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Old 11-05-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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I heard the Mayor, or Gov'r put a freeze on gas prices to avoid that. A good proactive thing to do.
No, it isn't. It's the reason why there is a gas shortage, why there are people in line even though they don't need gas, and why so few stations are open. And it hasn't even stopped the gouging.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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Eveyone has a situation like me I have a 05 Nissan with 130K miles and no job to replace it anytime soon and if something major goes wrong, but whatever I am happy I have A car to drive to job interviews... well I guess I won't be spending too too much on gas then.. lol funny but not. But we will see how everything goes, I am glad I don't have a car payment anymore thats one less thing to worry about one less bill to pay.
Good luck to you--I hope the car holds up and you find a job soon.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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We want my mother to get a cell phone for emergencies. She'll be 84 next month, and she still drives during daylight hours. She recently broke down and was able to get her car off 17 and to a place where she could call for help and a tow truck, but she was unable to call my brothers to come get her. The tow truck driver gave her a ride, but because she uses a cane and has some arthritis issues, it wasn't easy for her to climb up into the cab.

On the other hand, I noticed that people like her and my boss's 91-year-old mother are the least likely to panic in these storms. They survived the Depression, blackouts during WWII, etc. A storm and a few days loss of power are no biggie.

As a matter of fact, I don't even think most people know about the WWII mandatory blackouts on the East Coast!
My dad grew up in CT during WWII and he told me about them. I have a WWII ration book with a few coupons left in it that my great aunt gave me. Those Depression babies could squeeze three dollars out of a nickel.

You might want to consider putting your mom on your plan if you can do a "family plan." We did this for my in-laws and got them each a free basic phone. I want to think it's about $10 a month plus a few bucks in taxes for the extra line. They only use it for emergencies and my MIL uses it on weekends to call her sister and gab for hours when the minutes are free, so the cost is negligible to us, but we know they've got the phone if they are in the car. MY sister did the same thing for our mother, just added her on to her plan.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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My dad grew up in CT during WWII and he told me about them. I have a WWII ration book with a few coupons left in it that my great aunt gave me. Those Depression babies could squeeze three dollars out of a nickel.

You might want to consider putting your mom on your plan if you can do a "family plan." We did this for my in-laws and got them each a free basic phone. I want to think it's about $10 a month plus a few bucks in taxes for the extra line. They only use it for emergencies and my MIL uses it on weekends to call her sister and gab for hours when the minutes are free, so the cost is negligible to us, but we know they've got the phone if they are in the car. MY sister did the same thing for our mother, just added her on to her plan.
Great idea!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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My dad grew up in CT during WWII and he told me about them. I have a WWII ration book with a few coupons left in it that my great aunt gave me. Those Depression babies could squeeze three dollars out of a nickel.

You might want to consider putting your mom on your plan if you can do a "family plan." We did this for my in-laws and got them each a free basic phone. I want to think it's about $10 a month plus a few bucks in taxes for the extra line. They only use it for emergencies and my MIL uses it on weekends to call her sister and gab for hours when the minutes are free, so the cost is negligible to us, but we know they've got the phone if they are in the car. MY sister did the same thing for our mother, just added her on to her plan.
Thanks for the suggestion. Two of my brothers live with her, and one of them talked with her about getting her the phone so I thought it was a done deal, but she hasn't mentioned it since so I'm not sure if they went ahead. He should be able to put her on his, otherwise I will put her on mine.

That ration book is a collector's item!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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No, it isn't. It's the reason why there is a gas shortage, why there are people in line even though they don't need gas, and why so few stations are open. And it hasn't even stopped the gouging.
Exactly, people are going in lines and reselling it for $20/g on craigslist. If the market prices went higher, people would get what they need. Instead, they are stockpiling extra containers to resell or hoard. If the price spiked up to meet demand, people would buy what they need and not be able to resell it. Craigslist users are selling at market prices.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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they are about 10% higher, which is the amount legally allowed with price guaging restrictions.

PA is cheaper now though....$3.50ish in PA, $3.80ish most of the places near me in jersey.

gas prices nationally are down because of the decreased demand in the northeast due to the storm. sounds counterintuitive, but less people on the roads, believe it or not, and a lot less energy being used in other places as well.
West Orange (up the hil)
has the highest gas in the area unless you buy on Main street, which is more refective of the rest of the area. I usually buy in Belevile/Bloomfied or route 46 in Bergen. Today in Bloomfied, it was $3.69 a gallon.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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West Orange (up the hil)
has the highest gas in the area unless you buy on Main street, which is more refective of the rest of the area. I usually buy in Belevile/Bloomfied or route 46 in Bergen. Today in Bloomfied, it was $3.69 a gallon.
Just looked at my receipt...actually was $3.59.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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West Orange (up the hil)
has the highest gas in the area unless you buy on Main street, which is more refective of the rest of the area. I usually buy in Belevile/Bloomfied or route 46 in Bergen. Today in Bloomfied, it was $3.69 a gallon.
The station at Mt. Pleasant and Pleasant Valley is always 10-30 cents above all the others; that's not new for the storm.
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