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Old 04-09-2011, 10:40 PM
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Using WB machines instead of gas hog ZTR and no sulkies. Converting gas hogs to Propane as quick as possible.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:46 PM
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In August 2004, I spent $50 to fill up my F350. The young girl working the register said, "wow! $50 to fill up a truck." She was stunned.

Sometime in late 2007, I spent over $50 to fill up my Mustang. Much smaller tank, but 93 octane.

In June 2008, I spent $50 to fill up my Ranger.

In April 2011, I spent over $50 to fill my mower.

I figure it will eventually cost $50 to fill my two-cycle mix can.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:47 PM
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that conversion asap sounds like excellant advise
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:17 PM
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4.00 for 89 octane and 4.49 diesel
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:20 PM
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Im selling my 24 foot long enclosed trailer and buying a open trailer that will fit in my garage. I have to keep my enclosed trailer at a storage lot . So Ill be getting rid of my storage fee and the gas and time to drive to pick up my trailer and drop it off, which is about 5 miles one way.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:48 PM
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I know i would lose about 25% of my customers if I raised my prices.It is affecting everyone,not just you.You will have to suck it up like the rest of the country.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:12 AM
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I know i would lose about 25% of my customers if I raised my prices.It is affecting everyone,not just you.You will have to suck it up like the rest of the country.
How do you know you would lose 25%, curious to know what makes you think that amount? Prices always go up over time to cover inflation and sometimes the rise in service charge and the possibility of losing some customers at the end of the day can be a wash.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:23 AM
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My gas bill has gone up about $100 a month more than average since prices have gone up. Its a hard hit but I dont think its anything to panic about... yet
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:32 AM
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:34 AM
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Sometimes a price increase isn't the only option, you can always look at your accounts and find the ones that are further out of your normal route radius and costing you more than others to get to them, these accounts maybe more worth while to another LCO to service so a trade may suit for something closer to your regular route.
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