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Zaglio

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Worcester

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Message Posted: May 14, 2009 2:41:18 PM

One way to bring get their attention and bring down prices: stop buying as much gas. How about this: nobody buy gas on Tuesday May 19. Just a statement to the oil companies.
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2009 11:42:57 PM

Can't someone lock this one? Its way past May 19th...
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dieselmanbs
Rookie Author Kansas City

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2009 12:58:26 PM

If you cut back the oil companies raise prices
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catalinsc
Rookie Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2009 9:51:11 AM

Did it work on May 19?
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AKQC
Rookie Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2009 8:06:31 PM

hold the strike for a week and see what will happen
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2009 12:15:31 PM

So Zaglio, the person who wants everyone to help get the oil companies' attention has 3 posts and 260 points, meaning 100 points for joining, three message posts, and either referred seveal people join this website or else read four news articles. Doesn't seem like he really cared enough to return to this website or report on the progress/results of the May 19 gas strike.
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CORNHICK
All-Star Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2009 1:55:03 PM

wow dudes seriously the oil people are going to get your money any how so you might as well just buy it when you need it and not avoid certain brands it is all about business and they got us hooked
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TommyR
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2009 7:08:50 AM

July 4th? Ok I'm in, if only to annoy you know who.
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nurdco
Champion Author Colorado Springs

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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2009 4:30:32 AM

Change your Date to JULY 4th... SHOW YOUR Fuel Independence WEEKend!!!
TO YOUR Fuel Producers...
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hooky
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2009 8:23:32 AM

I bought gas on May 19, but not since!
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ThatHunt
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: May 28, 2009 12:20:29 AM

though we may feel better about getting back at the oil companies, this thing won't work. I didn't hear anything about this May 19 day. Unless the whole population of the US is willing to participate...it will simply be "letting off steam" for those of us who continue to see nothing but greed.
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ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: May 24, 2009 9:17:27 AM

i broke down & have to buy gas yesterday...

but i'm now back to my one-day boycott! i don't need gas today!
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hjz
Champion Author Bridgeport

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Message Posted: May 24, 2009 9:02:53 AM

have fun...............knock your socks off!

I'll be buying up what you dont!
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: May 22, 2009 10:25:09 PM

mariachitesoro, By golly, by gum, I'm with you! Never give up!

Well, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again, then give up. There's no use in being a darn fool about it.
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Santa2ya
Rookie Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: May 22, 2009 2:01:26 PM

I see the day of the big boycott they raise the price to $2.45 a gallon. Glad I filled up on the 18th for $2.14 a gallon.

[Edited by: Santa2ya at 5/22/2009 3:01:53 PM EST]
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Gracye
Rookie Author Maine

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Message Posted: May 22, 2009 11:46:15 AM

I believe it didn't work... Prices went up not down
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PithyOpiner
Champion Author Stockton

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Message Posted: May 22, 2009 11:40:51 AM

Everybody is poo-pooing you, Zaglio. But, not me. I remain a believer and a loyal follower. What should we boycott next?
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Sealer
Champion Author Charleston

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Message Posted: May 22, 2009 11:36:50 AM

There has never been a boycott which successfully lowered the price of a product because there's not even an economic theory as to how that might happen. Price is determined by supply and demand. As soon as demand gets back to the same level, the price will be restored unless something happens to supply in the meantime.
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EZEd
Champion Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: May 22, 2009 9:19:08 AM

CaptSquid, I'm pretty sure you meant to say the Montgomery bus boycott.
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CaptSquid
Champion Author Billings

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 7:07:02 PM

Wobneb, I can think of at least two that DID work; the one that comes readily to mind is that of the Birmingham Bus Company. But one day boycotts of gasoline WILL NEVER WORK.
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PithyOpiner
Champion Author Stockton

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 3:10:43 PM

Well, Zaglio, I followed you down the gas strike path on the 19th. Give us, your loyal followers, a report on its progress.
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rippinusoff
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 9:51:54 AM

a one day 'boycott' doesn't work...to see results you have to do what we are doing now...use less over a long period of time...
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Price_Patrol
Champion Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 8:59:58 AM

Rookie. If I had took your advice I would of ended up paying 2.45 a gallon on May 20th instead of 2.27 on May 19th.

[Edited by: Price_Patrol at 5/21/2009 10:02:02 AM EST]
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EZEd
Champion Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 8:56:53 AM

I bought 14 gallons of gas on the 19th.

One day gas outs don't work. Reducing your own personal gas consumption and dependence EVERY day does work.

And next time, use the Boycotts/Gasouts forum.

