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Domer2011

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 3:20:06 PM

YES!
BOYCOTT ONE COMPANY!
EXXON USA!
PETRO-CANADA CANADA!
BP USA!
JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!
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BigHorne1
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 9:34:50 AM

If a boycott needs to happen, has to happen in the millions, plus these companies would probably just send it overseas, since they are doing it already.. Need to get our elected federal official involved to get the price moved down, we have almost no power on this
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maxstar
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Message Posted: May 27, 2012 12:22:19 PM

Perhaps the other station is busy because not everyone buys products based on price alone. Maybe the other station is cleaner, has a more convenient corner, sells milk, cigarettes, coffee etc cheaper. It is no different than any other product like clothes, coffee, soda, hotels, restaurant where customers are willing to pay more for a better quality product (real or perceived).
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2amy
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Message Posted: May 27, 2012 10:22:58 AM

I dont understand it but I agree with "Mikey," you see a high priced station and one across the steet 20 cents lower and the high priced station is jammed. I have asked that question before with no good replies on why.
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moe81272NH
All-Star Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 6:46:37 AM

people like to spend money
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KansasGunman
Champion Author Kansas

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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 12:00:25 AM

Dang, I've been spotted...rats!
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Mikeyl
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 8:17:01 PM

The problem is that people are stupid.

Just look at the highest priced station in your area. There are still people filling up there, right?

Nuf said.
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Eugenian
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 3:44:46 AM

I hate Big Oil as much as anybody, but commodity boycotts just don't work.
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jdhelm
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 10:49:43 PM

i'm feel'n oily
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silklace
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 8:54:16 PM

sad
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jcpatriots
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:13:00 PM

"Just do it"? Do you work for Niké?
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CaptDave2012
All-Star Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2012 1:42:53 AM

Take your gas money to where it stretches the farthest. Best boycott ever - deny the gougers your hard earned $$.
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bruin19MD
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2012 8:31:02 PM

Maybe
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Rennow
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:05:13 AM

Gasbuddy helps us become better informed consumers. Better information allows us to reward those retailers with better pricing. If we're all using Gasbuddy to research prices, then the higher priced retailers will feel the pain of softer sales and come into line with the market.
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Mikeyl
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:34:35 PM

"Boycott the highest price in your area"

Is this not why Gas Buddy and all the local sites exist??? DUH!

We post prices on the go with the mobile app so we know when and where to fill up and which places to avoid.

Boycotting the highest priced stations is why Gas Buddy exists!

Holy crap.
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Edpap
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:47:15 AM

Boycott the highest price in your area
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Tsalagiman
Sophomore Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:06:10 AM

@DaisysMomNC: I've seen differences like that going from one side of town to the other many times. And I live in a small town.
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jdhelm
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 9:23:04 AM

i'm feel'n extra oily today - maybe cuz i changed the oil in 1 of my vehicles?
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kxy4fw
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 8:01:24 AM

OK.
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DaisysMomNC
All-Star Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 7:31:16 PM

I boycot highest prices. That's why I love gas buddy. I check prices before I leave home and plan the trip to fill up in the places that are not "gouging" so badly. i.e. I filled up going through Salisbury or Rockwell at $3.56. When I got to New London prices were $3.74!!! That is riduculous to have that huge a difference 20 miles down the road!!
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Bugs2010
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:59:04 AM

Actually, I think it's more the speculators than the oil companies who are at fault for the mess we're in.
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normOR
Rookie Author Eugene

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:34:58 AM



Pretty slick
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jdhelm
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 8:28:52 AM

i feel oily
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catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 6:24:48 AM

Only most Pat.
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PatAZ
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 10:21:49 AM

No it is not full of oil people. Most here have the common sense to know boycotts on gas will never work.

[Edited by: PatAZ at 2/21/2012 10:22:12 AM EST]
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diesdown
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:29:58 PM

We're all a bit oily.
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KentuckyWildcat
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2011 9:02:39 PM

Yeah
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jta11867
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2011 7:04:27 PM

yea
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jdhelm
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2011 7:42:42 PM

not feel'n oily today, took a shower . . . hahahahaha, i used dawn, it makes oil go away
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Marc56
Champion Author Asheville

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2011 8:00:03 AM

Yes.
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jdhelm
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2011 10:42:16 AM

i'm feel'n oil today
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2011 9:52:27 AM

Everyone is an oil person, if you use gas, plastic bags and other products made from petroleum products
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gougenator
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 5:22:17 AM

OCCUPY ,oil firms ,OPEC!!! time to charge the world corrupt evil empires!

