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Old 04-08-2004, 07:18 PM   #1
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A friend sent me this e-mail last week.




>Subject: Gasoline Price War!
>
>
>Join the resistance!!!!
>
> 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'* 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'* 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'* 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'* face it, you just aren't a
>mathematician.
>
>But I am ... so trust me on this one.) 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 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.
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Repost...that thread went on for awhile with people arguing each side...I've never been sure which side is entirely right. STILL. But it'* worth a shot

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I only get gas on Sun, Mon, and sometimes Teus. On those days the gas is $1.62 to $1.64 a gallon. On all the days I didnt mention its usually between $1.76- &1.80 a gallon and people still flock to the station on those days?!? Why?
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I only get gas on Sun, Mon, and sometimes Teus. On those days the gas is $1.62 to $1.64 a gallon. On all the days I didnt mention its usually between $1.76- &1.80 a gallon and people still flock to the station on those days?!? Why?
i never thought about that?
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That email has been circulating for years now and by now if it was gonna work it would have.

It hasn't, so I guess that kind of tells you something.

In this case it is not the taxes on fuel ( high up here in Canada) but the actually cost of oil that is making the prices everywhere go up. YET as soon as the price goes up per barrel gas jumps but when the price per barrel drops it takes forever for gas to drop. I KNOW they are still screwing us at the pumps everywhere ( U.*. and Canada).
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I only get gas on Sun, Mon, and sometimes Teus. On those days the gas is $1.62 to $1.64 a gallon. On all the days I didnt mention its usually between $1.76- &1.80 a gallon and people still flock to the station on those days?!? Why?
Because people are impatient, and our society abuses credit cards. I know exactly what you mean though... I am a total cheapskate, and will do pretty much anything to save a few pennies!

If I absolutely *must* buy gas when it is really expensive, I only put $5 or so in...just enough to get by for a day or two. I'll do that as long as necessary, as the prices come down a few cents each day... then I fill up when I think the price is at its lowest, right before it spikes back up 10-20 cents/gallon (based on past observation of local price trends). Works like a charm most of the time... I filled up earlier today at $1.66, and now every place in town is at $1.79!
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