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Gas prices going up

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bob_n_weave, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Bob_n_weave

    Bob_n_weave LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    Yeah, and it was also said last year gas was going back up to over $4 a gallon! Yet we never even went above $2.70. These are scare tactics.
  3. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Posts: 755

    I have been writing in a clause to my contracts for the past 2 years.
    "Note: Surcharge of 1% will be charged for each dollar, in fuel costs, over $3.00 per gallon of gasoline."
    Customers never question it and I am covered in case of a large fuel increase.:)
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    He might be buying but not actually taking possession of the fuel. I know I wouldn't want to try to stabilize 1,000 gallons of gas so it doesn't go sour.

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