> I have noticed also the selection of other plywoods has disappeared. A
> goodly number of years ago, one could purchase firply in a number of
> thicknesses and finishes. I personally still have some remnants in
> bin of 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" firply. It used to be
> available in sanded, unsanded, and thicker sheets in tongue &
> flooring. Now at the BORG and the few remaining lumber yards in sanded
> undersized 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4", and they consider this a full
Ever hear of the 80/20 rule?
A statistical rule as follows;
80% of your sales come from 20% of your customers.
80% of your sales come from 20% of your products.
80% of your profits come from 20% of your sales.
80% of your problems come from 20% of your customers.
The list goes on, but you get the idea.
With the advent of the large scale use of computers, it it possible to
not only minimize the amount of inventory to maximize profits, but
also minimize the number of people working at any time to minimize costs.
That's why you won't find high end and/or very smsll/lsrge size
clothing at your friendly department store.