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shiny!
08-03-12, 05:53 PM
What's the outlook for copper prices between now and the election? Any ideas?

cjppjc
08-03-12, 06:28 PM
I hope you are not speculating.

shiny!
08-03-12, 08:36 PM
I hope you are not speculating.

Only in the sense that I have to replumb my house within the next few months.

lektrode
08-04-12, 03:01 PM
Only in the sense that I have to replumb my house within the next few months.

not likely to change much - my obs was that after a major runup from 2004, retail prices on things like pipe and wire - after peaking in 2008 - dropped back by about 25-35% and then regained most of that since

course homedepot seems to be getting hungry again (tho not as hungry as they were in 2008, when they kept sending me 10% off coupons and lumber prices had dropped 25% or so from where they were in 2005)