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c2100
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2005 12:29:09 AM

yes



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DrPepperMI
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 4:12:26 PM

Waste of time...free market will overcome.. in a sense we all boycot now and then. I prefer certain pop, I prefer certain gas stations, I prefer certain restaurants, that's how it all works. Free market naturally incents everyone to build a faster, better, widget cheaper. If you can.. go for it.
ras57
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 4:22:33 PM

yes
lknchoppers
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 3:30:11 PM

If we could organize and not go to a gas station one day, say on a Sunday. It would make a difference and build momentum from there. The problem is most people lack the discipline to do something like this. I would do it, could do it and want to do it. If we could get 10% of the drivers to do it there would be a huge impact and the movement would be started. I'm in and ready!!!
RedTruk
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 3:09:50 PM

Only if most customers ignore them.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 11:58:25 PM

Yes.
Ivanhoe2014
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 10:12:00 PM

yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 8:55:48 PM

Yes.
cdrrod
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:08:14 AM

Yes!
Versa808
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 10:42:38 AM

Yes!
retiredssgt
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 8:02:29 AM

No! They are not a waste of time as long as there is committed participation from customers.
nascar44
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 12:51:09 AM

yes & no.
Ladybugaboo
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 7:59:32 PM

Boycotts if organized are not a waste of time. Are people marching in protest or for a cause a waste of time?
What if everyone said they would boycott all gas stations not just one brand on a given day - like Sunday...or Wednesday - any day as long as enough people did it. Just make sure you fill up the day before.
My local BP has gone rogue and I frequently feel like marching with a big sign saying boycott this station due to high prices.
How can they increase their pump prices when the gas that's in their ground tanks was purchased at a lower price? Why does every station raise their price at the same time? Why do they raise gas when crude goes up 2 cents but if crude drops 5 cents or more,the pump price stays the same?
How can one station charge 30 cents more than the guy a mile away? It's all about greed.
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 6:47:00 PM

A waste of time? Yes
normtrek
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 3:07:55 AM

I agree
Versa808
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 10:58:41 PM

Yes.
ChillyVee
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 3:06:50 PM

They are only good to the extent you get enough velocity (i.e. participation). Since most boycotts fail at this point, they do not succeed.
windmolen
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 11:39:06 AM

They would work if one company was targeted. the problem is that those who have "their" card and "their" awards just can't tear themselves away from that company. Imagine choosing one station in your community, and not patronizing it for a week or more, one of two things would be noticed, either there would be an outcry to the parent company and something would be done to entice customers to return, OR nothing would be done as expenses would be covered by neighbouring station/companies (that would would not be collusion, it would be brotherly love and support for that station.
Rather than saying it won't work, perhaps discussing a strategy on how the consumer could make it work would be a better point of discussion.
arlo75
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 9:34:37 AM

I think they are stupid unless you do it in front of who you protest
xbAG
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 3:44:12 PM

Yes, I think they are.
searcher625
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 11:59:22 AM

yes, how long can we stop using gas before we need to refuel? in my case 1/2 a day if I am working or 2 days on weekends. most of us just don't have public transit to take us to work and home.
drmiller0711
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 10:15:39 AM

Yes
BigD6814
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 9:19:57 PM

Yes
clhall87
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 12:27:30 PM

yes
Daveyfudd
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 7:28:34 PM

Yes, waste of time.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 4:16:31 PM

Yes.
widecreek
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 10:28:01 AM

Yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 5:49:58 AM

Yes.
TeeInDE
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 5:14:52 AM

YES
gasrprtr
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 4:51:24 PM

If people were united would be good other wise no
arlo75
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 9:20:48 AM

YES
Versa808
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 3:47:19 AM

YES!
YangDynasty
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 8:56:07 PM

Until electric cars like the Tesla are cheap and widely available for everybody to buy, plus the electric charging stations replaced the gas station, then yeah, boycotting is a waste of time...

Or is it?
Versa808
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 6:07:24 PM

Yes.
Jayburt
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 3:16:26 PM

yes
Dice08
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 7:20:55 AM

yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 11:53:15 AM

Yes!
harryball
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:00:50 PM

No not if you go about it the right way.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:34:07 PM

Yes.
cistech
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:04:35 PM

Yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 5:28:17 AM

Yes!
rodmiser
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 10:23:09 PM

yes
moxxor54
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 9:59:33 PM

Oh yeah ! Never work !
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:42:56 PM

Yes!
Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:16:37 PM

No, No, No
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:10:10 PM

Yes!
BUSSY
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 2:00:40 PM

yes
Yvon2014
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 8:20:26 AM

Yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 6:13:54 AM

Yes.
Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 8:45:36 AM

No.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 9:22:33 PM

Yes.
billjohnson
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 2:13:34 PM

yes. remember the lines in the 70s. could not get gas and people still lined up.
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