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New copper pricing again!!

Just got this...copper hit $4.16 a pound today. Wire and copper pipe is gonna go up again. A 1000 ft reel of 12-2 is gonna cost $400.00.


I wonder what this will do to the housing industry across the country

If you got a pile of scrap now would be a good time to cash it in!!

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I've got about 3000 pounds of scrap #1 copper I've been hoarding. Do you think it's time to head for the scrap yard? :shrug: :bling: :bling: :bling:


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Went to Home Depot today to check out the wire prices. DAvey told me he had seen a display on Tuesday with a price of 291.90 a thousand foot reel.

OK, we went to the display which was over in the lumber section, and there were 27 spools at 291.90. WE then went over to the electrical dept where the spools were 408.00. What a difference.

We grabbed one of them things ya put stuff on and loaded 10 spools onto it.

In the meantime an employee walked over and we asked him why there was a price difference, his uniformed answer was that it was on the contractors special display. What a goof! I checked the manuf. date and all the spools in both depts were from 11/05. This wire was there for a while.

WE go to the register and it rings up to total $4000......wrong......after some pissing around with sales people and a very PO'd manager we got it for the 291.90 a spool.

As we were going back and forth the original GOOF employee was back at the contractors display changing the price.

SAved 1100 bucks on wire. Beat the Depot at their own game. :Thumbup:
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Hmmmm.. The store shouldn't have marked up the price until the NEW stock came in and the OLD was sold out.:shrug:

Sounds like the service stations around here. First to up the price on old inventory and last to mark it down on new lower priced inventory..:evil:

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Hmmmm.. The store shouldn't have marked up the price until the NEW stock came in and the OLD was sold out.:shrug:

Sounds like the service stations around here. First to up the price on old inventory and last to mark it down on new lower priced inventory..:evil:
That was my reason for the ranting and raving like a banshee. I told them I didn't realize Home Depot was into ripping off it's customers.

The guy tried to deny it.

Hey, don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining.
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