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From: Steve Sobol on 7 Jun 2010 00:35
In article <9nro06lej01iqkltl0349augt36ir3jkov(a)4ax.com>,
> >Not since I've lived in the neighborhood, they're not.* It's always been
> >Arco - Shell - Chevron, in order from cheapest to most expensive.
(Forgot the footnote: *I've lived in this area for about 3 1/2 years.)
> Clearly more data is called for.
Right, because I have no clue what I'm talking about.
*sigh* You're just trolling... I'm done arguing with you...
Steve Sobol, Victorville, California, USA
From: The Real Bev on 7 Jun 2010 01:10
On 06/05/10 18:41, Scott in SoCal wrote:
> Last time on rec.autos.driving, Steve Sobol<sjsobol(a)JustThe.net>
>>I have zero problems with the quality of the product - my problems with
>>BP are strictly related to customer service. The gas works as well as
>>anyone else's, so why would I want to pay 10c or, in the case of
>>Chevron, 20c/gallon more? That's just stupid.
> The difference isn't anywhere near that much - more like 3c/gallon
Huh? 3 cents difference between Arco and one of the 'regular' stations? Not
for quite a while.
> I can afford to pay a few extra pennies for the convenience of
> paying at the pump and not having to stand in lines or carry a bunch
> of cash around. Plus, my credit cards all pay me cash rebates, which
> offsets the extra cost.
I try to buy gas at Costco (lower prices AND a 3% rebate) whenever I can,
otherwise Arco for cash.
> I'm not one of those people who will drive around all over town
> looking for which gas station has gas a few cents cheaper. My time is
> more valuable than that, and it's more valuable than waiting in line
> at a crowded gas station full of penny-pinchers.
25 cents a gallon on 17 gallons = what I regard as a significant amount of
money rather than a few pennies.
Cthulhu for President in 2012. Why vote for a lesser evil?
From: US 71 on 7 Jun 2010 06:05
"H.B. Elkins" <hbelkins(a)mis.net.restrictorplate> wrote in message
> Maybe if the feds spent more time trying to come up with a solution, working
> jointly with BP, instead of trying to put someone in jail for a simple
> this thing would be solved more quickly. I am sick and tired of the
> grandstanding in this. Instead of pointing fingers and criticizing BP's
> decisions, government officials ought to be trying to find a way to fix the
What Would Bush Do? :p
"You're doing a fine job, Brownie"
From: Clark F Morris on 7 Jun 2010 10:50
On 6 Jun 2010 21:06:23 -0700, H.B. Elkins
>Maybe if the feds spent more time trying to come up with a solution, working
>jointly with BP, instead of trying to put someone in jail for a simple accident,
>this thing would be solved more quickly. I am sick and tired of the government
>grandstanding in this. Instead of pointing fingers and criticizing BP's business
>decisions, government officials ought to be trying to find a way to fix the
Based on the Wall Street Journal articles (hardly a left wing rag)
that I have read, the BP operation was a disaster waiting to happen.
Check them out in your local library or if you have an online
subscription read them online.
From: necromancer - ECHM on 7 Jun 2010 11:00
On Sat, 5 Jun 2010 00:16:37 +0000 (UTC), Nobody important
>wrote in news:npli06tef0lh2p6p999ck0n9cfgfb8fd5c(a)4ax.com:
>> ...Please do get together and go ahead with your boycott of BP
>> stations. I'll be sure to patronize the BP stations that you are
>> shunning and I will enjoy being able to simply cruise up to the pump,
>> get my gas, candy bar, beer and whatever else I need and be on my way
>> while you are still waiting in line at the station across the street.
>Hmmm... I can't remember the last time I had to wait in line at _any_ gas
Me neither, because if I see a line - which I do from time to time;
oddly enough where I am it is at a BP station that is generally the
lowest price in the area - I continue on to find a station with no
wait to call for petrol.
"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
--Former President George W Bush