Ham Radio Prices Increased?

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  1. WD0BCT

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    Timing on long term commodity contracts is very important....as well as staying up to date on commodity futures. I was working for an upstate NY utility that maintained a fuel purchasing group (Coal, oil, gasoline, and Nuclear) that maintained long term contracts with suppliers back in '72. They got caught by the oil embargo and had a hard time coming up with the cash for fuel oil. A number of formerly coal fired plants had recently converted to fuel oil in order to help meet environmental standards. It was a lean year for the utility. They were short on cash until the embargo was over and customers had to get accustomed to the "new normal" in electricity rates.
     
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  2. KA2FIR

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    “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
     
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  3. WD0BCT

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    Or a good deed go unpunished!
     
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  4. W5IEI

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    As a matter of fact we did.
    Paid our taxes with it.
     
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  5. KS2G

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    I will, but as I posted earlier prices for EVERYTHING fluctuate ... so not unlikely that next year's cost could be higher than this year.
    ;)
     
  6. KS2G

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    I don't think that counts as "sending it back". ;)
     
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  7. WZ7U

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    That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works. Good troll job though, you got all the dogs howling.
     
  8. W5IEI

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    That's funny.
    Only certain people would think that.
     
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  9. WQ4G

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    Tariffs sometimes even affect locally made products too...

    Since the more recent tariffs were imposed I've been paying 10% more for electronic parts coming from China. It's hard to miss since the parts house I deal with puts it right on the invoice....

    Want to really know how those tariffs are working out... Ask the Soy Bean farmers.

    Dan WQ4G
     
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  10. N2EY

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    A couple of factors to consider:

    1) The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in much less travel - and much less demand for petro-fuels (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel). Less demand lowers prices.

    2) a relatively-easy winter (fewer "degree days") means less demand for heating oil. Less demand lowers prices.

    3) Low priced, plentiful natural gas causes those who have a choice to switch to natural gas, resulting in less demand for heating oil. Less demand lowers prices.

    See the pattern?
     
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