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NOS2006    11

As found on myspace:

We are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Want gasoline

prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action.

Phillip Hollsworth, offered this good idea:

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day"

campaign that was going around last April or May!

The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't

continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an

inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of

this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work.

Please read it and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is

super cheap. Me too! It is currently $2.75 for regular unleaded in my town.

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to

think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50-$1.75, we need to

take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the

marketplace.... not sellers.

With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need

to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down

is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas!

And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But

we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price

war.

Here's the idea:

For the rest of this year, DON"T purchase ANY gasoline from the two

biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they are not

selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they

reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon

and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp (sic) out

on me at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to

reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it

to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least

ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches

the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION

consumers!

If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends

each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level

further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all you

have to do is send this to 10 people and DON"T purchase ANY gasoline from

EXXON and MOBIL. That's all.

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to

ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you didn't

think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can

make a difference.

If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND

KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK

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Guest YellowJacket894   
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:blink:

I'm not sure if that would work or not, but it sure would sock it to those rich bastards at Exxon. Hell, I'd do it for that reason alone.

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Bimmer325    18

$3.00/gallon gas is old news around here.

At the peak of the summer, I paid $66 to fill up my IS.

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lauren    0

This recalls those 'fuel walkout for a day' e-mails that sound great but would never work even if done.

seriously. bottled water is still more expensive than gasoline is.

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Northstar    11

That wouldn't work, because we'd be paying more for the gas from the smaller comapanies and when people switched back to Exxon they'd just raise the price up again. We might get cheaper gas for a week or so, but that's like $10 saved max.

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Hudson    16

Everytime someone gets mad at gas prices, this email gets circulated. I know I've been seeing it for ten years atleast.

Here's what would REALLY happen. IF this one-day boycott could be pulled off, gas stations would simply increase the price of gas the next day. Are you ready to go TWO days? Okay, they'll increase the price AGAIN. You're going to buy gas...there's no doubt about it. Boycott gas stations for a day and the stations will make MORE money off of you.

The REAL answer is to a) use less gas (drive less, buy a more fuel efficient vehicle, car pool, drive slower, etc) and b) shop around for the lowest price of gas (avoid premium if your car doesn't require it and don't patronize the stations that have the higher prices in your area).

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Satty    338

If everyone boycotted gas station one day, they'd make the same amount of money (or more) because everyone would either fill up the day before the boycott or the day after. So what do I think about the idea? Its stupid, it was stupid the first time it was circulated as anti-terrorist propaganda and its stupid now.

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ShadowDog    15

As mentioned, the only way to reduce the cost is to reduce the consumption. It all plays into supply-and-demand where the less is used, the less needs to be refined, costs go down. In high demand times, costs go up to help control over consumption; however, I never see how this works for gas because I'm not aware of too many people who refuse to drive somewhere just because gas went up 10 cents a liter. The only sure thing is that more money is made.

That e-mail circulation will never die...even though it will never work.

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im still confused as to what we're complaining about... i mean sure 3 buckz a gallon sucks... especially for me, my car needs 90+ octane fuel which pretty much limits me to premium... but the gas here is still way cheaper than gas in britain or other places for that matter...

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Guest YellowJacket894   
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Know what? Screw using gallons and whatever. Let's just go the metric system so our gas prices will look better when mesured per liter. :D

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seriously. bottled water is still more expensive than gasoline is.

Not quite.

2.5 gallon jog of water at Stop & Shop = $1.99

Weather you buy form EXXON or Jimmy's Local Gas it's still gas and you're still

consuming Crude Oil. You're just shifting profit... i.e. not accomplising much.

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