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looneylane

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 10:50:46 PM

We have a station that charges ten cents a litre more as soon as the other station closes. we choose not to ever buy gas from them but our rescue unit has an account with them as it is the only 24 hour station. If not for that i would never go there.
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GBMAX
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 6:32:34 PM

no
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sh1361
Sophomore Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 7:33:37 PM

Waste of time.
More fuel efficient vehicles will drive the price down.
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buckeyetony
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 9:29:18 AM

You generally punish 1 station owner and their employees, big oil has so much income that they don't care.
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roadkingfl
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 10:29:33 AM

Absolutely not, reason being is everyone isn't on board so it's not effective...
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cptsales
Sophomore Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2014 10:29:40 PM

I don't think so. If you don't buy gas today, you will tomorrow or the next day.
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sirreal1984
All-Star Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2014 10:18:45 AM

No.

[Edited by: sirreal1984 at 6/17/2014 10:20:55 AM EST]
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leo3614
Sophomore Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 4:23:46 PM

Have seen text messages but we dont all get in on it. If we did it may work. Dont know
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retiredssgt
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 1:13:10 PM

Americans have to express their displeasure
concerning the cost of fuel.
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looneylane
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:21:53 PM

Yay another person who cares more about grammar than people! Grow up.
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:48:48 PM

No, and it's boycotts not boycott's.
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2014 7:49:23 PM

no
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jennrobinson85
Rookie Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: May 22, 2014 11:00:41 AM

No I don't believe they do. The only way to get it to work is to boycott all stations all over the US.
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looneylane
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 9:30:52 PM

never heard of an usless one before? JK it has been pointed out before I misused it no need to go on about it like some will over a simple spelling mistake.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 3:29:44 PM

No and neither do usless apostrophes.
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zengull1
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 2:09:09 PM

Boycotts always work
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Kinglemuel
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 1:47:00 PM

In limited cases, I think that they can get a company's attention. There was such an overwhelming dissatisfaction with BP and the gulf oil spill disaster, that enough Americans were avoiding their product for a time, that I think it caused BP to do more to clean up than if everyone was ho-hum about the disaster.
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cbones86
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 10:36:17 AM

they could help but are not realistic...

need to completely boycott the same station for multiple days, but then the other stations in town would just get the money instead... needs to happen across an entire town for a week to make people catch attention, even then people would still need fuel and just go to the neighboring towns

the better solution would be to get the ATTOURNEY GENERALS to actually do their jobs and prosecute the stations the price gouge... it happens all the time, no reason to raise prices 25 cents in a single day based off of the price of crude oil futures
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theLAZYz
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 11:45:15 AM

no
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 12:54:09 PM

This entire website is a boycott website. It steers people to cheaper stations.

Conservation is also a type of boycott. It is working because gas tax revenues are down.
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looneylane
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 10:47:45 AM

Mikey! as a person with a written word disorder, That never received help from a single English teacher in all but my last year of school thank you for caring about my grammar more than my point. If you were a caring teacher you would have messaged me rather than pointing it out on social media like a 12 year old bully.

[Edited by: looneylane at 5/13/2014 10:52:28 AM EST]
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SavingInNC
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 7:48:05 AM

yes
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SavingInNC
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 7:46:58 AM

yes
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elcid1300
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 2:24:51 AM

no
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spotterFL
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 8:32:21 AM



Sure, they do!

Many of the boycotted Citgo stations have been renamed Petro Express.

They are still owned by Venezuela's Communist leader.

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tklsr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:00:13 PM

no
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1Boog
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:43:02 PM

not really!
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stevencr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:25:26 PM

When talking about gasoline, no. A boycott would be almost impossible.
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rippinusoff
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:52:44 AM

Ok
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lyons681
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:45:45 AM

I stooped going to my nearby stations that raise their prices because they see the gas station across the street raising it's price. I have 2 Chevron stations 2 miles apart on the same main street with a 13 cent difference. Don't they get their gas from the same distributor?
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:01:54 AM

No. Getting rid of gas guzzling machines and cars will eliminate the need for gas stations.

Also, the topic title should read "Do boycotts help?" As an English teacher, I can't let that one slide. It is not a possessive, it's plural.
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toadNY
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:17:19 PM

The only way it would work is if every body did it for a week.
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 12:27:05 AM

would if everyone would do it at the same time!
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:58:53 PM

YES and they would work faster if more people would help instead of complaining about it and actually tried to help!:)
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Dawn0410
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 10:13:11 PM

Only if you get more than half your city's population to participate!
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papou
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 10:09:31 AM

boycotts work if large numbers particioate ?
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chankos
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 8:29:46 AM

i go to the USA a lot, maybe 3x a week so i gas up there to full every time and i take a gas container and fill it up too...
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chankos
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 8:28:13 AM

to looneylane...u r right many stations do that so i would never go to them unless they were the last resort...then i would only pump in as much as i needed to get to where i needed to go
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chankos
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 8:26:08 AM

no
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Ernman
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 4:51:36 PM

Not sure...
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FuelPump
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 7:05:19 AM

They have no effect.
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SoulMate2012
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 10:51:37 PM

The risk of a holdup increases later at night, too, so it makes sense to charge a little more for the availability.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 10:02:03 AM

If I had to have gas at midnight I'd rather pay an extra 50 cents for five gallons than not be able to drive in an emergency.
Looks to me like the owner is trying to pass along some cost. Remember, most stations price gas just above cost, and rely on other sales for profit.
If you want to boycott, go ahead. But if he is the low price during the day, who exactly are you hurting by overpaying at the rival station?
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BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 10:57:25 AM

. Well, a 24 hour station does have additional expenses to meet...

. Most effective boycott is to only buy at the lowest priced station that can be sensibly included in your usual weekly trip routing...

. "rescue units" are also something we would prefer to not pay for, but are necessary expenses...
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