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Old Apr 30th 2011, 12:24 am
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Got lucky this morning. Filled up the car for $2.87 a gallon.

Same gas station the afternoon before was $3.88, this afternoon it's $3.87.

Has this happened to anyone else? I guess they just punched in 2 instead of 3 when they adjusted the price?

I was happy
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Default Re: $2.87 a gallon....or at least for a little while

Originally Posted by steve100100 View Post
Got lucky this morning. Filled up the car for $2.87 a gallon.

Same gas station the afternoon before was $3.88, this afternoon it's $3.87.

Has this happened to anyone else? I guess they just punched in 2 instead of 3 when they adjusted the price?

I was happy
$4.23 a gal for the cheap crap in San Diego.......
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Good going...I'd have gone back with a barrel and loaded up, sod the fire risk in the garage

Cheapest down my way is $3.85 for cash...everyone else have punched $4 for the cheapo stuff.
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Old Apr 30th 2011, 1:32 am
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Good going...I'd have gone back with a barrel and loaded up, sod the fire risk in the garage

Cheapest down my way is $3.85 for cash...everyone else have punched $4 for the cheapo stuff.
It crossed my mind. Wife drives a tahoe but works away. Would love to have filled that thing up.
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Default Re: $2.87 a gallon....or at least for a little while

Originally Posted by steve100100 View Post
Got lucky this morning. Filled up the car for $2.87 a gallon.

Same gas station the afternoon before was $3.88, this afternoon it's $3.87.

Has this happened to anyone else? I guess they just punched in 2 instead of 3 when they adjusted the price?

I was happy
You lucky sod.
It's $4.20 here
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Default Re: $2.87 a gallon....or at least for a little while

Originally Posted by steve100100 View Post
Got lucky this morning. Filled up the car for $2.87 a gallon.

Same gas station the afternoon before was $3.88, this afternoon it's $3.87.

Has this happened to anyone else? I guess they just punched in 2 instead of 3 when they adjusted the price?

I was happy
It is $4.21 here for regular but of course our cars take premium so we are paying $4.41
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Originally Posted by Englishman43 View Post
$4.23 a gal for the cheap crap in San Diego.......
It's about 20c less at Costco Morena Bvd.
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Originally Posted by Havnfun View Post
It is $4.21 here for regular but of course our cars take premium so we are paying $4.41
what's the car? chances are, could still run on regular...might lose a bit of extra punch and possibly get marginally less mileage on the motorway, but most cars wouldn't notice the difference.
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It's about 20c less at Costco Morena Bvd.
Do you have to be a member to buy gas ?
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Originally Posted by Englishman43 View Post
Do you have to be a member to buy gas ?
You have to be a member. Also, they do not take cash -- you must use an AmEx or a bank debit card. They do NOT take Visa or MasterCard credit card.
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There was a gas station somewhere here in Louisville that decided to do some kind of giveaway - and sold gas for $.88/gal..wish I would have known that. I would have went and bought a 55 gallon drum to fill up.
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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
You lucky sod.
It's $4.20 here
I Paid $4.63 in El Dorado Hills Friday
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what's the car? chances are, could still run on regular...might lose a bit of extra punch and possibly get marginally less mileage on the motorway, but most cars wouldn't notice the difference.
Mine is a Mercedes and the other half has a supercharged Jaguar. I'm just glad we aren't still in Calgary where gas is over $5/gallon for regular and hubby always used 94 octane, I don't want to even think of what that would cost these days!
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Mine is a Mercedes and the other half has a supercharged Jaguar. I'm just glad we aren't still in Calgary where gas is over $5/gallon for regular and hubby always used 94 octane, I don't want to even think of what that would cost these days!
Me too thanks god I sold the SUV gas guzzler back in September!!
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Do you have to be a member to buy gas ?
Yes. We get 3% of our spending back from Costco. We also pay by Amex and get 3% back from them.

ie 6% back in total.

In summary, Costco's gas price is the cheapest in our area (Bay Ho/LJ/UTC/Clairemont), and then we get 6% back of our spend.
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