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Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-19-2021 at 10:55:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Metal shortage.
  • Yep! A metal shortage.

    I went down to a local re-sale shop who sells new 100 gallon pre-filled propane tanks awhile ago.

    The shop owner commented that there was a shortage of new tanks due to a metal shortage.

    I said "Really? is that why the price of scrap isn't up around $700 a ton or more?
    If there was a shortage, scrap price would be higher, much higher than it is.
    Maybe the covid caused a shortage of people in chuna."

    He couldn't argue the logic and finally agreed with the logic.

    More shortages coming?

    mthomas    Posted 07-24-2021 at 23:42:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Metal shortage.
  • I need to build a shop. Wood is up, but concrete is the same price per yard it was 2 years ago. I decided to do the foundation and hope lumber prices dropped. That is when I found out rebar was in short supply.

    Mower    Posted 07-20-2021 at 05:57:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sounds like he agreed with you just to get you out of the way.

    The issue isn't with the raw materials to make the steel. There's currently a surplus of scrap steel. The issue is with production, which had to be shut down for a significant amount of time, and were very slow to resume production once the economy was restarted.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-20-2021 at 18:23:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wow! And your in agreement also.
    Cool beans.
    What material shortage?

    dave#1    Posted 07-20-2021 at 18:50:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • LOL

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