Some of you are talking surcharges. Well if gas keeps going up and hits 2 bucks average on the national level I'm afraid a surcharge won't cut it . At some point all business will have to raise prices and that will hit us harder . I'm not going into the poorhouse so I can get my daily exercise mowing for peanuts. This will be higher inflation than the last few years and if that is the case I will raise prices a lot more than I had planned. Usually I average 3% across the board yearly with some accounts 0% and some 10% . At 3% over the last few years that has been ok. What I'm afraid of is if I adjust for higher inflation I will lose half my customers . My question I guess is this : If you raise your prices double or triple or whatever your usual yearly increase , how much business do you think you will lose and is it worth it . Or should we stick to our game plan and eat the loss ? My prices are bare bones now but my compitition is 20-40% cheaper !!