: Insane gas prices



brougham
11-06-03, 11:05 PM
Tonight gas prices jumped about 10cents an Litre. My bad math figures this out to be something like 27 or 28 cents an gallon. What's up with that????????

I guess you can figure out who WAS going to get gas tonight. :crying2:

DaveSmed
11-06-03, 11:09 PM
Damn I'm lucky. I filled up in Jersey yesterday

JJhomer83
11-07-03, 08:35 AM
Damn I'm lucky. I filled up in Jersey yesterday

Just filled up this morning for 1.68 for 93 today

SupaFly
11-08-03, 05:48 PM
:confused: :confused:

SupaFly
11-08-03, 05:49 PM
I filled up my tank with 93 at $2.03 per gallon.

davesdeville
11-08-03, 06:13 PM
Hmm gas is about $1.48 for 87 octane here, increasing by 9 or 10 cents for higher grade.

Elvis
11-08-03, 06:30 PM
Prices have been going down here. $1.57 this morning for 93.

elwesso
11-08-03, 07:38 PM
$1.47 for 93 here in A-town....... FIlled up last week at 1.49.......

MMNineInchNails
11-08-03, 09:28 PM
you guys are lucky. 87 is $1.72 here add 10 cents for 89 add 10 more cents for 91. and that's low for us. It used to be over $2 for 87

elwesso
11-08-03, 09:35 PM
Haha...... You only get 91..... Plus, arent most of those stations out there have stuff like ethonol in them......?

MMNineInchNails
11-08-03, 10:42 PM
I have no idea about the ethanal, but yep we only get 91. You could go about 15-20 miles away to get some 95

gothicaleigh
11-08-03, 11:42 PM
I get 94 for about $1.70.

ShadowLvr400
11-09-03, 12:38 PM
Bout $1.57 here for 93...

airbalancer
11-09-03, 03:40 PM
77.9 per litre for 91, and there is 3.78 litre per US gallon
Pay 10 cent more per litre than 87
That is the price I have to pay for public health care in Ontario

Ralph
11-10-03, 09:59 PM
77.9 per litre for 91, and there is 3.78 litre per US gallon
Pay 10 cent more per litre than 87
That is the price I have to pay for public health care in Ontario

We are currently 70.9 per litre and 80 for premium. Oh yeah, we don't pay for health care in Saskatchewan.................yet. :D

airbalancer
11-11-03, 10:06 AM
We are currently 70.9 per litre and 80 for premium. Oh yeah, we don't pay for health care in Saskatchewan.................yet. :D
yes you do, with the higher taxes we on everything else

Ralph
11-12-03, 12:04 AM
yes you do, with the higher taxes we on everything else

Well that's true, but at least we don't pay the doctor directly, but they are talking of user fees! We have some of the highest taxes in Sask. esp. property and education. 40 cents of each litre is supposed to go into maintenance of roads, etc. (gas tax) but they are only using 13 cents and pocketing the rest! However, now that we just had our Prov. election, the price of gas will go up again. :crying2:

Mad'lac
11-12-03, 12:19 AM
Right now down here in Texas it's $1.21 per gallon for 87 octane grade.

DaveSmed
11-12-03, 10:01 PM
$1.47 for 93 across the bridge (Jersey) AND they pump it for you. PA is about 35 cents higher and it's self serve! Living Close to the Burlington-Bristol Bridge Has it's benifits!

Cadillacdts01
03-23-12, 03:09 PM
Ahh the good old days when gas was 1.50

ThumperPup
03-23-12, 03:20 PM
dammm the prices when this thread was new back in 03 brings back old memorys lol

dkozloski
03-23-12, 03:23 PM
14 cents/gal. Seattle, Wa. 1958.

