Have lumber prices gone up significantly at HD stores country-wide? I
just went into our local one last week and OSB seems to have doubled in
price, with many other wood products also showing significant price
Maybe they're going up all across the industry? I know I'd read reports
of supply and demand problems pushing up prices in Europe as of a few
(sorry if this has been discussed to death here and I just managed to
miss it :-)
I was talking to a kitchen appliance
person at Lowe's that I have come to
know. He said that prices at Lowe's
change with the product market. He said
that most items stay pretty stable,
however, stuff like lumber can change 2
or 3 times a day.
On Thu, 13 May 2010 06:12:31 -0700, jamesgangnc wrote:
Yeah, for the last couple of years it's been between $8 and $9 for a 4x8'
1/2" sheet (I don't now if it varied much, I just recall it being in that
range) - then, within the last couple of weeks, it's jumped to over $15
up here. That's a pretty huge increase!
Maybe they've been selling the stuff at a loss for quite a while up here,
and they've only just set it to a 'fair' price related to whay they're
actually buying it for these days.
I think other 'commodity' stuff, such as 8' 2x4" lumber hasn't gone up by
such a crazy amount, but it's still gone up by 15% or so.
Oh, I bought some baseboard trim the other day, too; last year the bundle
I got was $40, but I paid $67 for that same amount the other day. I've
not been keeping an eye on the cost there though, so don't know what it's
been doing in the meantime.
I was worried it was a "sign of things to come" and prices are going to
go up significantly for all lumber products US-wide (in which case I
might stock up on a few other useful things I know I'll need this year),
but it sounds like others haven't been having the same experience.
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