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Monday, November 24, 2008

two plus four, minus ten, carry the one......

Heard on the news this morning that gas prices EVEN IN CALIFORNIA are below $2.00/gallon in some places. Not where I live, of course. But in some towns in the Bay Area. The News Team found a station about 45 minutes north of us with regular gas for $1.75/gallon!

Then they proceeded to interview a man who said he will drive around for 20 minutes looking for the cheapest gas! Excuse me?!?!? Let's see, driving for 20 minutes uses at least one gallon. That's $1.75. My tank holds 12 gallons when on empty and the next lowest gas price is $1.85. Where is that abacus? Oh, yes, that would be 10 cents savings per gallon. Total savings $1.20.

Total additional cost to me for driving around - 55 cents! The joy of being on tv and describing the lame plan - priceless.

8 comments:

namaste said...

i've been watching the gas prices fall with a leery eye. its become like a wicked game with the gas industry.

as for driving around to find cheaper gas prices. that's just plain dumb.

;)

It's Me said...

We are at 1.84 per gallon. Not bad!

Daisy said...

Here in South Jersey - $1.68/gal for regular 87 octane... PLUS - we don't pump our own gas here... it is against the law! SWEET...

Yeah - New Jersey - land of milk and honey! ROFLMAO!!

ba and the boys said...

i just paid 1.69 out here in utah. i remember when it was around 80 cents...
daisy-i lved in philly and anytime i could fill up in nj i would just so they could fill it for me! i miss those days!

Luz said...

Here's my gas story for the week...
there's the old gas station that is "pay by cash" and the past week gas was $1.59, which is great but who nowadays has the extra $$ in their wallet for a tank of gas? Finally, yesterday I stop at the bank and get the cash and rush over to station and the gas is now $1.65. Well by then, I was on fumes and didn't want to drive around wasting any more gas so I filled up. ONLY to drive down the read to the two other stations who lowered their price to $1.59! I was soooooo MAD!!!!

Fleur de Lisa said...

I always buy gas at the same station. And we're at $1.64 as of yesterday. Wow!

Desert Diva said...

Gas is like $1.85 here and lower in El Paso. However, I'm not driving to El Paso to fill my tank...

MMrussianadoption said...

I just saw it for $1.59 woo hoo