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Gasoline Companies Informative - Something to make you laugh

Review by Mario The Great on 2007-12-06
DENVER, COLORADO -- Karma. I was in a meeting all day yesterday. I finally get out of the meeting and into my car. The car lets me know that I am low on fuel because it dings all the damn time. I touch fuel on my Garmin GPS as I have no clue where the nearest station is. It takes me to Conoco @ 2.97 a gallon. My thoughts are: @#%@#@#$ crazy $2.97 a gallon @#$%@#%$, I'm not going to pay that @$%@#$@#$ price. Stupid gas companies making all profit. @#$@#$@# this. I drive towards another gas station and as the car runs out of gas, I notice a gas station 200 feet ahead. I veer towards the gas station and start laughing at Conoco and thank God for my luck. I get out, start to pick up the handle and notice that it's $3.04 Yes, I filled up ($47.32) and consider it a lesson well learned. lol. T

he day before this, I'm done eating at Wendys, go to my car, my phone rings and I answer it. No one is on the other line and next to my car is one of those small dogs yelping "ARF, ARF, ARF" What made me think that dog sounded like a ringer? Who knows, but it really was funny. What will today bring me?
Comments:28 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-12-12
Posted by yoke on 2007-12-06:
Wow, $3.04 a gallon. That is cheap. I went and got gas this morning and paid $3.13.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-06:
Yeah, 3.04 sounds pretty good to me too.
Posted by JustLady on 2007-12-06:
We're paying $3.15 to $3.25, I long for the days of $3.04!
Posted by chemman on 2007-12-06:
I'm paying $3.30 for diesel here, I remember the days when diesel was actually cheaper than gas, ah those were the days! I can't compalin too much though, my Passat TDI get about 30% better mileage than the gas Passat version, so as long as diesel isn't 30% more than gas, I'm still coming out ahead because it was only a $250 upgrade option when I bought mine for the diesel engine. Not to mention, I'm hoping to get 400 to 500K miles out of the engine!
Posted by Principissa on 2007-12-06:
I go to Kroger down here where I live. If you spend 200.00 in groceries you get .10 off a gallon. I got premium for 3.01 and we can get regular for 2.74. It is the only reason I shop at Kroger! Everything else around here is between 3.01-3.15 for regular. And I won't even tell you the price for premium which is all my car gets! Kroger premium for 3.01 a gallon!
Posted by furnitureman on 2007-12-06:
$2.99 in the Buckeye State
Posted by MRM on 2007-12-06:
In Norfolk,VA the gas is going down and it is $2.85 for unleaded.
Posted by GothicSmurf on 2007-12-06:
Where I shop, if I spend $50 in groceries, I get an extra $0.10 off a gallon in addition to the $0.05 off for being a customer there.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-06:
Its 3.03 here in NC. And did you know that the gas companies make less the Government when it comes to profit on the gas they sell? It's true the government (Fed's, State and local) make more in taxes then the oil companies make in profit, do you think the Government is going to help US with this gas problem?

Very good review Mario and very entertaining. Let us know what today brings your way (VH)

State and Federal Treasuries "Profit" More from Gasoline Sales than U.S. Oil Industry
http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/1139.html

Posted by yoke on 2007-12-06:
gothic, let me guess Price Chopper! A couple of weeks ago when gas was $3.30 (or around that) I got $1.50 per gallon off. Pretty sad when $1.80 seems cheap.
Posted by KCRovert on 2007-12-06:
$2.79 this morning in the Kansas City area (cheaper on the MO side than on the KS side due to a difference in tax amounts).
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-06:
KCRovert, I used to live there are ya'll in the snow yet?

PS. Taxes suck don't they!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-06:
$3.45 regular, diesel almost $4.00 in the Golden State. Arnie, we need some help here.
Posted by GothicSmurf on 2007-12-06:
Yoke- Nope Stop and Shop. I've found Price Chopper to be the opposite- over priced, but if you're getting $1.50 off a GALLON- I might head there!
Posted by killerklown on 2007-12-06:
2.99 in Wisconsin now.
Posted by yoke on 2007-12-06:
I didn't know Stop and Shop was doing the same deal as Price Chopper with the 20 cents for each $50 you spend.
I agree PC is expensive. I like Big Y.

Posted by GothicSmurf on 2007-12-06:
Well kind of. If you spend more than $50, you get $0.10 IN addition to the $0.05 they offer if you have a Stop and Shop card. So it maxes out at $0.15 off a gallon.
Posted by Dirtydave on 2007-12-06:
$3.15 for Amoco in Florida...Thank goodness for 50 Mpg with my 2002 Prius!
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-12-06:
Dave, I understand those actually get better city mileage than highway.
Posted by CrystalSword on 2007-12-06:
Safeway here offers .10 off a gallon if you spend $50 on groceries. It was still cheaper when I went to AM/PM day before yesterday and spent $2.89 a gallon...cost $41 for less than 3/4 of a tank in the Windstar.
Posted by Mario The Great on 2007-12-06:
Ok, just got home and today was almost uneventful. I had just finished visiting a store and was walking towards my car. I noticed that it had what remained of a tumbleweed stuck in the grill. It looked like my car (06 PT Cruiser) had a toothpick in its grill. If you've ever seen the Disney movie CARS, you would be laughing too. It almost brought me to tears thinking about what my car was trying to tell me. Things like, "I'm BC (Born Citizen) and you're Mex." or "Get in fat boy, them cows are loose again." or "Howdy, y'all" :) All that was missing was the hat. I took a picture of it. Now all I have to do is figure out how to send it from my phone to my email. Anyway, other then that, it was a normal day.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-12-06:
Ours went down to $2.84 today...highest is $2.89.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-12-06:
Ours went down to $2.84 today...highest is $2.89.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-12-06:
I love Tow Mater! If he were human, I'd marry him!
Posted by sarahnkrystal on 2007-12-06:
$3.29 at the gas station next to my work
Posted by KCRovert on 2007-12-07:
Just to rub it in a little more, the station I pass on the way to work in downtown KC has it at $2.72 this morning.

Lidman, did get a couple of inches yesterday...did nothing but bring out the nut-jobs for the rush hour drive home.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
KCRovert, I talk to my grand daughter yesterday and she would agree it brought out the nut jobs. That used to drive me crazy when it would snow or even worst an ice storm. The first ice storm I was in KCMO I was at work and I go out to my car with a torch, hammer and a putty knife to get the ice off the windows. I drive 15 MPH's and people are passing me like I am parked. But when I get down the road a few 100 feet sure as shyt there is the person that just passed me in the ditch or in the back of another car. That night there was so many wrecks and that included police, fire and ambulances that they ran out of emergence vehicles. I never could figure out all these people that would always say, "I can drive on ice just like normal" Where do they come from?
Posted by Mario The Great on 2007-12-12:
I filled up 3 days ago in Denver. I found a gas station that charged $2.74. My buddy made a comment about how I saved a penny. Big Deal. I actually saved 16 cents per fill up. That was enough to pay the tax on 2 $1.00 items at McDonalds.

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