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Onlypremiumg
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 9:42:41 AM

Seriously though, I read lots of info about boycotting gas stations. I think the number one question is I seriously can't be the only one prepared for this? I purchased a bunch of 5gallon gas cans, have a safe place to store them away from the house and buy fuel to last me a month at a time. Am I the only person thinking that if everybody bought their gas on Monday and never bought gas till the following Monday it just might do something to the price of fuel? All everyone does is complain about the price of fuel. So the solution? Quit crying about the price of gas, get on the same boat and don't buy the fuel for a duration of time. Even if it means taking a day off work, if they keep making gas and nobody is buying it "voila!" a sale on gas! Btw I'm not rich (far from it) I live on a budget like everyone else I just found driving outta my way for $20 worth of gas every other day, I ended up wasting more gas to go out of my way to fuel up. Less trips to the gas station I believe I've saved $50 a year doing this. This may not work for everyone but it does for me. Every penny saved adds up! Oh wait their doing away with the penny so I guess we round up to the nearest dollar? whoo whoo! Now we're saving!
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Sprinter316
All-Star Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 12:05:09 AM

Can't
GADavis
Sophomore Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 10:59:01 PM

boycotts don't work because there are too many people who don't have the cahones to do it!
Mininana
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:02:37 AM

just can't see the rewards justifying the risks, says this former union negotiator
BUSSY
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 2:03:01 PM

no
mmakuta
Veteran Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 10:20:22 AM

Nope
Mikeyy1960
All-Star Author Cape Coral

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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 3:52:09 PM

not enough people would join in to make it work…
SGLuz
Champion Author Modesto

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:48:43 PM

Nope
Tucsonhomes
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 11:11:09 AM

Nope
Tucsonhomes
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 10:23:28 PM

No boycotts
RBMart
Veteran Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:15:12 PM

I don't buy Citgo gas. Comes from Venezuela...home of Hugo Chavez...they are trying to be Socialist/Communist..nationalizing industries & etc...won't reward that!
sh1361
Sophomore Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 9:47:26 PM

Just stop using fuel .
the3gould
Rookie Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 7:35:56 PM

The only way your going to bring down the price of gas is conserve the amount of trip and not drive fast so if everyone did this the demand would go down and so will the price
jenksjr
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 5:25:15 PM

Let's drop the boycott stuff!
maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:21:09 PM

Robert44: Why did you bump this topic, which had been inactive for over a year?
montpelier28
Champion Author Vermont

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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 8:35:44 PM

I boycott Exxon Mobile gas. Have for years,I see I've really hurt thier bottom line.
Robert44
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:47:04 PM

I agree!
catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:20:01 AM

Once again, if you use the same amont of gas, it does not matter how long you go between purchases. The net for everyone is the same.
Also, most people do not make special trips to get gas. They buy along their commute, or while going to the store. So no savings, either.
TrixieNY
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:03:18 PM

I bet those 5 gallon gas cans you purchased cost a lot more than the $50 you saved, not to mention the time and hassle! The next time you go out to fill up all those cans to save a few pennies, do your fellow Canadians a favor and post some gas prices. After all, the is the purpose of this site!
mr_thumper
Sophomore Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:33:41 AM

For me, it is the station with the lowest price....I go there..even if it would happen to be owned by my "ex!"
Onlypremiumg
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:32:56 AM

@ MertieMan, interesting you should say that but here where I'm from. We are allowed to transport 99 gallons of gas without a permit. We also can buy proper storage containers made out of "M- E- T- A- L" designed specifically for safely storing gas.. Also if it was a concern from our local "fire authorities " I'm sure my neighbor would get hit first considering he has about a 2000 gallon above ground tank. And residential? Residential? How about 150 cars next to you in an apartment building all stored safely in plastic tanks? I'm sure in total they have more fuel stored than I.. Yep sounds safe to me lol.
TrixieNY
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 9:46:29 PM

Hey oilman, that's my line! Canda, LOL!
scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 6:41:46 AM

Oh boy! I don't know what to say! There is so much! I know! I love beer~!
1OILMAN
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 6:23:07 PM

Another Canadian graduate of the Obama School of Economics.
Canada, lol.
MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:05:02 AM

I am certainly sure that your local Fire Dept. Bureau doesn't know what you are doing and if they did, you would be cited and fined for storing hazardous materials incorrectly in a residential area.
AFOS
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 1:39:24 PM

have asked the mods to move this to the proper category
maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 1:26:14 PM

Onlypremiumg, there is an entire category for discussions about boycott/gasouts. Why did you start this discussion in General Gas Talk?

Zackny
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 1:00:46 PM

no
beachd8
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 12:49:04 PM

I don't have a safe place to store fuel.
TrixieNY
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:28:20 AM

LOL, Canada!
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:14:28 AM

To each his or her own.
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