The R134a Freon Commodity Game

Buckle up it’s auto refrigerant time again. If you are in the automotive world you know it can be 90 dollars today and 120 dollars next week. That’s why it is a commodity. Back in the day I used to sell pallets and could not believe the price freon was bringing. Car freon is wholesalers can make some money or loose their tale at the end of the year if the freon prices drop even though that rare. Wholesalers would buy tractor trailer purchases to get the best price and usually in December. I sold more refrigerant r134a during december than any other month.

For the automotive shops it’s slightly a different game. The shops would have to buy air conditioning freon in small purchases which was pretty expensive but they are also billing with a mark up to the end user or Johnny on the street. The sad part … Read More

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