Trump just made wireless controllers more expensive

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Videogame controllers are likely to become more expensive for players in the United States. That’s thanks to President Trump’s recent increase on import tariffs targeting “certain steel and aluminium products,” which came into force on June 1.

    The import duty on “cordless infrared remote control devices for video game consoles” rose by 50% in line with the new tariff rulings, along with items such as sunbeds, dishwashers, and garden umbrellas. It’s an eclectic mix of products, and given the relative size of game controllers in comparison to some of those other items, it’s a little odd that they’d have been directly targeted.
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  2. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Geez.....as if they weren't already expensive enough.
     

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