Gas $10.00 A Gallon??? Get Ready to Go Out Of Business...

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by JimLewis, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just saw that and thought the same thing. You can bet your last dollar P-town will be the first to feel that too. I think we are one of the few cities pushing $3.60-$3.80 a gallon. Yikes
     
  3. BentleyOutdoors

    BentleyOutdoors LawnSite Member
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    Why?? Just charge more for the gas increases. no need to go out of buisness. :usflag:
     
  4. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    My fuel surcharge will be more than the bill for mowing the lawn.
     
  5. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Your not the only ones! Around here gas is pushing $3.80/gallon
     
  6. fastcutter

    fastcutter LawnSite Member
    from west tn
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    People will stop working...This is @uc$ up..
     
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We are at 3.69 a gallon here. We have been going up at the rate of .10 a week.
     
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My question is whats going to be the breakign point, where everyone is going to be totally fed up with the rediculous prices of fuel and groceries.
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I wish those analysts would stfu. There predictions do nothing for the economy.
     
  10. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Because clients have a limit to what they will pay for lawn mowing and landscaping. In economics, it's called "Elasticity of Demand". Eventually, the work we do will come with such a premium that most people won't be able to afford to hire out for it any longer.
     

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