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Old 04-06-2008, 11:47 AM   #21
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I live in Newport, RI and I remember riding around the "Ocean Drive", (in high school) for fun, about 20 times a night. When we would get low on gas, someone else would kick in the 50 cents per gallon, we would go the gas station and put in one more gallon.....!

Yesterday it was $3.15 ...down from $3.21 last week. Wow!


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Old 04-06-2008, 12:43 PM   #22
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And on top of all that, to really let you know how old I am, do you remember 'gas wars'? Stations near each other would have competing prices. When I was in HS, the lowest I remember was 19 cents a gallon.

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Old 04-06-2008, 01:00 PM   #23
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Wow, there is a lot of different pricing. Wonder why that is?? It's not like one place has more drivers than the other and we all have basically the higher end companies, ie. Exxon Mobil and such, so, why is it that one state pays so much more than another??
Mine right now is $3.11
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:02 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Debkcs View Post
And on top of all that, to really let you know how old I am, do you remember 'gas wars'? Stations near each other would have competing prices. When I was in HS, the lowest I remember was 19 cents a gallon.

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We thought they'd never end . . ."
I remember the odd and even license plate days. My mom would sit in a line of about 10 cars to get her chance to get fuel on her days. That was sad. She would always worry about running out.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:22 PM   #25
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I don't worry about it, my recumbent bicycle gets 50 miles to a hamburger.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:03 PM   #26
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Upstate NY seems to be always one of the higest areas in the country. I stopped on my way home tonight and filled up with regular gas, paying $3.51.9 a gallon
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:53 PM   #27
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I know this is horrible, but I have no idea how much gas is here in Colorado. I just fill er' up - don't even pay attention.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:12 PM   #28
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I don't worry about it, my recumbent bicycle gets 50 miles to a hamburger.
How the heck do you get that far on just one hamburger. I've bonked out at 12 miles on a single hamburger. Are you eating at Five Guys or something?
On topic: Gas is $3.36 here today.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:48 PM   #29
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How the heck do you get that far on just one hamburger. I've bonked out at 12 miles on a single hamburger. Are you eating at Five Guys or something?
On topic: Gas is $3.36 here today.
Ahhh, the joys of the recumbent and living in a relatively flat state.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #30
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We here in Memphis are $3.06 or at least were yesterday , but you know the dang stuff changes like hourly!

We just took a trip up north through Missouri where it was $3.18 I think and Illinois, where Mayor Daly gets his hunk and it was something like $3.39 around Chicago. Northwest Indiana was $3.27.

That's nothing. We rented an suv with a little over 7000 miles on it and had a major blowout in a driving rain storm in the middle of the night. The rental company couldn't get anyone to come out and change it in the rain, we couldn't because we were on the interstate in the middle of Arkansas and no flashlights! We ended up calling 911 and got a wonderful Blytheville police officer that not only stayed with us shining his light on the suv so Jack could change it, but he HELPED!!! On top of that, the rental car company said we had to replace the tire with what was on the car to the tune of $245 and they weren't going to reimburse us even though the tire was defective (it peeled off away from the rim all the way around.) If we didn't replace it, they would charge our credit card to purchase a new tire anyway. We had to fight for 3 days to get them to give us our money back, which we are still waiting to see if they do, so beware folks that the rental companies expect you to pay for the thing unless you take their high priced roadside assistance!!!!
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