Glass Price Increases????


I was doing an onsite repair the other day and found that I needed a piece
of Spectrum W100 that was bigger than what I had with me at the time. So I
went to a local SG retail shop for what I needed.
This particular store sells glass by the pound, not by the square
foot....anyway, the price of clear water glass was almost $6.00/lb. Seemed
awfully high, and when I inquired, the "blame" got put on higher engergy
prices and manufacturer's price increases.
So, what WERE the increases from the mfg's, percentage wise?
Or was I being hoo-dooed?
Reply to
Moonraker
I don't think you were being "hoo-dooed". I've seen Waterglass retailed for anywhere's from $6 a sq. ft to $9 or more, depending on where you are. Besides, you paid retail so you're going to pay more than wholesale. And, with a wholesale price of around $3 a foot it sounds like you paid a fair retail price. However, part of the higher costs CAN be put on the energy situation. My freight costs are about 25% higher than they were last year. My utilities cost more, my insurance has gone up, employee wages have gone up, yada, yada. so who pays for all this?...The customer as in every business.
Andy
Reply to
Andy
I don't think you were being "hoo-dooed". I've seen Waterglass retailed for anywhere's from $6 a sq. ft to $9 or more, depending on where you are. Besides, you paid retail so you're going to pay more than wholesale. And, with a wholesale price of around $3 a foot it sounds like you paid a fair retail price. However, part of the higher costs CAN be put on the energy situation. My freight costs are about 25% higher than they were last year. My utilities cost more, my insurance has gone up, employee wages have gone up, yada, yada. so who pays for all this?...The customer as in every business.
Andy
Reply to
Andy
I don't think you were being "hoo-dooed". I've seen Waterglass retailed for anywhere's from $6 a sq. ft to $9 or more, depending on where you are. Besides, you paid retail so you're going to pay more than wholesale. And, with a wholesale price of around $3 a foot it sounds like you paid a fair retail price. However, part of the higher costs CAN be put on the energy situation. My freight costs are about 25% higher than they were last year. My utilities cost more, my insurance has gone up, employee wages have gone up, yada, yada. so who pays for all this?...The customer as in every business.
Andy
Reply to
Andy

You paid a fair price. I get $6 a sq. Everything is going up that's in anyway related to fuel... which is near everything. Damn it cost me $45 to fill up my van with gas! Expect a huge price hike again.
Reply to
jk

There's a bit of difference between $6/lb and $6/ft sq.
I have a work van with a 33 gal tank. It usually takes almost two tanks a week.....my gasoline bill , including what I use in my other vehicle, runs close to $175 per week.
I'm beginning to think I can't stand prosperity like this....
Reply to
Moonraker

What's the difference, like 10%? I think 1 sq = 1.1 lbs or something like that.
Reply to
jk
Difference between square foot versus per pound. It all depends on the thickness of the glass of course. My local shop sells Spectrum by the square foot and Bullseye by the pound. Very confusing. My experience shows most glasses convert at around 1.6 pounds per square foot. Some internet stores use 1.8 as the conversion number for shipping and packaging charges.
Reply to
Greg Colman
Gas prices are increasing and are likely to continue to do so for some time. This however doesn't justify increases of that magnitude.
I calculate a sheet of clear WG @ 12 lbs/2x4 sheet = 1.5 lbs/sq ft. At quoted price $6.00/lb. the selling price was $9.00/sq ft. That's rip-off retailing - a good reason to support Etailers.
Reply to
Dennis Brady

$45?? Whaddya drive...a VW van? I filled my Bronco the other day and it was $70!! Of course, out here in Oregon we have about the highest fuel prices anywhere!
Andy
Reply to
Andy
in message Of course, out here in Oregon we have about the highest fuel prices anywhere!
You should have added 'in the USA' Andy - here we are paying the equivalent of SIX DOLLARS per gallon!! =:->
Regards Elizabeth in UK
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Elizabeth in UK
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Crikey, is that US$ Elizabeth ! I knew it was pricey, but not THAT bad. Here in Australia, we are hovering around the $2.40 US, and many people are complaining. I believe real meat, at least a decent sized piece : ) , is also out of reach of many over there too, especially after the mad cow event. I have a brother in law in Scotland, expect things are similar up there. Regards, Les
Reply to
figjam

It's nearer US$7, actually for an Imperial Gallon. I bought 4.8 litres of unleaded for my lawnmower this morning, and it cost GBP4. For a US gallon, that's near enough 4 litres, which would cost GBP3.36. At today's exchange rate that is US$5.92.
Reply to
Terry Harper
And just what is the price that every retailer should be selling this glass for? Every business had different overheads which constitute the selling price of goods. Retailers provide more than just supplies...if it weren't for retailers you etailers would really be struggling. you can't teach classes, you can't give decent advice because you can't see the project, you can't pick decent glass...all good reasons for supporting your local retailer. In fact...these are basic ideas in supporting local businesses.
Andy
Reply to
Andy

I agree wholeheartedly... My prices for "things", or commissions, will vary in cost compared to my friends that have stores, my rent is less than theirs and I have no electric bill, (don't ask), and I don't support any of the local little league teams, or much else. These things govern the cost of goods sold, not just what the wholesaler sells me the glass for, plus shipping. On the occasion I have to buy a piece of glass from the select retailer I do NOT complain, I don't figure that guy drives a Lexus or Mercedes or a Cadillac, and it reminds me why I don't want to sell retail. He is selling at that price because he HAS to.
Just my thoughts on it.....
Reply to
Javahut

Which is why we stay on this side of the pond and drive big ole gas guzzling Pickup trucks, and SUV's
Reply to
Javahut

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