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Old 04-20-2005, 08:48 AM
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It's not so much the price of gas that affects our bottom line.

Rather, like I said above, it's everything else that goes up around it. Anything that touches a truck, train, or boat has increased in price. Just because of the Fuel crisis, other "things" increased in price substaintialy. That is what we need to raise our prices for, not the 6/10's of a gal of gas per yard.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:22 AM
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Im with 65hoss, I had most of my prices based on gas at $1.25, last year I just ate the extra cost unless I got a n ew customer then they got the new hourly rate. This year everyone got a $2.50 increase on their mow because I was a little too cheap to start with, Insurance prices have almost doubled on me and gas was about $1 higher than it was 2 years ago. I had a few customers that were paying above what I wanted to make and they saw no change in there cost
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:19 AM
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Everyone this year has gotten a $2.00 increase. Most customers understood, some did not. The ones that did not seem to think I am doing this for the fun of it and my health. They got booted on the spot.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:37 PM
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It goes down a few cents for a couple hours or a day and then goes up like 20 or more cents a gallon.

I raised all my prices this year because the COST OF DOING BUSINESS has went up, not just gas, everything.

Also have a clause that if it tops a certain mark a surcharge will be added until it goes down...
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:56 PM
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Its has dropped a bit here $2.17 for reg is the lowest ive seen most places are around $2.21.Just heard prices may be going back up some though
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Old 04-23-2005, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by PTOhioMower
What will you do if your customers complain that you raised the price per cut because of rising fuel costs now that gas prices are falling fast?

Are you gonna lower the price back to what you used to charge or leave it as is?
One of the things I don't understand is that I see guys adding a 5 dollar gas surcahrge. I am bordering on about 34 customers right now I know my gas cost hasn't gone up 170 a week. I added a dollar to each statement and if gas comes down I will make changes to that. I know that if I added a five dollar surcharge to each customer I would miss 170 a week alot more than 34.
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Old 04-23-2005, 11:46 AM
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I just added 1$ to 3$ on most of my customers. That way I dont have to give it back if prices come back down. I just dont like the idea of sticking it to people for what is not their fault
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