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Old 04-08-2015, 05:14 PM   #1
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Price drop on Airstreams?

Not likely, but I thought I would post a link to the Bloomberg article on falling aluminum prices.


Alcoa Falls After Forecasting Aluminum Oversupply in 2015
By Sonja Elmquist
Alcoa Falls After Forecasting Aluminum Oversupply in 2015 - Bloomberg Business
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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Most likely not going to affect the trailers themselves but I would love to see a price drop on the sheet stock for repairs/restoration.
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Price increases because they need to horde cheap aluminum
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Expect a price increase. They have to pay for the new factory expansion.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:17 PM   #5
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Expect a price increase. They have to pay for the new factory expansion.
The added orders should pay for that one!
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:22 PM   #6
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Not a chance with the baby boomers heading into retirement age. Airstream is seeing money bags, hence the justification of the expansion :-)
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Not a chance with the baby boomers heading into retirement age. Airstream is seeing money bags, hence the justification of the expansion :-)
Well they are mistaken if they think retiring baby boomers are moneybags. most of us are barely limping (financially) across the retirement line. We spent all our money raising our Gen X, Y and Millenial kids.
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:39 PM   #8
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Yup, most of us are just getting by but according to this write up in the Seattle times it looks likes airstream has its hopes up for the money bags to roll on in. :-)

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The price of Airstreams is determined by supply and demand, not the cost of raw materials. Right now Airstream is at maximum production and still far out for delivery times. Perhaps the new capacity at the factory will help supply catch up with demand, so price increases may slow down in the future but I doubt that they will actually drop.

Airstream only sells a few thousand trailers per year (compared to hundreds of thousands of industry-wide units,) even though many boomers may be having a rough time in retirement, I'm sure that there are a few thousand every year who will want and can afford a new Airstream.

Now a deep recession might change things a bit but that seems a pretty drastic thing to hope for just to save a few dollars on a new trailer.
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You've got that right! And there's no way they can make it out there without, at least, a four year degree. The Master's and PhDs. are on them!
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