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Re: Fuel


Colorado is beautiful and I'm glad I don't live there today.
Snow on the hills, 45F & sunny here in the Lewis-Clark valley
Judy B z 6 Idaho
----- Original Message ----- From: "Betsy Kelson" <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fuel


Hi All,
       Greg and I filled up all of our vehicles at $2.989 on Thursday and
the price onky went up to 3.029 on Friday. I think our local refinery is
still on line for a whle longer.
betsy
evergreen
4pm starting to snow. significant 4 corners storm so could get 4-14inches
before it pushers thru


----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fuel surcharge on plant orders


$3.33 here midweek. I filled my daughter's big old Chevy, $60. Ouch.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fuel surcharge on plant orders


>I haven't heard of any extra charges at the post office, either.  I must
>say I was appalled to read WFF would insist on a surcharge for an MG
order.
>They are notoriously expensive, but I didn't realize they were that bad.
>BTW, I did get a "new" car -- a 2007 Toyota Yaris.  It's getting around
40
>mpg, which is a lot better than the 20 mpg I got with the Xterra.  Also
the
>10 gallon gas tank makes a fill-up a little less traumatic. :o)
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 9:44 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Fuel surcharge on plant orders
>
>
>> I've placed over 20 orders for plants this spring, mostly for MGs. >> The
>> MG orders have to be mailed in becuase they have to pay by check, so
>> where possible, I used their catalog order forms.
>>
>> I used the catalog form for White Flower Farm, followed instructions
and
>> double-checked my aritmetic.  The email confirmation came yesterday
>> showing I owed $2.50.  ??? I rechecked the copy I'd saved of my order,
>> then went online to see if anything was different, and it turns out
that
>> online they are passing on a $2.50 UPS fuel surcharge.  I called and
told
>> her their was no mention of this in the catalog and she replied that >> it
>> occurred after the book went out.  Right, I understand, but I don't
think
>> I can submit a request for another $2.50 check. (oh, I could, but I
don't
>> WANT to) She didn't back down, said they HAD to pass on the charge. >> I
>> said, puh-leeze - our plant total was $85, you are charging $8.00 for
>> fennel and single Maverick pelargoniums!, you can't absorb the $2.50?
She
>> agreed but her hands were tied....then she said there was a way to fix
>> it.  She'd give us a $5.00 credit for "referring a friend"; it was the
>> only option she had.  So now we're getting $2.50 back.  Does this make
a
>> lot of sense?
>>
>> I filled up yesterday at $3.29 gallon. That's nearly $50 for a tank of
>> gas. The price of cat litter is climbing fast, I assume because it's >> so
>> heavy to transport.  Target was discontinuing the Tidy Cat line so I
>> "scooped" up 4 pails at a nice discount.
>>
>> I could understand smaller, privately owned nurseries passing on the
fuel
>> surcharge, but the smaller ones I know of mostly use the post office
and
>> so far I haven't heard of any surcharge at USPS.  I know stamps are
going
>> up in May, but has anyone heard of other rate increases or surcharges
at
>> the PO?
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
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