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fedup105

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:35:09 PM

Use twitter to get people to boycott petrocan or a complete community. Good example Princeton is always higher than Keremeos just 1\2 hr away gas up there as often as possible. Encourage others to do the same. Tweet it to everyone see if it has an impact. At some point we have to have a voice.
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Marc56
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 8:52:02 AM

I don't tweet.
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 9:07:21 AM

First, this belongs on a local thread. Rookie mistake.

Second, why would someone drive 1/2 and hour to get lower-priced gas? I know I wouldn't. That's crazy (unless it's on your scheduled route, of course).

GasBuddy is social media. Post your prices (using the GasBuddy app, if you can!) and everyone in the world knows where to get lower-priced gas. You just shared with everyone, not just the four people who choose to "follow" you.

C'mon. We're all in this together. We need to work together to keep this site updated and useful.
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skidsteer85xt
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 11:32:27 PM

if everybody used gasbuddy to buy the cheapest the higher stations would line up because they would not be selling gas.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:15:12 PM

Perhaps your plan will just cause the stations in Keremeos to raise their prices.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 2:00:25 PM

Canada, lol
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Gerry1949
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:48:58 AM

Stupid topic ...
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 4:49:57 PM

People:
There's no need to continue to respond to this topic.

The person starting the topic started it several weeks ago and hasn't returned since making his one and only message post (the one starting this topic), nor has he bothered to post any gas prices or other activity since joining a month ago.

If the issue isn't important to him, despite his saying "At some point we have to have a voice...", which he apparently isn't using (though he uses the screen name "fedup..."), then the discussion should simply stop and if the issue is important, be brought up in a new thread.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:15:02 AM

Better yet boycott social media.
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:25:00 PM

BOYCOTTS DO NOT WORK!!!
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 3:54:20 PM

I do not use social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) at all for any reason.

Too much information floating around in cyberspace.

Plus, people will still shop where ever they are. They won't drive 1/2 a mile to get 20 cents off of gas when they just want to keep tootling down the highway.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:10:13 PM

Social media. What a joke.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:05:25 PM

Well fedup, you could be in NY or NJ right now. Just saying. Sometimes, thank you is enough.
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:13:57 AM

Don't use any of that stuff.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:10:37 AM

Social media is a pain in the rear. Never used twitter in my life.
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 8:51:41 AM

How about moving this to the Gasout/Boycott area?
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:56:17 PM

First, as maxstar said, this is a local issue, not one for Gas Buddy members across the United States and Canada who read the General Gas Talk discussions.

Second, there is a boycott discussion category which this could go in, again however it's a local issue.

That said, if you want to get people to use Twitter to get other people to boycott, why not use Twitter to get your word out, instead of some small website?

Second, you haven't said why people should boycott "petrocan" (whatever that is) or why they should boycott a complete community. You mean people should boycott, for example, the complete community of British Columbia? Why?

What does Princeton or Keremeos have to do with petrocam or a complete community?

As for one place always being higher than another place, first you're talking a half hour away, which uses a lot of gas driving just to same some unknown amount of money per gallon. Second, you haven't said anything about the difference in tax or rent or the cost of opening up gas stations in either Princeton or Keeremeos, and you haven't said that all gas prices in Princeton (wherever that is) are always higher than all gas ;prices in Keremeos. Just because one place is higher priced than another doesn't mean anything unless you can provide some background.

But why should we "Tweet it to everyone" if we're nowhere near British Columbia. What do the people in Maryland or Florida or New Mexico or the Yukon Territories or Prince Edwards Island care about isolated gas stations in two small communities enough that they should be "tweeting" everyone across two countries?

Sorry, but you need to make this local if it's that important, and you need to provide better reasoning for people to become interested in your issue.

I've asked the moderators to move this to your local discussion category for better impact.



[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 11/8/2012 10:00:11 PM EST]
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victhedad
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:20:15 PM

yep maxstar
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:10:27 PM

fedup105: Your topic is in the wrong category and belongs in your local British Columbia discussion board. I doubt if other members throughout the rest of Canada or the US know of or care about Priceton or Keremeo.

I am not sure what is wrong with your petrocan, but you will find that boycotts do not work.,
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