ThumperPup
03-23-12, 03:34 PM
i remember when i could get in the one of the lincolns and drive down to Naples and back to cleveland on 165 dollars in tolls and gas
i rememebr when i could drive up to NYC and Brooklyn and back to cleveland round trip and spend like 100 in tolls and gas or less
shoot i rememmbr when ic ould drive to detroit and back on 20 bucks

Jesda
03-23-12, 03:46 PM
Reviving this thread stung quite a bit :histeric:

gary88
03-23-12, 03:53 PM
I remember complaining about gas being $2.40 when I was 16. Filled up at $4.45 last week and it went up another 20 cents since then.

orconn
03-23-12, 04:23 PM
$1.47 for 93 across the bridge (Jersey) AND they pump it for you. PA is about 35 cents higher and it's self serve! Living Close to the Burlington-Bristol Bridge Has it's benifits!

I guess living near the Burlington-Bristol would be an advantage, until you happen to on it when it collapses from lack of maintentance! That bridge was ancient when I used to use it when I was in prep school and that was in the late 1950's! But life threatening roadway aside, its' great to save on gas while not suffering from New Jersey's high income and excruciatingly high real estate taxes.

CadillacLuke24
03-23-12, 04:39 PM
Reviving this thread stung quite a bit :histeric:

No kidding. Ranger, a new Record? I remember when I first got Alexandra it was the fall of 08 and gas plummeted after that ugly summer. $1.20 for regular....those were the days. :rolleyes:

The-Dullahan
03-23-12, 07:09 PM
When I buy gas, I just fill it until it goes "click". I suppose it goes up and down, but I pay little attention. It's not like I have ever bought less than $70 and it's not like I get great mileage (7MPG, eat it Prius owners and that's just in the Cadillac, I have some worse) When I was a kid, it was $1.10 for regular. Considering I am not really so old as I come off, that is a massive difference.

Also, for your amusement, these photos were taken in November, 2010.
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/Photo-0049.jpg?t=1288927534

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/Photo-0048.jpg?t=1288927653

thebigjimsho
03-23-12, 09:15 PM
Someone is gonna die...

EChas3
03-23-12, 11:07 PM
See! $5 a gallon is cheap!

Anyone figure out what a Volt's full charge costs at ... say... $0.10 per KWH?

The car itself (a fancy Chevy Cruze) stickers in the low $40,000. (The one I saw Wednesday bragged about a $7,600 tax rebate on a purchase price of $42,500.) A loaded Cruze is what? $24,000? Didn't you hear, the average Volt buyer earns $175,000 a year.

Isn't it ironic that 'Joe-six-pack' is helping rich Ms. Eco-Image buy her new coal-powered toy?

By the way, the Volt requires Premium gas!

brandondeleo
03-23-12, 11:15 PM
I know a guy in Sweden that's paying over $10 a gallon converted.

CadillacCastle
03-24-12, 12:32 AM
When I was 15 in 1973 I got my motorcycle license and had a new red Honda SL70. I could fill the 1 1/2 gallon gas tank by trading in Coke bottles. Gas was about .30 cents a gallon. Coke bottles were worth .03 cents and then went up to .05 cents each. I remember when my dad paid .18 cents a gallon when gas stations would have gas wars then it would go back up to .20 cents. But that was in the old days when I push mowed yards for $3.00 and bought my own gas.

Aron9000
03-24-12, 02:29 AM
When I buy gas, I just fill it until it goes "click". I suppose it goes up and down, but I pay little attention. It's not like I have ever bought less than $70 and it's not like I get great mileage (7MPG, eat it Prius owners and that's just in the Cadillac, I have some worse) When I was a kid, it was $1.10 for regular. Considering I am not really so old as I come off, that is a massive difference.

Also, for your amusement, these photos were taken in November, 2010.
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/Photo-0049.jpg?t=1288927534

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/Photo-0048.jpg?t=1288927653


Reminds me of September 2008, when Hurricane Ike disabled all the refineries on the gulf coast. This caused a run on gas in Tennessee, driving up prices to record levels. Some gas stations were price gouging at $5, 6, 7 a gallon, they were later prosecuted. I remember waiting in line for over an hour to gas up my 91 Brougham in one of about 10-15 gas stations with gas in the Nashville area at 2:00am. I remember it being more than $4 a gallon. Of course about four months later after the economy went over the abyss, gas was like $1.70 a gallon.

ryannel2003
03-24-12, 02:37 AM
The week I bought my Seville was when was hit $4.50 a gallon. I was pretty pissed because I gave up my 4 cylinder Camry for a V8. It's all a cycle and when the public stops driving just like they did four years ago the price of gas is gonna go back down like it did.

