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Harbor freight in trouble #5371863 03/09/20 07:41 PM
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Manager at local HF said “we are screwed” back room is empty, nothing coming in on the trucks and we will probably have to close at some point if things don’t change fast. I was trying to buy a side cabinet for an upcoming project. He said he has zero of any color.

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I thought this might happen. Then I thought they probably have a backup plan.


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Re: Harbor freight in trouble [Re: P10crew] #5371870 03/09/20 07:50 PM
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Bring manufacturing back to the USA. USA
Especially pharmaceuticals.

I don’t mind spending more $$$ to have more Americans employed.

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It don’t sound too good for them

Is Wally world next?

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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
Bring manufacturing back to the USA. USA
Especially pharmaceuticals.

I don’t mind spending more $$$ to have more Americans employed.


You say you don’t mind spending $$$ for locally-manufactured gear, but would you really be willing to spend $$$$$$$$$$ for similar quality?




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Originally Posted by P10crew
It don’t sound too good for them

Is Wally world next?


Ohh...was just at my local MalWart and they were running out of a lot of stuff, didn't realize this was why,.


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Re: Harbor freight in trouble [Re: P10crew] #5371897 03/09/20 08:24 PM
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ChinaMart and HF won’t be the only ones. Lots and lots of construction materials (nuts, bolts, fasteners, etc) are made in China and aren’t even made here anymore. This should be a lesson that we need to keep manufacturing here.


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Originally Posted by PowerSurge
ChinaMart and HF won’t be the only ones. Lots and lots of construction materials (nuts, bolts, fasteners, etc) are made in China and aren’t even made here anymore. This should be a lesson that we need to keep manufacturing here.


+ 100000000

People are gonna have to start paying more to get goods and services on this side of the pond. Definitely agree with Pharmaceutical too.


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Re: Harbor freight in trouble [Re: P10crew] #5371920 03/09/20 08:42 PM
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Its a global economy...just doesn't make sense to have some items manufactured here anymore. Some of that we did to ourselves and you cannot just legislate manufacturing back here, plus there are many, many folks employed in the import/export business; banks, insurance (NOTHING moves without insurance), longshoremen, transportation…..

Interestingly enough, one of my clients manufacturers very high end, custom manufacturing equipment which they manufacture here and export globally. They are being asked to hold Asia bound orders, not cancel, just hold until the Chinese ports open to receive again.

We will get through this, you are already seeing businesses planning for the recovery upswing.


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Originally Posted by wings&wheels
Its a global economy...just doesn't make sense to have some items manufactured here anymore. Some of that we did to ourselves and you cannot just legislate manufacturing back here, plus there are many, many folks employed in the import/export business; banks, insurance (NOTHING moves without insurance), longshoremen, transportation…..

Interestingly enough, one of my clients manufacturers very high end, custom manufacturing equipment which they manufacture here and export globally. They are being asked to hold Asia bound orders, not cancel, just hold until the Chinese ports open to receive again.

We will get through this, you are already seeing businesses planning for the recovery upswing.


“ALL” of it we did to ourselves. Not going into politics any further than that.


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Re: Harbor freight in trouble [Re: wings&wheels] #5371925 03/09/20 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wings&wheels
Its a global economy...just doesn't make sense to have some items manufactured here anymore. Some of that we did to ourselves and you cannot just legislate manufacturing back here, plus there are many, many folks employed in the import/export business; banks, insurance (NOTHING moves without insurance), longshoremen, transportation…..

Interestingly enough, one of my clients manufacturers very high end, custom manufacturing equipment which they manufacture here and export globally. They are being asked to hold Asia bound orders, not cancel, just hold until the Chinese ports open to receive again.

We will get through this, you are already seeing businesses planning for the recovery upswing.

Are we?

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A bunch of places are going to be in trouble soon.


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I was in a discussion today….some concerns about short term shipping capacity crunch when things start to get back to normal


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Isn’t a big percentage of our tires made in China?

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[quote=Mr Nice]Bring manufacturing back to the USA. USA
Especially pharmaceuticals.

I don’t mind spending more $$$ to have more Americans employed.
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Well said !

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