The sandstorm on the horizon has finally hit. I should have bought two Siebenrock 860 kits in 2020, the second one to resale in the UK at a grossly inflated price later in 2021. Welcome back duty free, visas, driving cards, VAT and customs charges, expensive holidays, special medical insurance, dodgy third world food, credit card charges abroad and un-common standards. Back to the good old feudal kings and poverty.
The EU isn't a well oiled machine (see recent vaccine troubles) but it is a big one and everyone knows how it works. Like most small industry I expect the Airhead parts supply chain will take a massive hit and price increases both sides of the channel. Whether it equals out to before 2021 remains to be seen. So don't repair anything airhead in the UK for the next 24-48 months or it will probably start to cost.
I just had the same problem with a Saab part (manufactured in the EU) and even major players like Siemens are struggling to distribute stuff in the UK now. Hopefully our local suppliers will get through, but I can see prices going up as supplies dwindle.
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