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JT

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2003 9:01:00 PM

What type of gas station do you usually use?
Major chain gas stations
Major local gas stations
Independant gas stations
Varies

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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Chevy_girl
Rookie Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2003 6:25:18 PM

anything but shell or Irving gas. I never get near as much mileage with Shell gas as what I do with any other kind of gas for some reason. And with Irving gas there is always water in it and it results in my car not working properly. my husband once had a big ball of ice in his gas line from irving gas!
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navy gal
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2003 6:01:16 AM

what ever if cheapest if i have to buy. and then a major chain.
but no bp or holiday.
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evac93rd
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2003 3:41:33 PM

The Cheapest store that's convienent
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AZQuailer
Rookie Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2003 1:54:22 PM

I use Circle K (Union 76), Costco, QuickTrip, Diamond Shamrock and Safeway. Which ever is cheapest and most convenient(most fill-ups are on the way home). I have never had a bad experience with the independents' gas but I would like to use Texaco occasionally if its competitively price (within 2cents per gal). On the other hand I NEVER use ARCO gas anymore even if it is the cheapest gas.
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032946
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2003 4:24:23 PM

The cheapest one!
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abeazar
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2003 3:56:38 AM

Major Chain whenever price is competitive!
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Hapynzap
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2003 10:41:45 PM

Major Chain Stations for me
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Maranatha!
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2003 5:05:14 PM

Varies; prefer to patronize locally-owned business when I know them personally. When I travel, I check GasBuddy.com like a good little buddy. Choice is dependant on location, accessibility, appearance of station. Have to feed my 'rice burner' every once in a while! :)
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wowjr
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2003 3:18:29 PM

Varies, although if the station is to shabby you just might get dirty gas----not good!
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max88
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2003 8:59:05 AM

Varies
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onedavie
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2003 8:48:46 AM

Varies
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Deno
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2003 8:12:28 PM

Too bad "minor chain" wasn't one of the choices, that would best describe Sheetz, my usual stop.
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pwhiggy
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2003 4:28:12 PM

I usually check ARCO, but ... If I can find an independent who offers gas at a price competitive with Arco, I'll favor that station. The reason is that Arco, once it drives all of its competition out of business, will be free to charge whatever it wants. This is the classical operation of a would-be monopolist and it is studied in beginning Economics all over the world.
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Pavilion
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2003 1:41:51 PM

varies!
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onedavie
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2003 9:55:35 AM

Wal-Mart, Sheetz ans WaWa seem to have best prices
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onedavie
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2003 9:54:45 AM

Varies
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Pricesite
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2003 9:36:50 AM

Voted Major but have used independent based on price.
Have heard horror stories in past about stations putting water in gas and view smaller chain stations with this skepticism.
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maimas726
Rookie Author Boston

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2003 8:22:16 AM

I usually hit the major chains... with a new car in a new city I'm hesitant to try some of the smaller places...
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stj008
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 9:51:22 PM

To Andy Bailey: How do you KNOW the gas you pump at your major chain isn't imported from the Middle East? Do they have their own private pipeline that keeps their politically correct gas from intermingling with the rest of it? And why single out the Middle East? What about all the uprisings in Africa in response to unfair business practices by our oil companies there?
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RetiredMike
Champion Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 9:16:29 PM

Shell - Major Chain
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Mr Wolf
Rookie Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 8:08:12 PM

it varies, but mostly cheapest is where i buy
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beau111
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 7:13:53 PM

The cheap one, as long as it's not BP, which it never is of course.
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burban
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 6:14:51 PM

Varies
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Terry76
Veteran Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 5:31:24 PM

Anything but Arco.
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stever
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 4:27:52 PM

I always look for the lowest price. Brand doesn't matter to me and I have never had any problems using independent chains
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buck4you
Rookie Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 3:58:24 PM

Cheap and inexpensive do not mean the same thing.
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garden55
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 1:50:38 PM

Always a major chain. I know the gas is good, and I get points that I can transfer and convert to cash to buy groceries. The small discount I might get at independents doesn't compensate for the points.
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Niagas
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 8:00:14 AM

I voted for the major chain stations. I usually buy gas from my local Canadian Tire stations, which I think for the most part are spread across most of the country, with a few exceptions. However for the next 2 months, that won't be happening as I am down in southeast Texas visiting my daughter and her family. However it's good to be able to continue entering prices and getting points down here. This Gas Buddy is a good set-up.
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onedavie
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 6:39:45 AM

Price and location
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onedavie
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 6:39:17 AM

Varies
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dczh
Veteran Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 5:56:26 AM

usually the closest and cheapest as on has already said, but if there is only a couple of cents diference between the cheapest and the closest, I will go with the closest, as I estimate the amount of gasoline it would take to go to the cheapest ~ 2 1/2 miles each way farther than the one mile each way to the closest. So I try to stop on the way home or the way to work if need be to avoid the three mile drive, especially in my pickup as it gets about 17 mpg on average.
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gav76
Sophomore Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 4:22:23 AM

Closest & cheapest
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smokey651
Sophomore Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 3:23:51 AM

which ever station has the best price
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abeazar
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2003 12:58:05 AM

Major Chain Gas
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Paulfmco
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 6:49:44 PM

The cheapest major chain , mostly using a discount card worth 3 cents per gal.
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pnutbutter
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:51:03 PM

Whatever station is cheapest within an economically feasible distance.
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Gerburn
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:49:22 PM

When you drive 600 to 800 miles a week you buy the cheapest.
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mac2003
All-Star Author Texas

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:22:02 PM

The cheapest
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Rich43
Rookie Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 4:04:46 PM

Usually an independent, but I come here for price information and am guided accordingly.
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jstdoinit
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 7:41:05 AM

major chain
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milo
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 6:57:12 AM

cheap
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HarleyRider
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:13:49 AM

Usually a major chain gas station.
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onedavie
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:11:37 AM

Even if not quite on empty.
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onedavie
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:10:20 AM

I try to fill up at the lower price station when my travels to me to the area
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onedavie
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:09:31 AM

However will not go out of my way to save a few pennies
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onedavie
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:08:59 AM

Major chain like Costco or Wal-Mart
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abeazar
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2003 2:06:56 AM

Major chain
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jomar
Champion Author Allentown

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2003 8:39:21 PM

Most the time, a major brand
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KrispyKreme
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2003 7:20:09 PM

I don't pay attention to brand name. I only look at the cost. It usually is BJ's, 7-Eleven, Sheetz, or sometimes Kroger.
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nobugme
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2003 7:06:37 PM

Use whatever the best deal is without driving forever. Car requires higher octane, so have to be somewhat choosy with location vs. cost.
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