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#88749 - 07/20/04 04:38 PM Price of the NEC
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I've been looking through a 1971 NEC I acquired a while ago.

The prices listed inside the front cover sure contrast with some of the current amounts I've seen mentioned on ECN.

The following schedule of prices applies for single and multiple copies of this edition of the 1971 National Electrical Code:

1 to 4 copies: $3.50 each
5 copies or over: $3.25 each

And so on down to $2.30 each for 500 or more!

Oh and if you want to get really fancy...
An attractive hard-cover edition (NFPA No. 70HC) is available for $4.95 per copy.

Prices quoted are F.O.B. Boston, Mass., Taxes not included.

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#88750 - 07/20/04 04:44 PM Re: Price of the NEC
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
My 2002 basic code book was about $50.00 and my 2002 hand book and code (with the 1999 code too) on CD-ROM was $165.00

A small bit of inflation.

[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 07-20-2004).]
Bob Badger
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#88751 - 07/20/04 05:45 PM Re: Price of the NEC
Roger Offline

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
The company used to buy the whole NFPA set on CD and it seems as though it was around $600.00. A bargain in any ones eyes.


#88752 - 07/20/04 07:47 PM Re: Price of the NEC
stamcon Offline

Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 322
Loc: So San Francisco CA
And as usually the case here in California, we get jammed with a $120 California Electrical Code.


#88753 - 07/20/04 07:49 PM Re: Price of the NEC
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
It is likely that the NEC side of NFPA supports a lot of other lower-sales-volume codes and standards, making it somewhat of a "cash cow." There is probably some sales volume through the wide adoption of the code in a regions where US-engineering work makes it de facto information.

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#88754 - 07/20/04 08:08 PM Re: Price of the NEC
rmiell Offline

Registered: 11/09/00
Posts: 261
Loc: La Junta, Co. USA
1971: Price of new house - $28,300.00
Federal Debt - $408.2 billion
Median household income - $9,028
gallon of milk - $1.18
gallon of gas - $0.36
NEC - $3.50

1999: Price of new house - $195,800.00
Federal Debt - $5978.5 billion
Median household income - $39,973
gallon of milk - $3.32
gallon of gas - $1.17
NEC - $37.00

info (all except NEC prices) at

Rick Miell

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#88755 - 07/20/04 09:09 PM Re: Price of the NEC
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Rick, it's interesting that the only thing that came close to the price hike of the NEC was the federal debt.
Greg Fretwell


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