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2008\04\09@112033 by Funny NYPD

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With the Gas price all time high in the USA and an earning warning today from UPS, I am pretty sure it is a good time and good excuse for freighter carrier to increase the shipping charges. I knew UPS and Fedex had a "floating oil charge (it changed probably day by day according to oil price)" a long time ago for international shipping already.

So the next big one probably would be the USPS which had increased the flat fee too many times in the past 5 years (the cost for mailing a letter inside USA increased from 27 cents to today's 41 cents. For the same kind of service, the value of dollar almost lost 50%.).

So, any idea how it is going to affect our business life if the customer are national-wide or world-wide? Anything we have to do before it happens?

Regards,
Funny N.
Au Group Electronics, New Bedford, MA, http://www.AuElectronics.com



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2008\04\09@113028 by Chris Smolinski

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>With the Gas price all time high in the USA and an earning warning
>today from UPS, I am pretty sure it is a good time and good excuse
>for freighter carrier to increase the shipping charges. I knew UPS
>and Fedex had a "floating oil charge (it changed probably day by day
>according to oil price)" a long time ago for international shipping
>already.
>
>So the next big one probably would be the USPS which had increased
>the flat fee too many times in the past 5 years (the cost for
>mailing a letter inside USA increased from 27 cents to today's 41
>cents. For the same kind of service, the value of dollar almost lost
>50%.).

Postage rates are going up May 12th: http://www.usps.com/prices/welcome.htm
A letter goes up a penny to 42 cents.

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Black Cat Systems
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2008\04\09@162312 by Funny NYPD

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Thanks, Chris, this is something I am worried but didn't know about.
I thought it will stick to 41 cents for a long time, didn't aware it is so quick.
And the department of energy foresees the gas price will top to 4 dollars a gallon average this summer.
Here at New Bedford, it is about $3.10 a gallon, I have friends from Connecticut reported $3.50 a gallon already.

Funny N.
Au Group Electronics, New Bedford, MA, http://www.AuElectronics.com

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2008\04\09@165439 by Picbits Sales

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We were paying $3.60-$3.80 for regular unleaded in California a couple of
weeks ago.

It would have hurt if it wasnt for the fact that we pay over double that in
the UK at the moment.

We're seriously thinking of retiring to CA. So much nicer over there than in
the UK.

Dom
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2008\04\10@111111 by Harold Hallikainen

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> Thanks, Chris, this is something I am worried but didn't know about.
> I thought it will stick to 41 cents for a long time, didn't aware it is so
> quick.
> And the department of energy foresees the gas price will top to 4 dollars
> a gallon average this summer.
> Here at New Bedford, it is about $3.10 a gallon, I have friends from
> Connecticut reported $3.50 a gallon already.
>
> Funny N.

Here, in San Luis Obispo, CA it's typically about $3.959 per gallon today.
I expect most places to be over $4.00 per gallon within a week.

Harold


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2008\04\10@121801 by Dwayne Reid

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Gas prices suck. I do believe that we pay more for our gas than many
other places, even though it comes out of the ground here and is
refined right here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  No transportation costs.

So why is it that we are currently paying $1.149 per liter for the
lowest grade gasoline?  That works out to about $4.34 per US gallon
(3.78 L/USG).  Local gasoline prices are predicted to hit $1.50 per
Liter this summer.

These high prices are even BEFORE the various government agencies
start to begin their skirmishes on Climate Change.  What we've been
told is that the government will be providing "Financial Incentives"
for people to reduce their fuel consumption.  What they mean by that,
of course, is that they want to increase the cost of fuel to the
point where no one will use any more of it than absolutely necessary.

I do think that its about time that my company starts billing
significant "fuel surcharges" and "transportation surcharges" on each
and every invoice that gets sent out for any work that we do for any
government agencies.

dwayne


At 09:10 AM 4/10/2008, Harold Hallikainen wrote:

>Here, in San Luis Obispo, CA it's typically about $3.959 per gallon today.
>I expect most places to be over $4.00 per gallon within a week.
>
>Harold


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http://www.trinity-electronics.com
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2008\04\10@123026 by Jim Franklin

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Oh how I wish...

Prices in the UK just reached $10.43 for a UK gallon (4.45 litres)

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On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 08:10:36 -0700 (PDT), Harold Hallikainen wrote
> > Thanks, Chris, this is something I am worried but didn't know about.
> > I thought it will stick to 41 cents for a long time, didn't aware it is
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2008\04\10@124641 by Jim Franklin

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Dwayne,

I like your way of thinking :)

I had a call yesterday, can I take a set of 1/2" adapters to a site down the
country - "urgent has to be there today - cant use a courier"
I jumped in my car, drive the 280 mile round trip using about 8 gallons of
fuel (34 mpg average), and 5 hours of my life.

And they say governments dont waste money.

Still, the (extra) payback was nice for doing it and totally different from
what I am really paid to do.

-Jim

>On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:17:57 -0600, Dwayne Reid wrote
> I do think that its about time that my company starts billing
> significant "fuel surcharges" and "transportation surcharges" on
> each and every invoice that gets sent out for any work that we do
> for any government agencies.
>
> dwayne
>

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