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Old 11-12-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Amazing imperiousness from drywall manufactures to increase 35% January 1,2012. I am puking as I type.

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Old 11-12-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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Amazing imperiousness from drywall manufactures to increase 35% January 1,2012. I am puking as I type.
Suppliers always send notices of increases. they only stick if all the suppiers raise it. They have been using that tactic for decades.

If your bidding a job where it would hurt you then get their quote in writing with the time period stated that they hold price for. If they raise it, then sue for breach of contract.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
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Amazing imperiousness from drywall manufactures to increase 35% January 1,2012. I am puking as I type.
Ya it happens a couple times a year. That tells me there is alot of work coming but I also feel that the work might not last too long. Try locking in prices with suppliers if increase looks like its valid. What a joke.Why doesnt drywall get recycled?
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Ya it happens a couple times a year. That tells me there is alot of work coming but I also feel that the work might not last too long. Try locking in prices with suppliers if increase looks like its valid. What a joke.Why doesnt drywall get recycled?
because guys like us throw it in the dumpster not the recycling bin. Besides the recycled paper they face our drywall with already sucks imagine if they used recycled everything.
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Well they can't call It a shortage this go round can they..
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I was told american gypsum is cutting back all production.& everyone follows suit & therefore we get hit with a increase.My supplier tells me about this "threat" of increase around this time of year every year & have yet to see a major increase.Time will tell.My estimates are only good for 30 days & so is my suppliers price.Only way to cover yer arse.
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My suppliers are saying they won't accept futures bids and they won't allow pre- buying.
At least if they increase, it will be all of them.
They usually threaten about twice as much as they actually increase.
We are all in the same boat.
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the year i started- rock cost 17 dollars a 1000 sq ft. first time i stocked a house, was 25 dollars a thousand. now= gypsum is the most plentiful minerial on this planet. and yet- usg punks dictate our policey. rock must be about , like the price of gold. cuz, we never grabbed our ball sack, and said no more. coure i been complaing for 30 year. oh well.
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Just talked with my supplier he confirms 30% increase on all wallboard. 10% or higher on all mud. 1 st of the year.
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If we weren't such a disorganized trade we could all raise our prices together and they would have to pay us.
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