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$2.46 !!!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Football_Bat, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    I sort of disagree.

    Americans were just starting to warm up to the idea of using less, if not by going out and getting more fuel efficient car, then by:

    1. Driving less - combining errands, deciding they could walk 2 blocks, deciding they didn't need to go.

    2. Carpooling - if not to work, then with their buddies to the local links or watering hole.

    3. Driving slower - and thinking about how they drive - less accelerating down hills only to brake for the car in front of them.

    Now all that starts to go out the window. Psychologically, you start to think: At 2.47, I can afford to relax and be lazy again.
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    I don't think this price reduction will put a huge dent in the recent consumers' choices. People who were starting to cut back will keep cutting back. They've seen what the prices can do, and I think they'll be hedging their bets in a different direction for the time being.
  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Exxon less than 1/4 mile from my house is still $3.09 for regular.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    I saw it last night for $2.39 on my way to a football game. There's a station on I-64 near Louisville that has it for $2.29.
  5. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    I just did the math as I looked over last month's finances. In the past 15 days I've spent $79 in gas. That's more than I've spent on groceries. Damn.
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Now that's some funny shit. Sad. But effin funny.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    It's $2.51 at a few places around here, but you can't get anywhere near the pumps.
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Lowest in the region is 2.41, but lowest that I've actually seen myself is 2.49. This time last year it was 3.17.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Yeah, we're just under $3 here... They made a big deal on the news about one place that was at $2.89...

    I think they may stay down for awhile. Gas companies know that if the price goes up much more, there will be more of a demand to look into other means for fuel and whatnot...
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Update: Went down a penny at Valero.
  11. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I've seen it as low as $2.41 in these parts.
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Checked (fill in your town or state)gasprices.com, there's a couple of places near here selling at 2.39. Cheapest in the state is 2.30 last I looked.
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