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Old 04-03-2008, 07:39 PM   #11
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I remember when I started seeing my boyfriend about 12 years ago - gas was 89 cents at Sheetz.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:12 PM   #12
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we have up to 30c diff in price per gallon here sometimes, especially i you drive to the state capital. we can have esy 20c diff from one town to the next
what freaks me out so much, is that the poorer communities tend to have the higher prices, the more upper middle class ones the Lower cost.
anyone else notice this?

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Old 04-04-2008, 07:46 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by KnitClickChick View Post
I remember when I started seeing my boyfriend about 12 years ago - gas was 89 cents at Sheetz.
OK, I'm feeling old. In 1988 I was paying 52 a gallon for regular leaded gas for my '72 Superbeetle. I could fill my tank for just at $5 and go for nearly 2 weeks on one tank of gas. Of course it also cost about the same every 2 weeks for oil . I miss that car! I miss those gas prices.
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I was just talking about this the other day. I distinctly remember the day gas went above $ 0.99. I was just starting to drive and had to pay my own gas. Boy was I ticked to have to pay $ 12 - 14 at the pump every 2 weeks or so. If I had only known that that I would get excited to see gas at $3.00. The cheapest around here yesterday was $3.11.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #15
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we have up to 30c diff in price per gallon here sometimes, especially i you drive to the state capital. we can have esy 20c diff from one town to the next
what freaks me out so much, is that the poorer communities tend to have the higher prices, the more upper middle class ones the Lower cost.
anyone else notice this?

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Old 04-04-2008, 03:34 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by knitncook View Post
OK, I'm feeling old. In 1988 I was paying 52 a gallon for regular leaded gas for my '72 Superbeetle. I could fill my tank for just at $5 and go for nearly 2 weeks on one tank of gas. Of course it also cost about the same every 2 weeks for oil . I miss that car! I miss those gas prices.
Now you're really making me feel old. When I started driving gas was $.29/gal.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:36 AM   #17
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Now you're really making me feel old. When I started driving gas was $.29/gal.
I remember being able to fill up my VW Bug for about $3. Now it's about $45 or more for a fill up.
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Originally Posted by KnitClickChick View Post
I remember when I started seeing my boyfriend about 12 years ago - gas was 89 cents at Sheetz.
AAAAWWW! It was $.25 a gal. when I 1st started driving. Quite a shock today. Saw it for $3.23 for regular.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I remember being able to fill up my VW Bug for about $3. Now it's about $45 or more for a fill up.
It only took $2.00 to fill our mini Cooper in 1967.
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Right here in my little burg the cheapest gas is $3.52 and I can drive to another station owned by some people from out of the area and they sell it for $3.38, so I drive over there (5 or 6 miles and often on my way somewhere). Diesel is about $4.29 I think.

Yes, I have noticed high prices in low income areas. We are a low income area here and most everyone has to drive longer distances for services and prices are HIGH.
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