Do you want to pay less for gas????

United States
July 19, 2008 12:16pm CST
I can tell you how to bring down gas prices in FIVE words... Stop Paying The Highest Price!!!!!I know, it sounds simple but I see it all the time. I live in a city where most major intersections have at least Two gas stations on every corner and there is almost always a $.05-.10 difference between the highest and lowest station price. And there are just as many people paying the higher price as the lower. So ask yourself, If you are a station owner and you are getting just as much biz selling gas @ $4.25 as the guy across the street selling at 4.15, Are you even going to THINK about lowering your price. NO. More than likely the guy selling for $4.15 is going to RAISE his price. Capitalism WORKS. It's not that complicated. We just have to know how to make it work for US.
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@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
24 Jul 08
That's not always going to be the case. If everyone in the country did that, what would happen? Gas prices would end up being fixed. Instead of one being lower than the other, you'll have both the same price. If you want gas to take less of a bite out of your wallet, there are things you can do.. -Take full advantage of discounts. Speedway has their speedy rewards card. Kroger gives up to 50 cents off a gallon depending on how much you spend monthly on groceries, using the Kroger card of course. Many credit cards offer a percent cashback for gas fill ups as well. Take advantage of these! -Change your driving habits. Cars get the best fuel economy between 45 and 60 miles per hour. I got stuck on a road that was 55mph almost the entire way going from Detroit, MI to the Indy Motor Speedway, courtesy of my GPS's directions. I had 25mpg out of a heavily loaded down Jeep Grand Cherokee. That's UNHEARD OF, but it was because the driving speed changed. -Carpool! Walk! Bike! Less time spent driving = less gas used = less money spent. -Consider a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. I'm looking into getting my motorcycle endorsement and buying a scooter. If you're like me, and spend close to 350 dollars a month on fuel, a scooter would be a viable alternative. -PUSH your government towards alternative energy. Wind power is rapidly expanding, as is solar. The other huge (likely to be in full production in the next few years) technology is ethanol. No, not corn ethanol. I'm talking about the ethanol produced from garbage and any organic wastes. General Motors dumped a TON of cash into companies that are leading the pack with this technology. Both predict ethanol under two dollars a gallon with their technologies. Now, that's certainly a number I would be willing to live with.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I try to do that most all of the time. Right now in our area there isn't much difference in the gas prices. I am actually trying not to use as much gas. I stay home or close to home much more than I did. If everybody would cut back drastically I wonder if it would make a difference, who knows?