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Re: What is your gas prices?
frscke1 #775982 May 12th 2021 6:36 am
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I remember the gas shortage in the early 1970's, I think around 1974, you could only get gas by the last number on your license plate, odd/even days was what it was referred to. If your license plate ended in an even number, you could only get gas on even number days, if it ended in odd number, gas only on odd number days. The stations also had flags they put out, green if they had gas, red if they were out of gas. Also remember the old days when gas stations were begging you to buy their brand of gas, all kinds of promotions and freebies gave away. The farm I lived on had its own gas pump for fueling up the tractors, we used the 1000 gallon tank as back-up if we weren't able to get gas at the local stations.

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Re: What is your gas prices?
kursed #775993 May 12th 2021 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by kursed

Yep, I try to keep everything as topped off as I can anyway, but stopped and topped off the astro with about an 1/8th of a tank for $2.89 yesterday afternoon. Rode the KLR to my mother-in-laws to help with her iPhone this evening. KLR gets around 50MPG and it's a good thing. Every gas station in our county that I passed had cars lined up into the roads waiting on gas.

People are filling up cans, barrels, etc. like it's the end of times. Same way they hit the toilet paper for Covid fear, and same way they hit the milk and bread in fear of snow.

Freaking news drives fear, because s@#$ sells, people get scared and decide to hoard the weirdest stuff. Me, I can see the future, I hoard 80's video games and axes. Don't ask how I know, just trust me and invest in those two.

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Hopefully they don't realize there is a shortage on rust free vans. They'd start hoarding that stuff also! laugh


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Re: What is your gas prices?
frscke1 #775996 May 12th 2021 12:21 pm
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Re: What is your gas prices?
frscke1 #775998 May 12th 2021 1:10 pm
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$2.89 here now. Lines at most stations and a few stations are out of gas.

Re: What is your gas prices?
frscke1 #776010 May 12th 2021 2:58 pm
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I was there Meanmachine. so many scams . I was working at our local Arco station at the time. It was awesome. ( working at the gas station = not the shortage )

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frscke1 #776012 May 12th 2021 3:17 pm
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On the way home from the Junkyard and come up on a little Exxon in the country with nobody at the pumps and the tanks were full. Figured what the hey, might as well, so I topped off for $2.89.

By the time I finished pumping, the station was jam packed and people lined up down the street both ways. I got blocked in and had to sit there 15-20 mins to get out and away from the pump. SMDH.

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I posted to FB and offered to trade the secret location of the pumps for quality lumber or bulk ammo, so far nobody has made any offers, but I have a feeling by the end of the week that will change lol


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Re: What is your gas prices?
SDMickey #776013 May 12th 2021 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by SDMickey
I was there Meanmachine. so many scams . I was working at our local Arco station at the time. It was awesome. ( working at the gas station = not the shortage )

https://youtu.be/BN8vF-zPh84

Oh yea I worked at one too. lol

Re: What is your gas prices?
frscke1 #776200 May 16th 2021 12:05 am
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Here in Oklahoma City, I paid $2.55/gallon for E-10 gas for the van, and $3.29/ gallon for pure 92 octane for my Harley


My van : 1989 Ford E-150 Econoline, currently named “WOLF-DEN II”


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Re: What is your gas prices?
frscke1 #776391 May 19th 2021 3:54 am
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Hate to be "that guy" ..but yall can go suck an egg! Hah!

Its $1.50+ a litre here, so comparable to roughly $6 a gallon for 10 months now? Pre-pandy it was steady $1.10-1.20 a litre for what felt like a decade. Canadian gas is part gold maybe?

You know what though, I aint really bitchin' because if I cared THAT much ide just tuck it back, buy a prius and embrace that lifestyle.

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