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15 cents overnight

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Richard Martin, May 7, 2004.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    How are the gas prices doing out there? Ours went up 15¢ last night from 177 to 192 for 87 octane.

    A quick check of my numbers indicates that I will have to raise each customers price by an average of 20¢ to recoupe these increases. It's killing me.
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    I'm no mathamatician but we're paying something like...........

    Au$2.56/gal or Au 90c/liter. Thats about $1.92/ gal US
    Basic lawn 30min plus =US$22.50/ cut.
    Bottle of Jim Beam = US$22.50/700ml.
    Pack of smokes = US$7.20/25
    JD x595 was Au $16500 or US $12375

    Stop your bloody moaning!
  3. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    Im in Canada but we had a price jump yesterday too.. from .84 cents/litre ($3.18/gallon) to .94 cents/litre ($3.56/gallon) overnight. I mow for a few gas stations and their prices are def going up. Id love to be paying the prices you're paying in Maryland...
  4. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    I thought there was 20 smokes in a pack? Maybe I'm slippin. I paid 1.69 for deisel the other night didn't like it but you have to have it.

    Your right though, people will spend a ton of money killing themselves with alcohol and cigs and ***** about a gallon of gas....

  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Over the last 2 weeks gas went from 1.84 to a now near record
    1.99 9/10

    Of course I am waiting for that 1/10th of a gallon increase that is coming then I get a 5% raise.

    This is bad.
  6. PowerPro

    PowerPro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Even with the price increases, you're still making way better money than you would if you wer'e driving to a McJob everyday and do you think your boss would up your wages?

  7. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    Just heard our prices are going up also............ US$2.93/gal. Thats about Au$1.00/liter. (3.78 liters/gal if you want to work it out) Deisel will be about the same if not more (cheaper to make but costs more, go figure!)

    Our fuel costs way more than yours and we dont make anywhere near the money you lot make but do you hear us complaining?

    NOT YET! ....................................
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I wasn't moaning. Are you familiar with the concept of sarcasm?
  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    $3. 70 for 1 gallon over here
  10. fprintf

    fprintf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Time for some entrepreneur to investigate hybrid powered lawn equipment! How about fuel-cell power? ;)

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