Gas giveaway leaves a few drivers fuming

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  1. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    I almost feel sorry for the fiends. :rolleyes:
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't feel sorry for them. They're dumb. Sorry, but they only saw $30 in gas. I see more...time spent waiting, time spent away from home family and friends, time you should be sleeping, time you should be getting ready for work...the list goes on.

    It's stupid if you ask me. When the cheapest gas station in town is even remotely crowded I pay 5 cents more to get it now.
     
  3. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Bah. If they wanted to line up at midnight to do something they should have seen Pirates of the Carribean.
     
  4. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    This reminds me of the ibook 50 dollar give away fiasco a few months back.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    All good points.

    Surprising what people will do isn't it?
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    No. :p
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The question is what wouldn't I do for a free squeeze of the nozzle. :eek:
     
  8. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I remebered that. Crazy! :eek:
     
  9. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    We're still talking about gas, right???
     
  10. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If that's what you want to call it... :)
     
  11. emotion macrumors 68040

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    $3!! It's the equivalent of $8 here in the UK (99p a litre)
     
  12. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know there was an Allstate agent there to help out with the acidents :rolleyes:

    If they did this here in San Diego it would probably be worse that what it was. Yesterday I paid close to $50 to fill up my CR-V at Exxon.
     
  13. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    And if I lived in Venezuela it would be about 17¢ a gallon.:D
     
  14. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    Bah, that's "only" $US7 per gallon. (linky) Wake me when it's £1.15 per litre. ;)

    Anyway, I wonder how much fuel they waste sitting in line for hours on end. And if they have smaller or partially-full tanks already? Did they get the remainder of their free gas in a doggy bag or something?
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't mind petrol at $3 per gallon. That's cheap. :rolleyes:

    It's only $0.90 per litre in Canadian dollars, or USD $0.79 per litre, or £0.43 per litre.
     
  16. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    With all the high gas prices quoted in this thread, I wonder how long it will be before we go to alternate fuels/methods?
     
  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    So how many of those people missed one day of work (and one day's pay) to get $30 worth of gas?
     
  18. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    I say we jack up prices to about $6 a gallon, skim that $3 off the top, and use it to pay off our deficit. Right there we have solved three problems. Energy consumption (people will drive less if it takes them $3 to get anywhere). Energy efficiency (people will demand more energy efficient cars). The Deficit ($3 a gallon x 42 gallons/barrel x 20 mil barrels/day = $2.52 billion/day).

    :rolleyes:
     
  19. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    And this is why they invented Gift gas cards. >_>'
     
  20. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    LOL :D

    Good point ReanimationLP! :D
     
  21. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Try Beano ... :eek:
     
  22. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    NY Times It’s Corn vs. Soybeans in a Biofuels Debate

    Seems their conclusion, over the next 50 years, we will need a renewable fuel that WON'T compete with food -- which these alternatives will.
     
  23. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    assuming you're serious, that's not a bad idea. it'd never get past the oil lobby though :(
     
  24. aquajet thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't think he is. At least, I hope not. It's hardly that simple. Doubling the cost of gasoline isn't without consequences. And likely dire at that.
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    No, it would never pass. But if it would push us away from being so darn dependent on oil, it could very well be a good thing to do. :)
     

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