EChas3
03-24-12, 10:08 AM
Unfortunately, it's not just that people that stop driving. The economy and jobs subside so businesses stop driving and flying, too. Everything gets more expensive as shipping gets more expensive, too. Even though energy costs are excluded from the consumer price index (as if that makes any sense.) Next, markets collapse and that does no-one any good.

The market reacts to expectations. There isn't any shortage of oil, just a lack of willingness use it.

Submariner409
03-24-12, 10:18 AM
Ahh the good old days when gas was 1.50

Phooey !!! How about $0.23 ? ..........27.9 for "high test". You could go to a Sunoco station and actually dial up any of about 8 (??) blends, from 85 octane to 106. That was back when gasoline used good ol' tetraethyl lead as an octane booster and valve seat protector.

I can remember Grandma pulling into a gas station and saying "A dollar's worth, please". (That was about 6 gallons.) ........and the gas pump kid washed the windshield, checked the oil and water, checked the tire pressures.

C&C
03-24-12, 11:32 AM
The day of cheap gasoline was also the day when a dollar was worth a dollar. A loaf of bread was 20 cents (now two dollars and higher), and for a lot ofother things there has been about a ten fold increase (or higher); doesn't make it right (but does put it a little more into perspective). And when Americans stop driving so much (because of the gas prices), this time they're not coming back down (due to the demand world-wide). As mentioned above, there (currently) is not shortage but there is high demand.

thebigjimsho
03-24-12, 01:28 PM
I've never been a motorcycle guy. But I have skipped day trips in the V to save the $130 it would cost.

I may get one now to tool around with on nice days, more economically...

orconn
03-24-12, 02:44 PM
Why not wait a year and pick up a Fiat 500 Abarth cheap!

thebigjimsho
03-25-12, 02:18 AM
hmm...

brandondeleo
03-25-12, 03:50 AM
I think the most I've ever seen personally was the in the summer of 2008 around Topock, Arizona. It was around $5.50. The boat gas stations on the river were outrageous. It was like $9 a gallon there.

mberisha
03-25-12, 10:07 AM
I know a guy in Sweden that's paying over $10 a gallon converted.

Premium on the economy in my village is 2.13Euro a liter...doing the math...it's about ~$11 a gallon...

Submariner409
03-25-12, 11:22 AM
The day of cheap gasoline was also the day when a dollar was worth a dollar.

Go back in time and find an inflation table for the last ........ 60 years. Start off with the cost of a gallon of gas in 1950 and inflate that by the inflation rate each year - your eyes will water when you see the result.

Adjusted to today's "dollar", the price of gasoline in 1918 was $3.75 a gallon.

brandondeleo
03-25-12, 12:04 PM
^Very informative.

thebigjimsho
03-25-12, 07:47 PM
Stop bringing common sense into this...

CadillacLuke24
03-25-12, 08:29 PM
:yeah: Sub, you're ruining our bitchfest. :histeric:

As for my answer to the gas prices:

88874

:sunnynana:

thebigjimsho
03-25-12, 08:47 PM
I don't think my clients would like that...

CadillacLuke24
03-25-12, 11:41 PM
Ya never know....21 speeds of all out fury! And when I'm in the low gears, it's a torque monster. I'm quite proud of this thing....can adjust the gears, repack the bearings, and fix a busted axle housing. Boy does it ride like a V now! :sneaky:

brandondeleo
03-26-12, 02:27 AM
Gas had been jumping straight up like crazy, and then it stuck at $3.99 for a few days and then dropped to $3.95 and it's been there for around a week.

