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PostSubject: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSat Jan 22, 2022 12:26 am

Ok, maybe twenty years inflation is like this, but I don't think so, here's my four mast clamps, yes I used another old pair to erect the Southern Support on my wire antenna project, they were bought around the same time as the two older one's in this picture...

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I believe I bought them in pairs, always seem to do so, and I think I've used one of each of the first two pairs to erect the 20ft Scaffold Pole, which is handy because neither had a price still on them.

In 2000 I bought the first pair, they were £3.50 each...

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About 12 to 18 months later I bought the second pair, at £4.50 each...

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I think at the time these were both shop purchases, so online might have been a little cheaper, but this week I decided I needed a new pair, these were almost £10 each online...

Now I realise this is a straw pole of sorts, and that people may find cheaper elsewhere, but if you look at the Bank of England Inflation Calculator at the following URL, the annual inflation should have been 2.8% and the price per clamp should be a tad over £6...

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So the increase should have been a tad over £2.50 over a twenty year period, yet the increase has been £6.50 per clamp, and that's an online price...

Is this the price of metal, or supply & demand, I just don't know, maybe I have rose tinted specs, but I know we're being ripped off in the hobby by someone, anyway, just a minor rant.

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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSat Jan 22, 2022 7:19 am

Unfortunately the 'inflation rate' doesn't account for everything Wayne. Volatile stock market prices, (metal prices shot up on the world banking crisis and more recently with Covid), world demand and availability of resources are always a factor and don't forget recent huge rises in electricity costs which add to processing prices. 

Not always as simple as it first seems and of course there'll always be someone sat on stock ready to take advantage of price increases no matter what it originally cost them.(Never forgetting the proverbial 'warehousing' costs.)

You only have to look at price rises when some 'investors' pile into a new 'skyscraper' in Dubai or other such paying whatever it takes to complete their 'project' with others equally happy to fulfill them. Get enough of those and it easily affects world prices.


If you need it, you buy it.....and of course we get to a certain age when we like to grumble about rising prices. Wink


Never forget, we're just clever upright monkeys on a ball of rock with finite resources hurtling through the void of space.

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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSat Jan 22, 2022 7:29 am

I bought  2 of them a few months ago for £9.?? for the pair inc delivery.
They have gone up a bit now but still not a bad price for 2 of them delivered £11.49.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371139976685?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSat Jan 22, 2022 7:03 pm

My son was building custom roll cages before Covid.....   The the prices almost tripled on the material, And that to what he needed to make as profit, he had to give up.  Metal and wood has gone through the roof. I bought enough hardwood flooring to do the house 2 years ago. It cost $4,000 in materials. Now it is almost $8,000 for the same amount! Crazy eh?

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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSat Jan 22, 2022 7:31 pm

I think as long as you buy good quality components that are fit for purpose,that's all that really matters! Shopping around is definitely the best thing to do.

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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSat Jan 22, 2022 8:01 pm

They lied though, they advertise these new brackets as Shelley Manufactured, they aren't, they are a knock off, I know because the old one's are stamped 'Shelley'.
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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSat Jan 22, 2022 11:01 pm

Lesson learnt as for the price hike I'm afraid that's life

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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSun Jan 23, 2022 1:55 am

It has gotten $$ here as well,  Time to "network" on some of these parts. I had a "friend" fabricate some brakets for me for a different project. I was glad to pay the up price, for I knew where most of the money was going. Kids, food, ect.  As opposed to some knock off,fast manufacturing supply chain contractor. Most likely a better quality part in those cases when one "outsources" to a local "friend". It does take longer for the initial project, but sometimes those are the  "thinking it through" times while waiting on  parts being made.....
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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSun Jan 23, 2022 7:08 am

aye - and silver rods used to use thicker ally and mars bars where twice the size back in't day   ............ and if you tell the youth of today - they won't belive you  !!  scratch scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSun Jan 23, 2022 7:36 am

Ha-Ha! Very Happy 
Love it Brett. Prices for metal brackets 1f44d 

Shoebox in t' middle o' road!

We could cast for another season of "Grumpy Old Men". Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Prices for metal brackets   Prices for metal brackets Icon_minitimeSun Jan 23, 2022 7:58 am

cardboard box where it ?? - eeeeh luxury  - we used to live in septic tank on't tip - and have a lo load of rotting fish dumped over us every morning .......................  Very Happy

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