same here. the only increase that i need to make adjustments for this season is the actual cost i pay at the pump per gallon. thats why chose a fuel charge instead of raising prices. if fuel doesn't reach the $4 a gallon mark or eventually falls back below that the fuel charge will disappear. i have sympathy for my clients and my number 1 reason for doing this business is not the profit. everything is going up for everyone. some people have lost there jobs or had there hours cut. others are on fixed incomes. if you have read the other price raising/fuel charge threads you'd notice that i'm willing to cut back my spending on say going out to eat, to the movies, to the bar, entertainment wants to have the extra money to eat the cost of fuel or at least some of it. america as whole has had to cut back on spending. people are cutting out the luxuries in life. so why should we expect to still have those luxuries? as i've said before if you are struggling to afford the needs (heat, water, etc.) in life then yes raise prices. but i personally will not raise prices just because i find myself not being able to go out to eat as much or go the movies as often. i won't be raising prices so i can get that motorcycle i've always wanted or have that pool put in my back yard. we don't need to debate it because it's been debated to much already. but i personally take care of my needs and thats my concern. if i need to cut back on my wants, thats something i personally am willing to do. i go out to eat less, i don't go to the bar as often.