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Discussion in 'New York Tri-State' started by noahlh, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. noahlh

    noahlh Formula 3

    Aug 28, 2003
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    So WTF is up with gas prices? I paid $3.79 / gallon in NJ a few days ago, and $3.39 in midtown manhattan (both for 93) last night. I have NEVER paid more for gas in NJ in my entire life -- that's gotta be proof that they're just throwing darts at this point.
     
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  3. 993 guy

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    It's complete and utter gouging and I look forward to these guys getting "theirs" as the smoke clears. You can buy gas for as low as $3.19 a gallon and as high as $4 in NJ. Just depends on the station. The BS is when they are selling the same gas that they paid the lower price on and upping the cost without having the more expensive shipment come in. I see fluctuations as much as 60 cents on stations just a few blocks from one another.

    It's just rediculous...
     
  4. HUTCH91TR

    HUTCH91TR F1 Rookie

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    Same sheit here in CT. Yesterday I paid $3.30 gallon in Milford for 93 octane, and while driving around New Haven, I saw prices posted at $3.80 gallon for 93. WTF??!!!
     
  5. ClydeM

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    But I have not seen a decrease in the amount of cars/driving over this holiday weekend. I've seen a little more traffic at the pumps, but thankfully no long lines indicitive of a shortage. I'm sure prices will not drop again significantly. I'm sure we'll see higher prices as winter approaches. How coincidental. And there has been a spate of fuel-efficient cars. How coincidental :(

    Hang on to your shorts, as I'm sure the ripple effect of high gas prices has yet to impact us fully. From increased good transportation costs to less cash used at gas stations for petty thieves to steal. Check out Yahoo news for what some other nations are doing to combat the exorbitant prices. Interesting.

    Yes, I'm old enough to remember the embargo of '77. Getting up at 2:00am to get in line to get gas & get home by 8:00am so Dad could drive to work.

    On the bright side, the govt wanted to increase the fuel tax. I don't think they'll be looking to pick our pockets that way with the cost of fuel what it is now. Look for their hands in our other pockets, though :(
     
  6. ghost

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    Scary stuff. I actually thought about *not* refilling yesterday.

    I actually hear that margins are pretty slim for some gas retailers - 7 cents a gallon in some gases - so not all are gorging. They're simply passing on the same premiums being charged to them by the providers. Guys that are charging $4 / gallon, though, are definitely taking advantage.

    Remember, www.gasbuddy.com is your friend. I just found out about this site - apparently is has become so popular that they've shut down their message board as the server couldn't handle the traffic. Apparently 239 10th Ave & 24th St in NYC is offering gas at $2.99 / gallon. Go get 'em.
     
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  8. JStone414

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    Noah, I hear ya bro. Cost me f-ing $56 at $3.70/gallon in da Jerz Sunday night to fill up the M3 but the prices were in the $3.40ish on my way back in. Wasn't too happy about that.
     
  9. Black355

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  10. titanium360

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    all i know is that i paid over $80 to fill up my hummer
     
  11. noahlh

    noahlh Formula 3

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    I hear ya on that one -- $2.95 / gallon for diesel, and our Dodge RAM takes 35 gallons.....:(
     
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  13. idloveaguinness

    idloveaguinness Formula Junior

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    At the end of last week I did the unthinkable....I waited 20 minutes in line to pay $2.89 for regular self serve. Now that same station (cheapest in the area) is at $3.40. Man am I glad I have an 8 mile r/t commute.
     
  14. ClydeM

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    So GDC may have to go the route of many other businesses....a special "Fuel" surcharge for delivery/pickup of a car.

    If anybody cares, I checked the mpg on both cars last weekend.
    mazda6i manual - 28mpg
    Ferrari308 - 15mpg - driven fairly hard
     
  15. Ed P.

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    The prices are weird out here too. The mobil station and the pumps at 7-11 on CR111 which typically have the highest prices around are now the lowest. I filled up with premium on friday for 3.29 which is less than what most other places are charging for regular. I think most stations I see around here are at 3.99 for premium.
     
  16. 993 guy

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    You "Hamptons" folks are always payin' a premium on the East End! ;-)
     
  17. sjmst

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  18. sjmst

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    Like the new avatar. See spotter's thread. You?
     
  19. Schultzois

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    All this and I inadvertantly pulled in and paid full-serve prices $3.79/gal) at 7:30 am to self-serve at my Mobil station in the city this weekend. Whoops.

    Never noticed that different pumps had different prices at that station. And, for the record, those "full service" signs aren't very big, and it's certainly not like attendants come running to you car on the full-service pumps. I was there more than 20 minutes and never saw anyone!

    All the while I was wondering why gas prices went up by $1+/gallon during my three short weeks gallivanting in Europe (where gas is still more, although no longer by much...) At least I ran into JC and found out about a good run going on. I guess that was worth the extra $4 I paid for 1/2-3/4 of a tank...
     
  20. pchop

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    Pure gouging. Does NY have an antigougin law? I love to take them Gas station owners down. And taken them down hard!!!
     
  21. JustinS

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    Got to the Hamptons on Thurs morning, gased up at $3.65 and then it went to $3.99 for the LD weekend.
     
  22. HUTCH91TR

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    For your safety Emil, STAY OUT OF SOUTH CENTRAL !!! :D
     
  23. Speedracer38

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    I heard it cost $15,000 a week to fill up tractor trailers!
     
  24. G-Gore

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    Just got mine car filled-up. On my local Shell gas station V-Power (93 oct) is for $3.32/gal. If anyone is interested search for Lyndhurst, NJ (off rt. 3W, exit "Ridge Rd."). Just don't know for how long - those prices are valid for next couple hours (prob till morning).
     
  25. JStone414

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    driving to the office this morning

    Amaco station on Route 3 West - $3.59/gallon of 93

    so I keep driving, a cheaper Mobil station around the corner from my office......$3.76/gallon of 93!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    are these people for real?!?!?!?

    so my car is sittin in the lot with 40 miles left on the distance meter....I'm just gonna fill up in NYC
     
  26. ClydeM

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    Hess on Rt 23 Wayne...indicitive of the area pricing....$3.17/gal regular

    At least the upward spiral has stopped. 1010Wins is claiming pricing has started falling. They quoted some prices as much as $0.50/gal. Supposedly the NJ Consumer affairs chief was standing on a soap box whining about the gouging that 3,000 people have called in to complain so she's turned the investigation over to the Attorney General. In other words, the problem has been buried in bureaucracy and the govt will start gouging us with unnecessary committee meetings.
     
  27. JStone414

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    haha, what else is new Clyde!!! always somethin!
     
  28. Serpent Driver

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    Here in Norway it's 8$ pr. gallion!
     

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