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Will you raise your price mid season if gas keeps going up?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rebs, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Rebs

    Rebs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    gas keeps going up? I raised them on January 1, would you raise them again if price goes up very much more?

    Any thoughts or ideas or comments?
  2. southernlandscapespecial

    southernlandscapespecial LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    seems like you would have to, I hate having to keep raising rates but the rising fuel costs justify the rate increase
  3. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    If I find myself in the situation where I need to raise prices or make insufficient margin, then I would raise prices.

    I would add a temporary fuel charge line item to each invoice I perform during the period of high gas prices. That way the customers know this is a price increase due to fuel costs and will last as long as the high fuel prices do.

    I also would remove the temporary line item when fuel prices fall below what I expected when I raised my prices in January.
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I dont like to raise prices after the season has started,and since I had a price increase from last year I dont think it would go over well with the customers. I try and keep the route as tight as possible so I dont use any more fuel than necessary. the fert price increases hurt more than the fuel prices!
  5. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    I just called everyone this week and last week and raised everyone $3 even the ones I already raised prices the beginning of year. I told them if was for the increase in gas and no one canceled. Everyone seemed to understand.

    I don't plan on decreasing it when gas goes down if it ever does.

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