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richgCA

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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 2:21:37 AM

If you would go to the lowest station no matter how far away it is. And use 1 gal. or less to get there and back.

And treat this as an investment, in bringing prices down.
Your local stations,would have to lower thier prices.

Do the the math it won't cost you that much more.

If every one did this, All the stations would have to bring thier prices down.

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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 9:13:43 AM

All you have to do is use this site.

Plan your route (you can even use the route mapping in the tabs at the top to plan vacation driving routes and lower gas prices!) and buy gas where it is priced lowest. Think about filling up BEFORE holidays and not along highways and main routes where gas is generally priced a little higher.

Driving all over the place is not really a viable option. Think about it like this. You fill up with 12 gallons of gas. At a station 10 miles away, it's 10 cents lower in price. You drive there (and back). You saved $1.20 (12 gallons of gas @ 10 cents less than the station down the street). How much did it cost you to get there and back? You get 20 MPG in the city. You just drove 20 miles. That's a gallon of gas. That gallon just cost you $3.60 (today's national price). You saved.... uh... lost $2.40. You spent TWICE as much as you thought you had saved. Thus, you lost THREE TIMES.

Use the GasBuddy Web Site and mobile app. Find the lowest priced stations along your route and patronize them. Tell them you are posting their prices every time you go by their station - even when you're not filling up. At least they'll know they're being watched.
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skidsteer85xt
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 11:21:00 PM

i might
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13Octane
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:14:34 PM

cheapest station in town is right across the street from me
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13Octane
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:14:24 PM

cheapest station in town is right across the street from me
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cayo32
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 6:06:53 PM

I'm in
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bady777
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 11:39:05 AM

i would support this..
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:28:08 AM

As I have already stated it's a bad idea. Others have said many still buy at higher priced stations and don't understand why. Well when you look at something like gas which many people here see as a necessity you have to look at the overall economic impact of gas. Gas company CC's are easier to get than most. Many buying the higher priced gas are doing it with a gas company CC. The premium they pay is for the credit they are extended. Others believe in the quality of the product.

I work for an oil company and I can tell you millions of dollars are spent each year on surveys and studies to identify the segments of consummers and every gas brand is trying to target specific groups. It is very easy for an individual to come up with an idea that will "lower gas prices" however getting the widely diverse population as a whole to all act the same way is virtually impossible and we have survey data to prove it! So make your decision, do what's best for you and your family and move on. Consummers will never all agree on anything.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:12:00 PM

Spelling, too.
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BTP1535
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 1:42:53 PM

Fuel is too much of a necessity. Sounds like a good idea in theory, however it would be near impossible to get enough participation to carry it out...
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 2:35:24 PM

I think she is boycotting punctuation.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 2:02:26 PM

Megan, have you been in that sour mash again?
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MeganIA
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:38:35 PM

i agreee. i hate these prices i am froma very small town with a city an hour away so of course they skyrocket gas prices i hate it because i am not made of money and it makes it so hard for me to travel but now that me and many others around town go to the city usually once every week or two we fill up our cars adn some gas cans and teh town is actually starting to lower prices it is nice to be able to do that and for the to lower it because the town has comet ogether to do something about it
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:29:05 PM

First, richgCA, who started this topic, has a been a member of Gas Buddy for almost three years. In that that h's posted about one gas price a month, and apparently none since he started this topic nearly two months ago (i.e., still 6,170 points since his last message post. It's not as if he's overly concerned with gas pricing assistance for his fellow members, in my opinion, to the point of informing his fellow members about local pricing to help them be more knowledgeable shoppers - which is what he should be doing if he wants them to shop at the lowest priced stations, in his words, "no matter how far away it is." Members can't know the low prices far away if you don't tell them and tell them where to go.

There's no reason this topic needs to be continuing if the original poster isn't concerned with the issue in any serious manner.
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Marc56
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:56:48 AM

Kinda hard to get buy-in from everyone on this, don't you think? How would you do that?
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 3:45:16 PM

Patronizing stations that have lower gas prices is a good idea.

