I was just informed that fertilizer prices are going up AGAIN! Nitrogen is going up 18% within the next month, and then another 20% the month following. Potassium has another increase, all of its own. It won't be as much of an increase as the N, but it will be a seperate increase, all the same. This comes from our Lesco rep. It will be doing this all over...regardless of the distributer. Cost is cost. We were quoted our season prices for Dimension last month, and it came in at around $14.30 per bag. It just went up to $15.90. All together, we are looking at close to a 40% increase in our material costs. we are either going to have to make some SERIOUS changes in pricing, or we are not going to be able to stay afloat. The only way around this, is that the purchases have t be made by the end of this month, and delivery must be taken. Well, we just don't have a place to store 120 ton of fert.. Even then we would be stuck with exactly what we order...no room for change-up. We are going to to play havoc trying to compete with the big green companies and some of the chains. I'm currently drafting a letter, but I have a bad feeling that we are going to lose a serious number of clientele this season. I have NO idea what to do about the pre-pay customers. I am going to Lesco tomorrow to talk to our guy, and get all the facts, and some hard numbers, but I just know it's not going to be good. I have to admit...right now, I'm a little scared and very bummed out.