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biker1600

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2013 6:24:11 PM

Yes, a boycott is useless. It really only hurts the small business owner...
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gisandy1
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 3:55:04 PM

This web page does exactly that! Go to the stations who are offering the best pricing at the pump with out the incentives. Even if you have to go out of your way to get the pricing, do it. It does work!
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97psd73
Veteran Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 7:03:01 AM

Boycotts will never happen. Too many people to get together.
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easydriver11
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 4:35:06 AM

yes
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catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 11:23:43 AM

Easydriver - don't you think small owners already work their tails off to get the best price on gas?
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LQQKGAS
Champion Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 9:08:30 AM


If boycotts worked, gas would be .10ยข per gallon.
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Daddioio
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 8:09:11 PM

No.... Let the free market economy do it's job.
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Alpha7X
Rookie Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 4:55:38 PM

Boycotts are a waste of time.
Don't drive, use other modes of transportation.
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tklsr
All-Star Author Akron

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 9:47:56 AM

a "gas out" is moronic.
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easydriver11
Champion Author Cape Coral

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 4:34:27 AM

then small owner should get gas from another supplier
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Homerclub
Champion Author Idaho

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 10:25:39 PM

do it if you can
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jscargo411
Veteran Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 12:26:28 PM

Very well said Catfish99
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catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 8:28:24 AM

You cannot successfully boycott world market commodities. Gas prices are set based on supply and use. Stations and refiners make about a dime a gallon. Boycott all you want, but someone else will buy the gas.
You can only lower your costs by lowering your usage. This is not easy, but it is the only answer.
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DLL66
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 3:15:43 AM

I have yet to see a boycott be effective.
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magpie2013
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 8:04:11 PM

Yes and I have seen them work. That is if people would stand together and not cave in.
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RS101
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 7:47:06 PM

Depends upon what it is.
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RockShagwell
Sophomore Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 1:06:39 PM

They never ever work
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drillbabydrill2012
Veteran Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 9:36:17 AM

Not sure but willing to try anything to get gas down. I know it's been going lower but it still needs to be under $3
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RangerBob58
Champion Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 8:11:54 AM

I would be willing to try. It might not have any effect, but I might feel like I am at least participating in something
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riggers711
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 3:30:39 AM

Boycotting big boys might work
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DMB1125
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 3:27:33 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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RockShagwell
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 10:19:20 AM

They never ever work
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 4:48:02 AM

A boycott that targets the "big guys"?
Like Exxon in the US and Esso in Canada?
Pfffffffttttttttt! They don't own and operate stations, they are franchises, company owned stations were sold or, in the case of franchises on company leased land, closed and bulldozed.

Any gasoline boycott targetting one brand, if successful, will increase the price of gasoline!
Simple economics, you want to save money, use less gasoline!!!!!
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bote
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 12:01:15 PM

Boycott hurts the little guys[station owner] . A real boycott needs to deal with the big guys.
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hero4hire
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 9:25:51 AM

most times, no
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2013 1:19:21 AM

Doesn't it depend on what the boycotts are for, and what's being "demanded"?

Were the boycotts of bus lines and cafeterias in the south useless? That depends on whether you were a small business owner or a minority, doesn't it?

Were the boycotts of the lettuce and grape industries useless? That depends on whether owned and operated a farm or were a "picker" in the fields, doesn't it?

Is an apparent boycott of posting gas prices "good/ Yes or no"?
That depends on whether you think posting gas prices will help your fellow Florida Gas Buddy members be more knowledgeable shoppers or whether you have more important things to do on this website.

It all depends on what's being asked of a boycott, what the demands are and/or if the demands can be met or not met. If all that's being called for is to boycott "whatever", with no specific goals or demands identified so that the entity being boycotted can meet demands in order for the boycott to be called off, then it's not useless; it's simply not even a boycott.
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