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Consumer Electronics and Trump

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Dec 19, 2002
High Point NC
I was thinking earlier today about what will happen if the President-elect's plan concerning tariffs on goods produced in foreign countries comes to fruition. Specifically, what about Uniden and Whistler? Will they open plants in the US or pass the cost of tariffs onto us. I have been holding out for an updated Home Patrol model that will do DMR but I'm wondering now if I should just go ahead and get a 436 or TRX model before something happens. I really don't care for the current DMR-capable models because of their displays, plus the fact that my Home Patrol 2 fits perfectly in my vehicle. Are their any consumer electronic goods currently produced in the US? I know it is too soon to tell but I think it is something to think about.
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