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The Rube wrote:


Beauner wrote:


While it is probably the “buy now and save” pitch more than anything else, could it also be a question of the rising prices of materials?

One of my buddies works construction and said last October his aunt had them out to quote a new/remodeled garage. In October it was $8,000. She had them quote again in March and it was $10,750. She’s finally ready to get it done now and had them out for a final quote and with the increase in material prices the exact same quote that was $8,000 like 8 months ago was like $12,500. And I assume since it’s his aunt’s house and his dad’s company they aren’t trying to scam for more money. Not sure if window materials are rising in cost like that either but it may be a factor.

When they start dropping prices “if you buy NOW” like that….that’s the red flag. It’s not the cost itself. It’s the wiggle room that suddenly has a lot of wiggle.

I’m sure prices have gone up and will more but it was definitely a buy right now tactic. I’d already read about it on a few sites even if it wasn’t as aggressive as it could have been