View Full Version : the eternal question - 8 vs 10 min dry time
11-07-2003, 03:18 PM
Right now our dry time is 8 minutes per 25cents. After reading some previous posts
the thinking was 50 50 in regards to running with 8 minutes vs 10 minutes per 25cents.
We are considering going to 10 minutes per 25cents as a monthly special. Does anyone
have any experience or data that suggests one saves on gas (or loses money) over the other?
11-10-2003, 01:52 PM
If you are already getting 25/8min, I would not change or offer any monthly special. The people operating at 25/10min, would much rather to be at 25/8min, but can't due to competition.
11-10-2003, 08:50 PM
NEVER go lower on dry time, its too hard to raise the prices as it is. If you must give something on the dryers word it differently....ie give FREE MINUTES (same thing really but they won't see it as a reduction in price)
11-10-2003, 10:32 PM
Last winters gas prices were at record highs. They have only come down a little over the summer. Gas prices this winter are expected to be 10% higher than last winter. Instead of giving more time you should be thinking of going to 6 min/quarter.
11-12-2003, 08:53 AM
Hey, all very good points! We'll probably stay with 8minutes and do the so called "free minutes" suggestion.
11-12-2003, 01:23 PM
It's easier to raise the washers by a quarter than lower the dryers by a minute...