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Old 09-13-2018, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
Never once looked to see price per gallon before getting gas.
I just pull in where ever when I'm low and fill up.

Yep, Same.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:01 PM
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"That" gas station probably sells gas by the KILO - inside the store, back behind the beer case!

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Old 09-13-2018, 10:22 PM
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Sometimes they are just betting that you will pay more for the convenience of their location. Are they right by the exit from the interstate? Are they on the right side of the road going from the closest subdivision to the entrance ramp for the interstate?
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Company paying fuel (fuel card)

Near an airport or other car rental depot, beach etc (location, location, location)

etc

You won't stay in biz on fuel profit in the lower 48 they make their $$$ on the conv store.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:06 AM
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I figure those places have a back door biz and fuel is a front. They don't really want to be bothered with cash register sales.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:52 AM
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In Orlando the last gas station before the airport has for years sold gas for $4.85. And there's always cars there.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:11 AM
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There is a 7-11 on rte 7 before Bryant University by me.
gas always .25 - .30 higher.
clean and plenty of parking.
Parents credit cards work fine.
Also Fidelity Investments and Citizen Bank corporate offices within 1 mile.

if the price if gas was $2.00 higher they'd still have business....college kids don't carevand corporate credit cards have no conscience.

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Old 09-14-2018, 05:23 AM
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I figure they are just laundering money. Same with restaurants that have been open forever and do very little business.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Optimistic Angler View Post
In Orlando the last gas station before the airport has for years sold gas for $4.85. And there's always cars there.
There were two stations by the airport that are about $2 a gallon higher. They caught the eye of the Orlando City council a few years back that required them to post their prices, yes they were selling fuel without price signs.

They are catching the unsuspecting rental car returns before heading into the airport and gouging them.

Fast forward to about two years ago, WAWA opened up next door to one of the locations and that one has gone out of business. The other one rarely has cars at it when I pass by.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
You've clearly not gotten gas in South Florida or small towns in Florida during the summer tourism months.

If I'm in my wife's Civic we get 36mpg and it holds 12 gallons or so of it really gets empty. 20 cents a gallon is $2 max. Since we both work from home we fill it up every 2-3 months. It's not something I think about.

My diesel truck gets 29-31mpg but holds 25 gallons. I'm a bit more careful there since diesel prices vary more between gas station and interstate truck stop. Generally I proactively fill up before leaving on a long trip.
Agreed, for many of us $2 is a rounding error in our funds at the end of the week.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:37 AM
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Very rarely is there a wait for getting fuel. I normally stick to one brand. Shell for car and truck, and WaWa E0 for boat. Only times I've really had to wait is when filling up the boat. Only a few of the pumps are E0, and I have either block one pump, or block the lanes when filling the boat. So sometimes it takes a while.

Truck is diesel, so usually have a limited number of pumps available, but 99 times out of 100 there is a pump available.

There is one station I pass frequently that hasn't had a price change in diesel in months. I started noticing it when they were the cheapest fuel around. Shortly after, they raised the price to $3.19 and it hasn't moved since. At times they were 30-40 cents/gallon more than other stations. This particular station doesn't have any rival stations across the street, but they aren't exactly far away, either.
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I have a place near me that is usually a couple of cents more than the other places around, but I will always head there. They have better diesel!! Not all fuels are created equal and I can tell in my MPGs.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Low Bidder View Post
Around here i notice them same. Those stations always smell like curry inside...
and sell glass pipes strictly for tobacco use only.
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Originally Posted by petrel View Post
I figure they are just laundering money. Same with restaurants that have been open forever and do very little business.
I bet 90% of all tattoo parlors are washing cash. You never see more than one car in front of them.
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Harbeson store near me is that station. No other station for 10-12 miles in any direction. Always 30 cents precisely over all other gas stations.

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I bet 90% of all tattoo parlors are washing cash. You never see more than one car in front of them.
Maybe. But good ones are booked up to 6 months or so out and stay busy. Good tattoos are expensive as hell.
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We have very limited stations with E0. Only one pump with hose long enough to reach both tanks. I have pulled to that pump so it feeds the far tank then go around to the other side of the pump for the near tank.

Okay so I was there first and started pumping both tanks. Here comes some guy filling is mower jug or small boat and finds out I'm adding 80-100 each side. I tell them I'm going fast as I can to free up BOTH pumps.

The sooner we stop the stupidity of ethanol fuels the better. E0 on all pumps will be a lot better especially when we are now the world's largest oil exporter.
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Harbeson store near me is that station. No other station for 10-12 miles in any direction. Always 30 cents precisely over all other gas stations.



Maybe. But good ones are booked up to 6 months or so out and stay busy. Good tattoos are expensive as hell.
Not to get sidetracked but why are they are so damned slow in the US. You can get a whole back done in a Thailand afternoon while getting your plumbing drained.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:30 PM
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My buddy owns an independent gas station that does car repairs too. His gas is about 15 cents more. He also sells ethanol free Rec fuel (90) and his Super (92 or 93?) is also ethanol free. I go there because he is my friend. We BS, and sometimes I stand in the store and have a beer (he sells beer too). It is on the edge of the ghetto, and I enjoy watching him be mean to idiots. The ones that buy $1.58 in gas, a 40, and three Swisher Sweets. He used to sell individual cigarettes for 25c but stopped. I was a guy buy 50c of gas not too long ago. People always asking directions. He says head North (or south, east, west), and gets a blank stare from most people.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:45 PM
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As far as gas goes, I've been told it all depends on when the last shipment of fuel was delivered. New shipment = new price.

That said, the business I cannot put rhyme or reason to other than money laundering is "Mattress Firm". Seems like we (St Petersburg) have one on nearly every other street corner and after 22 years of living here I have yet to see a customer inside.
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
You've clearly not gotten gas in South Florida or small towns in Florida during the summer tourism months.

If I'm in my wife's Civic we get 36mpg and it holds 12 gallons or so of it really gets empty. 20 cents a gallon is $2 max. Since we both work from home we fill it up every 2-3 months. It's not something I think about.

My diesel truck gets 29-31mpg but holds 25 gallons. I'm a bit more careful there since diesel prices vary more between gas station and interstate truck stop. Generally I proactively fill up before leaving on a long trip.
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