Jesda
03-26-12, 03:14 AM
The value of the dollar does indeed play a role in oil and gas prices, and not just in terms of real vs nominal prices.

thebigjimsho
03-26-12, 11:36 AM
:eyes glazing over:

dkozloski
03-26-12, 12:03 PM
Why not wait a year and pick up a Fiat 500 Abarth cheap! Cheap?

http://www.sportscarshop.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IMG_1020-600x399.jpg (http://www.sportscarshop.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IMG_1020.jpg)

orconn
03-26-12, 12:07 PM
Cheap?

http://www.sportscarshop.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IMG_1020-600x399.jpg (http://www.sportscarshop.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IMG_1020.jpg)

Sorry, Binky, didn't think you had your head stuck in the "bubble top" sixties!

dkozloski
03-26-12, 02:49 PM
Sorry, Binky, didn't think you had your head stuck in the "bubble top" sixties!
I used to dream about owning a bubble top Abarth Fiat.

CadillacLuke24
03-26-12, 03:22 PM
The value of the dollar does indeed play a role in oil and gas prices, and not just in terms of real vs nominal prices.

Yeah that. Gas, inflation adjusted, may have been, oh, about $2.30 a gallon in the early sixties. At the same time, minimum wage, inflation adjusted, was topping out at damn near $9 an hour.

OffThaHorseCEO
03-26-12, 05:28 PM
talk about perfect timing. We just took a spontaneous road trip to visit my brother in louisiana. Took the SRX

2.5 tanks each way at 75 a tank...i think we spent more in gas getting there than we spent the whole time there on food and entertainment

CadillacLuke24
03-26-12, 09:46 PM
^^^ Owie.

orconn
03-26-12, 11:01 PM
talk about perfect timing. We just took a spontaneous road trip to visit my brother in louisiana. Took the SRX

2.5 tanks each way at 75 a tank...i think we spent more in gas getting there than we spent the whole time there on food and entertainment

Spent more on gas than food and entertainment ..... sounds like the good old days are back again!

C&C
03-27-12, 05:16 AM
talk about perfect timing. We just took a spontaneous road trip to visit my brother in louisiana. Took the SRX

2.5 tanks each way at 75 a tank...i think we spent more in gas getting there than we spent the whole time there on food and entertainment

And if you had flown? Just asking, cause there also lies important questions that need to be compared (for value versus cost).

thebigjimsho
03-27-12, 11:48 AM
And if you had flown? Just asking, cause there also lies important questions that need to be compared (for value versus cost).

Unless you have a diesel Jetta or are staying within 300 miles, flying is likely cheaper.

If I was meeting up for a meet in Chicago for a weekend, I'd rather drive. But flying is cheaper if you ride with others while there. Which is a shame...

EChas3
03-27-12, 09:54 PM
Flying may often be cheaper but if you rent a car and account for all the time you spend flying commercial, driving can be more enjoyable.

ThumperPup
03-27-12, 10:05 PM
Why the F does Desiel cost so much more then Fuel / Gas
isn't it the first of the top of the oil barrel and
that means less crap they have to do to it ?
so makes perfect seance that a oil company says oh hey this is being used in work trucks to move things around for big company's to make money
so we will just charge them more
well ok so they charge more for D then the company's that use D to get there truck loads and product across the country and world
have to charge more to make the same profit
they did when D was cheaper then it is now
wich in return is the reason why a can of Tuna that was 70 cents a can wen i was 16 is now 119 a can
or loaf of bread that was once 1.00 is now 2.20
or the fuel that was once 1.5 is now 4.00

ok i know we all know this is how it works
so sorry about the rant just a little pissy tonight so figured id put this out there what a better place then this thread

but seriously
isn't D the first of the top of the barrel of oil so it also goes threw less procedures to make it what it is right ?
or am i thinking wrong ?


anyways i am probably going to pick up something more fuel efficient this year
was thinking maybe a late model Mazda 6 i think i had one from the rental company erlier int he year and it got like 37 mpg or something like that took forever for the tank to burn down last time i ever pre pay for the fuel lol

thebigjimsho
03-27-12, 10:57 PM
Flying may often be cheaper but if you rent a car and account for all the time you spend flying commercial, driving can be more enjoyable.

