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Adam's Gas Price Roundup

Posted by Adam54 on Monday, March 7, 2011

I figured this was worthy of it's own thread, which I assume will be hijacked in due course. Post your local gas price, and if nothing else this'll be fun to look back at in a few months and say "Wow, $3.50. Those were the days."

I saw a range between $3.54 and $3.69 today. I'm assuming by the end of the week that will be a range of $3.69 to $3.85ish. Summer scares me.

How much is it near you?

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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

Dalty rounds anything less than a billion down to zero.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
omicron
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

It's a good thing I am not a speculator. Not only did it not jump for the holiday weekend, it's currently down to 3.51 at the station I use.

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
kah
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

Back up to 3.99 for us.  It was hovering around $3.85 before the weekend.  Stupid holiday travellers.

"Do me harder Jakester, you big stud!"
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Bastards. Two days ago it was $3.89 and I thought maybe I should fill up, but I still had a quarter-tank and who knows, maybe it would go down again. Then tonight it's up to $4.19 and I'm down to my last 16th. BASTARDS!

Mal Shot First
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

Neglet, I hope you never try to make money in the stock market :)

KingVoyeur
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

$3.53 for us here.

Honey bunches.....of death!
Quasar
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

$3.57. Instead of going up on Monday, it stayed the same and actually went down a penny. WINNING DUH!

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
omicron
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

yeah, not sure what's going on with you yankees. Dropped to 3.49 here.

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

They know we love our cars in Motown. At least I found it for $4.09 when I filled up today.

omicron
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dropped another 2 cents, down to 3.47

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
kah
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$4.05.  I'm averaging 15 bucks in gas a day just to drive my kid to school and get to work.  Awesome.  I could own the porn shop by now if I just gave up driving and cigarettes.

 

"Do me harder Jakester, you big stud!"
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$4.05.  I'm averaging 15 bucks in gas a day just to drive my kid to school and get to work.  Awesome.  I could own the porn shop by now if I just gave up driving and cigarettes.

 

"Do me harder Jakester, you big stud!"
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

 We're at $3.79 and climbing. I managed to fill up on the cheap stuff at $3.61 on Wednesday thankfully. 

The Swollen Goi...
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How much does a pack of cigarettes cost these days?  What's the price of a generic brand vs. a name brand?

I used to have a decent sense of the cost of cigarettes when I was a kid, since my mother, stepfather, and stepbrother all smoked.  I also lived with a smoker back in 2002.  It used to annoy her that I wouldn't buy her cigarettes when I went out.  She had her license taken away from her that year, and had to use her passport to buy cigarettes for a while.  She ended up getting a "Non-Driver License" that looked essentially like a driver's license.

I had to drive her ass all over the place.  It was frustrating.  She liked to go grocery shopping.  It took her hours to grocery shop.  She would sometimes send me back to the frozen foods section to swap out things that had started to melt.   (Here's a great fucking idea: you're going to be here for at least an hour and a half, but probably two, and maybe even three.  Go to the sections with the frozen and refrigerated goods last.  Fuck.)

To try to avoid this, I would play the "good" roommate and offer to go shopping for her when I knew she would be busy.  From there it was a race to get to the grocery store, get checked out, and be on my way home before she called my cellphone to add something she had forgotten.  It never took me more than fifteen minutes.  Despite the care I took to be back (or at least be on my way back) before she could call me, she occasionally had me make a second trip.

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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

The Swollen Goi... wrote:

She would sometimes send me back to the frozen foods section to swap out things that had started to melt. (Here's a great fucking idea: you're going to be here for at least an hour and a half, but probably two, and maybe even three. Go to the sections with the frozen and refrigerated goods last. Fuck.)

Also, didn't you guys have your own freezer, where you could put things to re-freeze/stay frozen? I would never swap out food because it was melting, I would put it in my freezer, unless it was ice cream and I wanted to eat it right away, cause I like it when it's half-melty.

Quasar
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Well, some foods you're not supposed to re-freeze. Like meat. Unless you cook it first.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
omicron
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I pay anywhere 6-7.50 bucks for a pack of Marlboro lights.

