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Old 02-16-2006, 05:53 PM
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Gas Surcharges this year?

My letters are going out at the end of the month to all customers. Gas prices are anywhere from 1.99 to 2.39 here in Columbus. Trying to set figures for the surcharges. Just curious if any of you are going to be doing any changes this year? Has anyone heard any numbers they are calling for this summer on gas prices?

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Old 02-16-2006, 07:31 PM
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we are paying $2.49. I wont have a surcharge this year. I had one last year when gas in my area was over 4 bucks.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:38 PM
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Depending on what happens, the surcharge is a possibility, and everyone knows it
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:43 PM
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No surcharge last year and no plans to implement one this year.
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:35 PM
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If gas reaches $2.99 or higher per gallon on day of their cut, I have a 10% surcharge, no one has complained much to my surprise. I budgeted up to $2.95 per gallon.
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:46 PM
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we are paying $2.49. I wont have a surcharge this year. I had one last year when gas in my area was over 4 bucks.
What if gas goes over 4 this year? I am not going to raise their price of their lawn cuts this year. I did that last year and had the surcharge too. This year I am just going with the surcharge.

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Old 02-21-2006, 04:48 PM
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:48 AM
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we used them last year...not one complaint
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:51 AM
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we applied sur-charges last season, and will do it again this year. percentages based on total monthly bill, charged after 2.50 a gallon.
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:44 PM
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Prices are going up for most everybody as it is. But I am going to ask if it is all right to apply another surcharge just for fuel should it go up to $3.50. Certain clients might be against it, but I am getting my money as it is. But the more reasonable ones, about 90% will say yes, I'm sure. I hate forcing someone into a surcharge. I could risk losing them, and I can't afford that. I only have about 3 i'd like to get rid of, only because of bad locations. I am hoping they all say yes. Again, I don't have written contracts, the verbal ones leave the options for a little flexibility.
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