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Old 05-14-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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I go over the border all the time for gas and try to fill up in Charlotte proper only if I am completely low or just out of time.

Of course I live maybe 3-5 min drive from the border, so it's a no-brainer for me. My husband works in S.C. so that's where he fills up as well. After many years of extremely high gas prices in IL I almost feel as if I've earned the right to buy the cheaper gas
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:33 PM
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Location: Charlotte, NC
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all the time
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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I live in Steele Creek, and frequently I cross into SC on 160 to get gas and groceries. But I certainly don't see a difference anywhere near 20 or 30 cents a gallon. The BP in Rivergate is usually only 5-10 cents more than the gas stations along 160 in SC. So that's where I go if I don't have another reason for making the longer drive.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:34 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Gas in Hooterville is high. I definitely saw 20 cent per gallon savings
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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I guess I'm just lucky in that gas in Steele Creek (at least at that BP anyway) seems to be a little cheaper than most of Charlotte. Not a bad backup plan if I don't get to SC.
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I guess I'm just lucky in that gas in Steele Creek (at least at that BP anyway) seems to be a little cheaper than most of Charlotte.
Yes another perk of living in Steele Creek! I sometimes get gas in SC since I'm so close. If I lived in another area it wouldn't be worth the drive. Now I'm thinking about going grocery shopping there too.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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We can cross the border and be at Frugal's in under 10 minutes, so we generally go there to re-stock the bar. If I just need a bottle of something, I won't make the trip to save a buck or two, but if we're buying several bottles, then we'll go there. Also, besides the price, Frugal's has a much larger liquor selection than the NC liquor stores by us.

While we're there, I will fill up the gas tank if needed, but, again, I won't make a special trip just to save a dollar or two on 5-10 gallons of gas....but then I do not drive that much (I fill up my tank once every 2-3 weeks) so gas costs are not a big part of our budget. If I was filling up a lot more frequently, I would likely make it a point to stop south of the border for gas.

For wine, we prefer the Wine Shop in Rivergate, so we will usually buy wine here in NC.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I go for gas, but nothing else. Maybe I'll go to Spartanburg at some point, then I might consider the other stuff.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I work in SC (Indian Land), so I always gas up there. And NCers will probably be heading across the border soon for fireworks.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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I work near Steele Creek so I head to SC every week to gas up. Saves me a few bucks and every little bit helps!
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