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The people in power really don't care about what we pay

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by printdust, May 9, 2007.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Gas Station Owner Told to Raise Prices
    By Associated Press
    Tue May 8, 10:26 PMUPDATED 2 HOURS 11 MINUTES AGO

    MERRILL, Wis. - A service station that offered discounted gas to senior citizens and people supporting youth sports has been ordered by the state to raise its prices. Center City BP owner Raj Bhandari has been offering senior citizens a 2 cent per gallon price break and discount cards that let sports boosters pay 3 cents less per gallon.

    But the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says those deals are too good: They violate Wisconsin's Unfair Sales Act, which requires stations to sell gas for about 9.2 percent more than the wholesale price.

    Bhandari said he received a letter from the state auditor in late April saying the state would sue him if he did not raise his prices. The state could penalize him for each discounted gallon he sold, with the fine determined by a judge.

    Bhandari, who bought the station in May 2006, said he worries customers will think he stopped the discounts because he wants to make more money. About 10 percent of his customers had used the discount cards.

    Dale Van Camp of Merrill said he bought a $50 card to support the local youth hockey program. It would have saved him about $100 per year on gas, he said.
     
  2. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I'm a total hack when it comes to stuff like this, but isn't this law in effect to prevent chain gas stations from pricing others out of the market with discounted gas?
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Enforcing the letter law without regard for common sense
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    fuckabunchbureaucratsinbedwithbig oil
     
  5. boots

    boots New Member

    Big Brother sticking it to the man

    Unbelieveable, but true.
    MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — A service station that offered discounted gas to senior citizens and people supporting youth sports has been ordered by the state to raise its prices.
    Center City BP owner Raj Bhandari has been offering senior citizens a 2 cent per gallon price break and discount cards that let sports boosters pay 3 cents less per gallon.
    But the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says those deals violate Wisconsin’s Unfair Sales Act, which requires stations to sell gas for about 9.2 percent more than the wholesale price.
    Bhandari said he received a letter from the state auditor last month saying the state would sue him if he did not raise his prices. The state could penalize him for each discounted gallon he sold, with the fine determined by a judge.
    Bhandari, who bought the station a year ago, said he worries customers will think he stopped the discounts because he wants to make more money. About 10 percent of his customers had used the discount cards.
    Dale Van Camp said he bought a $50 card to support the local youth hockey program. It would have saved him about $100 per year on gas, he said.
     
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Re: Big Brother sticking it to the man

    A TWO TO THREE PERCENT DISCOUNT? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!1

    Mother of pearl.
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Big Brother sticking it to the man


    D_B, bootsie.
     
  8. boots

    boots New Member

    yeah ace, we saw it.,
     
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Re: Big Brother sticking it to the man

    MM, that was two and three CENTS. Not PERCENT ...
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Big Brother sticking it to the man

    Why don't you start a Whitlock thread. Am sure a new one of those haven't been started in 10-15 minutes and you can easily ignore one that's already been started...

    it isn't newspapers that are dying, it's literacy
     
  11. boots

    boots New Member

    Why don't you suck my
     
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Please stick to the topic, boots, and save your juvenile insults for the PMs.

    And have a happy Milwaukee Brewers Free Prostate Exam Day.
     
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