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Old 09-24-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Is it me or has anyone else noticed some of the gas prices going down while they are still debating on which way to go on the Bailout?

Also, small business owners keep an eye out for strange taxes (may also be called permits or Fee's) popping up for different parts of your business which had no extra charges before. Residents, check your utility bills for new taxes such as "fuel surcharges".
These new taxes and fee's could be the Governments way of collecting the 700 billion to bail out Wall Street and the Financial instutes.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:17 PM
 
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There is one here, but it's a flat rate surcharge for everyone, and after getting an explanation, it's a reasonable one.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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Is it me or has anyone else noticed some of the gas prices going down while they are still debating on which way to go on the Bailout?

Also, small business owners keep an eye out for strange taxes (may also be called permits or Fee's) popping up for different parts of your business which had no extra charges before. Residents, check your utility bills for new taxes such as "fuel surcharges".
These new taxes and fee's could be the Governments way of collecting the 700 billion to bail out Wall Street and the Financial instutes.


Yep MK, saw it at 3.55 out here at the AM/PM cheapos today. Not bad for us, but still sucks. You KNOW they will get their pound of flesh out of us one way or the other. The phone was the worst as far as being right there in your face. I'd never paid that close attention to all the piddley penny-ante charges and added them up one fine day and they were as much as the actual base bill. That's why I unplugged and went prepaid only. No more stupid calls and working out so much cheaper over the year. Never used it much anyway, and the cell is great for emergencies. Utilities will just have to be put up with I guess. Can't afford solar or wind here. Have been lucky being able to use swamp most of the time. The lousy central is killer when it has to be cranked up. Back there I plan on one window unit in bedroom and if central, fergit it. Could always sell it for scrap these days.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Phone charges have to be THE WORST. I've never seen so many surcharges in my life. And to get them to explain it to you is impossible. I'm about ready to completely disconnect from phone service and just communicate over the Internet.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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Yep MK, saw it at 3.55 out here at the AM/PM cheapos today.
$3.19 here on Monday evening. While Monday morning it was $3.79. What the heck happened?
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Phone charges have to be THE WORST. I've never seen so many surcharges in my life. And to get them to explain it to you is impossible. I'm about ready to completely disconnect from phone service and just communicate over the Internet.
Some of the fees don't make any sense. IMO, some could be fraudulant.
Example: I have the "pay as you go" plan. Some moths I only put $10.00 in my phone, but there is still a 1.?? "transfer fee. Now, who's transfering what?
All they do is give me a 10.00 phone card and I program it into my phone.
Now if they're talking about transfering the calles, that's what the .10 cents per call is for.

On my utility bill, these are either new or have been renamed
(1)..Reliability cost adj,
(2)..pump charges
(3)..Garbage fuel charge
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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$3.19 here on Monday evening. While Monday morning it was $3.79. What the heck happened?
They're bringing "noticable" prices down (temperarily) while adding taxes to other things.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Phone charges have to be THE WORST. I've never seen so many surcharges in my life. And to get them to explain it to you is impossible. I'm about ready to completely disconnect from phone service and just communicate over the Internet.
A few years ago, I decided to cancel my long distance phone service. When I called the company, they told me I could go on a plan where I could pay for long distance calls without having the actual service, and only pay 10 cents a minute if I did make a call. So I took the service. I made two phone calls that month that amounted to .70. When all the taxes and fees were added to it, the bill came to almost $10.00! My 10 cents a minute call had cost me $10.00 for two calls. I called and canceled that service, too. The phone company is outrageous.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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$3.19 here on Monday evening. While Monday morning it was $3.79. What the heck happened?
Gas here in Mustang: Evening on the way home from work: 3.39. Next morning: 3.59; next evening 3.79. Two days later: 3:29, next morning, 3.25, right now 3.19. It almost changes hourly!
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The public is being bilked for every nickle and dime the crooks can get out of us.
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