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Gas Prices

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Esteban86K5, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I got this from a friend.

    Subject: Gasoline Prices
    I hear 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 $1.97 for regular unleaded in San Diego. 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 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. That's all. (If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am... so trust me on this one.) 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 AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK. YOU KNOW THEY LOVE HOLIDAYS AND SUMMER TRAVELERS.
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    The only problem with that is these companys sell to each other..If chevron can't meet there demands they will buy it from exxon..You can't win...Dan
     
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    I'm a bit skeptical too /forums/images/icons/smile.gif I wonder if a few of the gas companies started going under if the gov would bail them out. That aside, I do like the idea of using the internet as a tool to help spread consumer news/ideas. I also appreciate that there are people out there who take the time to put these plans together, whethere or not they work /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    -Aaron
     
  5. thatK30guy

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    That's old news. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif

    Sadly, no one really pays attention to things like this. Everyone needs or wants to get gas, regardless of the price. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    <font color=blue> You know what drives up gas prices better than anything ? HYPE !! Knock it off .................. Remember right after Sept. 11th ? People were filling garbage cans with gas and all freaked out ............. nothing happened !
     
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    yeah hype and summer raise gas prices it will be up all summer and then around end of aug beginning of sept it will go back to normal.so drive a little less this summer and save some cash.BUT must offroad till you die of stroke /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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