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Old September 27th, 2006, 08:24 PM
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I usually get gas at half a tank (I got a 16 gallon tank on my truck). As
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Old September 27th, 2006, 08:25 PM
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Um... when it's getting low
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Old September 27th, 2006, 08:28 PM
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Um... when it's getting low
LMAO you just couldn't resist eh
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Old September 27th, 2006, 08:44 PM
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I fill up every payday. My tank's 24 gallons, so it lasts between pay periods.

No Chevron or 76 (I don't like the families who sit on those companies' boards or have some kind of stake in'em) So, I'm forced to buy Shell on Kauai. Damn ethanol is robbing my small block of some horsepower (I was gonna say hp, but some Final Fantasy or Magic: The Gathering heads might not get it )

I wish there was a Citgo on Kauai. I'd buy gas from there in a heartbeat. °Viva Hugo!
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Old September 27th, 2006, 09:45 PM
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I heard that its best to buy gas when its cool, so buying either in the early morning or late night is good, since the gas is weighed.

Oh, and when I used to drive, I found myself filling up every week.
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Old September 27th, 2006, 09:48 PM
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Huh,

A gallon is a gallon Doc? Where you hear this hot/cold thing?
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Old September 27th, 2006, 10:39 PM
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i usually fill up gas when i see the gas light and that annoying dinging keeps reminding me that i need to!
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Old September 27th, 2006, 10:50 PM
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I try to fill up before I drain it but honestly I forget most of the time then I see a red light and have a coronary because it goes about 20 miles on the light! But gas went from 3.00 to 2.43 in the last 3 weeks so I will be filling up tomorrow! Lucky me
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:08 AM
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I usually get gas at half a tank (I got a 16 gallon tank on my truck). As
I don't want to be spending almost 50.00 when I fill up. I'm curious what
others do when they purchase gasoline.
I do the exact, same thing! It's a silly, psychological game I play with myself. If I fill up at a half tank then I'm spending only half...right?!!!! As long as I don't run a Quicken report on my gas expenditures, I continue to fool myself!
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:21 AM
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I do the exact, same thing! It's a silly, psychological game I play with myself. If I fill up at a half tank then I'm spending only half...right?!!!! As long as I don't run a Quicken report on my gas expenditures, I continue to fool myself!

I had to have a chuckle on that comment. It is a silly psychological game

See for me, I buy my gas at Costco.I have my dad put money on a Costco cash card. It makes it last longer if I buy gas at a half a tank vs when it is empty . It certainly helps prices have dropped to 2.749 here in Kona, so I don't have to put more money on it as frequently.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:23 AM
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Dang... if I had a "dad" paying my gas... I'd be driving all over the place all the time!
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:25 AM
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Dang... if I had a "dad" paying my gas... I'd be driving all over the place all the time!
That didn't exactly come out right . I meant to say, I give him money to
put on the card. As only Costco members can activate and re-activate those
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:28 AM
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so why not get your own costco card and start out on your own?
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:32 AM
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so why not get your own costco card and start out on your own?
Because I don't have a extra 45.00 a month to pay for basic membership for starters.It comes down to I don't really buy enough things (except gas) at Costco to get a membership. So at this point the arrangement works.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:36 AM
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dang is it really $45.00 a month

Not... but no worries... do what you gotta do... sounds like a sweet arrangement if you can do it.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:40 AM
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dang is it really $45.00 a month

Not... but no worries... do what you gotta do... sounds like a sweet arrangement if you can do it.
Typical Aaron mistake...I believe its 45.00 a year. But since I have no use to
buy things in bulk .....
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I have a 45.00 a year membership. I believe the most expensive is 100.00 a month. But it saves no gas money here. Many other gas stations have lower prices.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 01:05 AM
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what the heck they get for 100.00$ per month ??? free "cut in lines" at the sample booths?
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I think they get 1-3% back on purchases. They offered it to us when we joined, but I don't shop enough to make a difference.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 01:18 AM
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I think they get 1-3% back on purchases. They offered it to us when we joined, but I don't shop enough to make a difference.
I believe $100. is an annual charge, not a monthly charge.
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I believe $100. is an annual charge, not a monthly charge.
Oh yes it is did I say monthly?? Grrr...mind is not connecting to my hands!
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Old September 28th, 2006, 06:59 AM
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A gallon is a gallon Doc? Where you hear this hot/cold thing?
It was in the newspaper about how were lucky that they adjusted for expansion or something due to the higher heat we have here (years ago). I tried googling but I cant find it online.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 07:40 AM
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Typical Aaron mistake...I believe its 45.00 a year. But since I have no use to
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Pandemic preps, maybe?
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Old September 28th, 2006, 07:42 AM
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I buy gas by the cupful as I need it...it's almost £7.00 a gallon, over here.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 08:16 AM
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Normally I just put in about $5 to $10 at a time. Especially with the way prices fluctuate up here. Don't wanna fill up and have prices drop on me!!

Lately though, I've been filling up. Prices got down to $1.96 so I filled both my wifes car and mine. Hopefully the price drop continues!!
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