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TheRavenHeart

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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 3:48:03 AM

Of course a full out boycott of oil products is unrealistic. The only way to really affect prices would be for the entire world to take notice. All workers able to telecommute, do so. Anyone with mass transit available, use it. Everyone else that possibly can, car pool. This is a global issue, and only by using these to reduce demand on a daily basis. If only one city, region, or even nation does this, then demand elsewhere globally would dictate that the excess created by conservation measured would only get exported, much like our current surplus already is.
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conswilla666
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:46:42 PM

If someone could list one gas company to boycott for 2 weeks to 1 month (specified). Everyone can get gas anywhere else. That gas company would have to lower the price of gas. Than boycott a different station the next two weeks to a month they would lower the price too.
So its not like you can't drive at all your just going to force the prices down on certain stations and cause a gas price war.

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Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 10:26:23 AM

It is all in your mind, boycotts rarely work.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 1:53:48 PM

Gasonly12: Really? Your plan to lower gas prices is to stop buying cigarettes, papers, pop, sandwiches, candy, coffee and lottery tickets? Seriously, what nonsense.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:14:37 PM

do you know how long a boycott would take effect to a billionaire? get real with these boycotts,
they are laughing at this idea
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terfar77
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 6:32:19 AM

i agree
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pricewar
Champion Author Ogden

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 1:57:49 AM

so another words you are saying impossible...
if so... i agree
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 1:52:51 AM

well if the station doesn't get customers, the gas in their tanks will get "stale"

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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:25:41 PM

"I'm actually a history addict"

Gargiethefirst,

You sure it's just history?

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Maxstar,

Gargiethefirst has made it clear his intent here is to troll. I doubt he'll ever post a gas price, or at least an honest one. He's here just to stir up trouble. We'll see how the mods feel about him after a while. He's nothing more than GGG Jr.



[Edited by: Michael29644 at 9/12/2012 10:29:33 PM EST]
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:36:31 PM

So the plan gargiethefirst is that if customers only buy gasoline from a station, then the stations will feel pressured to lower the price of their gasoline?
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gargiethefirst
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:19:27 PM

I'm going to have to add this site to my favorites, darn entertaining. The other hundreds I've been on for years have gotten kind of boring. Lets play king of the hill.
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gargiethefirst
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:12:40 PM

wow Michael and oilman, I'm hurt. I guess I'll just curl up in the corner now.

I'm actually a history addict, what till I get going and you 2 are at the top of my entertainment list. I'm guessing I hit a nerve, but be warned people act on what I say so either lower the price of gas to get customers or lose revenue.

What makes more profit a gallon of gas or a large pop? With my limited intelligence I'd say it was the pop, but I'm a moron. Lets see how long you can live on the pop people stop buying.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 4:55:45 PM

gargiethefirst,

I take it you failed economics.

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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 1:00:30 PM

gargiethefirst: How many do you own? I didn't think so. You sir, are a moron. You do know the old saying about opening your mouth, dont you?
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gargiethefirst
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 8:03:05 AM

don't buy anything from a gas station but gas. The store owners will do all the talk needed from then on. Their bread and butter is the stuff inside and they are the ones who will drop the price to get you into the store.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 10:14:36 PM

"You can never get everyone on the same page for a boycott. People don't listen and are too thick headed. Why do you think you see people at a station that costs 5 cents more than the station one block away, they don't pay attention."

That's about a far from the reason boycotts don't work as a person can possibly get.
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phrogswimmer
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 8:12:02 PM

You can never get everyone on the same page for a boycott. People don't listen and are too thick headed. Why do you think you see people at a station that costs 5 cents more than the station one block away, they don't pay attention.
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Ckjoe
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 1:22:03 PM

Don't bitch about gas prices! Our gas is still around $3.85 here in Page, AZ. BTW boycotts don't work!
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TheRavenHeart
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 8:55:25 AM

All the gasoline in your area comes from the same refinery, the only difference between branded and non-branded is the additive package.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 6:48:46 AM

caren, where do the no-name stations source their fuel?
Also, who owns the big name stations?
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 11:05:24 PM

"I am boycotting the larger gas stations like Esso Shell and Petro Can and using only the no name staions"

carenBC,

Care to explain why?
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carenBC
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 4:10:15 PM

I am boycotting the larger gas stations like Esso Shell and Petro Can and using only the no name staions
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TheRavenHeart
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 2:36:59 PM

My Toyota was 18 years old and it caught fire while driving on I-75 two Decembers ago.

