Should I invest/stock up on freon at this price?

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Local parts store has 30 pound drums at an end of summer price of $275. I need one, but wonder if I should pick up a few extra. One will last me 2-3 years, but with future production cutbacks, prices could soar in a year or five.
 
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Funny, I was thinking about this the other day... When I was very young I remember seeing an ad in MAD Magazine for a full auto BB Machine Gun. It was powered by 1lb cans of R-12. I distinctly remember riding my bike to the auto parts store and seeing those cost $1 for a 1lb can and thinking that was way too high... LOL
 
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WP's everyday low price is $274 for a 30-gal drum. So, that doesn't seem like a sale to me.
 

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A 5% savings doesn't give me much of a reason to hoard, but to each their own.
If the future price goes up much do to drop in production, it does to me. That this place has it much cheaper to begin with is a bonus.

2022 Jan 1 10% production cut
2023 Jan 1 Same 10% production cut
2024 Jan 1 30% cut, makes a Total production cut 40%
2025 Jan 1 No more importing 30 lbs to or making 30 lbs jugs in the U.S.A.
2026 Jan 1 Stores must sale ALL 30 LBS jugs by end of year Dec 31 2026
2027 Jan 1 NO more distribution or sale of 30lbs jugs,
2029 Jan 1 30% cut, Total production cut 70%
 

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Freon is the generally accepted term for Dupont R12 air conditioning refrigerant. Nobody who regularly services AC systems calls R134a, R22, R410a or R1234yf Freon. Freon is R12 only
Be that as it may, from Google; Freon (/ˈfriːɒn/ FREE-on) is a registered trademark of the Chemours Company and generic descriptor for a number of halocarbon products.
 
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Freon is the generally accepted term for Dupont R12 air conditioning refrigerant. Nobody who regularly services AC systems calls R134a, R22, R410a or R1234yf Freon. Freon is R12 only
Yes, and when you own a classic that uses R12, like my old van, these threads peak my interest. I refer to R134a as R134 or R134 a and R1234yf as R1234yf.
 
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If the future price goes up much do to drop in production, it does to me. That this place has it much cheaper to begin with is a bonus.

2022 Jan 1 10% production cut
2023 Jan 1 Same 10% production cut
2024 Jan 1 30% cut, makes a Total production cut 40%
2025 Jan 1 No more importing 30 lbs to or making 30 lbs jugs in the U.S.A.
2026 Jan 1 Stores must sale ALL 30 LBS jugs by end of year Dec 31 2026
2027 Jan 1 NO more distribution or sale of 30lbs jugs,
2029 Jan 1 30% cut, Total production cut 70%

where did you see this? :unsure:
 
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