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Old 02-26-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL but want Clayton, NC ASAP!
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Default Ugh!

Translation: little difference to what we're paying now. And I remember it being nearly a 20 cent difference between my current area and then when I went to NC for Thanksgiving. I'm on the outskirts of the city limits. The stations near me are around $3.25. Within the city limits, there is at least 1 that is as high as $3.59.

So much for the wish of much cheaper prices on that front!
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Metro area comparison - http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/NCmetro.asp

Asheville still has the highest average prices in the state at the moment.

Last edited by mm34b; 02-26-2008 at 04:01 PM..
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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GasBuddy.com - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada also works. I use it to plot where I'm going to buy gas before I set out on my annual northern trek.

Basically I now view gas as I would any investment: I dollar-cost-average it. Buying in small amounts when it is expensive and buying a lot when it drops 20 cents or so.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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you have to buy it no matter the price so I don't even pay attention.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Southeast US
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you have to buy it no matter the price so I don't even pay attention.
I'm with you. It's a necessary evil. I have to go to work, the grocery, etc. And, there is no reasonable bike path from my home to my office. I checked.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Paid $3.17 for regular today at Penny and Kildaire in Cary. I normally don't worry about it, but this is the first time it almost cost $50 to fill my tank.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL but want Clayton, NC ASAP!
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GasBuddy.com - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada also works. I use it to plot where I'm going to buy gas before I set out on my annual northern trek.

Basically I now view gas as I would any investment: I dollar-cost-average it. Buying in small amounts when it is expensive and buying a lot when it drops 20 cents or so.
That's what I've been trying to do lately. When my other half was in a part of town where the prices were lower, I had him top off my vehicle. It didn't matter to me that I still had 3/4 tank--just wanted to pay less.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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I've seen $3.19 at a station off 50 in Creedmoor. Problem is we have no choice but to buy and the oil companies, who are profiting in the billions and driving the recession deeper, know that. We need new political national leadership, remember that at election time.....
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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$3.09 for regular in Southern Illinois. We have a gentleman in our community (age 92) who remembers purchasing gas for his Amoco gas station at 4 cents per gallon and reselling at 5 cents per gallon! Of course, a week's salary was probably $12-$15 too back then.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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That's what I've been trying to do lately. When my other half was in a part of town where the prices were lower, I had him top off my vehicle. It didn't matter to me that I still had 3/4 tank--just wanted to pay less.
Problem with that is even if you have a 20 gallon tank and gas is $.10 cheaper somewhere else you're only saving $2.00 and keep in mind you have to stop and waste your time to pump it, etc. I hear of people driving a couple miles out of their way to save $.10 a gallon and when they get there they have to wait 2-3 cars deep and have their car running the whole time. Some people do all that to save $1.50-$2.00? Seems like it's not worth it at all and you actually burn more gas just to do it.
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