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BREXIT and its affect on computer part Prices.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Columbus_za, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. FoxEye


    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 23,644

    Location: Cornwall

    It's effect, Shirley.
  2. Dave M


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 5,484

    You only have to worry about the exchange rate really, very little in your upgrade will attract duty now and that won't change in the event of a no deal brexit.

    The pound is already really low, historically low, but the full horror of a no deal brexit hasn't been priced in because no sane person considers it possible. If it happened though I'd not be surprised if sterling dropped to about the same as the euro (about a 9% drop). Some articles have suggested parity with the dollar, but that's just project fear ;)

    Don't expect big gains if there is a deal, as it's not a 'done deal', just the withdrawal agreement, which mostly just gives us 2 years grace before we've supposed to have negotiated the easiest trade deal in the history of trade deals (hopefully trump loses the election and can come and negotiate it for us).

    If article 50 was revoked, with a political consensus for not doing anything so stupid again for a generation, you could see the pound slowly rise up towards $ 1.45. That seems impossible though, the consensus thing I mean. Revoking article 50 will not give huge relief if there's a belief that the Government of the day could collapse and a new lot just throw us under the bus all over again.

    I'd recommend you just follow your plans. I doubt anything is going to change this year.
  3. Angilion

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 5, 2003

    Posts: 17,423

    Location: Just to the left of my PC

    I think that prices will probably go up a bit anyway, regardless of the possible effects on supply and possible tariffs, simply because at least some businesses will use it as an excuse to increase their margins a bit because they can. "We're sorry, but we have to increase prices because the dog ate our homework Brexit."
  4. D.P.


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,786

    Weaker Pound: Check
    Tarrifs, (and they can only go up for a majority of countries since we enjoy tariff free trade with EU): check
    Ports Clogged up: Check

    Yet somehow that is project fear when you admit it will be reality.
  5. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 11,626

    Location: Oxfordshire

    It's project fear when described as if it's a certainty to try and influence people via fear.
  6. loltim


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 14,598

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    only reason I came in to this thread. Additionally **** brexit:p
  7. Efour


    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

    Posts: 25,905

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    All computers outside the EU zone will cease to work on October 30th at 23:59.

    Make sure you find a safe area to camp.
  8. Bigpops


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,241

    Location: Sheffield, UK

    It's certainty versus speculation.

    I just bought something from Germany, purposefully to avoid buying it after the 31st. I'd rather know the price I'm paying rather than speculate on it being higher or lower, and probably higher if the referendum's effect on the pound was anything to go by.
  9. Bouton Aide


    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 25,113

    Millenium bug.... except this is called BREXIT BUG. Project fear.
  10. The_One


    Joined: Dec 27, 2003

    Posts: 11,330

    Of all the things that can happen and people post a thread about computer part prices

  11. Dannyb01y


    Joined: Jan 19, 2003

    Posts: 3,164

    Location: Brighton

    On a computer parts website of all places. :p
  12. Wez1984


    Joined: Sep 10, 2017

    Posts: 18

    ask james obrien he has all the answers to lifes questions
  13. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 16,930

    It's the uncertainty which is hurting the exchange rate. At work we buy up to £1m worth of IT equipment a year, but we can't budget properly yet since we don't know how exactly much we will need to spend. Deal or no deal isn't really that important, the just need to get on and finaly end it.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
  14. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 47,291

    In the short term a no deal Brexit might well make things a little bit more expensive for you, a deal being found in coming days could well mean a little bit of an increase in the value of the pound. If you're worried about it then perhaps just buy the components now.
  15. jpaul


    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,976

    well OC aren't going to reveal their strategy, but probably consistant with other companies, building up a surplus, so if there were a no deal they would have a buffer,
    or, conversely, diminish that immediately, if there is a deal. ?

    On a no deal , I suppose appropriate Amazon taxation legislationare is way-off (hikes), unless the chancellor needs money.

    (The early availibility of xmas foods in the supermarkets is interesting wrt stock levels)
  16. Jokester


    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 40,514

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    The £ value has largely been based on no deal brexit for a few months now, the news that their might be a compromise with the EU in the last few days has pushed it back up in anticipation of some sort of deal actually being made now.
  17. ultralaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 7, 2014

    Posts: 1,034

    As soon as the UK leaves, computer components will revert to the early 2000's all that will be available will AMD Athlons and GPUs fair worse - we'll be back to the days of Matrox Mystique's. No more deliveries will be available so you will have to drive mad max style to the 'thunder dome' (the town previously known as Newcastle under Lyme) - get injured and you'll have to hand make medicines using locally availble forna. Once you get the components back they'll be no power, so you'll have to hook up a rig of thousands of AA batteries for 30 mins on Counter Strike.
  18. rIcK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004

    Posts: 1,345

    Brexit is unlikely to happen on the 31st of October, its the can no one wants to open that keeps getting kicked downstream. Even if we assume the 'best' case scenario, our good chum Boris gets his deal the time remaining is simply not enough to allow it to happen which means almost certainly more delays.

    What this comes down to is, its likely pricing will remain fairly similar, however our currency is all over the place.

    If you buy now at least you have got your bits, and credit cards don't typically get interest within the first ~ 60 days at least.
  19. Donnie Fisher


    Joined: Jun 22, 2018

    Posts: 618

    Location: Vegas baby !

    I fully expect prices to go up a bit ... just about when nVidia release their next line of cards ....
  20. Rofflay


    Joined: Nov 28, 2006

    Posts: 5,000

    Location: N Ireland

    Well they are intensifying talks so... The EU were bluffing and all it takes is for pro EU Soros or a Rothchild to manipulate the pound a bit to frighten us. They had the mechanism for doing this hundreds of years ago how deep do you think thier claws are now?

    I got my 2080ti now but i am not a believer in the scaremongering at all and i have not even prepared for it because they are scaremongering about much large swings than i agree with. You might see give or take 5% as a worst case scenrio for a few months if even that. More likely 1% or 2% or less if we had our gold about now eh Mr Brown?