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post #1 of 29 Old 03-04-2005, 3:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's time to buy a scooter.

http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/04/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes

The price of gas is going to jump 25 cents a gallon in the states. I think it is also time to buy a hydro car too.
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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

maybe hatchbacks will come back in style.

Price of gas in Calgary has been 3 dollars a gallon for a couple of years, but the demand for huge pickup trucks just keeps climbing.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

Who cares, I'm not going to start walking
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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

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but the demand for huge pickup trucks just keeps climbing.

Yeah, I do not understand this. It hurts me everytime I shell out $27 for a full tank of gas each time. I cannot imagine spending $50 a tank.
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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

It's not the end of the world. If gasoline goes up .25 a gallon, that's only an extra $3.75 per tank for 15 gallons. Or if you have a truck and fill up with 25 gallons that's only an extra $6.25 per tank. So while a .25/gallon increase is quite significant, it'll really only cost you about $5/tank.
I'm sure the Europeans wish they paid our prices for gas.

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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

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It's not the end of the world. If gasoline goes up .25 a gallon, that's only an extra $3.75 per tank for 15 gallons. Or if you have a truck and fill up with 25 gallons that's only an extra $6.25 per tank. So while a .25/gallon increase is quite significant, it'll really only cost you about $5/tank.
I'm sure the Europeans wish they paid our prices for gas.

Europeans and canadians too...

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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

I fail to see how this is news. I would rather see a detailed story on why gas stations can change the price of gas in the middle of a tank, and get away with saying it's because the price of oil just changed. As far as I know they pay for the gas when the tank is filled, and the price is set. That's what sets me off. They price gouge more than any industry I can think of, and get away with it.. Gas will go up .25/gallon for the next driving holiday.
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I fail to see how this is news. I would rather see a detailed story on why gas stations can change the price of gas in the middle of a tank, and get away with saying it's because the price of oil just changed. As far as I know they pay for the gas when the tank is filled, and the price is set. That's what sets me off. They price gouge more than any industry I can think of, and get away with it.. Gas will go up .25/gallon for the next driving holiday.
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Or we could complain how our government (in Canada anyway) gouges us 40 cents on every dollar of fuel.

And then there's this asshole...
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I fail to see how this is news. I would rather see a detailed story on why gas stations can change the price of gas in the middle of a tank, and get away with saying it's because the price of oil just changed. As far as I know they pay for the gas when the tank is filled, and the price is set. That's what sets me off. They price gouge more than any industry I can think of, and get away with it.. Gas will go up .25/gallon for the next driving holiday.
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My parents own a station and it would be impossible to change the price in the middle of a fill-up. I hope you're just embellishing? If not, that ain't right. My parents are making significantly less money than they were in the early 90's, so I guess they haven't figured out the whole "price-gouging" strategy. I know a lot of city stations will do it during peak travel times, but you can usually go a mile outside town and avoid that. The retailers aren't benefiting from these current prices, I'll tell you that. It's more expensive than ever to buy inventory (often financed) and there are new government regulations every year. I think complaining about a $1.50 16-oz bottle of water might make more sense...

Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?
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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

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My parents own a station and it would be impossible to change the price in the middle of a fill-up. I hope you're just embellishing? If not, that ain't right. My parents are making significantly less money than they were in the early 90's, so I guess they haven't figured out the whole "price-gouging" strategy. I know a lot of city stations will do it during peak travel times, but you can usually go a mile outside town and avoid that. The retailers aren't benefiting from these current prices, I'll tell you that. It's more expensive than ever to buy inventory (often financed) and there are new government regulations every year. I think complaining about a $1.50 16-oz bottle of water might make more sense...
Wow....it's nice to see it from the other side of the fence. Thanks TB. As for the water...you're right. You are a freakin moron if you walk into a gas station and buy a bottle of water. I buy the case of 30(I think) bottles at Costco for 5 bucks. Can't beat it.
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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

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My parents own a station and it would be impossible to change the price in the middle of a fill-up. I hope you're just embellishing? If not, that ain't right. My parents are making significantly less money than they were in the early 90's, so I guess they haven't figured out the whole "price-gouging" strategy. I know a lot of city stations will do it during peak travel times, but you can usually go a mile outside town and avoid that. The retailers aren't benefiting from these current prices, I'll tell you that. It's more expensive than ever to buy inventory (often financed) and there are new government regulations every year. I think complaining about a $1.50 16-oz bottle of water might make more sense...

I don't think he's referring to changing the price during a customer filling up. I believe he's referring to them changing the price between the stations holding tanks being filled.

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I don't think he's referring to changing the price during a customer filling up. I believe he's referring to them changing the price between the stations holding tanks being filled.
Well yeah, you have to change it sometime. People only think about the price going up. Think about when the retailer has his inventory full. Let's say he's sitting on 200,000 gallons of fuel. Now the price drops 10 cents. His competitor gets a load of the cheaper fuel and drops his price. The first guy has to drop his price to match his competitor but has spent a lot more for his inventory than the second guy. Just because you paid a lower price for your inventory doesn't mean you sell all that inventory at a set margin. You have to make up for the time when the price goes down and you're sitting on an expensive inventory. It's not your local retailer that's making the money off higher prices, people. Things are the same as they've always been, they've just shifted to a different price point. Margins at the retail level aren't what's changed.

Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?

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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

I was a petroleum transfer engineer when I was 16 working at a Mohawk. THe owner told me once that the money he makes on fuel is just enough to cover his fixed overhead, and to make a profit he needs to sell point of sale crap in the store. IE cigarettes, coffee, bottled water, shitty sandwiches, dirty pornos. (55+, Voluptuous, Big Butts, Chicks with Dicks, not classy rags like Hustler)

55+ was my favorite. What's this thread about?

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: It's time to buy a scooter.

I don't know about the guy who owns a gas station, but somehow oil companies are seeing record profits.

I don't blame them for charging more. This country has proven it is more than happy to piss money away commuting in SUV's, so why not? If people where worried about the price of gas, they'd choose different cars.

What sucks is that this + increasing interest rates= the beginnings of INFLATION




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What sucks is that this + increasing interest rates= the beginnings of INFLATION

Ding Ding we have a winner...

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