 1200 people, and it’s only in day 4 of strike. 🙂

    They’ve not learned the lessons from the past. There is a city 20 minutes from me. St. Catharines, Ontario. It was a booming town for General Motors. GM does not exist much there anymore.

    Examples like these how can we compete in the world market? Other countries will not want to do business with North America, if workers become excessively greedy driving the prices up of goods manufactured. I support sellers online in Canada when I can, but if I can get a deal from China for basically the same product at 25 to 50% less and they are using Amazon’s distribution network? 🙂

    Those people who once decided it is better to pull up stakes, and move operations off-shore, we are starting to see the repercussions of that now.

    The little guy usually does pay for some dumb greedy cats and their decisions. 🙂

     

  • #13741

    Fine Love Dolls
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    @finelovedolls

    Hi all, update to this thread, TPE Dolls are not impacted by the tradewar and new wave of tarifications and will not be

    Best regards

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