[Edited by: TheRavenHeart at 6/26/2012 2:37:03 PM EST]
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pnquintanilla
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:50:08 PM

DOMFL: why boycott Toyota? my Toyota car is 24years old and still running like a champ
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DOMFL
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 11:49:19 AM

Boycott Toyota
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khettinger
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 12:39:12 PM

boycotts don't work
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germainesr
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 11:09:30 AM

Nice thought but not sure if realistic
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 6:43:03 AM

Ms. Peach and Johnny,

Supply and demand cause prices to rise around heavy travel dates. And prices do not always rise over those times. Gas Prices declined through the Memorial Day weekend this year, as they did over Thanksgving and Christmas. They rose last year over Labor Day.
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Johnnyo523
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 12:59:30 AM

MsPeach and RavenHeart, I can agree with and both have valid points. No easy solution. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. However, in my opinion, our congresspeople are part of the problem. All we're going to get from them is lip service. They can afford fuel because we, the constituents, are paying for it. They get driven around on our tax dollars. And our state reps are earning $174K per year on top of that. Plus they have the money to invest in the gas/oil companies and contractors etc, etc. Yeah, I'm jaded about the whole issue. No easy answer. Realistically, the cost of gas isn't getting any better and never will. Sad and makes me agngry to be held hostage like this.
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MsPeachi747
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 12:26:43 PM

This oil pricing is purely a political issue. Our representatives and senators need to hear from all of us as to how these extremely high gas prices fluctuate just before holidays and seasonal vacation times of the year!! If you keep quiet, you're a part of the problem. By speaking out intelligently to your respective representatives and senators in your area you become a part of the solution to these high prices. And answer a question I have, why is the west side of Cleveland always have lower prices than the east side of Cleveland--is this a west/east side of the Cuyahoga River question or a political/racial issue? I need an answer from somebody in the know about these issues?
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TheRavenHeart
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 10:34:58 AM

My intent was more to show that no boycott would realistically work than to actually plot a realistic boycott. Between the 1860's-1940's, the US had an isolationist foreign policy. Middle class growth during the 1950's, the founding of global organizations like the UN, and international trade agreements have put us in the middle of a global economy, where anything produced here that can sell for more somewhere else will be exported to where it will sell for the most. If everyone in the US spent one weekend without buying fuel, any excess generated would just get exported, then when everyone HAD to get fuel again, we'd all see a spike because of increased demand during a time of decreased supply due to previous artifically created surplus being shipped to China.
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Johnnyo523
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 7:16:04 AM

A small boycott could work. Pick 1 day. Maybe a weekend. Gas up previous to the day or weekend. One or two days of not buying gas would drop the price by a substantial amount. But it would need to be a coordinated nationwide effort. Granted not everyone would or could participate. But everyone that would like to show BIG OIL a thing or two would certainly get some attention. Considering the July 4th holiday weekend is approaching, doing this before then could drop the price prior to heavy travel. Maybe even drop demand just enough to drop the per barrel price. Think about it.....it could work.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2012 5:15:50 PM

Michael29644 is 100% correct.
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jakerson
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2012 5:13:13 PM

Catch 22
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2012 2:22:42 PM

ummm, my horse is on strike, looks like i'm gonna have to drive yet.
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Seamus4513
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2012 11:45:20 AM

Agree
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 12:01:20 AM

This isn't a boycott call, it's a call for conservation. While applaud your effort, I'd think that most people who could easily cut back had already done so at our previous high price marks. That's why our national per capita consumption level is down.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 3:34:58 PM

If you wrote "An alternative boycott" instead of "A realistic boycott", it might have made more sense. But you haven't said how everyone telecommuting or car pooling, world-wide, is a boycott. And, you haven't said how the idea could be implemented realistically, rather than idealistically.

Again; where's the boycott part of this suggestion?
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maggie54IN
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 2:52:58 PM

Not gonna work.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 2:25:57 PM

No thanks. I prefer to drive.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:37:17 AM

Will never happen/work.
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