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

yes



[Edited by: GM at 1/25/2007 10:37:04 AM EST]
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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.
englanddh2
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 8:33:42 AM

They won't be if everyone participated in the boycott. But most of the time, only a small portion participates and the impact to the boycotted is too insignifant to matter!!

We should still be boycotting even with prices low. Especially the large chains!! We have a chain in our area that is purposely keeping prices higher than they should be. We have very few independents, whom have gas prices around $1.97 a gallon. But the chain refuses to go below $2.07 a gallon.

What is wrong with that picture??

[Edited by: englanddh2 at 1/14/2015 8:40:18 AM EST]
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 7:06:43 AM

Yes!
SparkyRadar
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 3:32:23 AM

Yes
zippy3231
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 1:28:04 AM

No
Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 12:23:18 PM

NO!
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 7:21:24 AM

Yes!
joedi707
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 12:40:58 AM

yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 7:21:19 PM

Yes.
LogicalApex
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 9:22:25 AM

No. Where you spend your money in a capitalist society is a vote of support. Withholding that is a strong message to the business. Businesses don't spend billions of dollars a year advertising to customers they already have. They spend this money trying to acquire those customers who don't give them their money.

As such, boycotting a business is always effective unless the company is a monopoly. Seeing it take hold won't happen overnight though.
MDodier
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2015 8:27:32 AM

Yes, I do business with the gas station that sell the high octane at the cheapest price. For the time being in my area some independent sell super at 10 cents per liter more than regular one. On Thursday Ultramar sell super at 9 cents per liter more than regular one. I don't buy higrade from those selling it at 14 cents per liter more than regular.



[Edited by: MDodier at 1/5/2015 8:31:53 AM EST]
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 12:41:56 PM

Yes!
Jean5126
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 9:27:42 AM

Yes, Oui pour le Québec Français et Anglais!
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 4:57:37 AM

Yes!
majormarket
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 5:48:56 PM

Yes - and, with gas prices plunging, I don't hear a peep about boycotts. :)
Jayburt
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 2:05:38 PM

yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 6:24:14 PM

Yes!
rosyLI
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 12:52:30 AM

Boycott gas stations that charge more for credit.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 9:32:53 PM

Yes.
klutz347
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 7:06:23 PM

Yes.
Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 3:49:31 PM

yes they are.
Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 12:13:44 PM

No!
Versa808
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 3:31:19 AM

Yes!
TeeInDE
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 9:59:40 PM

YES
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