Well, duh, of course driving is more enjoyable. You're talking to someone who rode in a car cross country and back 6 times before I got my license. I've driven another 5 times, that's coast to coast. Nevermind the times I've driven to Florida and back(to MA)...

orconn
03-27-12, 11:03 PM
I wondered the same thing, as diesel used to sell for a considerably cheaper price than gasoline here in the States. But the way I have had it explained to me is that the worldwide demand for diesel has grown exponentially and the U>S is actually an exporter of diesel in response to that overseas demand . So now Diesel is priced in line with the world price for this commodity which is now higher than it has ever been before.

thebigjimsho
03-27-12, 11:04 PM
Doesn't that also have to do with the cleaner diesel?

orconn
03-27-12, 11:22 PM
Might be, my knowledge and experience with the petroleum industry is really limited to finding the stuff and getting it to the refinery and then then the worlwide market. The actual cracking of the raw product into its' various components is a bit out of my area.

ThumperPup
03-27-12, 11:40 PM
Flying may often be cheaper but if you rent a car and account for all the time you spend flying commercial, driving can be more enjoyable.

I have both flown and driven across country several times
i will always choose the car ride over the plane ride
only time i fly is if i need to be somewhere fast and even then i have been known sometimes to junk my return ticket and rent a car on the way back
only reason i really ever got a round trip tiket was cause it used to be cheaper to at least stay over a Saturday and have a round trip then a one way but these days the prices just don't work out that way

but still if i have to be in LA on Friday and i find this out on Tuesday im going to fly but ill probably call around see if the rental company's need anything brought back east
in the winter i
used to just call around find out if anyone needed cars driven back up north
and you would not believe how many cars enterprise and national and Alamo and there other company needed cars driven back up
i have even been paid a few times as in it has not cost me a dime out of 10 times doing this over the past 5 years
they pay the gas they give the car for free and they even paid my hotel a few times id say 3 of those 10 times

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I also read a few days ago that since the U.S has been drilling for more oil or a percentage of our fuel and oil is comming from in the U.S and on U.S property even whyll this you would think it would help bring down but we know its only risen
i still say that we can bring oil prices down by drilling in our own country but
not by the little amount that we can
im to a point where yes i am green at times but there are some things that just can't be saved so stop screaming greeb poeple and realize that we are going to hit 7.00 a gallon in 2 year from now if not sooner the way this is going

i also am not bumb enough to think that a president can say oh i will bring fuel costs down
and then be dumb enough to vote for them

the only way they can bring fuel prices down is to get ride of the tax on it i still feel that if fuel was sold for 1.99 a gallon the goverment would still be able to get .10 or .20 cent in taxes per gallon and the
stations coul dmake there .30 cent a gallon profit oil company sstill get there money
but now the goverment has to have 1.50 a gallon in taxes i think
my numbers are probably off but you get what im trying to sya

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also since moving down to Florida and being able to pump up with Rec 90 all the time for the past 5 or so weeks
i am 10000% against ethanoal Screw the damm farmers get our money out of corn
i have pumped over
70 gallons of Rec 90 E Free fuel in the past month into my Seville at 3.89-3.99 a gallon
and in the miles i have driven i did the math and running on 87 regular with E in it i would have used atleast 80 gallons if not more
some of you can say oh your not noticing that much a differnce im sorry but now that i can say i have gone threw atleast 5 full tanks of E free in the past 5 weeks
i can say that i am notciing that differnet in MPG

EChas3
03-28-12, 09:41 PM
Different crude oil yeilds different percentages of various refined products. When you drive bt a refinery and see them burning off something, there are a team of engineers working on changing the processes to produce something useful instead of that waste.

I forget the exact precentages but diesel has more energy and consumes more crude than gas.

Submariner409
03-29-12, 03:25 PM
Right now crude futures have dropped to $102.80 - the lowest in 5 weeks. My hunch is that the $4.00/gallon mark caused a fair amount of driving cutback - less fuel use, primarily gasoline = less demand.

