Originally Posted by raid
Such a tariff will make people more likely buy used equipment from the EU.
Get a used SL now, and if needed, get a used SL2 a year from now?
It seems that some Americans are trying to lock-in pre tariff prices. I cited this guy who locked in the price at Adorama because it was backordered. Already it seems the prices have increased for those placing new orders today at Adorama.
The limited availability of a newly released camera, and the continued limited availability of say the APO Crons with L-mount, is already started a scramble of sorts.
I just e-mailed one dealer to get on a list, I'm going to call my local Leica Store also.
Trying to avoid paying an extra $1.5K for a SL2. What would be worse is paying that extra $1.5K and if sometime after November 2020 Trump gets voted out or impeached and the tariffs are then removed at some future date. $1.5K is not toilet paper to flush down the drain.
There is an expression the rich say, "No one ever got rich by paying taxes."
Interesting to note how the Presidential election will effect and impact my photography.