When I got a quote for my steel truss shop back in '04, the salesman said the price was only good for 30 days because steel price was going up so fast. A friend built the same shop a year later and the price had doubled. The excuse was china was buying all of the scrap, driving up the new steel prices. Now they arent and the price should be dropping.
Kinda like lumber prices going up after every hurricane, then the hosing boom. With out those as a factor for the last 8-10 years, the price should be almost free by now.