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Old 02-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #361
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$28.00/gallon would bring this Nation to a standstill.. Hell $5.00 would..
Remember when it hit around $4 and everyone was adding alla those surcharges??? Come to think of it... they still have the surcharges..
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #362
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We are at $4.40 for the cheapest in our area. When gas prices go up, so do product prices. It's bad for everyone.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #363
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When prices increase, people drive less.. When people drive less they buy less..
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:06 PM   #364
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I wish ours was in the $3 range. When it costs Laticrete more to deliver our shipments, ultimately that cost will get passed on to us which may get passed on to our customers.

But since when has the oil company ever cared about others? They profit billions every year and find any reason they can to jack up the rates.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:40 PM   #365
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I think online tool sellers care only about theirownselfs and their profits. Alla time jacking up their prices just because their distributors charge them more for their products and probably even just because their other costs of doing bidness go up.

They obviously don't care at all about their customers or they'd just bite all them bullets and charge less even if it means they lose money and eventually go outa bidness.

Yep, that's the onliest fair thing for'em to do.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #366
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #367
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Gas goes up, product prices go up, and that's all well and good except for the people who have little control over their income and no way to increase it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #368
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I can assure you we always do our best to keep our prices low. In doing so, we have very small margins and make up for it in volume. The problem is, the margins can only shrink so much.

By doing a lot of product research with our competitors, we managed to beat most prices which allowed us to grow in the recession.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:09 PM   #369
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In 1964, a person could have bought about a gallon of gas with 2 dimes. Today, I can buy more than a gallon of gas for those same 2 dimes. Why is this so hard to understand?

To paraphrase the Clinton administration - It's the value of your money, stupid!
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #370
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Natural gas is the answer. It's not even the future-it's available now. How would you like to have one of these in your garage?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:02 PM   #371
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I wish I could get prices like that Frank! Regular unleaded is going for $3.93 a gallon today in Clayton New York.
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Problem today, Dan, is fining a gas purveyor who'll accept your two dimes, eh?

Went to work in southern New Mexico about the first day of this year and regular gas was $3.00 a gallon. Left there just after mid February and same gas at same station was $3.34. And not quite yet the "summer driving season," best I can tell.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #373
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It seems to me the stores use the Diesel price rise to take advantage of the situation. Take Qwikrete base coat wall mud for example. I believe it was about in 2005 it was going for 3.23 a bag at Lowes. Then Diesel went up to near 5.oo a gallon and the price went up to 7.20 a bag. I even asked them at the store and they said the rise was because of Diesel prices. Then, Diesel came back down in price, even a little lower than in 2005 and the price per bag only came down to about 5.50 per bag. And, that's close to where it's at today. I don't understand why it didn't come back down to the 3.23 range when Diesel went back down.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:25 AM   #374
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Here's what gets me,prices on some things have no relation to the ever increasing in flation, they just jump 300% and that's it.
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Hit $3.75 yesterday at the cheapest pumps around here.
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