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AmIhere_43

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 6:08:59 PM

Most stations are individually leased, but big oil profit at leasee and us consumers expense, even so if we would boycott en mass just say, for example: 1st & 3rd Tues every month, hit big oil hard, can we work together? I don't gas on any Tues or Thurs.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 3:05:20 PM

Well it is obvious where you got your name.
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barryw8
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 7:59:51 AM

Boycotts don't work.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 5:04:09 AM

"Most stations are individually leased, but big oil profit at leasee and us consumers expense, even so if we would boycott en mass just say, for example: 1st & 3rd Tues every month, hit big oil hard, can we work together? I don't gas on any Tues or Thurs."

Unless you actually reduce your consumption of gasoline, such stunts like only buying gas on certain days is a complete waste of time and effort and will accomplish absolutely nothing, because you're still using the same amount of gasoline.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:31:55 PM

Work together? Perhaps "we" take shifts. Some can "boycott" on Tuesday and Thursday, while others can "boycott" Monday and Wednesday. Still others can opt to forgo buying gasoline from Friday through Sunday. With the whole week covered a message will surely be sent.

[Edited by: maxstar at 10/9/2012 10:35:39 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 9:50:12 PM

AmThere_43:

You wrote that you don't buy gas on any Tuesday or Thursday. Do you drive on any Tuesday or Thursday? If you say you do, then all you're doing is filling up on certain days; you aren't boycotting.

To boycott anything you have to not use their product. Period. And it means you have to give up something to make an impact. If you never driver, for example, on Sundays to observed the day of worship, or don't drive on Saturdays to observe the Sabbath, you're not boycotting anything. But if you drive every day and you make a conscious decision to stop driving on weekdays (as an example), as a form of protest in order to not use the product, than you can consider yourself to be boycotting.

But merely not buying something on certain days means you're merely buying a day prior or a day after your "boycott"; you're not changing your driving and fuel usage habits.

But, even if people "would boycott en mass just say, for example: 1st & 3rd Tues every month", how would that "hit big oil hard", and what do you think the result of the "boycott" would be?

Said another way, if you're going to boycott, you have to let the people you're boycotting know you're boycotting them and you have to tell them what they need to do in order for you to end your boycott. So, my question is, even if everyone boycotts, as you suggest, on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday every month, what is it you want big oil to do in order for you to end your boycott?

If and when you answer the last paragraph, I might be able to take your suggestion seriously.
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seabrz7
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 6:45:44 PM

Won't work! People will just buy on off days and that would make it up. I'm not going to try and hurt the local gas station owner. He is a part of my community and trying to make a living. Best thing you can do is post gas prices so your friends and neighbors can find the best deal when they need gas.
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