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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@thecarpathian you are obsessed with making my son into me.

you really need a therapist.
Such a great life you lead having to dig up my dead son.

Such a p_ick.

Well earl, if I am mistaken, I shall apologize profusely.
But let’s look at the facts, shall we?
Through verifiable posts, you and skypunk both have sons going to the exact same University (Notre Dame) at the exact same time, they are both musicians, and they are both studying the exact same major. What are the odds of that! A father and son with kids the same age, at the same University, majoring in the same thing.
First you claimed you had a son who passed away two years ago, then you had a son (skypunk) who just passed recently. Then he suddenly turned into your step son. And here’s a real poser:
skypunk in more than one post stated he was 60+ years old.
You, in a post stated you were in your 40’s. So, you’re a 40 something year old man with a 61 year old son/step son. Amazing.
Also, we all know already your system pages are the exact same room with mostly the same equipment. I really don’t feel the need to go on. So, if I am incorrect in my assumptions, I shall indeed apologize. If I am not mistaken, what you are doing is not only sad and pathetic, it is repugnant.

earlflynn460 posts07-24-2021 3:05pm@kob I agree. Both my Father (Korea Vietnam) and Grandfather (WWII Korea and Vietnam) were career Army one a ring knocker (Dad) the other CW5.
Both instilled a lot in me about hard work and earning your rank and station in life.

I am just a young punk here in my late 40’s.