If Americans could work together and, for a week, cut their driving by 50% it would drastically increase gasoline and diesel stockpiles, driving down fuel pricing and throwing the commodities and futures traders into total dismay.

As long as we happily guzzle fuel the Saudis can happily beat their women and charge ridiculous oil prices, all the while laughing up their sleeves at the stupid Western Infidels.

thebigjimsho
03-29-12, 05:07 PM
All 17% of it...

ThumperPup
03-29-12, 07:04 PM
i would happily stop driving and pumping fuel for 2 weeks hell even a month if half the U.S would do the same
but it won't ever happen shoot
if the entire country decided to do a shut down on fuel id to a fuel sit in for a month heck but
whats the purpose of this when atleast not half would do it

i agree with Sub's post 100%

thebigjimsho
03-29-12, 08:13 PM
wut?

ThumperPup
03-29-12, 08:26 PM
wut?

look do post number # 69 ok maybe that didn't sound good lol

Aron9000
03-29-12, 11:28 PM
$3.64 here today, just gassed up the truck. $42 ****ing dollars to fill up that POS. :rant2:

MoistCabbage
03-30-12, 12:09 AM
Saw $4.09 for regular earlier at a Shell.

KNCadillac8898
03-30-12, 12:15 AM
^I paid $4.06 today at Mobil. $41 something to fill it from a under half a tank.

talismandave
03-30-12, 12:20 AM
Thanks a lot guys. You really know how to make a guy feel good. (says the new owner of a 472 to feed!)

Jesda
03-30-12, 02:31 AM
It stings even more when you add up annual costs compared to a decade ago:

http://www.roadtripamerica.com/fuel-cost-calculator.php

15000 miles, $1.50/gal, 20mpg = $1125.00 per year
15000 miles, $4.05/gal, 20mpg = $3037.50 per year

I can think of many things I would have preferred doing with $1912.

ThumperPup
03-30-12, 09:31 AM
30,000 miles 22 mpg average 1428 gallons a year over the next 12 months 4.00 to 4.29 a gallon im thinking around 5500-6000$ for the next 12 months of gas give or take a few Hundred

the things i could do with that money hey that would pay the anual membership at the beach club i want to join

Submariner409
03-30-12, 10:05 AM
In good ol' left wing Montgomery County (north of DC) regular is $4.30 this morning. They need the money so they can pay their exorbitant social giveaways, rent and tax costs.

Over here Shell 87 is $3.80 or so - and Maryland is considering another gas tax raise of $0.15/gallon to prop up the falling revenues from all other sales taxes - you cut back one way, they stick it to you another.............

30,000 miles in a year with no job ??? You could always quit flitting around like a mosquito, settle down, get a small job and accomplish something worthwhile.........

thebigjimsho
03-30-12, 10:16 AM
When I think of my total fuel bill in my '04 V on my 10,000 mile cross country trip, it makes me sad to see what I'd pay now.

CadillacLuke24
03-30-12, 03:34 PM
In good ol' left wing Montgomery County (north of DC) regular is $4.30 this morning. They need the money so they can pay their exorbitant social giveaways, rent and tax costs.


It's all fun and games till you run out of SOMEBODY ELSE'S MONEY! :rant2:

orconn
03-30-12, 03:49 PM
Everyone is so uptight about gas prices, when all they have to do is down grade their cable service, or better yet eliminate it completely and use the public library for entertainment, pack a lunch and go easier of the "loud peddle."

In the end everyone will get used to higher gas and energy costs and be none the worse for the experience.

thebigjimsho
03-30-12, 04:14 PM
Everyone is so uptight about gas prices, when all they have to do is down grade their cable service, or better yet eliminate it completely and use the public library for entertainment, pack a lunch and go easier of the "loud peddle."

In the end everyone will get used to higher gas and energy costs and be none the worse for the experience.

I don't have $12,000 of utilities every year. Add my V's gas? Another $3,000...

orconn
03-30-12, 04:19 PM
I don't have $12,000 of utilities every year. Add my V's gas? Another $3,000...

