It's like that anywhere, Doug,
Try and get 25NB, 32NB and 40NB steel pipe, they quote you a price per length, if you don't take it at the time, you lose the purchase.
China is still hungry for cable, steel pipe and other raw materials.
I went to the supply house last week, looking for 12 rolls of cable of different sizes, I got 5 rolls in 5 sizes and cleaned them out.
It's like I'd imagine living in Soviet Russia was like, I still have customers to please, but if I have no materials, what do I do?