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moe81272NH
All-Star Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2011 2:59:51 AM

of course
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jdhelm
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2011 9:04:44 AM

when i get oily, my wife makes me shower
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2011 6:25:53 AM

Why, Amy? Just because someone presents reality and backs it with facts does not mean they like a situation. It only means they recognize what is going on.
Just about every "oil guy" here - meaning those who show why not buying Shell on Tuesday, or not buying gas on Christmas won't affect the price - also spends time suggesting ways for folks to use less energy.
I don't think "oil guys" would put in the effort to sell less product.
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2amy
Champion Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2011 8:57:46 PM

Sometimes i really think so.
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2011 4:09:19 AM

Ah, someone from our neighbors up north. I see they must have followed the No Child Left Behind school of thought.

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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2011 10:16:39 PM

anayguy:
You seen messages like this on Facebook but not recently? And the messages on Facebook were not talkign about boycotting other companies or not boycotting by text messaging?

I may be in the minority here but I have no idea what you mean.

But thanks for posting gas prices, and thanks to to Domer2011 for helping keeping other Gas Buddy members informed in order for them to better informed consumers.
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anayguy
Sophomore Author Akron

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2011 6:16:27 PM

i seen msgs like this on facebook not recent or talking about boycotting other companies or by way of text msg
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1OILMAN
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2011 3:12:51 PM

I am an oil guy too (3rd generation). Have to say the majority do not want to hear the truth, a conspiracy is so much more exciting.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2011 2:48:25 PM

Nothing wrong with being an oil guy brerrabbitTX. It is nice to have the input from someone who can add some inside knowledge to the conversations.

[Edited by: maxstar at 9/23/2011 2:50:14 PM EST]
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brerrabbitTX
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2011 1:23:21 PM

Hi, my name is brerrabbitTX, (group as a whole says hi brerrabbitTX) and I am an OIL-GUY and have been for 30 years, but am trying real hard to stop. It has been two days since my last pro Oil post, and I am trying really hard to kick the habit.

(With apologies to AA)
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2011 4:29:39 AM

I thought Canadians weren't as gullible as this.
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catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2011 6:17:21 AM

Max, I already answered his call for a Texaco boycott. There were 3 -1996, 2002, and 2008. In each case, the company grew tremendously in the year following the boycott call.
He's up to 47 posts, and has added nothing to the site since joining. I usually don't use the ignore function, but he's borderline.
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 9:22:32 PM

Domer2011: I had asked for an example of a successful gas boycott. If Texaco is your example maybe you can tell us why you feel it was successful.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 6:55:22 PM

"Search engine Texaco boycott! My Example of the day."

What am I looking for when I "Search engine Texaco boycott". I can't find anything relevant regarding prices. Are there other key words I should search for?
And if I'm searching for Texaco, why boycott Exxon USA and/or Petro-Canada Canada?
Does that mean the boycott of Texaco is over and prices have gone down at Texaco but not at other gas stations?

But in addition to suggesting boycotting, wouldn't posting gas prices, once in a while, help members know what prices are in their community, to help them be more intelligent or knowledgeable shoppers?

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 9/20/2011 6:57:09 PM EST]
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joeboxerTN
Champion Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 5:12:15 PM

Yeah, maxstar is right, if we only buy from the cheapest gas we can find and leave the high prices alone.
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Domer2011
Rookie Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 4:49:08 PM

YES!
Search engine Texaco boycott! My Example of the day.
Oh and is this your own personnel site maxstar where you set the rules?
BOYCOTT ONE COMPANY!
EXXON USA!
PETRO-CANADA CANADA!
BP EUROPE!
JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 3:38:36 PM

Domer2011: Still waiting for your example of a successful gas boycott.

The primary purpose of this site is to help us identify gas prices so that we can make informed decisions when going to purchase fuel. So please provide some price updates so that others can benefit from the information and make smarter buying decisions.

[Edited by: maxstar at 9/20/2011 3:45:10 PM EST]
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