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jnate22

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2013 8:55:22 AM

If the gas prices ever go up again, everybody should get together and boycott it.
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Mikeyl
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:20:16 PM

Boycotts will never work. Someone needs gas, so they'll get it.

We are TOO dependent on our cars and other gas-guzzling toys.

All we CAN DO is reduce the amount we use and be as efficient as possible with the gas we use.
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magpie2013
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:12:46 PM

We should be doing this now instead of complaining about it. Buy only what you need don't fill up your tank let them sit on their gas till they get the message! If we don't fight back they will never care about the rest of us, we have only our selves to blame for this we do nothing to try and stop this. Try not filling up your tank for a month and get only what you need!!!!
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hubers00
All-Star Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:50:39 AM

Not sure that is possible
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PassmyGas
All-Star Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:32:37 AM

Yes
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catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 9:20:54 AM

DMB - organization does not matter when dealing with a worldwide commodity market. And what would be your demands? Lower prices? Station owners make less than a dime a gallon, refiners make about a dime a gallon. Who is going to lower prices?
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at14
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 9:42:30 AM

if everyone actually did boycott high prices, we may get somewhere
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MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 6:05:41 AM

Boycotts have never worked and never will.
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ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 10:15:11 PM

um, it's not boycotting; it's called smart shopping

which is what this website is for... so post some prices!
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Pielededrac
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 11:01:35 PM

You cannot boycott gas altogether, because then you have to walk.

But I NEVER gas up in high priced gas stations.
That is why I check GasBuddy every time before I gas up.
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jnate22
Sophomore Author California

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 8:29:03 AM

We should boycott the gas starting now
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RS101
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2013 12:25:05 PM

Really?
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DMB1125
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 1:15:03 PM

If boycotts are ineffective, it's because there hasn't been one ogranized on a sufficiently wide basis, as far as I know. What I DO know is that WE, the consumers - and the middle class, especially - are the ultimate arbiters of the consumer economy! We need to organize and flex our muscle. I notice here in upstate NY that, despite the fact that market conditions have not changed....no change in supply, which according to the latest I've heard, is NOT short...that gas prices are, after a long fall (due to market conditions and lower consumption would be my guess), slowly inching up again. I wonder...could the approaching holiday season with its increased traveling have something to do with that?? Then WHY is the price increasing NOW?? We need to show the corporate bastards who's boss!!
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catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 12:10:06 PM

What will you boycott? will you refuse to drive? If you can cut down on your driving with no real effect on your life, why not do it anyway and save money?
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ChitoCinn
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 8:03:34 AM

I drive a Honda Accord. If gas prices go up I only put $10 worth. When gas prices go down, I fill up.
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tklsr
All-Star Author Akron

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:36:22 PM

That's crazy talk.
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zippy3231
All-Star Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 6:01:22 AM

I refuse to shop at stations with high prices.
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Michael29644
Champion Author Greenville

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:01:46 PM

Rookie, please.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2013 9:12:14 PM

Forgetting "it's okay for your salary to go up, but not expenses...", if you're going to boycott gas prices because prices (which are currently going down) go up, what will you do for transportation? Because, I'm pretty sure, that if you boycott gas you'll have a hard time driving.

That said, what's the point of the boycott? If you're going to boycott, you have to have a goal or something that the company/industry being boycotted can do in order to get you to stop your boycott? What is it that you want the gas stations to do? Sell fuel below cost? Sell fuel at cost? Even if it means not making money to cover operating expenses? Sorry, but you have to tell us what, if you're going to boycott, your "demands" are that the gas stations will have to meet for you to end your boycott.

What's so funny about the original post is one word. "...ever". "If the gas prices ever go up again..." You don't leave a lot of room before you're boycotting, do you?
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