Author Topic: Gas Prices  (Read 43850 times)

Offline evenflow

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 5892
    • View Profile
    • Myspace
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #795 on: May 9, 2007, 09:34 AM »
Its getting to the point where i am actually considering trading in my Explorer to get the  ::) Hybrid Escape.  ::)  :-[

Hey, I checked out the hybrid escape and that is a sweet ride.  Smaller than you're used to I'm sure, but still a nice ride.  It sounds like the car is dead when you're stopped - totally silent.  Be sure to check on tax credits before you buy - they used to run a deal where the first 60k models of each type of hybrid qualified for a nifty tax break, but I don't know if you can get that deal this year or how many hybrid escapes might have already sold. 

The fact that it is smaller is what really bothers me. I have to sit in one to see if i am comfortable. Thanks for the info about the tax break i will look into that. Maybe if i get a 2008 i could work that out.
Quote the Raven, Nevermore.

"It Can't Rain All The TIme"

Offline P-Siddy

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 7367
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #796 on: May 9, 2007, 11:02 AM »
Was $3.09 last night when I got gas for the mower, today $2.99!  >:( :-\

Offline Morgbug

  • Old
  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
  • mmm. pemmican.
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #797 on: May 9, 2007, 11:44 AM »
Get Ready for $4.00 Gas

Question:  Is the media simply 'informing' the public or are they helping to drive the price up?
Minivans: a sign of the apocalypse.

Offline ruiner

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 5023
  • raised to be lowered
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #798 on: May 9, 2007, 12:50 PM »
They're doing what they do best - scaring the public.


Offline Deanna Rash

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 836
  • AH ! Whatta you know a jedi
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #799 on: May 9, 2007, 04:22 PM »
So true :P :-X
The ablity to speak does not make you intelligent - now get out of here!

Offline Jeff

  • Administrator
  • Jedi Council Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20156
  • i stay down with my demons
    • View Profile
    • www.JediDefender.com
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #800 on: May 11, 2007, 03:57 PM »
Had to go fill up the gas can for the lawnmower this afternoon...  $3.259 per gallon. 

This weekend is the summer fishing opener in Minnesota.  The price has been bouncing around all week at the station nearest my house:

Mon - $3.09
Tues - $3.05
Wed - $3.09
Thur - $3.04
Fri - $3.25

Funny "coincidence" how the night before everyone hits the lakes on Saturday (and most likely needs to fill up both the car and the boat) gas spikes up $0.20 per gallon.  :-X

According to AAA, this weekend should set a new record average high for the Twin Cities...  and Memorial Day is still 2 weeks away. ::)
Editor-in-Chief  - www.JediDefender.com
Follow me on Twitter - @jedidefender / @jlsmentek

Offline Deanna Rash

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 836
  • AH ! Whatta you know a jedi
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #801 on: May 11, 2007, 04:05 PM »
 >:( Back up to 3.19!How convient for the weekend.I just got gas Wed,for 2.98 ::) :P
The ablity to speak does not make you intelligent - now get out of here!

Offline stormie

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 630
  • MBW/NGW/CMW
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #802 on: May 11, 2007, 04:42 PM »
$3.64 at the Valero near my work.

It's funny, but if you go back to page 11 or so of this thread, you can see how relative the price bitching is. We were bemoaning $2.29 gas back then, but we'd all kill (well, severely maim) for that price right now. I wonder how long it'll be until I start wishing gas was $3.64 a gallon.  :-\
standing by the Lake of Gennesaret
walking along the Sea of Galilee

Cancer, indeed, sucks.

Offline Morgbug

  • Old
  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
  • mmm. pemmican.
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #803 on: May 11, 2007, 04:53 PM »
I wonder how long it'll be until I start wishing gas was $3.64 a gallon.  :-\

About 6 weeks or so. 

Funny thing was an analyst on the radio (from the US) was talking about prices going back down soon as production ramped back up.  Yeah, right.  Prices will start to fall.  About the 7th of September.
Minivans: a sign of the apocalypse.

Offline JediJman

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 13865
  • Everyone is ignorant, but on different subjects.
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #804 on: May 11, 2007, 05:18 PM »
They hit $3 mid week and I was holding out for them to come back down, but today they skyrocketed to $3.30.  I don't think the fact that fishing season starts tomorrow had anything to do with it.   ;) ::)
"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. " -Jack Handey

Offline DSJ™

  • Staff Member
  • Jedi Council Member
  • *
  • Posts: 22164
  • Bouncy! Bouncy! I'm An Insane Kubrickaholic!™
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #805 on: May 11, 2007, 07:26 PM »
$112.9 cents per litre today, yeah Happy Mother's day!  >:(

Offline Jayson

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 10065
  • DONT TREAD ON ME
    • View Profile
    • www.yakface.com
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #806 on: May 11, 2007, 07:31 PM »
Today at noon gas was $2.99 I figure "hey, I'll just wait til after work then to get gas, surely they won't gouge and raise the price over the next four hours".

So, 4 hours later I pull up to the pump $3.25. I didn't give them the satisfaction.

******* ********.  >:(
Yakface.com Owner/Content Manager
Follow me on Twitter - @yak_face / @JediJaybird

Offline JediJman

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 13865
  • Everyone is ignorant, but on different subjects.
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #807 on: May 11, 2007, 08:15 PM »
They always change around noon these days Jay.  :-\  I think of it as gambling.  If I need gas, I drive by 3 stations on the way in and try to guess whether the price will be higher on the way home or lower.  I almost always wait to see if it goes lower and 99% of the time it goes higher.   >:(
"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. " -Jack Handey

Offline Jeff

  • Administrator
  • Jedi Council Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20156
  • i stay down with my demons
    • View Profile
    • www.JediDefender.com
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #808 on: May 11, 2007, 09:53 PM »
So, 4 hours later I pull up to the pump $3.25. I didn't give them the satisfaction.

That's what you get for taunting me with your $2.99 price earlier...   :P
Editor-in-Chief  - www.JediDefender.com
Follow me on Twitter - @jedidefender / @jlsmentek

Offline JesseVader08

  • Retired Staff Member
  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 10797
    • View Profile
Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #809 on: May 12, 2007, 03:06 AM »
$112.9 cents per litre today, yeah Happy Mother's day!  >:(

$117.9.  Take that, no PST boy.  >:(