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> THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL
> SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.
>
> This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from
> one of his engineer buddies who retired from Haliburton. If you are
> tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this
> summer, take time to read this please.
>
> Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.
> This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy gas on a certain
> day' campaign that was going around last April or May!
> It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!
>
> I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next
> summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?
>
> We need to take some intelligent, united action. The oil
> companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to
> 'hurt' ourselves by refusing to buy gas.
>
> It was more of an inc onvenience to us than it was a problem for
> them.
> BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that
> can Really work. Please read on and join with us!
>
> By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00
> is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $2.98 for regular unleaded in
> my town.
>
> Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned
> us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75,
> we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS co ntrol the
> marketplace...not sellers.
>
> With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers
> need to take action.
>
> The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is
> if we hit s someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And,
> we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
>
> How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying
> gas.
>
> But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together
> to force a price war.
>
> Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY
> gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and
> MOBIL.
>
> If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce
> their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will
> have to follow suit.
>
> But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of
> E xxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp
> out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is
> to reach millions of people!!
>
> I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to
> at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) .. and those 300 send it to at least
> ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches
> the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION
> consumers.
> If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten
> friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!
>
> If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED
> MILLION PEOPLE!!!
>
> Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's
> all!
>
> (If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all
> you have to do is send this t o 10 people... Well, let's face it, you
> just aren't a mathematician. But I am . so trust me on this one.
>
> How long would all that take? I f each of us sends this e-mail
> out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people
> could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!
>
> I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did
> you !
> Acting together we can make a difference.
>
> If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I
> suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES
> TO THE $2.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
>
>
> Keep it going
 

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just filled up my tractor this evening,2 days work =750.00$ fuel :'(
 

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Yep, I posted this same letter over in the Show your Truck thread but got pretty hammered by some of my knowledgable buddies who also say it would never work.

Pretty much just like politics and religion in that you can't get 6 people to agree on much of anything let alone do something like this.

I guess the fact is that folks these day don't even look at the brand sign and instead they buy from where ever it is cheapest.

Gary
 

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Gary,

I posted some opposition to the idea of this working. I KNOW it would work, BUT.....as soon as one dealer is a little cheaper (say 20 cents a gallon or so), there will be so many people there, lined up to buy gas, that they will simply raise the price back up. Maybe not the full 20 cents, but say 10 cents.
I just dont see people having enough will power to resist buying gas from a station that is slightly cheaper than the competition.

Just my two cents.....for free. (cause nobody would ever pay for it!) :'( :)
 

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Yea PT, I agree and it is just human nature to go for the best deal.

I used to a staunch advocate of "Buy American made goods", still am when possible.

The problem was that even if you think you are buying american made goods, such as Polaris or Warn, if you look around just for a few seconds you will see the words "Made in China" all over them.

Therein lies the real problem and the reason for the prices of everything going through the roof.

The US Dollar is going in every direction but home and continues to be worth less as a result.

Gary
 
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