Stop!!! buying gas for a few days will it force lwer prices yes or no??

June 9, 2008 4:51pm CST
The whole country is getting hit hard by these gas prices They say it is going to get much worse sooner then later. I for One am hurting bad with this. I feel if everyone can just band together and stop buying it for a few days a week They would have no choice but to lower the prices. Is this not achivable?? If so will it accomplish lower gas prices?
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@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
9 Jun 08
GOOD POINT!! Maybe we should. Try public transportation for a week and then see what happens. If people live out in the country and they are allowed to then RIDE YOUR HORSES, and city folk well, take the subway, train, bus, trolley whatever and then see what happens.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
9 Jun 08
LOL...not all country folk own horses! And even those horses need 'fuel', grain and corn prices aren't so great either.
• Turkey
13 Jun 08
I don't this ever going to happen because where people love to sit and gripe about the gas prices, they would never take a stand and not use their cars for periods of time. That would mean they would have to use other means of trandsportation and people are all about convenience. Plus, it would take a heck of a lot of people to stop purchasing gas for this to be effective and I just don't see such a large amount participating in it. It would great though because these gas prices are getting ridiculous!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
9 Jun 08
No it wouldn't change anything. Most people only fill up once a week anymore anyway, so the same amount of gas would be used even if we regularly banded together to not go on specific days. It could actually cause an even bigger problem. I don't like getting into big complicated numbers but look at it this way. If 2000 people filled up their tanks every week at a gas station that averages out to almost 300 a day. If those 2000 people decided to boycott the gas station on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the average per day sales would jump up to 500...and the gas station would still not be losing any sales...but would they have the capacity to fill that many tanks in a day? If not, we would experience gas shortages along with the high prices and the gas stations would be able to raise the prices even higher because those 2000 people would be willing to pay whatever just to make sure that they had enough gas to drive to work each week.
9 Jun 08
If we think long then this is not a type of prob that we will solve today and will not be there tomorrow,we should look for a solution that will give us long term solutions ,the best way to reduce the use of Gas by diverting it any way by hook or crook,after all democracy is for the people and by the people.
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Sorry Vinny but then China and India would buy the oil we weren't using, they need more and more each day tht's one of the reasons it keeps creeping higher! By a bike! LOL! tdemex
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Wouldn't change a thing this gas pricing is just going to keep going up.We're just catching up to the rest of the world they're been paying these kind of unheard of prices for years,now we're feeling the pinch,it took a long time but I'm afraid its here to stay.