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Product Still on the Water?

PyroSteve

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Feb 2020
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Out in the Land of Safe & Sane, It ts being reported that a lot of product is still sitting on ships parked off shore waiting their turn at a berth to unload. I have a couple of friends that work two different booths for two different non profit organizations. One is TNT, the other is Phantom. Both of my buddies are saying the same thing: They were notified weeks ago that their groups were given allotments of product, based on last years sales. Johnny Public is being told to not wait, buy as soon as you can. That will probably cause a rush and these booths will be out of product before the weekend, maybe sooner.

You people in class C states, have you noticed empty shelves or less than usual? PyroCurtis mentioned he has two shows that had a 30% cut in product, Don't know if it was 1.4 or 1.3 but would be curious if the shortages affect aerial product.
 

PyroCurtis

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Yeah, I have not only seen a lack of certain items in tents but also know the lack of commercial and salutes is a thing!!!

Bigger companies and tents will bode nicely, but it's the little guys seeing the gurt.
 

Pyronut

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Apr 2019
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Its my understanding that containers are sitting at the ports. Problem is, there are no truck drivers to move these containers. Not just fireworks but all seasonal items like patio furniture, household goods, etc.
Being in retail for 33 years, this is the worst I've seen stores with little to no inventory.
On a positive note, keep an eye out in your local mass merchants as when product arrives, like summer merchandise, stores will deep discount most product and consumers could save at least 75% off.
 

KYpyro

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All I know is it’s a mess. Wholesale prices are barely tolerable right now. Hoping prices might stabilize after the Fourth of 2022. One of my favorite shops is scheduled to get a container in October and another in February and said he would have to increase prices across the board on both.
 

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PyroCurtis

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All I know is it’s a mess. Wholesale prices are barely tolerable right now. Hoping prices might stabilize after the Fourth of 2022. One of my favorite shops is scheduled to get a container in October and another in February and said he would have to increase prices across the board on both.
We will be LUCKY if prices stabilize by the 2023 4th season... containers are costing more on the shipping side than they are the product side currently but companies are looking to other countries for importing.

This phenomenon will take YEARS to get back to any sort of normalcy... let's just hope and pray another shut down doesnt occur!
 
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