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ET2009

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San Antonio

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 9:39:59 AM

I would like to see a Nationwide Boycott nobody buy gas for 3 days in all 50 states.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2009 8:30:04 PM

Wouldn't this have been great if ET2009, had posted some gas prices instead of the post he did? And wouldn't it have been great if ET2009 had written, instead, "I would like to see a Nationwide Boycott nobody drives for 3 days in all 50 states."

Why do all these people think that by not buying gas for a day, even if not one single drop were sold for that day - or for three days, or for a week - it would make any difference over the course of a month's business. If you're not driving any less, not making any significant difference in the amount of gas you use (and one gallon or one day of non-usage doesn't amount to very much relatively), then you haven't made any impact except you yourself might feel good.

Where do these people come from that think that the a one or three day boycott will make a difference, let alone make a difference even if they didn't drive during that time? And why are so many of them new members, with virtually no points and few or no gas price posts, who feel they have to make this one of their first message posts.

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urchin6294
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2009 4:20:33 PM

People would just get gas the day before or day after, thus not chaning demand at all on a larger temporal scale What really needs to happen is for drivers to not drive for 3 days.
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locovan
Rookie Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: May 28, 2009 2:21:09 AM

What good is a boycott going to do? How long would you be able to drive without gassing up?
Nonsense...drive a gas-efficient vehicle and observe smart driving tips.
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mommaeagleone
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: May 25, 2009 6:22:21 PM

Well they should do like they did in the 70's when they truckers boycotted and did not drive for a week and the united states nearly shut down. and it worked where the gas prices did lower. Never now maybe it work and then maybe not who knows.
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SW_99
Veteran Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2009 7:03:53 AM

Best of luck, it been wanted and tried before with the same result.
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jimmytwoguns
Champion Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2009 12:35:18 AM

"It's actually about 8% according to the API.

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"Sneakers55, perhaps I'm mistaken but somewhere (not sure) I read about oil companies profits on gasoline sales were 4% of the 8-10% profit overall (40% 0f their profit) and the remaining 60% from their other petroleum products/by products.
I'm old and retired so it may just be a senior moment on my part; at either rate, their profit is certainly not out or line and less than many other large Corporations...seems to me its all about volume as CaptSquid aptly pointed out.


[Edited by: jimmytwoguns at 3/11/2009 1:40:46 AM EST]
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Sneakers55
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2009 7:46:44 PM

beemerguy wrote:

>I always find it interesting that people believe oil companies' profits
>of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the
>same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

It's actually about 8% according to the API. Our finance people from somewhere came up with the magic number of 10.5%, probably by benchmarking other companies. I asked one of them the significance of the magic number but they didn't know.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 3/10/2009 8:49:39 PM EST]
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mikebarry05
Rookie Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2009 6:29:58 PM

Good luck
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CaptSquid
Champion Author Billings

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 7:30:25 PM

trantortheTROLL, of course, the oil companies (not gas) make billions. You would too, if you sold as much product as they do.
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Victor007
Veteran Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 6:49:27 PM

i only drive twice a week, ill be down for it
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CaptSquid
Champion Author Billings

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2009 1:34:35 AM

HUNGERY strikes????
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ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2009 7:50:46 AM

amazes me w/ the intelligence of this part of the forums...

boycott doesn't work!

get real people; and finding the cheapest price for gas on this site is not boycotting- it's using common sense
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vinman1770
Champion Author Kansas City

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2009 6:48:25 AM

if a true boycott to work one must buy and horse and never drive a car again. just like when people go on hungery strikes.

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theapprentice
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2009 7:06:45 PM

How is this the wrong forum to be discussing boycotts when this is the 'boycott/gasout forum'?? You people aren't serious are you?
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UP-Skier
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2009 5:53:20 PM

Another example of Quality public education. Fill your tank, then don't buy any for 3 days and call it boycotting.
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vinman1770
Champion Author Kansas City

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2009 7:42:29 AM

everyone should buy gas form one station in there area. all the others would want to sale so they would lower there price to draw customer's. once station 1 is bone dry then goto station 2 and so one.
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vinman1770
Champion Author Kansas City

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2009 7:39:31 AM

cheap gas drives the economy.
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BUSSY
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2009 10:33:16 AM

Let's just boycott everything...make no purchases for 3 days....be serious rookie.
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rayw45
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2009 4:01:41 PM

Why? Gas is selling for a better than reasonable price right now. In the future, it might again go too high, but when adjusted for inflation, it is cheaper than it has been in the last 50 years.
Stop whining and enjoy it. These prices probably will not last too long.
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hjz
Champion Author Bridgeport

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2009 3:36:23 PM

Wait!...let me gas all the cars first!

