I don’t think the prices will retreat all the way, after the fuel prices went down the extra delivery because of fuel cost stayed .My question is, specifically to lumber, will the prices retreat at all once the supply chain gets sorted out?
I have a major home renovation in mind but if I can wait a year or two and get a better price on materials I will.
It's called inflation in places that it is okay to ask. Sooner or later interest rates are going up and going up quickly.Houses have shot up 50% in the last 2 years in some areas of town.
Now gas is going up too
Wonder what beef prices are doing? This is probably not the best place to ask that one.
To be honest Hank most all lumber yards sell lumber at break even or at a slight loss. They make their money selling hardware and paint.Been this way for several years.
Too many sales weasels in between the sawyer,mill & the yard. For no effing reason but to make a $.
Too much made in elsewhere for a $ too. But you can get cheap crap @ wallyworld.....
They do make more selling bundles of lumber than a 2x4 or 2 too. I understand the game. I almost went into the hardware business 45 yrs ago. Grew up in the building trades. The real ones.To be honest Hank most all lumber yards sell lumber at break even or at a slight loss. They make their money selling hardware and paint.
Things have changed a little in 45 years, Hank.They do make more selling bundles of lumber than a 2x4 or 2 too. I understand the game. I almost went into the hardware business 45 yrs ago. Grew up in the building trades. The real ones.
Not many real lumber yards around either.
I'm lucky I have a mill to buy direct from,a family business,so they can afford the insane prices of nuts and bolts to keep running & have 14 employees.
Nice try tho BHR.
Here's you chance to be rich Tony. Get some of that cheap borrowed money and buy out Massa. Time to put that expertise to work and show us how it's done.I will buy and sell more lumber by noon on Monday then you will see in your lifetime. The offer I made you long ago still stands, swing by the office some time and I can show you how it works.
50lbs was a keg and I do remember real wood kegs of nails & screws.They come in boxes now, are glued together in plastic strips and made in Thailand.