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Sharkie2011

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 9:33:43 AM

Where I live we have 4 gas stations and all 4 keep the same price. 3 of them are supplied by one of the companies so this one company is able to control the prices in my town. People here call them the "gas nazis" .
Since we are 40 miles from a bigger town that has lower prices , they rip us off. Mny of us go to the big town once or twice a month and get gas at walmart usually 15 to 25 cents per gallon less! In the long run it is worth the trip as you can fill your tank and buy your groceries cheaper.
It is interesting to go on the first day of each month and see many of your local neighbors there :)
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nurdco
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Message Posted: May 22, 2013 1:16:36 AM

Don't buy it so it goes stale and the ethanol separates...
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AKCastleman
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 9:55:13 PM

The Shell statio at Old Seward and Dimond is almost always the highest in Anchorage
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skidsteer85xt
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 11:38:35 PM

my car is rated for 87 oct.
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1993vr4
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 12:15:17 AM

I have a station a mile from my house that currently has 91 oct non-oxy priced at 4.319 while the nearest competitor has same exact blend for 3.549 while both are selling 87 for 3.249. I drive right by, there's no convenience for me from these owner's.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 7:00:44 PM

Jayburt and Delta258. Your replies have nothing to do with this topic. The discussion is about the price differences between the stations in a town compared to those 40 miles away.
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 6:46:55 PM

Look into the scooters especially now they have the covered ones, they get 70+ mile to the gallon if you figure how many trips you ride alone and don't need a big vehicle you can save a lot of money.
They are easy to operate with automatic transmissions and surprisingly nimble and quick
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Delta258
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 3:56:22 PM

small town, buy a bicycle
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 7:09:11 PM

"Cheers. I will however post low prices when I see them which is a rare event!"

And you have contributed so many prices in the past, haven't you, newsmonger? LOL!!

41 days, 340 points?

Active participation in price posting is the only weapon we have to let the gasoline industry know we pay attention. Yes, there are gougers out there, but there are also fair-minded hard-working franchise owners, and this site helps us know who they are so we can support them. They are, in truth, the majority of station operators, the gougers are a small minority, and the operators of gouging stations don't tend to join GasBuddy.

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ihuey99
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 2:53:42 PM

I'm not supporting gas stations with high prices, but there is a rationale behind them. They are given gas to sell that they have to make up with in sales. Some gas companies have higher gas costs that the station owners must compensate for. That being said, I believe that high gas prices that are excessive will only create a natural shift to lower prices. The die hards who want to buy "name brand" gasoline can do so at their own expense.

In California, all gas must meet "designer" standards to be sold, so there really isn't that much difference between gas companies across the state aside from additives that "wow help clean your engine." I know this is different in other states.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 5:58:28 PM

Newsmonger: "This forum is absolutely full of gas station owners and people who work in the gasoline and oil industry."

Not sure who is or is not in the industry. So long as the information is accurate I could care less.

As far as posting prices? Please do so but post the high prices as well as the low prices. That way other members can decide where to buy gas, and just as importantly, where not to.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 2:43:23 PM

Newsmonger didn't last long. Canada, lol. Must be sensitive to the truth.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 10:10:17 AM

Sigh. Costco, BJs, Sams and other big players use buying power to get lower prices from makers and distributors. Small businesses often try to lower prices to the point of losing money to hold customers, but it does not work. They were not gouging before, just barely making it in most cases.
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newsmonger
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 11:05:08 PM

This forum is absolutely full of gas station owners and people who work in the gasoline and oil industry. I am not going to waste my time posting on here any more! Cheers. I will however post low prices when I see them which is a rare event!
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 3:58:46 PM

And if you were to put will those stations out of business, what do you think will happen to the prices of the remaining stations?
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 3:24:41 PM

2 hours of driving, 80 miles of wear and tear and gasoline consumption, to save, what? $5? $6?
Just think, if enough of you do that, you will put the local businesses, the ones that pay taxes in your town, the ones that employ a couple of locals, out of business!
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 6:23:52 AM

No.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 4:04:53 PM

You could build your own.
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newsmonger
Rookie Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 5:30:43 PM

I agree with you. Don't take too much notice of the other poster's rudeness. The way they talk I think most of them own gas stations. Incidentally the gas stations in my local area used to do exactly the same thing until Costco opened and spoiled everything for them. Immediately prices came down significantly to try to match Costco and stayed down!

[Edited by: newsmonger at 10/16/2012 5:36:31 PM EST]
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 6:35:00 PM

I get the feeling you're pretty much clueless as to the legal definition of "gouging".

You might want to take a moment and Google for the definition so that in the future you're a little better informed before starting another inane topic like this.

Or...perhaps you won't as some refuse to allow facts to get in the way of a good rant.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:26:14 AM

Yet another long time rookie who doesn't understand what the word gouging means and who doesn't bother posting prices.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 10:31:03 PM

And the groceries prices are also a lot cheaper in another town? Are you complaining about grocery gouging or is that not an issue?
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 3:58:37 PM

So you are sending your tax dollars to another city? Not to mention another state. But I guess that is not the point, right?
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 3:58:37 PM

So you are sending your tax dollars to another city? Not to mention another state. But I guess that is not the point, right?
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 3:06:19 PM

SO different suppliers and 4 stations competing against each other...maybe being a 80 mile round trip from that bigger town drives up delivery costs?
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:57:05 PM

From what you describe there is no gouging going on. And driving 80 miles (round trip) to save maybe $.25 a gallon sounds like a waste of time and money. What towns are you talking about.
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