Gas Price Watch

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Doug Brott, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Lord Vader

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    Buy gift cards at Kroger and you earn 4X normal fuel points. You can rack up a LOT of points that way.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2015 #1882 of 2045
    SayWhat?

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    Paid 42 cents a gallon today. 20 gallons totaled less than $8.50

    That was out of pocket after some cash back points off my oil company Visa.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2015 #1883 of 2045
    WestDC

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    Well, Don't expect that to last long LOL! Remember to tell that story (BACK in My DAY) I got this and a loaf of bread for 5 cents :rolling:
     
  4. Dec 5, 2015 #1884 of 2045
    AntAltMike

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    $1.89.9 in College Park, MD tonight, but the best news is, I fixed my leaking fuel line and my in-town mileage has leaped from about 11-12 MPG to about 20, while my highway mileage is well over 30 MPG.

    I was given a 2000, fairly low mileage Toyota Corolla, which unfortunately, spent most of its life in New England, where the road salt eventually corroded a fuel line. I did some reading up on the problem, and found that there aren't as many aftermarket parts for Toyotas as there are for most other cars, and that they are notorious for eventually developing leaks in their pressurized steel fuel line, so I took the car to a dealer, and they wanted $2,030 to replace all three fuel lines, but no mechanic was available to discuss alternatives with me. Since they discovered another couple thousand dollars worth of things that would also need to be done to bring the car up to dealer-resale shape, I decided I'd eventually either do some kind of repair myself or simply get rid of it.

    I registered at four Toyota owner websites, but the prognoses I got from many helpful members was not good. I was told that if I replaced the fuel lines myself by hand-forming steel tubing, not only would I still spend maybe $1,000, it would take two days even if I were adept at it, and if any fitting I tried to back out broke off, I would have turned my $2,000 repair into a $3,000 repair if a shop had to then rescue me.

    I decided that I would poke around under the car, find the leak, and bandage it with a fiberglass wrap loaded with steel reinforced epoxy and then maybe encase that with a sheet metal wrap and clamps. Unfortunately, because of where the leak was, I was not able to drain the gas completely in half a day and the dripping gas simply dissolved epoxy before it even had a chance to cure.

    I had read that there was a flexible fuel line that could withstand the 60 PSI that this line develops, but if I cut out my leaking section and replaced it with such a hose, I'd still need to put a difficult, double-flare on the steel cut ends just so that the hose wouldn't be forced off by the gas pressure.

    I discovered that there were two tiny leaks almost exactly opposite one another, in a stretch that was straight for less than 2", where it was exposed to the road salt, and I cut a 1-1/2" piece of the 5/16" I.D. flexible line, but instead of cutting out the leaking steel line, I slit the flexible line lengthwise and jacketed the leaking section with it and then muckled four fuel line clamps and it sealed it tight as a drum! My $2,030 repair became an $11 repair.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2015 #1885 of 2045
    yosoyellobo

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    Great story. Please let us know if you had to spend another penny.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2015 #1886 of 2045
    SeaBeagle

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    Where is fuel 42 cents a gallon?


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  7. Dec 6, 2015 #1887 of 2045
    jimmie57

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    $1.59 at the local Shell and Chevron stations.
    I suspect prices will remain at this level for quite some time because of the decision OPEC just made Friday not to change their output.
    However, if some aholes blow up something that supplies oil or gas this could stop in a heartbeat.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2015 #1888 of 2045
    Lord Vader

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    Using some Kroger fuel points, I paid a whopping 89¢/gallon to fill up. I don't think I paid such a low amount since the 1980s.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2015 #1889 of 2045
    SeaBeagle

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    You guys sure have nice fuel prices. None here at 89 cents.


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  10. Dec 6, 2015 #1890 of 2045
    Lord Vader

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    Well, the base price is around $1.63. I used Kroger fuel points to lower the per gallon cost from $1.69, the pump price at that station, to 89¢.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2015 #1891 of 2045
    swyman18

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    Are you not really reading people's posts at all? They are not saying those are the posted prices at the pump. Those are prices after credits/cash back.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2015 #1892 of 2045
    SeaBeagle

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    K I do not know what Kroger points are.


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  13. Dec 7, 2015 #1893 of 2045
    Lord Vader

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    They're points one earns at shopping at Kroger, which is one of the nation's largest supermarket chains. For every 100 points a person accrues, a 10¢ per gallon gas discount is earned. For example, if you have 653 points, you can use them to deduct up to 60¢/gallon. You have the option of using some or all of your points in your account balance.
     
  14. Dec 7, 2015 #1894 of 2045
    longrider

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    Around here it runs about $1.73 which is less than the overall Denver average of $1.82.

    As the Kroger points can only be accumulated for one month (the next month starts a new accumulation) I never get more than a 10 cent discount on a fillup.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2015 #1895 of 2045
    Herdfan

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    Make sure if you need any gift cards for Christmas that you get them at Kroger. They give 4x fuel points for gift card purchases.

    Last year I ended up with over 3000 fuel points by they time I bought my gift cards and my moms.
     
  16. Dec 7, 2015 #1896 of 2045
    SeaBeagle

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    That is why I am asked sometimes for a stores rewards card and am told it is to save on fuel.


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  17. Dec 7, 2015 #1897 of 2045
    Lord Vader

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    That's exactly what I did. Their 4X bonus expires tomorrow, December 8th. I hope it's extended. I racked up a ton of points doing that.
     
  18. James Long

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    Another year ends ... here are my numbers since 2006:
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  19. Cholly

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    I paid $164 at Costco the other day. Gasbuddy reports current price there is $169. Other stations in the area are charging $1.83 - $1.99
     
  20. Herdfan

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    Prices seem to be creeping back up here. Last week regular was going for $1.81, now most stations are $1.93. The good news is Diesel has dropped to $2.34-2.39 at most places.
     

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