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madi007

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:53:23 PM

On Jan 1, 2014, the Pa gas tax increased by almost $.10 and the stations in this town immediately raised prices by $.15. No competition here, only price fixing.
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 12:50:49 AM

If the price is too high the Frackville stations will drop the prices ASAP.

Boycotts don't work with prices, since people will shift over anyway.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:54:42 PM

You're posting your comments in the Boycott/Gasout Talk discussion category, seen be Gas Buddy members across the United States, most of who don't know where Frackville Pennsylvania is.

You're really asking everyone across the United States and Canada to boycott gas stations in Fraackville? Wouldn't this make more sense by posting your boycott call in your local Pennsylvania discussion category where it can be seen by people who might actually shop for gas in Frackville, and will (could) boycott the stations as you're apparently suggesting?

Just wondering, though. You wrote "No competition here..." It seems there are at least four distinct brands of gas in Frackville, so there is competition. Maybe what you're seeing is two things: First, gas prices went up because the stations are paying higher wholesale prices, and second, maybe they are competing with each other by selling for as low as they reasonably can (matching the lower station's prices) in order to attract customers? Or are you saying that there would be "competition" if the prices of all the stations were different? If that were the case, knowing you wouldn't shop at the higher priced station (assuming you mean that the station having the higher price shows "there is competition"), why would anyone shop at the higher priced stations?

But, since you posted your topic in the Boycott/Gasout Talk discussion category, what is it that you want the gas stations in Frackville to do so that you'll end your boycott? After all, you have to have something that they need to do in order for them to meet your "demands".

It seems like what you have is each station is trying to be as low as possible in order to get your business, something they wouldn't get if they were higher priced "just to show there's competition."



[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 1/2/2014 6:54:52 PM EST]
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jscargo411
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:38:32 PM

Maybe there was a 5 cent price increase along with the hike in tax
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