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I don't know if this'll work, but I'm doing my civic duty by passing it on...
THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT BY AN ECONOMIST WITHIN THE FUEL INDUSTRY. AN ECONOMICS PROFESSOR AT CAL REITERATED THE SAME LAST WEEK. IT IS WORTH TRYING.
We heard from Clark Howard, who is very savvy about the economy, (visit this website @ www.ClarkHoward.com http for lots of good information). He says that the gas prices are going to start going up again and will be high this summer -$2 and up. We need to do whatever we can, and do it NOW!
This sounds doable. This makes more sense than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" routine that was going around last year. Gasoline Prices! Whoever started this has a good point. By now, you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.49 is cheap. Me too, as it is now $1.58 for regular unleaded!
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at less than $1.50, we need to try an aggressive response. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take ACTION! The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we don't buy it. But, (as the gas companies know full well, and are counting on), that's not really a practical option since we all have come to rely on our cars. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together.
Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, don't purchase gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), namely EXXON and MOBIL. You see, if they are not selling, they should be inclined, (i.e., "forced") to reduce their prices. And, because of their size, and hence market share, if they reduce their prices the other companies will too. (They would HAVE no choice!). Isn't that a "juicy" prospect? But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of users. But it's doable!
I am sending this note to 42 people. If each of you send it to at least 10 more ... and those 10 send it to at least 10 more and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth iteration, we will have reached over one million consumers. Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on, or one you compose, to at least 10 more E-mail
PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO BELOW $1.28 -- $1.29 AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK! If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.
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-- John Fritz (email@example.com), April 25, 2001
Here in the central california foothills the gas prices are already over $2 per gallon. My boss owns a gas station and our wholesale buying price goes up almost daily. He is not making a large per gallon profit. In fact, he was making more of a profit when the price was 99cents a gallon two years or so ago ! My question is this: are all the unbranded stations disassociated from the two majors that were listed? Generally speaking, the gas that is bought and sold by the unbranded stations is actually the over abundance from the majors. How do you know who you are actually buying the gas from?
-- cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2001.
Is there something wrong with the IDENTICAL material posted a few threads above under "gas prices..how to lower"?
-- Lynn Goltz (email@example.com), April 25, 2001.
My apologies. I was in a rush to get the post on the Forum before leaving for work and failed to check the other posts for duplicates. I will be more careful next time.
-- John Fritz (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2001.
No need for apologies John. It's so easy to miss titles and postings. Especially when you are in a hurry. MOST PEOPLE don't get snippy about it. Mr. G. has a habit of getting his undies in a bunch on a regular basis. He is one of the regular promoters of ill will here at the forum. Please don't let it discourage you from trying to share valuble info with the rest of us. Thanx
-- Chux (email@example.com), April 25, 2001.
There is no reason for the gas price increases except simple greed. I'm willing to go along with you. As of right now, I'm making a commitment not to buy gas at a Mobile or an EXXON Station. You can easily find less expensive gasoline than these two anyhow. I'm with you John. Eagle
-- eagle (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2001.
What will really work is to....NOT BUY GAS AT ALL. Many suppliers sell to more than one brand and the big brand in my area may not be the same in yours. Until gas is not so vital to our economy we will be hostage to a sellers' market.
-- Anne (HealthyTouch101@wildmail.com), April 25, 2001.
I am not surprised, I have been conditioned. Went through it in the 1970's. You Will Survive the Gas thing, just as we did. Cutting out the Sunday drives. How many years hence? 1970? 31 years later, you will survive, standing on your head. It was not that difficult, once you survived the "mind obstacle". Good Luck To You. Mind Set was too bad we had a brand new Gas Guzzler, in the drive way, which we drove, no-where. It was Not the end of the World, we adapted a mind set for that time. It was not the "End of the World". Fer Christs' sake nor is this.
-- My Story (andI@sticking.com), April 25, 2001.
Horses never looked so good before, did they? LOL
They can help raise their own feed, help to harvest it, help to produce the fertiliser for ALL your crops, besides providing their own replacements!
But then, vehicles dont get sick.... now wait a minute, yes they do. Hmmm, me looking for a good strong horse. Oh thats right, I need more land first. Shoot.
-- daffodyllady (email@example.com), May 02, 2001.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 13, 2001