Fuel Prices

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by dagger, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. dagger

    dagger

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    Well for years gas was $4+ a gallon which not only raised prices but tacked on fuel cost fees. Now fuel has dropped (why, has peace broken out in the middle east? Don't think so) so why are the fuel fees still being charged? Why haven't prices returned to their original prices? No one asking why
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Once a revenue stream is established, its hard to make it go away. But you can always negotiate and see what your vendor will do. 
     
  3. chefbuba

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    Yep, I still get the same $3-4 "fuel surcharge" every time a delivery truck stops at my place.
    Fuel is down a couple dollars gallon from this time even a year ago.
    It was costing me $120-30 to fill up my truck. Filled up yesterday for $70.
     
  4. laurenlulu

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    My Sysco surcharge disappeared months ago, I would ask your rep
     
  5. pete

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    3 of my delivery companies have dropped their changes in the last 6 months or so.
     
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  6. chefbuba

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    I don't mind paying it, my produce and meat deliveries both come from Portland which is over 100 miles away and have no minimum, it's the broadliner with the $500 minimum that irks me.
     
  7. chefross

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    We have several venues here on our island that use Sysco. 

    Because a car ferry is necessary to reach us, Sysco thinks they can tack on a surcharge for each account they have here.

    The total gives them a pretty hefty bit of change.

    The charge for a semi-trailer to cross is $35.00 R/T.  Sysco collect several times that amount. In summer the truck comes twice a week.
     
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    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    Is Sysco charging each business the full $35?
     
  9. chefross

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    No Pete but they tack on a $15.00 service charge to each account here. They've been doing this for years now.
     
  10. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    That sucks!!!
     
  11. flipflopgirl

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    Exactly the opposite......

    The major oil producing countries dumped billions of barrels onto the market.

    Why?

    In order to decrease the income being used by the unfriendlies to purchase things that go boom.

    mimi
     
  12. mikelm

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    ChefRoss-

    Where're you located, Chef- Nantucket or the Vinyard?

    We've had a couple timseshares In Vinyard Haven since 1979, but seldom get there from Chicago.  Have good luck renting them, though, since they're in the High Season.
     
  13. chefross

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    I'm on an island in Lake Huron off the eastern upper peninsula of Michigan...(No not Mackinac)