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Trampoline prices 'to soar 50% on shipping costs'

Added 01-18-21 05:04:03am EST - “The owner of a toy retailer says high transport costs may mean larger toys become more expensive.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Trampoline prices 'to soar 50% on shipping costs'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Soaring shipping costs are likely to cause a bounce in the cost of trampolines in the UK this summer, according to one games retailer.

James Owen, owner of Outdoor Toys, says high transport costs and port congestion may mean larger toys such as swings, trampolines and climbing frames will be more expensive.

"More and more issues keep arising," Mr Owen added. "We can't get space out of China, there's a container shortage.

His firm makes some products in the UK already and rising shipping costs will mean it will become economical to make more.

"For the first time ever, the ocean freight outweighs the cost of the item," in some cases, he said.

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