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« on: August 08, 2019, 10:44:49 AM »
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Sam's Club in Tyler has regular gas for $2.17.9 (these fluctuations are such a rip-off grrrrr  :thumbsdown:)
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Re: ..gas prices..
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 12:29:46 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 12:39:02 PM »
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yes, just a couple of days ago I paid $2.32.9 but driving to Tyler, again today, so I'll fill-up at Sam's again

and, of course, I use "regular" in my Trucks (sorry Trucks).....but put premium in all the other vehicles (Cub Cadet, Spartan, Gator, walk-behind and all the other gas powered "tools" and diesel in the Tractor - so I'm constantly filling 5 gallon containers with the high dollar stuff   :frown:
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 04:50:31 PM »
If the car or piece of equipment does not specify premium your wasting money and gaining nothing.

Any petroleum engineer will tell ya so.

Google it and see however.

Your money. 

One of many to debunk it.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-premium-g/


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Re: ..gas prices..
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 09:53:43 PM »
If the car or piece of equipment does not specify premium your wasting money and gaining nothing.
^^^^^^^^^This^^^^^^^^^

If you're old, you may remember the "Shell with Platformate" commercial.....




https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=4Z6rHzrl8Vw

I'm not sure how much of that commercial can be taken at face value but I remember that gas at the time was 33.9 for regular and 39.9 premium.  You're paying about 20% more to get 5% better mileage according to the unwritten part of the commercial...
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 07:06:22 AM »
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I seem to remember that commercial ( ? )

in 1961 I returned from Germany with a new VW Beetle - Wife, Son and I drove it, fully loaded, from NY City (ugh) to the Los Angeles area (a present-day "ugh")

somewhere along the way there was a "gas war" and I paid either 16 or 19 cents per gallon for gas ('61 was a long time ago) and I seem to recall that total gas cost for the entire trip was around $50

by the way - I did "fill up" at Sam's Club yesterday.....still $2.17.9    (Sam's Club, not only good stuff to buy (their Meat for instance, but less expensive gas too - thank you Sam's Club)
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Re: ..gas prices..
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 08:39:03 AM »

 I can remember in the late 1960's, my grandfather driving across town to save .03 cents a gallon on gas. Papa was a bit of a tightwad with his money!
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Re: ..gas prices..
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 11:01:57 AM »
Moved to San Antonio from Vermont 1976.
Gas in VT was .95-.99 a gal.
Here in Texas was .45-.50 a gal.

Used to fill my Pinto in HS (78-79) for $5.00 and drive all week.

Now $5.00 wont move the needle on the gauge.




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