Companies worried about rising commodity prices are stockpiling everything from rubber tires to...

Companies worried about rising commodity prices are stockpiling everything from rubber tires to fabric purchases, but are they insulating themselves from sticker shock or just making the problem worse? (see also)

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  • OptionManiac
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    Like when Johnny Carson came out on the stage with a roll of toilet paper and tongue in cheek, said there was a shortage, and it created a shortage?
    3 Feb 2011, 08:30 AM Reply Like
  • enigmaman
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    3 Feb 2011, 08:31 AM Reply Like
  • coloneldebugger
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    I'm sure these companies will in no way mark up the prices of the products they sell based on the current price of the materials they bought long ago.
    3 Feb 2011, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    That's how gas at the pump works.. well when prices go down, when prices go up, they markup MUCH faster!
    3 Feb 2011, 09:12 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Its smart business..its called hedging.....why can´t they..its also the start of buy in the AM because by the PM it will have gone up...
    3 Feb 2011, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • mikeybronx
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    no disrespect, but we are nowhere near hyperinflation or any form of, inflation when it does rear its dependable self will be what most of us lived with our entire lives as part of doing business. it was built into my budget since i can't remember when.
    3 Feb 2011, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • OptionManiac
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    Yes, we are living through an anomaly now, inflation was a staple when I was growing up in the 70's.
    4 Feb 2011, 06:49 AM Reply Like
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