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04-26-2021 12:17 AM

I went to both Menards and Lowes today…. Neither one had even one price tag on any of their wood products. Last week I went and there were clearly printed labels/prices on every stick of lumber. TODAY you could not find even one on anything made of dead trees!


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#1 posted 04-26-2021 03:10 AM

That doesn’t sound good. I’m going tomorrow to get 12…. 12 foot Ix4s I’ll see what’s up here. Home Depot and Lowes here.

Looking online at my local places the websites have prices.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#2 posted 04-26-2021 03:39 AM

Soon it’ll just be like gas price signs where the guy flips the digits each morning.

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#3 posted 04-26-2021 04:07 AM



That doesn t sound good. I m going tomorrow to get 12…. 12 foot Ix4s I ll see what s up here. Home Depot and Lowes here.

Looking online at my local places the websites have prices.

- AlaskaGuy

Same here.

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stevejack

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#4 posted 04-26-2021 09:33 AM

I forgot I did take 3 pics of lumber I had no idea what the prices were and had to show it to the guy at the desk at Menards to get the price. NOTICE the missing prices!!!

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#5 posted 04-26-2021 09:50 AM

Last September, I purchased 5-1/2” x 1/2” x 6’ fence slats from Lowe’s, at $1.18 each. Yesterday, I purchased 60 more. Price is now $3.26 each and no prices marked on lumber.

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#6 posted 04-26-2021 10:01 AM

No problems yesterday. Besides higher prices.

They may have just been changing prices as new shipment came in. I’ve seen tags missing in Menards on occasion.

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#7 posted 04-26-2021 10:14 AM

Maybe they are switching to how lobster is priced on a menu, MP (Market Price)

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stevejack

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#8 posted 04-26-2021 10:53 AM

LOL! INDEED!


Maybe they are switching to how lobster is priced on a menu, MP (Market Price)

- controlfreak


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stevejack

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#9 posted 04-26-2021 11:33 AM

Well it was the same at LOWES as well! One guy said maybe they are getting too many angry customers at the order desk with the prices posted. OR They are just embarrassed over the prices that are posted.

What they need is small LED PRICE screens for each items so they can increase the prices by the minute/hour like a illuminated Price sign at a gas station LIKE THIS!


No problems yesterday. Besides higher prices.

They may have just been changing prices as new shipment came in. I’ve seen tags missing in Menards on occasion.

- CWWoodworking


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#10 posted 04-26-2021 12:03 PM



Maybe they are switching to how lobster is priced on a menu, MP (Market Price)

- controlfreak


I wouldn’t be surprised if this were to happen.

-- Woodworking is like a vicious cycle. The more tools you buy the more you find to buy.

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#11 posted 04-26-2021 03:25 PM

Perhaps you should want less , or earn more. Or, charge on a cost plus basis. Then you won’t have to worry about what today’s toothpick price is.

And for those of you that never shopped at pro lumber yards – their prices are never marked on racks, skids, pallets, or bins. You have to consult a sheet or get a quote.

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#12 posted 04-26-2021 03:39 PM



Perhaps you should want less , or earn more. Or, charge on a cost plus basis. Then you won t have to worry about what today s toothpick price is.

And for those of you that never shopped at pro lumber yards – their prices are never marked on racks, skids, pallets, or bins. You have to consult a sheet or get a quote.

- xedos

And you are comparing apples to oranges (big box and real lumber yard). One of my real lumber suppliers ( mostly Cabinet type supplier) has a white board with current prices of their most sold products.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#13 posted 04-26-2021 10:29 PM

Went to Lowe’s today. No changes here and prices are in place as they have always been.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Wood_Scraps

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#14 posted 04-27-2021 02:32 AM

Soon it’ll be like going out to eat during the Weimar Republic. Pay for your lumber when you first arrive at the store. As by the time you get to the checkout the price will have gone up.

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#15 posted 04-27-2021 12:06 PM

Prices go up, then prices drop. Nothing is forever. We can’t change that.

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