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Went to get cat food and litter and they didn’t have the large bag like I normally get so I bought some smaller bags. The usual tidy cat was out so I’m trying some store brand.

Broccoli prices are up too.

I was told if I wanted new car tires for spring to order them soon. My car should make it till next summer. They’re all around 6/32

I haven’t heard of any tire shortages from anyone.



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Ironically one thing that’s back in stock as food shelves start to go bare is ammo. Just ordered a case of 250 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense 9mm and saw that they are bare brass cased now and not nickel plated. They said the nickel plating material is in short supply/backordered and this ammo will not be nickel plated any more for the foreseeable future.


 
Posts: 28464 | Location: Pennsylvania | Registered: November 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Nothing really in short supply for now , but prices are up on gas and groceries .
 
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I am stocking up on loose change. Big Grin

Food is going to be the obvious next target for the powers-that-be. (once they are done demolishing healthcare and travel) I just picked up an upright freezer for the garage to store extra beef/chicken. (and yes, bacon too)
 
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While occasional items at the grocery store are gone for a month or so, they have mostly come back. Grocery prices at Aldi and other places just this week prices for many items increased including meat, cheese, snack items like chips, and canned food. Instead of the typical 5% increases, many of these items went up 20% to 40% this week.

The big local news from our electrical/gas utility is that our cost for natural gas will be increasing from 46% to 96%. Double heating costs this winter is going to be hard for many people.
 
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The big local news from our electrical/gas utility is that our cost for natural gas will be increasing from 46% to 96%. Double heating costs this winter is going to be hard for many people.

Is that not somewhat normal for NG? With propane there are summer and winter prices that are sometimes wildly different. I've never had NG, so I'm curious.


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Lately I can find my favorite beverage: Coke in 12oz glass bottles made in Mexico with cane sugar. Used to find cases of 24 at Costco and Home Depot for about $22.00.


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It's getting real bad around here (NC). Liquor store shelves are BARE!!! (all liquor is bought at state stores here in NC)
 
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The big local news from our electrical/gas utility is that our cost for natural gas will be increasing from 46% to 96%. Double heating costs this winter is going to be hard for many people.



Do you not have supplier choice where you live?

In PA we can pick our electric and NG supplier and I saw this all coming and locked in recently for 2 years for both electric and NG at a decent price.


 
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Wasp killer in the big spray can. Could not find it anywhere
 
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Wasp killer in the big spray can. Could not find it anywhere


Real cheap and available on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002...arkle_mcd_asin_1_img
 
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The big local news from our electrical/gas utility is that our cost for natural gas will be increasing from 46% to 96%. Double heating costs this winter is going to be hard for many people.



Do you not have supplier choice where you live?

In PA we can pick our electric and NG supplier and I saw this all coming and locked in recently for 2 years for both electric and NG at a decent price.


No supplier choice in my area and no way to lock in prices. If you want electric/gas service, you pay whatever they charge.

Update: looking at a few other news articles, this isn't a normal seasonal change.

"As temperatures begin to drop, MidAmerican Energy, Iowa's largest power provider, is warning thousands of residential natural gas customers their winter heating bills could jump 46% to 96% over last year's due to rising costs.

Natural gas prices have more than doubled since this time last year because of reduced production and inventories and global demand, a news release from the Des Moines-based utility said Tuesday.

The news affects MidAmerican Energy's 602,000 natural gas customers in Iowa. Geoff Greenwood, MidAmerican's spokesman, said it doesn't expect an increase in heating bills this winter for its 704,000 electric customers."

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Potato chips!
Empty shelving from various suppliers BUT , plenty of Frito Lay products last 2 weeks at Wallyworld. Friggin weird, 2 weeks!
 
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Higher end bicycles. I'm in the market for a new mountain bike and damned if I can find anything in stock.
 
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Ordered some Tops Knives back in June. They’re still on back order due to a shortage of 1095 steel according to the response from customer service. Just-in-time supply of materials in manufacturing is terrific in terms of keeping inventory and overheads low but turns into a big cluster when the supply chain breaks down.


1095 steel is readily available. It is some of the least expensive high carbon steels you can purchase.

I like it a lot, and use it a lot - but it’s certainly not constrained right now.

Besides, those TOPs knives are a 1/4” thick and covered in the same gross schmoo as a Norton bombsight.

Strange big knife frankly… I know because I own one. Wink.


That was my thought as well on the availability of 1095. It's not like it's one of the new wonder-steels like MagnaCut. Part of it may be due to it being a new Tops design that I'm waiting on, the Storm Vector. Looks to be a beast.
 
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A lot of the shortages I see listed are due to steel being in short supply. This time last year fully finished cold roll was $550/ton, now upwards of $1,800/ton and in very short supply. Soon, if not already, the can will cost more than the food inside.
 
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I work for an excavating contractor, we do site development and marine construction. We have a huge project going on and water/sewer pipe, fittings etc are in short supply apparently. We needed approximately 3 miles of 8 c900 pipe and wanted it delivered in installments and the supplier said either you take it all now or we are selling what you don’t take and can’t guarantee delivery of any other products…
 
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Satin and semi gloss paint. Trying to get my house painted and it's out or hard to get everywhere right now locally.


If your seeing shortages in paint it’s because the binder (glue) that is being used is a very cheap one and not quality. Products that are primarily Poly Vinyls, Esters, Vinyl acrylics are being used. That’s way the majority of SW products are not available, even my company’s products that use them are in short supply, inexpensive ingredients. Try a higher quality product that uses 100% acrylics. Price does not equate to quality in the paint


snwghst, which brands of paint do you recommend that has 100% acrylics?


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Potato chips!
Empty shelving from various suppliers BUT , plenty of Frito Lay products last 2 weeks at Wallyworld. Friggin weird, 2 weeks!
. Frito-lay is big enough to absorbe higher cost potatoes for thier chips. I worked for them in the Peanut Carder years with high inflation.One year they raised prices twice to keep a profit margin,which helped my pocketbook also since I was paid by sales commission.I kept up with inflation and done pretty well. Not everyone is hurt by inflation but in the long run it’s not good for the people.
 
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So if I go to admiralsteel.com (Online blade materials store), 1095 steel is about $5.50/ft full retail. There might be eight dollars worth of steel in any of those knives.

But I really do like 1095. Can get wicked hard (but glass brittle prior to temper) and a awesome edge just from plain high carbon steel. Makes a pretty nice hamon as well as it is a shadow-hardening steel.

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HR 1095 1/4 X 1-3/4" X 72" $32.04

HR 1095 1/4 X 2" X 72" $35.57





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