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Old 07-25-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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Does the up and down pricing at gas stations drive you nuts? Do you drive a little farther to get the best price? Who controls this industry? Are they doing a good job?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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It does bother me. I go to the same gas station every month. I don't shop around. I wish they would just make it $5 and keep it there with no fluctuations.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:14 AM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Pip Squeak supplier for Wash. D.C.~
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It does bother me. I go to the same gas station every month. I don't shop around. I wish they would just make it $5 and keep it there with no fluctuations.
"Supply and Demand" prices will vary!
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:06 AM
 
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i may be mistaken, but years ago didnt gas prices change on one specific day of the week (Tuesday, i think) and you could count on gas prices being the same until 7 days later?
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:07 AM
 
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"Supply and Demand" prices will vary!
so if everyone in the nation decides they dont want gas.......?
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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The differences i price most often reflact the end salers pricing. Mnay times a station is higher because it makes its fainal profits off gas ore while others discount to get people into that wil buy tehr things. Then not all gas is the same ;some refiners brands have additive fuel system cleaners while mnay off bransds do not. It really no different than other pricinhg i different stores on items.The rprice is set by what the replacemnt price is to replace what the station has with new product;which is why you see price drop and go up in short time.Remmber when as a youth I worked at a staion that made 10 cents a gallon;a drive of of ten dollars took a longtime to make up when yopu actually figure paying the price of the gas to whoesaler regardless.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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in my town gas is one price at a gas station, 2 blocks away its 5-10 cents more, and on the other side of town its 10-15 cents more. These are not all diff businesses either. BP for example, will be 3.08 here, 3.13 3 blocks over, and 3.25 on the other side of town.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:14 AM
 
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i may be mistaken, but years ago didnt gas prices change on one specific day of the week (Tuesday, i think) and you could count on gas prices being the same until 7 days later?
If that's the case, it's a good thing they freed up the market a bit more by allowing them to change it daily.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Charlottesville
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It does bother me. I go to the same gas station every month. I don't shop around. I wish they would just make it $5 and keep it there with no fluctuations.
I don't know if I'd say $5. But $4 is a more agreeable number. I don't shop around. I slide my gas card and deal with it in one big lump at the end of each cycle.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Pip Squeak supplier for Wash. D.C.~
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so if everyone in the nation decides they dont want gas.......?
They'll be walking I assume! My comment was made in jest. I'd prefer to pay $1.00 a gallon if we're all gonna pick a locked in amount. Thank you!
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