But, look around. The station across the street has a price 10 or 20 cents higher than the one you're sitting at. There are still people shopping there.

This is why this will never work. People are stupid and follow habits instead of their brains.
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dlgrote
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:17:13 PM

i would support this..
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bady777
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 11:17:38 AM

fun, bring it down.
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R209
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 7:53:38 PM

You guys are great...
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crmedic
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 8:09:50 AM

ok
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seabrz7
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2012 4:35:47 PM

Guess what richgCA? Prices are down 20 cents for the week in CA and down 54 cents for the month. No boycott or stupidity needed.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2012 6:58:13 AM

Heh....posting on mobile got me that time, mario.
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MARIOWERX
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 8:53:40 PM

Fundamentals of spelling?
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 5:55:15 PM

Fundimentals of grammar?
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vitaliyroz
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:24:54 PM

looking through posts I did not see any solution, some advises on how to save on gas, but no one said how to make it lowered. did i miss something?
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 7:12:03 AM

I have already been ignored - Yawn.

How many has RichG ignored besides the latest three? I guess he plans to ignore all of us posting in this thread that don't support him, he will not see any activity on his thread but others that don't understand economics and math and then can feel very important?

I buy gas at the best VALUE to me. Includes time, and other factors such as safety of the location, and how clean and well maintained the station and it's pumps are, amongst other things.

elb001 - what don't you know if???

[Edited by: TxJeans at 11/2/2012 7:13:31 AM EST]
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elb001
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 10:28:47 PM

I don't know if
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 2:50:34 PM

Five of richgCA's seven message posts have been in this topic. At least, if you're going to shout (as was done in the topic title, with five exclamation points) at least post some gas prices once in a while.

While posting gas prices won't bring down prices, it does help other Gas Buddy members learn the least expensive places to shop for fuel. That's a simple investment in time, if not dollars. Posting an average of one gas price post a month over a period of nearly three years doesn't help your fellow members very much, though it is better than simply saying "go to the lowest station no matter how far away it is."
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 2:36:29 PM

brerabbitTX may be right but I still enjoy the humor.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:22:44 AM

Why not just use this site to locate the cheapest place to buy gas on your normal travel route every day? Then you are getting the cheapest, not supporting the higher priced sellers and not wasting time or money traveling out of your way. That is pretty much why this whole site was created to begin with. To help people save money.

Your very idea for a "boycott" by spending time and money to drive out of your way pretty much defeats the whole reasoning of the site.

I am quite sure people like yourself and many others on this site will search and search to save 10 cents a gallon on gas which comes out to $1.50 on a 15 gallon purchase and then walk into the store and plop down a $1.25 for a bottle of water and give your savings away for something that costs a penney coming out of your faucet at home. Penny wise and pound foolish!
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 1:08:05 PM

Well I would venture to say that most of us are glad when people like richgCA stop by for their two cents worth. That is the main reason I logon every day. Nothing better than a good case of logic to get one going in the morning.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:32:25 AM

What's an oil person?

Apparently anyone that doesn't agree with the boycotters and those that think any high price is gouging. Anyone that can apply math to driving X distance to by Y amount of gas at a Z amount less and can determine that the loss of time and gas spent makes it not worth it.
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MARIOWERX
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 10:00:35 PM

What's an oil person?
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 8:01:58 PM

Why would anyone want to put anyone on the ignore list (unless the other person was using profanity or repeated hate speech)? Wouldn't you rather hear the reasoning and logic of the "opposition", first so that you can better understand their reasoning (even if you don't agree with their reasoning), and second so that you can (if the case be) better develop your opposition responses (making your argument and/or logic better)?

That said, the original post says "If you would go to the lowest station no matter how far away it is." and then reads "And use 1 gal. or less to get there and back."

Which is it? No matter how far away, or not more than a half gallon of gas away?

