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.
At this price and the rate at which you use it, I can't see how you could go wrong with buying at least one.
 
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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.
The Chemours Company was spun off from Dupont in 2015. R134a is not a Halocarbon it is a hydrofluorocarbon
 
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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.

Two problems - one, that's not from google, that's actually Wikipedia's info, which is the first result that a google search typically will provide.

Second, as generic descriptor for halocarbon products (CFC's), neither R-134 a or R1234yf are halocarbon products. Both are in different product families. (Specifically R-134a is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), and R1234yf is a Hydrofluoroolefin (HFO).
 

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I can see the thread now "Let's see your Freon Stash!". LOL!
Here ya go,

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Nobody who regularly services AC systems calls R134a, R22, R410a or R1234yf Freon. Freon is R12 only
And is completely incorrect
Says right on the box, freon, so y'all wrong.
 

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That’s enough trolling. Enough bickering.

If the guys who do this work for a living call it by a different name, arguing the point is a waste of everyone’s time.
 
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