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SGLLC

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06-16-2021 01:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber dimensional lumber dimensional builders suppliers inflation

Hi everyone,

Our company is looking to find somewhere in the continental US that is supplying lumber at better than market prices. I know some other companies would find this information of value as well since in most places were experiencing shortages as well as an immense inflation of prices. So is there any suppliers out there that still have semi normal to normal prices or are we all at a loss?

Example of some of our larger quantities needed:

QTY. Type
348. 0000 EA 020610SS6: 2X6X116-5/8” (1O’ ) PET WW/K
321.00 EA 0206122S: 2X6X12 NO 2 & BTR SPF
208.00 EA 0206142S. 2X6X14 NO 2 & BTR SPF


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controlfreak

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#1 posted 06-16-2021 01:32 PM

Lumber futures are down 40% so whatever price you get now is going to change week by week.

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JackDuren

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#2 posted 06-16-2021 01:56 PM

This makes no sense… when I worked at the furniture company we got the best prices on certain woods because we purchased more of it than anyone else in the country.

You need a purchasing agent..

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pottz

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#3 posted 06-16-2021 02:08 PM

our salesman wouldn’t even smile at that order,we sell lumber by the rail cars full a day.good luck.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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bigblockyeti

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#4 posted 06-16-2021 02:15 PM

We are all at at a loss when purchasing at those quantities. The logistics of saving a few hundred dollars finding a deal hundreds or thousands of miles away are quickly lost in time and transportation expense.

As stated, futures are dropping and retail prices will follow, usually very slowly unless the market is all of the sudden flooded by suppliers. Those same suppliers grossly misjudged demand last year, an error of that magnitude is very unlikely again in the near future.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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SGLLC

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#5 posted 06-16-2021 02:31 PM



We are all at at a loss when purchasing at those quantities. The logistics of saving a few hundred dollars finding a deal hundreds or thousands of miles away are quickly lost in time and transportation expense.

As stated, futures are dropping and retail prices will follow, usually very slowly unless the market is all of the sudden flooded by suppliers. Those same suppliers grossly misjudged demand last year, an error of that magnitude is very unlikely again in the near future.

- bigblockyeti

I think I wasn’t clear enough. I said “example of items we need order.” Meaning I have a purchase order that is over 100 line items, but I only posted a few for an example. Our order is over 130,000, and it was previously 50,000. So you can see my justification for looking anywhere in the country. Then I have 4 more projects the same size after this one. So the savings could potentially be in the hundreds of thousands.

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SGLLC

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#6 posted 06-16-2021 02:39 PM


How did you get the name swindle group.

- Aj2
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Wrong name

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bigblockyeti

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#7 posted 06-16-2021 02:59 PM

I think I wasn’t clear enough. I said “example of items we need order.” Meaning I have a purchase order that is over 100 line items, but I only posted a few for an example. Our order is over 130,000, and it was previously 50,000. So you can see my justification for looking anywhere in the country. Then I have 4 more projects the same size after this one. So the savings could potentially be in the hundreds of thousands.

- SGLLC

If that’s the case then as someone already stated, you need a purchasing agent. This would especially be true if you could buy a whole semi loaded with one size and be able to warehouse or wholesale what you didn’t immediately need.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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pottz

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#8 posted 06-16-2021 03:18 PM

so you go on a woodworkers forum looking for an order that size,are you new to this business?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LeeRoyMan

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#9 posted 06-16-2021 03:49 PM

Desperate times call for desperate measures!!!

I don’t blame the guy. Just doing his job. You never know who reads these forums.

(It didn’t take much of my time) ;)

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SGLLC

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#10 posted 06-16-2021 04:31 PM



so you go on a woodworkers forum looking for an order that size,are you new to this business?

- pottz

As I previously stated. In my subject line. I am just looking for a source. Not to order directly from this forum. You sound like you may be new to the business since you don’t know the apparent struggle of lumber prices rising %300+ In the last year and having 100+ jobs a year from bids two years prior. I don’t want to have to up sell my clients but I also don’t wanna pay out of pocket for lumber.

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SGLLC

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#11 posted 06-16-2021 04:33 PM



Desperate times call for desperate measures!!!

I don t blame the guy. Just doing his job. You never know who reads these forums.

(It didn t take much of my time) ;)

- LeeRoyMan

Desperate times is right haha our purchasers can’t find any building suppliers with a lower price. May have to start scouring scrap yards XD

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SGLLC

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#12 posted 06-16-2021 04:34 PM


I think I wasn’t clear enough. I said “example of items we need order.” Meaning I have a purchase order that is over 100 line items, but I only posted a few for an example. Our order is over 130,000, and it was previously 50,000. So you can see my justification for looking anywhere in the country. Then I have 4 more projects the same size after this one. So the savings could potentially be in the hundreds of thousands.

- SGLLC

If that s the case then as someone already stated, you need a purchasing agent. This would especially be true if you could buy a whole semi loaded with one size and be able to warehouse or wholesale what you didn t immediately need.

- bigblockyeti

Yeah this is why we’re looking for a new wholesaler/supplier. We can’t find any for a lower price. As you said before it may just be a waiting game for prices to drop.

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SGLLC

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#13 posted 06-16-2021 04:36 PM



Lumber futures are down 40% so whatever price you get now is going to change week by week.

- controlfreak

Crossing our fingers. Hopefully there isn’t a tariff imposed on incoming lumber from Canada.

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bigblockyeti

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#14 posted 06-16-2021 05:01 PM

^ You mean another tariff. Wasteful spending isn’t just coming from printing more money, it’s also from additional taxes (I mean tariffs) placed on products the US taxpayers are buying, and already paying taxes on.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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CaptainKlutz

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#15 posted 06-17-2021 07:19 AM

+1 No one is going to give cheap/discounted prices on XXX sticks of lumber.
Wholesale houses want to deal with XX,XXX sticks, or truck loads, or train car loads of single size/type.

+1 Need to hire a purchasing agent who knows how to find/buy wood.
If you had one, he might have posted on woodweb, which is forum with participation of more commercial operations than found on LJ.

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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