In your case, TBJS, it's a business expense and still tax deductible .... so your answer is easy drive more make more money!

gary88
03-30-12, 04:22 PM
$4.53 for 93 today.

thebigjimsho
03-30-12, 04:25 PM
In your case, TBJS, it's a business expense and still tax deductible .... so your answer is easy drive more make more money!

So in real life dollars, that $12,000 is about $8,000...

orconn
03-30-12, 04:27 PM
$4.53 for 93 today.

And the pavement on the Dan Ryan and other roads still stinks! But everyone knows that Chicagoans are the smartest people inthe country, just ask one!

When a person from Illinois wants "inside information" he actually has to ask someone inside the pen.

gary88
03-30-12, 04:41 PM
Our highways for the most part are pretty good. Parts of 55 were just repaved last year. 355 and 290 are very smooth, I'd even say enjoyable to drive on. 294 is so so. The side streets are where you see the worst conditions. IDOT's solution to those is to shovel some asphalt between the cracks and have a man pat it down with a shovel.

They raised tolls here recently and they say the extra $ will go toward improving road conditions, but we'll see about that.

orconn
03-30-12, 06:21 PM
So in real life dollars, that $12,000 is about $8,000...

I guess we could wish for higher income taxes so you would get more of your gas expense back!

CadillacLuke24
03-30-12, 07:45 PM
We don't need higher income taxes, except for special cases when your title begins with Sen., Cong., Pres., etc. :sneaky:

ThumperPup
03-30-12, 08:20 PM
30,000 miles in a year with no job ??? You could always quit flitting around like a mosquito, settle down, get a small job and accomplish something worthwhile.........

Hey i have been looking for work
dad friend was willing to give me a job as a car porter at his dealership um i was going to consider it untill i found out that it would only pay me 1400 a month and im already getting just about that for free from another source why would i want to work my ass of to make the same amount and loose the other amount im getting for free
im not saying its below me its just im sorry but im not going to work 25 hours a week to loose what i have now
i put my time to good use i actually volunteered twice last week at the animal shelter and plan to go back next week

i also had a interview at a West Palm Beach car dealer for there internet department on wens-day
talked to the manager this morning he said give him a call back on Monday to talk about a few things

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asked my dad what he spends a month in gas he only answered with ill tell you what i spend a month in utilityes and bills
adn insurance and payment to everliving he said it comes out to around 4,000 a month is what he spends on bills and he owns everything out right lol
and pays about 90k a year in taxes he said his gas is built into the 4,000 a month he probably spend about 700 a month on gas he said compared to the 400 a month he was spending on gas 10 years ago

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We don't need higher income taxes, except for special cases when your title begins with Sen., Cong., Pres., etc. :sneaky:

deelted

EChas3
03-30-12, 08:48 PM
Regular peaked here at $4.259 so far. People did cut driving and prices of everything else have risen again.

Now the RFG E10 crap we have to burn is at $4.199.

gary88
03-30-12, 08:52 PM
dad friend was willing to give me a job as a car porter at his dealership um i was going to consider it untill i found out that it would only pay me 1400 a month and im already getting just about that for free from another source why would i want to work my ass of to make the same amount and loose the other amount im getting for free
im not saying its below me its just im sorry but im not going to work 25 hours a week to loose what i have now
i put my time to good use i actually volunteered twice last week at the animal shelter and plan to go back next week


That's a terrible attitude to have.

thebigjimsho
03-30-12, 08:55 PM
The American Dream...

ThumperPup
03-30-12, 09:05 PM
That's a terrible attitude to have.

yeah well hey im sorry but i worked my ass of for 10 years to get thrown to the wolves i don't mind the job itself
but to only make that there is some highschool or colledge kid out there that could use the extra money and do the work

i won't take a job for any less then 2k a month because i won't have the 1400 a month i get now
and i have a great attitude about that

thebigjimsho
03-31-12, 04:51 PM
The American Dream...

