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4x8 1/2" drywall was under $8 a sheet not too long ago, working on a quote last night I double checked and it was up to almost $10 a sheet.
 

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Paid nine bucks the other day.

Pretty much doubled in the last few yrs.

Plywood is nuts too. :no:
 

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Those increases are meaningless too me. Ill just pass it along. Might bump my price 25% just incase they pull that stunt again..
It's an easy thing to do but to less influential customers it may mean they will wait longer to buy or do less. That really does apply to me but it still is frustrating. Harder to markup material to decent %s because of the increase. Things can only cost so much before people stop buying.
 

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Those increases are meaningless too me. Ill just pass it along. Might bump my price 25% just incase they pull that stunt again..
If I could of bumped my prices 25% I would of already done it. If you can do it that easy you weren't charging enough to begin with. IMO
 

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The advance notice by the supplier was a little short, unless all customers were doing numerous smaller short jobs.

When in the concrete block business, we gave at least a 9 month notice of a potential price increase, but the actual increase was usually slightly less, but we had to guess at future labor contracts. Most customers were smaller (80% of them) and could deal with a 9 month notice when bidding packages that may take longer.

Our large customers asked for a longer (2 year) tiered estimate of maximum increases because they were bidding long term jobs and did not to divulge the information on projects, locations or volumes and just wanted a maximum to be able to bid accordingly. Our bidding by the individual job was a very small percentage of our sales unless it was a unique job/material or very large (over 200,000 units).

The system seemed to work well and our customers could use the information on future pricing.
 

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No .... I think that's a mistake.... cause the government told me inflation is running only 1.5%, well under their upper limit of 2%.....

so obviously, your supplier is wrong
 

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No .... I think that's a mistake.... cause the government told me inflation is running only 1.5%, well under their upper limit of 2%.....

so obviously, your supplier is wrong
I think what they said is that most people will see 1.5 percent, but some will see 20-25 percent. And you can keep your current drywall as long as they don't send you any new drywall. Or something like that. :whistling
 

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I think what they said is that most people will see 1.5 percent, but some will see 20-25 percent. And you can keep your current drywall as long as they don't send you any new drywall. Or something like that. :whistling
And if you don't need or want drywall, you still have to buy drywall, and you have to buy the drywall I tell you, so the drywall companies make alot of money and the cost of drywall doesn't go up too much over our original estimate of 987B and now is 2.6T
 

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It's for your own good...If you were paying less, the drywall you were getting was junk!
And don't worry guys, after we read the 2200 pages explaining how this works, (Nancy P), will make a nice website that explains it to ya all and will allocate the drywall efficiently...... sorry gotta go now and wipe that silly smile off my face. Best regards Nancy P

Oh by the way, you guys have such a great deal, that I'm going to exclude myself from your drywall bonanza, and I'll just use my special drywall contractor.
 
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