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#41 Thunderstick

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 07:01 PM

Low stock for sure and yes some dark days

It is way bigger than the liberals

One example is the US production is down at most plants big time and they are TRYING to take care of home first and exporting nothing

 Both brothers state side are Sr production mangers in different states at different companies one normally making mining equipment and the other plastic polymers 

They are having issues with no staffing, getting raw materials and both places have changed their production lines to help making medical equipment or pieces of it for others to make it

Both say the virus is TOTALLY out of control state side and both wish they were back in canada right now and would trade Trump for the liberals in a minute right now

They think we are crazy to open the borders for the americans at least for a year

 Thanks for the lever offer but  a stick with a nail would work better for me LOL

Cheers

I guess if one just takes pictures of game a nail works just fine when it comes to hanging thembiggrin.png The long line ups of people that absolutely have to go some where's (like the NB-NS border) is just stopping and restricting what few goods are moving. 


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:53 PM

Word of caution for everyone. Shet is running out. If you plan on doing something make sure you have what you need. Big businesses are now buying up all construction items, just like toilet paper. Went looking for a new door this am, all marked sold to one place. All building suppliers were the same


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:06 PM

Word of caution for everyone. Shet is running out. If you plan on doing something make sure you have what you need. Big businesses are now buying up all construction items, just like toilet paper. Went looking for a new door this am, all marked sold to one place. All building suppliers were the same

Some good advice for sure

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 07:28 AM

Word of caution for everyone. Shet is running out. If you plan on doing something make sure you have what you need. Big businesses are now buying up all construction items, just like toilet paper. Went looking for a new door this am, all marked sold to one place. All building suppliers were the same

They were saying on the news the replacement costs will be nuts when the out west lumber hits the shelves here sad.png way worse than now

https://hardlines.ca...-lumber-crunch/


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 02:23 PM

Word of caution for everyone. Shet is running out. If you plan on doing something make sure you have what you need. Big businesses are now buying up all construction items, just like toilet paper. Went looking for a new door this am, all marked sold to one place. All building suppliers were the same

 

I don't get it.  I was in a Kent yesterday.  Lots of wood, doors, etc.  I was interested in 2x4 studs and there were over 70 in stock.  Online same shown for Home Depot.  Is there a Cat 5 hurricane coming?


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 02:40 PM

I don't get it.  I was in a Kent yesterday.  Lots of wood, doors, etc.  I was interested in 2x4 studs and there were over 70 in stock.  Online same shown for Home Depot.  Is there a Cat 5 hurricane coming?

Home depot here has 19 studs, 4 sheets of 1/2 and 2 of 3/4 right now

I cannot build a baby barn with that

Here they normally have no less than 6 lifts of studs with 294 per lift so 70 would be almost nothing for sydney

You are one of the lucky ones 

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 02:52 PM

Interesting. Total opposite of what I would have guessed unless others are low in stock maybe which a lot are

 

Last May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau banned a variety of assault-style weapons in the wake of the Nova Scotia shooting spree. One would assume a ban on firearms would hinder business for a gun shop, but that hasn't been the case.

The manager of Del Selin Gun Shop in Vernon says the ban has actually increased business over the past couple months.

"All it did was increase business dramatically," says the manager of the shop, Aaron, who declined to give his last name. "After hearing about the ban, our customers are buying guns while they still can in case another ban comes through."

Even though business has been good, gun shop owners are vocal about their displeasure with the ban. They say the government has not been co-operative in terms of communication, and they are leaving them to find out information on the evolving ban on their own.

"It needs to be understood by the public that this order in council is almost exclusively targeting legally purchased property by law-abiding, non-violent hunters and sports enthusiasts," says Craig Jones, a gun shop owner in Maple Ridge.

"This does nothing to stop the flow of illegal firearms into the hands of gangs and criminals which is the primary cause of violence."

The gun shop owners have to find out which guns are banned manually, and the list changes regularly. In terms of the inventory on the now-illegal firearms that shops have, they say there has been no indications yet of a buyback program or any other program that will allow for the disposal of these weapons.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 03:46 PM

Home depot here has 19 studs, 4 sheets of 1/2 and 2 of 3/4 right now

I cannot build a baby barn with that

Here they normally have no less than 6 lifts of studs with 294 per lift so 70 would be almost nothing for sydney

You are one of the lucky ones 

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https://www.homedepo...mber/1000112105
 

It shows 854 in stock in the New Minas Home Depot.  1642 in stock in Sydney.

 

https://www.homedepo...oard/1000173236

 

81 sheets of standard spruce plywood in stock for New Minas.  Out of stock in Sydney.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 03:51 PM

Interesting. Total opposite of what I would have guessed unless others are low in stock maybe which a lot are

 

Last May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau banned a variety of assault-style weapons in the wake of the Nova Scotia shooting spree. One would assume a ban on firearms would hinder business for a gun shop, but that hasn't been the case.

The manager of Del Selin Gun Shop in Vernon says the ban has actually increased business over the past couple months.

"All it did was increase business dramatically," says the manager of the shop, Aaron, who declined to give his last name. "After hearing about the ban, our customers are buying guns while they still can in case another ban comes through."

Even though business has been good, gun shop owners are vocal about their displeasure with the ban. They say the government has not been co-operative in terms of communication, and they are leaving them to find out information on the evolving ban on their own.

"It needs to be understood by the public that this order in council is almost exclusively targeting legally purchased property by law-abiding, non-violent hunters and sports enthusiasts," says Craig Jones, a gun shop owner in Maple Ridge.

"This does nothing to stop the flow of illegal firearms into the hands of gangs and criminals which is the primary cause of violence."

The gun shop owners have to find out which guns are banned manually, and the list changes regularly. In terms of the inventory on the now-illegal firearms that shops have, they say there has been no indications yet of a buyback program or any other program that will allow for the disposal of these weapons.

In the spring, the concern was with the dropping Cdn dollar, the next batch of imports would be higher priced.  The other concern was availability.  Like the 22lr ammo shortage six years ago, people were concerned that hoarding in the US would mean supply would dry up for Canada by or before the Fall.  So sales were brisk this spring.  I'm not aware of any shortage of anything so far.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 03:55 PM

What would be hurting for gun shop owners would be those who went strongly for the black rifles market.  Their business would be gutted by the OIC changes.  What are you going to do with an inventory of 5.56 ?  Then there's also the down turn in the economy.  Sure we need to keep our houses fixed, but buying another gun might wait.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 05:10 PM

https://www.homedepo...mber/1000112105
 

It shows 854 in stock in the New Minas Home Depot.  1642 in stock in Sydney.

 

https://www.homedepo...oard/1000173236

 

81 sheets of standard spruce plywood in stock for New Minas.  Out of stock in Sydney.

1764 plus would be usual for sydney. Like he said 6 lifts min Must have got more in

It won't be there long

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 05:14 PM

What would be hurting for gun shop owners would be those who went strongly for the black rifles market.  Their business would be gutted by the OIC changes.  What are you going to do with an inventory of 5.56 ?  Then there's also the down turn in the economy.  Sure we need to keep our houses fixed, but buying another gun might wait.

No idea on that other than that would not be a big number in canada for them to be sole source mainly black guns but if they did for sure

 I seem to recall Epps saying about 20% of their business will be impacted and they would be more of the typical gun shop in canada and do remember reading about this shop 

I hope the clothing etc will keep him going

https://www.cbc.ca/n...n-ban-1.5553907

You are alone or lucky again in the ammo one. The rest of the country is seeing it. I have not looked since I need nothing

 

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Ammunition Shortages this fall

 An American friend called me this week. He said the gun stores down there are being cleaned out of ammo and guns.
I looked at some of the big American reloading supply shops on line and noted that a lot of bullets are "OUT OF STOCK"

 

Not just ammunition...just about anything firearms related. A number of distributors are noting they are being told they are getting a fraction of the amount of items that they wanted. If you need anything for fall...don't wait until fall I think is the message right now.

 

 

 

Stopped in to the local shop to pick up some 300wm this last weekend and got talking to the manager. He said that the distributors have been telling him that there will be no ammunition arround by hunting season due to the amount of hoarding going on in the US and at a smaller degree Canada right now.
So, if you are hunting this fall you might want to pick a box of shells up now so you have it when you need it.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 06:46 PM

1764 plus would be usual for sydney. Like he said 6 lifts min Must have got more in

It won't be there long

Cheers

The one thing I have noticed is that none of the businesses seem to be updating there web sites these days. So don't think theres stock. I phoned every trailer dealer in Nova Scotia, and NewBrunswick looking for a trailer.  There websites all advertised they had trailers, none. They have had none for months. Change your friggin website stock or take the adds down if you have none. Jesus.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 06:54 PM

A friend is building a new deck here in Hfx. Zero 2X8 anywhere,had to go with 2X10.
My son is doing a huge Reno. Flooring for the basement - he got 12 boxes for the rec room and they said they had lots, computer showed 122 boxes. He decided to use the same flooring for the rest of the basement went to get it but none in stock and the computer still showing the same 122 boxes. I guess those boxes found a good hiding place!
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Everyone out there in NSH land have a super duper day and please store your guns in a safe manner 🇨🇦🏌️‍♀️🎱🦌🤠

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 07:23 PM

I'm only going say this , I've got some good friends who work at Kent in Sydney , worked with them for a decade plus , still do business with them , Siding is at all time high in sales , can't keep in stock , full 53 ft trailer today , was sold b4 it hit the store , plus 6 more on the way ALL SOLD ! WE ARE DOiNG OUR OWN SIDING WAITED 2 WEEKS , for it to arrive, was told today 3 more weeks for my special order so , company is just coming back to production as cannot get workers back to work due to Trudeau money . By time I finish my siding job I'll be 7-8 weeks from time I ordered and paid in full till time I receive it , OH ! and yes it's actually made in Canada this company is.

Steel doors at Kent ALL SOLD , windows almost sold out ! , Lumber is at all time low on stock as Contactors are buying in bulk and hoarding it for their own projects . Customers complaining can't get their projects finished , I'm one of them $4500 in siding job and held up and no , I'm not collecting Turdos money , how it's paid is my business , stock is at all time low despite web site stating other wise .

Sales guys at Kent here in Sydney , say windows , doors , lumber , siding , railings, floorings and decking material can't get in quick enough and sold as quick as it shows up .

3 lbs of 1 1/4 roofing nails cost me $13 taxes in , just to have in the tool pouch for tight spots , everything is at all time premium in price , my Special order siding for 200 sq ft cost over $900 and company that sells it cannot make it fast enough in my color cause it's sold b4 production can start up .

Alot of companies cannot get people to work yet get caught up in orders cause the government wants to give out free paychecks due to Covid 19 , why should they work , ffs why should anyone work free checks till Oct. But wait till tax season , damn I cannot wait till the taxes are collected back on this so called free money .

It's only going get worse !
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I'm just a Lone Wolf Red Neck !

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 08:19 AM

I went to Kent looking for standard half inch drywall... sold out.
Next order arrives in 3weeks
I had to go to new minas to get 10 sheets as they wont do inter store transfers now because itll sell out before they can get it delivered.
So my 10 sheets of drywall ended up costing me almost double as I had to go get it. I can only pass on so much of an increase on a quoted job.
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Posted 11 July 2020 - 10:18 AM

Did the same this morning. I have to make a pile of shelves this sept in greenhouse no. 4 and thought I had everything but short some 2x4 x8 pressure treated just 20

After listening here figured I best grab them while I can

Nope NONE in 8, 10 or 12. Had to buy 16's and cut them in half to get them home

I did not not even ask the price each but handed them $210 for it NUTS sad.png so real expensive 

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 12:34 PM

Did the same this morning. I have to make a pile of shelves this sept in greenhouse no. 4 and thought I had everything but short some 2x4 x8 pressure treated just 20

After listening here figured I best grab them while I can

Nope NONE in 8, 10 or 12. Had to buy 16's and cut them in half to get them home

I did not not even ask the price each but handed them $210 for it NUTS sad.png so real expensive 

 Cheers

After years of having a walk out basement entrance that I would watch during the winter if the drain froze up or not I decided to close it in. I am getting a bit nervous now half way through. House is stripped, need a door, none, need siding, none. I have been just wasting wood as I can only find certain lengths. On top of this weather for five weeks now 30 plus, now another hot week forecasted. The supplies I have found are crazy in price. I think siding is almost double if found, doors, windows add another $200 a pop. This shortage and prices is really putting any other projects as questionable.


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 02:11 PM

After years of having a walk out basement entrance that I would watch during the winter if the drain froze up or not I decided to close it in. I am getting a bit nervous now half way through. House is stripped, need a door, none, need siding, none. I have been just wasting wood as I can only find certain lengths. On top of this weather for five weeks now 30 plus, now another hot week forecasted. The supplies I have found are crazy in price. I think siding is almost double if found, doors, windows add another $200 a pop. This shortage and prices is really putting any other projects as questionable.

Wish I could help but can't

I would not start anything new right now. 

Here is one for you. Knock on the door Canada post with three boxes, yes on a saturday

WTF I said. Yep items two of which I needed for the greenhouse watering but don't now until next year and were sitting in Ontario not moving since march 22nd sad.png

and my new lobster pot which I have maybe 4 days left to try out and took weeks also to get here

So ordering online is an issue also if one needs anything quickly

 Cabelas order no change since the 25th of June and all I get is this sad.png

LOL good thing it is not a lever :)

 

 

We received your order. We'll let you know when your item(s) have shipped or are ready for pick-up. Due to high demand, processing and delivery times may take longer than typical. We appreciate your patience

 

Take care 


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 03:08 PM

I was thinking about enlarging my shed this spring when I was in lockdown so I ordered my supplies so I could build it in my free time.
Cost me$700 for the supplies and they're still there as I haven't had a chance to get at it. I still think that I'll get it done before the snow hits and I'm thinking that before that happens i'm sure I'll be out of work due to shortage issues
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