My original plan was to wait until the season started and raise prices but with gas prices leading the news lately I raised them now. I never like to give my customers too much time to shop around on me prior to the first cut but it went over VERY well. Most were expecting the increase and all were sympethetic to the increase. Timing is everything . roughly a 7% increase to most . It wasn't across the board but for about 60 % of my customers to bring them up to the ones I raised last year.