Hey tony, sorry I dont have a copy of my letter to scan, but I told them that I had to increase their prices because of gas prices and insurance rates increasing. So far, all of my customers have understood. The most I raised any customers was $5.00 a cut, some I only rose two dollars. Hope this helps.
I have a good regular who I quoted too cheap a few months ago, 2.5 hours for only $88 every fortnight, they have since had a fence, wire mesh, errected so to maintain the fence etc, to make it worthwhile I want to increase my fee to $120, also the prop. is 20 mins out of town.
I'll probably lose them, but I'm not liking working so cheap as it is, so I thought I could use the fence for the big raise, like a dribble of roundup along the fence doesn't take long
Good luck, you have to make money you know. If it is an honest price, and they don't want to stay with you than it might a good thing that they let you go and than they can be somebody elses problem. Tell me how it goes.