Why the cost increase?

I went to buy materials for a speaker project. I also priced some T-111 siding on 8" centers, 5/8 thick, Ship lap.
I hadn’t picked up any sheets or anything in over 18 months.

48" x 96 x 5/8 wood siding was 19-26.00 and on sale 15-20.00 per sheet, NOW 74-84.00 per sheet.

MDF 3/4" 48 x 96" if you can find it. 45-55.00 per sheet it was 22.00 to 27.00 per sheet.

2x4x8 DF stud grade 1.99-3.00 per. Now 4-6.00 per stud,

There is no shortage but there sure is a LOT of price gouging. NOTHING changed. Just the price..

The quality is worse. The workers aren’t paid worth a crap...Why the increase?

I’m getting ready to finish my home out. WOW.. I might have to rethink this a bit..

The price all most tripled in 12-18 months.. This kind of stuff is NOT cool at ALL.

Just my opinion of course. Any projects you’re doing get put on hold or STOPED?

YES I’m very frugal. Money never came easy, and it leaves the same way..

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You wrote: "@ps to (sic) funny!"

Sarcasm clearly eludes you, but perhaps I was not sarcastic enough.

I neglected to mention the many millions of those very same "round-earther" folks who actually believe humans can die and are dying in horrendous numbers from this latest deadly virus, aka THE Pandemic.

FYI, I am definitely not a flat-earther, am fully- vaccinated, and am hoping to get a third booster shot asap. 
Just back form egg rolls and dumplings. Hey guys, thanks for chiming in but it was all under control. Kinda like shooting fish in a barrel. 

Is he drunk typing? His spelling, syntax and grammar are way off as the day continues. Love the way he blinked, flinched, and retreated. Thanks for that. 👍

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