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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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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
Veteran Author Hamilton

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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
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 7:05:19 AM

They have no effect.
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SoulMate2012
Rookie Author Springfield

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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
Champion Author Wilmington

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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
Champion Author Toledo

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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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