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GASHOG200910

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:31:35 AM

boycott Is a waste of time... Because we may get the word out there but people forget which day not to buy gas.
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 10:24:12 PM

Too difficult to get enough numbers to make stmnt
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smugutu1234
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 7:11:27 AM

They don't work because people will not stick together.
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 5:32:26 PM

Boycotts never work..........
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bighatch65
Champion Author Newfoundland

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 10:39:47 AM

Boycott Irving
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PassmyGas
All-Star Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 2:59:53 PM

I'm boycotting the high gas prices
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mp5482
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:59:48 AM

Great Lakes region, we should be boycotting SPEEDWAY/Marathon. They are incontrol of this region. Price jumps for no reasons. They used the "SUMMER BLEND" back in Jan. Now Again!! Get Real! Buy your .99 coffee at MC D's.

/wiki/Speedway_SuperAmerica
Read This! you will understand

[Edited by: mp5482 at 3/19/2013 12:03:34 PM EST]
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 11:21:51 PM

>IMO i think a boycott would work if everyone on gas buddies boycotted a
>certain station. For example boycott the Chevron at X location for a day
>or week.

Look up the term "fungible commodity" and you'll (maybe) see why it will never work. If you boycott one station, the "boycotted" gas will just get sold to another station.
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2amy
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 10:08:35 PM

IMO i think a boycott would work if everyone on gas buddies boycotted a certain station. For example boycott the Chevron at X location for a day or week.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 9:21:37 PM

>boycott Is a waste of time... Because we may get the word out there but
>people forget which day not to buy gas.

You could have ended your post with the word 'time' and it would have been accurate. But then you had to go and tack on that nonsense on the end. Please read this carefully, Gashog200910. Gas boycotts, especially ones that are supposed to occur on a specific day, weekend, whatever, are doomed to failure from the start. Want to cut gas prices? Cut usage. Don't believe me? Scroll through the many, many pages of Boycott threads and see how many times this "idea" has been shot down by logic and reason.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 2:07:52 PM

I agree, gas boycotts do not work.
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 12:46:18 PM

Hogwash!
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OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 5:59:28 PM

Agreed -- boycott won't work.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 10:15:35 AM

No, gashog, it is not because everyone forgets the boycott day. It is because no one is buying less.
Look at it this way - if you got half your pay a day early, and half a day late, would you care? Would it make you agree to take a pay cut to get all your pay on the same day?
Didn't think so.
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:55:11 AM

I am not sure scoutmaster. I think it depends if you intentionally did not buy gas or simply forgot to buy gas.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 9:54:55 PM

I didn't buy gas today. Does that count?
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:56:15 AM


I'm sorry, but the post makes no sense.

You're saying that a boycott of the oil industry, not buying gas on one certain day, won't work because people will forget the day the of the boycott and inadvertently or "accidently" buy gas on the boycott day? That's why a boycott to not buy gas on one certain day won't work? Like forgetting to buy an anniversary or birthday gift?

You really believe that?

You don't think it has anything to do with your not buying gas every day to begin with, and that if you don't buy gas today (the boycott day) that you would have either filled up yesterday or have enough gas that you can wait and fill up tomorrow?

You really think that "Oh, my god. I forgot yesterday was the boycott gas day and I filled up my..." is why a gas boycott won't work? Amazing. Simply amazing.
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