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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 1:18:00 PM

Motorists that find themselves in close proximity to Orlando's International Airport rejoice: there's a much more affordable option nearby.

Wawa recently opened a new gas station just down the road from two of the most notorious gas stations in the nation. The two notorious stations have been selling gas at over $5/gallon, preying on motorists returning rental cars to the airport and hiding their prices- and it's been so bad that Orlando's mayor fought them and won in court- yet they continue to sell at prices far higher than nearby competitors.

GasBuddy spotters reported the new Wawa station, at 6500 S Semoran Blvd, as selling gasoline at $2.99/gal last Thursday. The timing was great for motorists just ahead of the Labor...

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deant99
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 10:36:16 PM

Good for that station.
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agrico
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 10:06:36 PM

way to go
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 2:05:53 PM

Hopefully it will spread
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babycatt116
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 11:30:04 AM

Never hear of Wawa but I do hate those stations who overcharge us tourists who do save & save to go on a trip only to be sucked up by pig-headed gas stations who darn-well know what they are doing & are just plain old heartless
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ugly46
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 11:17:40 AM

When are they going to go national?
I well buy some stock in them.
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Farquon
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 11:18:53 PM

Good for Wawa.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 2:59:02 PM

Sounds goo to me I would like to see that price again!:)
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Michael_W_
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 9:25:02 AM

I like that. Thanks Wawa.
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 12:16:40 AM

Glad to see someone challenged that station.
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bazportalice
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 12:41:07 PM

karma.
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mbfd302
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Gas has always seemed more expensive by car return areas.
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 8:57:30 AM

Same at DFW
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boileauj
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 11:34:47 PM

I am glad that is not the way it is here, the airport area is slightly higher, but its also outside of the lower priced area in the city. I didn't notice this until someone in a rental asked where the closest place was for him to fill up. Maybe in Orlando there is no other fuel near enough to the airport to maintain a full tank when returning the rental cars.
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cigar01
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 12:19:38 PM

y but that's not good
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collins5150
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2013 11:06:24 PM

why can't the price be $2.99 here
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2013 12:01:00 AM

nice deal, how long will it last? Up here it's 3.46 on average.
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clybourn
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2013 4:27:46 AM

It should be $5 nationally
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 11:42:23 PM

competition
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remay
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 11:02:48 PM

Hmmm... wonder if the city is a part owner...
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Gville
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:55:21 PM

I'm surprised it took this long.
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manaknight14
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:37:42 PM

I love how threats from the city and court injunctions were completely impotent against those two stations, but all it took to bring relief was for a competing business to realize they had a potential market. Laws or not, TRUE gougers never succeed because some competitor will get wise and undercut them. Way to go, Wawa!
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RichFWA
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:35:40 PM

Highway robbery. Glad someone is fixing it.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:33:08 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:32:09 PM

Way to go!
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bbthegun
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:29:47 PM

Cool!
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:29:11 PM


Read this yesterday, and before that it was posted a week ago.

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CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:26:04 PM

Wawa, please come to SB...
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DragonLady76
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:25:02 PM

GREAT NEWS FOR MANY TOURISTS!
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:18:42 PM

"Patience is bitter but the reward is sweet." I've heard about these particular stations on more than one occasion, and apparently, all of the negative press coverage has failed to correct their misdeeds. I hope this new station's opening now does the trick.
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Boostmeister
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:17:23 PM

Old news,...but good news.
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OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:13:06 PM

I hope Wawa forces prices at the pump down.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:12:13 PM

Old
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pecos
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:11:01 PM

Just go some where else.
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Amusiclover
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:10:46 PM

Good to see that those price gouging stations now have a competitor. What I would like to know is whether this will cause the other stations to lower their prices, and most importantly whether people are now using the new station instead of paying more at the other two.

I did not see the earlier report about this, and I am sure many did not, so thank you repeating what some call "old news".
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:07:19 PM

Old news, but worth another "thata boy" pat on the back. Put the high priced gas stations out of business for taking advantage of the Florida visitors.
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albietheir
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:07:11 PM

Dido
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:06:54 PM

Old news!!
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:06:30 PM

OK
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BartBuzz
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:05:55 PM

Hope these sleaze bags rot in hell.
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CAD69
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:05:51 PM

Ok, old news!
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jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:01:33 PM

The market place at work!
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Hunter114
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:01:16 PM

Prime example of price gouging.
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Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:55:28 PM

We need another report in a month to see if the other stations drop their price.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:51:49 PM

This one was "on the blog" about one or two weeks ago PD. It does not deserve a repeat.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:50:16 PM

Competition is good for everyone. Big Oil, kiss my grits.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:50:04 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:49:26 PM

Like this one.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:48:53 PM

Good!
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IronMyShirt
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:47:09 PM

Are those stations run by Baba Wawa?
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:46:36 PM

A competitive choice for drivers is very good news.
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