Now...........knock your socks off!

Cant you think of something better while waiting for the next unemployment check?

[Edited by: hjz at 1/27/2009 4:41:05 PM EST]
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OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 7:35:53 PM

Sure, boycott gas. Really walk a couple of miles for them Camels ...
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Dale Jr.
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 10:17:19 AM

That is easy. I can go three days without having to fill up.
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ritz2040
Champion Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 9:15:56 AM

but why?
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badguzzler
Champion Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 9:11:36 AM

good idea
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sherlockMS
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 9:10:54 AM

there was less gas bought this week the reserve went up again
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gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 8:31:52 AM

A permanent reduction in gas useage might bring prices down but not a temporary three day boycott because the same amount of fuel would be consumed.
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ladyjj
Champion Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 8:23:01 AM

Won't work and wrong forum! Sorry!
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chemist74
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 7:44:46 AM

Wrong forum.

Boycotts that simply shift gas purchases a few days have no significant effect on gas prices.

Some people have no understanding of economics or business.
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tommie1954
Champion Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 7:13:30 AM

Nice try, but wrong forum to begin with, and you could not get 10 people in this country to boycott anything!
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WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 7:03:43 AM

Wrong forum. There is a boycott forum you can bring this nonsense to. Another rookie post that doesn't know what is going on here.
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Sneakers55
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 9:18:28 PM

If the first day of your three-day boycott is "D-Day" you'd simply result in cramming gas purchases in D-1 and earlier or D+3 or later.

Nothing useful would be accomplished. On the other hand, if you sucked the supply dry at D+3, this would result in extra supply runs and higher cost to be passed on.
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traumer
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 8:46:11 PM

This stupid idea went around last year and still people keep bringing it up. Just haven't learned have you.
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whyus
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 7:20:27 PM

If we do that then forth day we will have so big lines at gas station and they will run out faster.
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sherlockMS
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 2:56:26 PM

i have not bought any gas in 7 days i am boycotting
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rumbleseat
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 2:26:52 PM

I have boycotted gasoline purchases since January 15. My tank is getting low now, so I am going to temporarily end my boycott, just long enough to fill up. But, after I fill, I am going to boycott again until my tank gets low, mark my word!
I have been doing that since 1965, I expect the message to sink in at BIGOILCO headquarters any day now.
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moosemanCA
Champion Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 2:02:42 PM

yeah and a lot of people dont go to work or look for work, then they fill up their tanks at the end of three days if they drove and your back to square one
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furball64801
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 1:27:26 PM

I know your new here but there is a forum for boycotts. This has been mentioned about a zillion times and it wont work. What is your goal, you think your going to hurt the big bad oil companies. We can do more just by conserving and driving less. Good luck on your quest, I could boycott but in my general daily life I can go over a week or two with getting gas so I guess I already do lol.
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avkGA
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 11:41:18 AM

Good idea, but can this happen?
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stupaman
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 11:36:28 AM

Ttotally agree dude I'm in.
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bkr4201
All-Star Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 11:32:53 AM

I would boycott it.
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CaptSquid
Champion Author Billings

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 11:02:06 AM

Bad start, rookie.
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raiders327
Champion Author Waterbury

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 10:47:17 AM


Wrong forum rookie.
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nedster10
All-Star Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 10:30:26 AM

shoot, i'd give it a try.
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PatAZ
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 10:27:29 AM

Would not work and would have no effect.
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Minutefan
Champion Author Springfield

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 10:26:27 AM

Boycott gas...stop eating beans.
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Emmasdad
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 10:25:02 AM

Never going to happen.
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