How much do 4 x 8 sheets of 1/2" cast acrylic sheets cost?

Oughtsix

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Someone local to me has six 4 x 8 acrylic sheets for sale at $1000. Does anyone know how much a sheet of 1/2" x 4' x 8' cast acrylic cost? Has anyone bought any lately?

It looks like one of the sheets has quite a bow in it... I suspect it would be trouble if it were used for building a tank???

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They also do not appear to have the protective plastic wrap on them which would make them much tougher to cut without scratching. Being only 1/2" I believe a tank built with them should be kept to 24" tall or less.
 
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I suspect Lepisosteus Lepisosteus might know.
 

Oughtsix

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Thank you for all the information!!!

I am thinking of building a 24" tall x 30" wide x 6' long tank. 5 sheets would be plenty, I wanted to know if I should consider the sixth piece useless... which it sounds like I can make use of it. 1/2" cast acrylic is well within spec for a 24" tall tank. Height is the major determining factor for acrylic thickness. I considred a 30" x 30" x 6' tank which should also be fine with 1/2" but will have more bowing than 5/8" or 3/4" acrylic would.

This is a lumber yard so I think I will offer them $700, leveraging the warped piece and see if I can pick it up for $800. Usually businesses are a little more flexible on clearance prices than an individual.
 
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Why does a lumber yard have pieces of acrylic for sale?
 

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Just use the bent piece to make a bowfront right?
Serve the lemons life offers you!
 

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I have not contacted them yet but I am guessing it was a special order for a customer that backed out on them. They posted their whole sale invoice for $1645 back in 2016 so they have been sitting on them for about 3 years now.

I plan on contacting them on Monday.
 
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