Prices are skyrocketing just as everyone decides to finally do something
I asked a dealership about a spray on bed liner today and the guy said they were warned that whatever chemical glues the stuff to the bed is low and will probably run out later this summer. Maybe it was a sales trick, I dunno? I wouldn't be surprised if it was true; I passed on the liner anyway.
I've been waiting for a replacement slide pole for the rover for three weeks.
One example from the agricultural field involves purchasing the wrap that goes around the big bales of hay people see as they traverse the country. Haying season here starts in about two weeks. The listed price is 150 percent of what it was a year ago but there is none in stock anywhere. The suppliers have no idea when they will be receiving it.
If they squeeze the supply chain enough they can justify price increases allowing them to make up for the loses of last year, increase dependancies, and will further level the world economies. Most nations no longer have the ability to entirely produce anything within their borders and have no option but to wait and pay the higher prices. It's like no one saw it coming.
Well... Warren Buffet is warning of substantial inflation. On a micro-level, I have to agree with him. Almost everything seems to be more expensive right now - even the used markets for items. They blame it on supply shortage, and increased demand - and everyone has stimulus money to spend. That seems to indicate higher prices. What is going to cool things off though?