That said, if you use a gallon of gas driving to the lowest priced station, depending where you live/get gas, it's costing you about $3.50 worth of gas. I'm not sure how you can treat that as an investment if you can buy fuel for perhaps a little more than lowest price but closer, not spending $3.50 on gas to travel to the lowest priced station.

However, if you really want to make a contribution, it might be helpful to fellow members in your local area to post gas prices somewhat frequently. That may not bring down prices, but what it will do is enable local Gas Buddy members to know the prices perhaps just blocks or a short distance from their normal drive or commute. Without your posting gas prices, it would be hard for Gas Buddy members to follow your suggesting because the won't know w;here the lowest priced gas stations are.

But that's just a suggestion; that's all. Just a suggestion.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 6:28:59 PM

Me, ignored for being an "oilman"? LOL!
I repeat "There is no intellegence test needed to post in GasBuddy, unfortunately."

"There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know."

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 10/28/2012 6:31:42 PM EST]
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 4:41:07 PM

LOL! I love it.

Doing the happy dance because rich put me on ignore.

BTW - I am NOT an "oilman" Or, even and "oilwoman" - I just understand a bit more about economics, math, human nature and the definition of a boycott.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 2:59:28 PM

Me too, I reckon.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 9:16:59 AM

Rich, please add me to your ignore list.

Thanks.
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richgCA
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 9:14:37 PM


3 more oil men IGNORED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rumbleseat, maxstar, and txjeans !!!!!!!!!!!
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73amx
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:04:51 AM

that would be great, but I don't think the money hungry owner of my local station would. the average here is 3.85, she's still holding out at 3.90
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 3:38:04 AM

I have accused of being in oil, or paid by Big Oil to post here, before.
Funny thing, I have also been accused of being in ethanol, or paid by Big Ethanol to post here.
Man, that would be a kick, getting paid by both sides!
There is no intellegence test needed to post in GasBuddy, unfortunately.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:47:37 AM

I agree with Michael29644. Posting gas price updates is the best way to help others on this site, much better than not posting updates and recommending that the way to save money is to drive all over to find cheap gas.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 10:34:36 AM

"I am going to use it the correct way now!"

I presume the "correct way" is to double post one's intent to ignore people. And if Rookie Rich had done his homework, he would know I am in IT consulting, not oil. Why do people like this like to throw the "oil people" accusation around so loosely?
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:11:07 AM

The whole idea of this site is to allow members to pool experience and see where a station may be with lower prices, and also where a station may be with higher prices.
But you can't be bothered alerting members to those prices, so how the heck are you contributing to the site?
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richgCA
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:02:45 PM

In answer to michael29644 that I don't use this site correctly ,and his other Negative remarks.

I am going to use it the correct way now!

U HAVE JUST BEEN IGNORED michae129644!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats one less oil person.
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richgCA
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:01:53 PM

In answer to michael29644 that I don't use this site correctly ,and his other Negative remarks.

I am going to use it the correct way now!

U HAVE JUST BEEN IGNORED michae129644!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats one less oil person.

[Edited by: richgCA at 10/12/2012 9:08:29 PM EST]
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MadTraveler
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 2:27:13 PM

Yepper - bring it down.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 1:13:54 PM

Now that was a well thought out, lucid and concise argument. Much like Al Sharpton. :)

[Edited by: 1OILMAN at 10/9/2012 1:15:15 PM EST]
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 8:16:06 PM

"The one's against this idea or any other idea, to bring prices down.

Our the one's who work or own or profit from oil prices being high."

You really have no clue, do you? Why don't you participate in this site in a meaningful way, like by posting gas prices? Or did you really lie low for 33 months just to troll the forums?
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richgCA
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:41:01 AM

The one's against this idea or any other idea, to bring prices down.

Our the one's who work or own or profit from oil prices being high.

Don't believe the Negtive bull s%it.
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seabrz7
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 12:57:12 AM

Sounds like you know the prices between your home and far away, so how come you don't post the prices for the people in Riverside? It would be more useful!
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philipph
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 7:46:08 PM

ok
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