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
Quasar
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I get free emails re: electronic cigarettes.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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Posted: 8 years 38 weeks ago

Average around $7.25 for my cigarettes.  When I started smoking in '92 or '93 it was under 2 bucks a pack.  When I quit in '98 it was $3.00.  Started again in '99 and it was around $3.50.  The last 3 years prices have gone up nearly 3 bucks a pack thanks to our governor raising taxes on them (3 times in 2 years) and the 1 dollar federal tax increase. 

"Do me harder Jakester, you big stud!"
omicron
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3.43 today. It's dropped 8 cents in 5 days, and about 50 cents in the past month.

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
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I am now 18 months clean off the cigarettes.  Best damn thing I ever did, both for my health and for my cashflow.  Still get cravings completely out of left field though.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
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Holy shit Kah!  7.25/pack!?!  I quit smoking in 2000 and I think they were around $3-$3.50/pack.  I remember buying them in 1990-91 for less that $2/pack.  Now I am really glad that I quit, not only for health reasons, but also for my wallet.

As far as gas, I was in Pennsylvania on Saturday and was kicking myself for not filling up at the station that I saw gas for $3.71.  Most of the other stations were $3.79.  Then, I went to fill up on Sunday morning back in Maryland and paid $3.69.

Turn your head and cough!
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kah wrote:

Average around $7.25 for my cigarettes.

 Fuck that's expensive!  How many packs do you smoke a week?  It sucks that you're being charged so much.

I'm a severe asthmatic with a strong tobacco and smoke allergy, so I do my best to avoid cigarette smoke.  I also have chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, and what my doctor described to me as "early emphysema."   That said, I don't think the people who want to smoke should be punished for something the government has allowed (I'm stopping short of saying "encouraged") them to become addicted to.  For those who enjoy their addiction to it, and for those who could quit but don't want to, they might as well be left alone to smoke.  I guess I appreciate it when they do it somewhere where I'm not breathing much of it in, but I can handle about thirty minutes of a semi-smoky atmosphere before I go blue-lipped, tight-chested, and start wanting to claw my eyes out.  

My mother smoked while I was in the womb, and she and my stepfathers and step-siblings all smoked in every room in the house without opening doors or windows or trying to vent, and doctors have told me I probably wouldn't have asthma if it weren't for this, so I guess I'm a little resentful of them, but I've also known more considerate smokers who have helped me become un-resentful of smokers on the whole.  I don't mind the smell (too used to it, I guess), so that's never been much of a problem.

Doctors told my mother often that I would be healthier in a smoke-free environment, but she didn't seem to give much of a damn.  When I moved away at seventeen, the majority of my allergy and asthma symptoms miraculously disappeared.

I was a sickly child.  I was hospitalized multiple times for asthma, and I was given allergy shots every other day.  I spent most of my childhood sneezing, coughing, and trying to see the world through eye slits in a swollen face.  Every sneeze led to an asthma attack.  Coughs didn't also trigger it, but they did sometimes.  My asthma was also exercise-induced, which meant that all those sports I was forced to play caused me to have even more asthma attacks.

The more I talk about my childhood, the more justified I feel for never wanting to go home again.

Congrats.  You've just suffered through yet another of my woe-is-me tales of youth.

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The Swollen Goi... wrote:

That said, I don't think the people who want to smoke should be punished for something the government has allowed (I'm stopping short of saying "encouraged") them to become addicted to.

Of course, the U.S. government has allowed, if not encouraged, its citizens to become addicted to cigarettes, but much has been done in the last two decades to educate people - and especially children - about the consequences of smoking. The increase in the price of cigarettes is part of this re-education process. I understand that it's unfair to those people who have been smokers for over 20 years, but the current environment makes it less and less likely that the youngest generation will pick up smoking as a habit (and you've got to start somewhere, even if you "punish" those you've helped become addicted in the past).

I wouldn't go so far as to promote a ban on tobacco or any other addictive substance. However, I am in favor of keeping such substances luxury goods by keeping their prices high.

The Swollen Goi...
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If Mal's for higher prices, I guess I'm for higher prices too.