CadillacLuke24
03-31-12, 06:04 PM
....It sure has changed.

MrHolland
03-31-12, 09:19 PM
yeah well hey im sorry but i worked my ass of for 10 years to get thrown to the wolves i don't mind the job itself
but to only make that there is some highschool or colledge kid out there that could use the extra money and do the work

i won't take a job for any less then 2k a month because i won't have the 1400 a month i get now
and i have a great attitude about that

So where does this $1400 a month for nothing come from???

Submariner409
03-31-12, 09:21 PM
im already getting just about that for free from another source why would i want to work my ass of to make the same amount and loose the other amount im getting for free

Because you're a leech.

(.............and $1400 a month does not begin to pay the costs of your stated endless aimless road trips and vehicle repairs, so you're sucking at the well somewhere else, also.)

...............before you get all antsy, remember: YOU have publicly posted - on several occasions - that YOU let Daddy pay your bills..............

thebigjimsho
03-31-12, 09:47 PM
Someone's got teets everywhere...

CadillacLuke24
03-31-12, 11:26 PM
....leading to the giant hole he dug himself....

thebigjimsho
03-31-12, 11:29 PM
It's been dug a while...

CadillacLuke24
04-01-12, 12:42 AM
I like the Jims on here. They are cool :thumbsup:

marz2684
04-01-12, 03:26 AM
4.19 for 93 in pontiac il

CadillacLuke24
04-01-12, 06:48 PM
$3.45 for regular in Laramie, WY

brandondeleo
04-02-12, 03:38 AM
$4.10 today in Washington.

thebigjimsho
04-02-12, 10:01 AM
I get $.20 off per gallon from $3.77 if I get a car wash with my purchase. Yes please!

gary88
04-02-12, 12:06 PM
Filled up this morning, prices went down a little. Thanks to foursquare and amex I get $3 off whenever I spend over $25 at Shell though :dance:

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/b8333e35.jpg

Big_K
04-02-12, 01:02 PM
$3.5 in Moscow, Russia for 92 octane)

CadillacLuke24
04-02-12, 06:30 PM
$3.55 for regular here in Poketown, WY

orconn
04-02-12, 07:24 PM
^^^ Is that "Poke" as in poke the way it was used in the movie or book "Lonesome Dove?"

CadillacLuke24
04-03-12, 12:07 AM
Um, I'm not sure. Here I mean Cowboy :D

ThumperPup
04-03-12, 12:45 AM
today i went to fill up i saw the Exxon station sighn said 404 per gallon with no . between the 4 and 04 lol
i was like OMFG no way 404 dollars a gallon damm oil came up where is the tea party lol
and then i realized for a moment they just didn't use the . for the sighn lol
so it should have said 4.04 and not 404 lol

dkozloski
04-03-12, 12:57 AM
$4.45/gal for 87 in Fairbanks. I can almost see the refinery and the pipeline from my house.

orconn
04-03-12, 01:00 AM
Um, I'm not sure. Here I mean Cowboy :D

In the movie and the book it meant what a cowboy does with a women that charges for the service, hence my surprise at the name!

thebigjimsho
04-03-12, 11:16 AM
$404 per gallon! Thank goodness you weren't fooled...

CadillacLuke24
04-03-12, 11:28 AM
In the movie and the book it meant what a cowboy does with a women that charges for the service, hence my surprise at the name!

Uh oh....maybe there's another definition I'm unaware of! :D My bad. Maybe I should stick with Laramie :D

06WhiteDiamond
04-03-12, 01:42 PM
$1.41 per liter, Looks like i will be riding my bike this summer.

Incase you are wondering, thats $5.33 cents per gallon

ThumperPup
04-06-12, 01:57 PM
Boca Raton Florida
not far from A1A US.1 and Blades
Marathon 3.99 a gallon for Rec 90

CadillacLuke24
04-06-12, 04:35 PM
$1.41 per liter, Looks like i will be riding my bike this summer.

Incase you are wondering, thats $5.33 cents per gallon

You and me both.....If I can figure out how to fix the damn thing right :banghead: