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Old 01-30-2013, 7:58 AM
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My hope is that once supply catches up, prices will level off again. I was talking to the lady who orders inventory up at a LGS and she said that they've stopped taking special orders because she doesn't know whether distributors are going to raise their prices after this quarter. She's still charging her old prices at the store for what she has left in stock, but she was worried that her margins were going to take a hit if she kept taking orders at those prices. So, for the retail seller, sometimes they're not wanting to raise prices, but the ripple through the supply chain pushes them to. I think price spikes are a good indicator that our economic system works. It helps lower demand and helps move supply to the places that need (want) it most. In the long run, the market will keep trying to normalize itself in this manner.
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