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Ga$ Prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by youngdude, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. youngdude

    youngdude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    It seems like gas prices just keep on rising here. Just yesterday I paid 1.90 for unleaded gas. Whats the highest you ever paid for unleaded?
  2. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    about 3 weeks ago it was around 2.08 for 87
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    get use to it......

  4. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    Prices seem to have stabilized at $1.95 around me for the last few months. I have a feeling prices won't go below that again.
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I saw a place for $1.77. But here is the catch. Cash only. And you can guess the guys nationality that owned the place. I wonder were all that money is going.

    Every where else is $1.88-1.93
  6. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    I paid $2.28/gal about two months ago..

    Like everyone else has said.. Get used to it..

    You should be charging enough that gas isn't even a major expense..

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Seems to have stabilized lately around 1.90 or so. I saw a Sheetz yesterday at 1.79, what a bargain! Everythings relative. My old boss was freakin' a few years back when it rose from around a dollar to 1.25. I'm sure his blood pressure is pretty high now.

    Have to pass the cost on to the customer. Don't even worry about them cancelling. Just do it.
  8. gramps

    gramps LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

  9. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 344

    That money is going to taxes and the little thats left over 5-6 cents per gallon is his profit. The reason some stations do that is that the credit card fees start to really kill you. The fees are 4% so about 4 cents per gallon.

    He is not getting paid cash like you would think. His inventory is regulated by the federal government so if he sold to you cash and did not report it the government would know.

    BTW my full time job deals with fuel trading.
  10. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    I pay an average of $2.09 for 91 for at least 3 months. :realmad: 87 around $1.95. It could be alot worse though.

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