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Author Topic: Time for a boycott in UTAH, May 8th, spread the word Back to Topics
mjc2002

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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2010 11:00:40 PM

The 8th of May, we need a boycott of ALL gas stations and convenience stores. The entire day. The price of gas in Denver is $2.67. The tax is just 2 cents per gallon less in Colorado than Utah. So why are we 35-40 cents Higher? Laramie Wy, $2.58. Now taxes are 10 cents per gallon lower in Wyoming, again 35-40 cents higher in utah, than neighboring states. Last time a boycott produced a drop of 25 cents per gallon in just 2 days...
As rafiki said.... it is time!

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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 6:17:48 AM

Looks like prices are about the same as they were before the boycott!
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 23, 2010 9:13:49 PM

Should we assume that mjc2002 is still compiling the results of the boycott and will get back to us? Or should we assume that mjc2002 isn't going to return because he feels the results speak for themselves?
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: May 13, 2010 8:47:45 AM

And how did that May 8th boycott go for you?
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: May 11, 2010 10:08:44 PM

I'm not complaining.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: May 11, 2010 8:26:55 PM

Maybe having better gas saving tips other then coasting to red lights would help with your fuel expenses, Bob, thereby limiting the need to help propagate useless boycotts.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: May 11, 2010 8:02:48 PM

I boycotted Utah
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 11, 2010 10:36:05 AM

Maybe you should just learn the language, Bob.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 11, 2010 10:06:56 AM

Has anyone heard the results of the Utah boycott?

You would think that if every gas station and convenience store in a state were being boycotted it would make the news but apparently it wasn't a newsworthy story. But other than isolated calls for a boycott of BP across the country (because of the recent drilling accident), I haven't been able to find any mention of a gas boycott in Utah whatsoever, let alone any story regarding no one shopping at any gas stations or convenience stores in Utah.

Maybe there wasn't enough time to get everyone organized to not show up and to not buy/not spend your money.

Can anyone provide some results of what I'm sure was a very successful boycott, but just one for which I haven't been able to learn anything about? Or maybe some internet links? Maybe I just don't know who to search news sources properly.
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BobD2009
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: May 11, 2010 9:21:15 AM

Left out don't need counseling, Maybe I should sweet talk my secretary into typing my personal stuff.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 11, 2010 5:50:19 AM

"I don't counseling scoutmaster, I need to watch my weight. How much do you weight if you eat so much ice cream?"

The only sentence that makes sense is the 2nd one.
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: May 11, 2010 1:19:30 AM

scoutmaster: what part can't you read.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 10, 2010 6:51:54 PM

Ya know Bob, in your line of work one would think you would have a better command of the English language. Some of your posts are unreadable.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 10, 2010 5:51:48 PM

I'm sorry for jumping in, but can someone explain the part about "Last time a boycott produced a drop of 25 cents per gallon in just 2 days."

While I personally don't beleive that gas price reductions wouldn't be felt that quickly, I'm open minded as to the story such a successful boycott. And, if it was that successful, why didn't it continue and drop prices to, say, a half a buck a gallon?

Can someone provide some background on the boycott that "produced a drop of 25 cents per gallon in just 2 days"?
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: May 8, 2010 1:59:41 AM

Good point mjc2002, taxes make a big difference. In New York and particularly the New York City Metropolitan area prices high because we have very high taxes and are usually a dime higher than the national average. About 30% to 35% of the price is tax, depending on varying local county and town taxes. Right now anything $3.00 a gallon or less is a good price. Right now New York State and Long Island prices a falling but not the taxes. New York State also has a $9.2 Billion budget short fall and Albany is considering raising a creating all sorts of taxes. Gas an fuel taxes are on the table.
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mjc2002
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Message Posted: May 7, 2010 11:23:22 PM

steve853...do the math?
when you figure you pay 10 cents per gallon in tax MORE than i do...and my gas price is 20 cents HIGHER than you??? you ARE joking right? factoring in tax and price difference...AGAIN utah is 30 cents per gallon too HIGH. macon georgia is 2.55 per gal ...3.6 cents LOWER in tax

we BOTH are getting screwed! you 10 cents....me 40!!!!!!!!
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BobD2009
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: May 7, 2010 10:19:33 AM

I don't counseling scoutmaster, I need to watch my weight. How much do you weight if you eat so much ice cream?
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STEVE853
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Message Posted: May 7, 2010 9:55:19 AM

Gas In Port Orange,fl Is 2.87-2.97 a gallon.I guess we should boycott to.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 7, 2010 9:52:32 AM

Then maybe you need to seek counseling Bob.
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: May 7, 2010 5:47:44 AM

I rather have a boycott than an ice cream.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 7, 2010 5:45:55 AM

I like ice cream.
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: May 7, 2010 5:42:32 AM

I still like boycotts. They can't ram prices down in a big way but they save me money. While no one group no even OPEC can totally control prices, boycotts can at least give the best bang for a buck.
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mjc2002
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Message Posted: May 6, 2010 10:55:24 PM

prices HAVE collapsed.. denver is paying 2.65...258 in Laramie wyoming...crude is down $8+, yet...prices in utah are UP...up...up...up 10 cents per gallon.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: May 6, 2010 2:13:06 PM

"I have a suggestion mjc2002, you need widespread participation and you can't do it just one day."

Well, widespread would mean about 200,000,000 drivers, and if instead of 1 day, it was 365 days a yea, for about 10 years, that might have some affect!
LOL!!!!!!!!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 6, 2010 12:52:16 PM

"I have a suggestion mjc2002, you need widespread participation and you can't do it just one day."

There goes Bob again!
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: May 6, 2010 11:29:02 AM

I like boycotts but I'm not moving to Utah to do it. I have a suggestion mjc2002, you need widespread participation and you can't do it just one day. You must have ongoing repeat days, all coupled with conservation. Using less gas is key. Don't be discouraged by some of the mentally challenged members who will say don't bother it's a waste of time. Doing nothing definitely is not the answer. Good Luck I hope is works out for you.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 5, 2010 5:38:36 AM

It seems those who think boycotts on buying gas for a day are effective are among the mentally challenged.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: May 5, 2010 4:53:38 AM

When the DJ called for the "boycott", a national gas price collapse was already under way. Even your local newspapers noted it had no impact on prices.
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mjc2002
Rookie Author Utah

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Message Posted: May 4, 2010 10:53:31 PM

last time a local radio host called for a one-day boycot... the price dropped 25 cents in two days.
it worked in utah!. everybody gased up friday night and didnt buy much of gas or groceries on saturday. on monday prices were 25 cents lower
it works, only a dealer or retail will tell you it doesnt
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catfish99
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Message Posted: May 1, 2010 4:09:19 AM

mjc, two questions:

How much money do your local retailers make per gallon?

How much less gas will the boycotters use by buying on the 7th or 9th instead of the 8th?

Just curious.
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BCERB
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Message Posted: May 1, 2010 1:13:45 AM

mjc2002 Be prepared to read verbose commentary from antiboycotters full of
self-righteous smugness - for veiled & not so veiled insults to commence.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2010 5:33:35 AM

Idaho is roughly the same price.

A one day boycott accomplishes nothing.
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