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#88749 07/20/04 07:38 PM
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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.

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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... [Linked Image]
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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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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. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 07-20-2004).]


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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. [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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And as usually the case here in California, we get jammed with a $120 California Electrical Code. [Linked Image]


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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.




[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 07-20-2004).]

#88754 07/20/04 11:08 PM
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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 www.1970sflashback.com/1971/economy.asp
and www.1990sflashback.com/1999/economy.asp

Rick Miell



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Rick, it's interesting that the only thing that came close to the price hike of the NEC was the federal debt.


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