On the plus side, I'm now prepared to boycott gas stations for Memorial Day weekend! Then again, I boycott gas stations eight days out of nine. On average, I buy gas about every 8-9 days.

[Edited by: EZEd at 5/21/2009 9:58:53 AM EST]
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JunKB4U
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 8:00:30 AM

total disaster.
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whyus
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 6:19:00 AM

Rookie, did you see that your plan backfired. Prices went up.
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abeazar
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 5:35:56 AM

So, was it a success?
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buggs53al
Rookie Author Louisiana

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 10:26:44 PM

I BELIEVE IF EVERY ONE WILL CONSERVE ON THERE JOY RIDDING ON SUNDAY EVEINGS AND STAY AT HOME AND DO FAMILY THINGS AND JUST BY ENOUGH GAS TO GET BACK AND FORTH TO WORK THAT IS ONE WAY AND BEFORE LEAVING WORK CALL HOME TO SEE IF YOU NEED TO PICK UP ANYTHING FROM THE GROCERY STORE THAT ANOTHER WAY ON CONSERVING ON GAS YOU WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE IDO
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calypso93
Champion Author Scranton

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 7:09:11 PM

I didn't buy any. The prices were the same today.
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rukdg
Sophomore Author Indiana

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 5:00:30 PM

Sorry I forgot, did not purchase fuel anyway car was full already, I will wait til the holiday weekend and really get spanked with an even higher price i'm sure
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 2:34:01 PM

Boy of boy, did we nail those greedy corporate pigs or did we nail those greedy corporate pigs or what?!?

The price of gas went up $.10 per gallon today.

If a boycott sends a statement to the oil companies, their statement back would be, "Price increase!".

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ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 8:04:33 AM

let's keep the boycott going!

i'm not buying gas today too!

my tank still over 3/4 full... yay! boycotting really werx~
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ekelly7
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 7:47:39 AM

newbies
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WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 7:36:23 AM

When will the rookies learn that one say "protests" will not work.
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reichera
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 6:02:19 AM

I did not buy gas yesterday... because I didn't NEED any, not because someone thought a one-day strike would do anything.

Whoopee.

[Edited by: reichera at 5/20/2009 7:03:40 AM EST]
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ChannelIslands
Champion Author Ventura

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 2:45:28 AM

sure
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CaptSquid
Champion Author Billings

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Message Posted: May 20, 2009 1:26:37 AM

Well, it's the 20th of May. How many gas stations lowered their prices because of the "strike" from yesterday?
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Hugo40
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 9:29:47 PM

Did not buy gas today.
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Ernman
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 8:51:45 PM

Did not buy gas today...rained all day...drove nowhere...watched a lot of TV...ate left overs...did my share of boycott...still raining...
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cheapguy135
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 5:52:14 PM

I just heard on the news ExxonMobil went out of business, Way to go!!!!
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UP-Skier
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 5:42:35 PM

I bought gas yesterday May 18, glad I did because the price went up 10 cents today. Isn't boycotting great?
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Shockjock1961
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 2:18:41 PM

OMG! IT worked! Gas prices here fell by 8cents/gallon! Way to go! You've got those dirty Oil Robber Barons on the run now!
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im2good4u
Rookie Author Orange County

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 1:58:00 PM

today is tuesday may 19..so nobody bought gas today???
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PithyOpiner
Champion Author Stockton

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 12:20:57 PM

I ran out of gas on the way to work, Zaglio. I hope you're happy!!!
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 12:13:51 PM

And how's it going for you today?
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Gracye
Rookie Author Maine

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 11:42:22 AM

I agree should pick a day and see if by the next day or two price goes down any...
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moosemanCA
Champion Author Oakland

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 11:18:42 AM

I will be in since both my vehicles have nearly full tanks, take that you greedy slobs. I'll see you when I need more gas tommorow. See how one day boycots fail now???
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cocoatreat
Rookie Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 8:55:49 AM

although i filled my gas tank up yesterday... it sux to boycott on a day that the gas is usually the cheapest! most consumer reports will tell u that gas is cheapest on tues & wed mornings... i work - so cant do it in the morning, so i try to fill up my car on one of those afternoons. but i guess i'm in today - since its all filled up!
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bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 8:50:53 AM

I don't think so.
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 8:24:10 AM

OK, it't in full swing now. My tank is full, my tractor is full, and I can already hear them whimpering from ten blocks away! We're killing 'em!
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chemist74
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 7:40:36 AM

There is already a boycott forum for people who believe things like one-day gas strikes work.

Everyone else knows one-day gas strikes will not work.
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