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mflintjer

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 8:40:51 AM

As an American (yes, I know, I'm a narcissistic prick that only thinks of myself), I am planning a trip to Alaska, and will have to travel through some portion of Canada to get there. In researching the trip, I have found that gas prices are a bit different in Canada, than they are here in the USA.

As such, if someone could incorporate a conversion into the GasBuddy App, that would be brilliant!! It would allow others (yes, even Canadians that are coming to the US) to get a quick conversion to their native pricing index, and let them see if they're getting a good deal or not.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 1:06:29 AM

There is not much need for a tool to compare US and Canadian prices since the latter are almost always 30-50% higher than US prices. If you really want to know, just multiply the liter price by 3.78 to get the gallon price. One US dollar will currently get you $1.15 Canadian but that changes over time. For an easy comparison of US and Canadian gas prices, either for the countries as a whole or for any state, province or GB metro area, check out the GB chart section. Happy travels.

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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 7:26:37 PM

First, Canadians are Americans, just like people from Minnesota and Alaska; they're North Americans, in the same manner that Brazilians are Americans (South Americans). Canadians, however, aren't U.S. residents.

Second, you're not only narcissistic (I can't speak to your being a "prick", that's for others to decide), but you're redundant. Narcissism means "excessive love or admiration of oneself"; you're saying you're a self-loving prick that only thinks of yourself. Sounds a little excessive.

That said, what is it you're asking for? Are you trying to convert liters to gallons and then compare Canadian prices with U.S. prices to see if you're getting a good deal or not? Or are you asking something else?

As for "...let them see if they're getting a good deal or not", wouldn't that be determined, seeing if they're getting a good deal or not, by shopping at a station with a lower price than at other stations? After all, it's not as if you're going to return to "American" (or Minnesota) to buy your gas while travelling through Canada and in Alaska. Or are you asking something else?

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