collapse

www.dimecitycycles.com

www.cognitomoto.com

https://www.townmoto.com/collections/vanson-leathers

www.speedmotoco.com

www.CITYLIMITMOTO.com

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com

www.lostapostlejewelry.com

www.sparckmoto.com

www.pistonsociety.com

Author Topic: "the Mooch"  (Read 71939 times)

Offline J-Rod10

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 3461
    • Slipstream Cycle Works
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #380 on: Apr 03, 2018, 16:14:18 »
Oh come on, it would be really cool if you started it.
Nuke Beijing, and call it a war.

Offline stroker crazy

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 4491
  • crazy as a fox
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #381 on: Apr 03, 2018, 17:41:34 »
.
“Ride like the Wind” W.H.

Offline teazer

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 9152
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #382 on: Apr 03, 2018, 20:15:58 »
China isn't dumb enough to start a war with us.

Agreed.  Unlike our moron in chief, the Chinese are a little more aware of the consequences of their actions - and words.

Offline farmer92

  • Posts: 792
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #383 on: Apr 03, 2018, 21:11:15 »
I wonder what percentage of pork exported to china is “frozen” vs “chilled”.
Very careful wording there, will be interesting to see what the actual outcomes of these actions are.

Offline stroker crazy

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 4491
  • crazy as a fox
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #384 on: Apr 04, 2018, 08:12:30 »
this could get messy …
“Ride like the Wind” W.H.

Offline stroker crazy

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 4491
  • crazy as a fox
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #385 on: Apr 04, 2018, 09:16:48 »
!
“Ride like the Wind” W.H.

Offline farmer92

  • Posts: 792
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #386 on: Apr 04, 2018, 09:45:30 »
!

The worst part is the sheer number of folks who think this is true...

Offline J-Rod10

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 3461
    • Slipstream Cycle Works
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #387 on: Apr 04, 2018, 15:58:33 »
Serious question.

China has been stealing out tech for years and years, and selling it back to the consumers at a fraction of the cost. What do you do about that? Just let them, in fear of a "trade war?" Or, do something to combat it? How can you combat it?

The general consumer doesn't really care. They like going to Wal-Mart and saving money.

Offline farmer92

  • Posts: 792
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #388 on: Apr 04, 2018, 19:34:46 »
Serious question.

China has been stealing out tech for years and years, and selling it back to the consumers at a fraction of the cost. What do you do about that? Just let them, in fear of a "trade war?" Or, do something to combat it? How can you combat it?

The general consumer doesn't really care. They like going to Wal-Mart and saving money.

Online shopping makes this a logistics nightmare, unless you screen every shipment entering from said country. There really isn’t a way unless you have some real powerful bargaining chips to get their government to crack down on it themselves.
But that’s never going to happen.
This isn’t a new problem, there’s a reason that patents exist. Unfortunately they’re only worth what you are willing to spend to defend them.

Offline J-Rod10

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 3461
    • Slipstream Cycle Works
Re: "the Mooch"
« Reply #389 on: Apr 04, 2018, 20:09:33 »
Online shopping makes this a logistics nightmare, unless you screen every shipment entering from said country. There really isn’t a way unless you have some real powerful bargaining chips to get their government to crack down on it themselves.
But that’s never going to happen.
This isn’t a new problem, there’s a reason that patents exist. Unfortunately they’re only worth what you are willing to spend to defend them.
You really can't defend them, against a company operating in China, selling direct to consumer.

But, if you put a tariff on the goods, and it makes them more expensive than those bought domestically, you might see people buying those instead.


Reminds me of a story I once saw. The guy that created, and patented the selfie stick was at a trade show, as a spectator. There was a booth selling "The Original" selfie stick. The company was from China, and had made deals with so many retailers, that the guy couldn't go after them all. Essentially, he got the big boom when he released them, and a month later, China flooded the market.