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DARYLLD
03-02-2004, 09:53 PM
Hey guys, I found this article today. I think it might be worth a try.
Subject: Gas Prices



I am not suggesting that we don't reduce travel and carefully consider our trips in the car or not buy more fuel efficient cars, but given the reality of the market place and business, this idea does sound intriguing to me.


Subject: Gas Prices


I hear we are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Want
gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united
action. Phillip Hollsworth, offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE
SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going
around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because
they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy
gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for
them. BUT,whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that
can really work.
Please read it and join with us .By now you're probably thinking
gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently
$1.97 for regular unleaded in my town Now that the oil companies
and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a
gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50- $1.75, we need to take aggressive
action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace....not sellers.
With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to
take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come
down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their
gas! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all
rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an
impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war. Here's
the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from
the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they
are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices.
If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow
suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of
Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do!! Now, don't
whimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple
it is to reach millions of people I am sending this note to about
thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 =
300) .. and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 =
3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation
of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those
three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30
million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further,
you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (If you
don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is
send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a
mathematician.
How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten
more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could
conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you I didn't
think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can
make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this
message on.
PLEASE HOLD OUT
UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN.
THIS CAN REALLY WORK

1BADSC
03-02-2004, 10:06 PM
you are assuming that we are going to reach 100% of our 270 million population, and that all 270 million people in this country have a computer with e-mail and internet access. Gas is not that expensinve at all if you really think about it. Have you bought a gallon of any other liquid that does so much for 1.50. HOw about milk at 3.50 per gallon, wine for 20.00 a gallon, paint for 6.00-25.00 per gallon. When you think about how much gasoline does and how easy it is to get it is a bargain at 1.50 per gallon.

kuhnga
03-02-2004, 10:09 PM
HOw about milk at 3.50 per gallon

I dont use 25 gallons a week either.

motocross_masta
03-02-2004, 10:11 PM
you realize that some people are going to get the email twice right? So u might send it to 3,000 but 1500 have already seen it, but o well, I get the point and it would work too, except i can't see everyone stopping from buying gas from them, and I'm sure they got deep pockets any how so it could take longer. I'm just glad my gas aint as bad as urs or I'd sell my car... I'd have to

JAFO
03-02-2004, 10:23 PM
That emails been floating around for about 3 years. I don't think it's ever made a difference.
I buy at the cheapest places, about .15 cheaper than most that must be gouging. There's no way they could sell for that much less and turn a profit based on inside sales. Support the ones that sell for less, even if it takes you out of your way some. That's the best I can think to do.

Birdman93
03-02-2004, 11:00 PM
Warning-Warning! SPAM, Will Robinson-SPAM!!!


:D

Rob Noth
03-03-2004, 02:04 PM
Bill - I would love to buy the cheap gas and save $0.15-$0.20 per gallon, except I tried using Arco (the cheap one around here) for about a year and it totally screwed up my engine - fouled plugs, deposits, pinging, etc. Believe me, it cost more than I had saved to repair it. Now I use only Chevron, and I've never had any more problems. If there was a cheap gas that was GOOD, I would use it.

ThunderRoad
03-03-2004, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by kuhnga
I dont use 25 gallons a week either. where do but that at??????????????GAS IS CHEAP,,JUST GET A 5 GAL. CAN RUBBER HOSE FIND A CAR LOT ALL YOU WANT.........ONLY KIDDING:cool: :cool: :eek: :eek: :D :D :p :p

ThunderRoad
03-03-2004, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by Rob Noth
Bill - I would love to buy the cheap gas and save $0.15-$0.20 per gallon, except I tried using Arco (the cheap one around here) for about a year and it totally screwed up my engine - fouled plugs, deposits, pinging, etc. Believe me, it cost more than I had saved to repair it. Now I use only Chevron, and I've never had any more problems. If there was a cheap gas that was GOOD, I would use it. THAT.S SKIM MILK:confused: :cool: :p :p :eek:

JAFO
03-03-2004, 02:48 PM
There are 3 stations on my way to work that all sell at the same low price +/- .02, different brands. They aren't in direct competition though. It isn't that it's cheap gas, been buying from the lowest price one for about 2 years now. I think it's just that they don't gouge like the rest.
Around here, it's like stations don't compete for customers, they just all charge the same high prices so that they all profit.

Mr. 300
11-28-2006, 05:11 PM
Durring the hurricane it was almost 4.00 a gallon but now it is 2.09 by my place.

Mr. 300
11-28-2006, 05:12 PM
Durring the hurricane it was almost 4.00 a gallon but now it is 2.09 by my place.
Went down 1/2 way

Pablo94SC
11-29-2006, 03:04 AM
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