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JT

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 7:11:21 PM

Ethos Fuel Enhancer is a current advertiser (theGasSecret.com), do you think that Ethos is an acceptable advertiser on GasBuddy?
Yes
No
Not sure/Don't Know

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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MPG Lover
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2008 2:42:08 PM

The good news is YOU'RE ASKING!

I bought some, but the jury is still out. Still waiting for my 1st $25 gas card too; that came w buying 3 at once. We'll see.

But, again, I'm glad you're asking so if they are dirtbags, we could at least say so; but so far I don't know; and sounds like a lot of people are in that same boat.
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2000sable08
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2008 4:44:55 AM

I thought the ad was good enough to purchase the product and test it. I have used it for only two weeks, so I don't have anything to report. But, a small decrease in fuel economy, which they said is due to the computer controlled fuel system. I've been disconnecting my battery each time I put Ethos in my tank to "reset" the fuel system computer, but have not seen the advertised increase yet. I do understand that it takes a few weeks for the car to adjust to the product. I have 11 weeks of data on my car before, and I'll report back after 11 weeks after trying the product to tell you all if it worked for me.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2008 3:46:47 AM

don't know, don't care, junk.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2008 10:51:29 PM

iwannavet wrote:

>If The Ethos fuel enhancer works as claimed, then the "Ethos" company
>execs should be tripping over themselvs to provide the GasBuddy
>people with their product for testing

What we need is something like the "Motor Trend Fuel Additive of the Year"

>unless the product is a scam....

If the product was legitimate, they'd have it at a reputable lab for testing.

Kind of like all spamvertised products.
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GASMANDEAN
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2008 8:11:49 PM

Not sure/don't know
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mbodiford
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2008 7:35:29 PM

It is obvious that some people on here do not even look at the advertisements. I think that the products advertisement is very convincing it has made some claims that would be hard to fake. I have not purchased the product yet but I intend to give it a shot after all, you have nothing to loose with the money back guaranty.
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boogie20
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2008 12:05:21 PM

if it is consumer friendly it ok
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Mobortho
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2008 11:21:54 AM

I would assume it doesn't work and is a waste of money.
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revON
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2008 6:46:03 PM

does it really work?
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fmbmedic277
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2008 4:31:34 PM

Looks like a great product but does it really work???
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SpruceGuse2
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2008 4:25:43 PM

We are going to have to change to ethanol because of the lack of petrolium fuel so why not keep it included in the gas buddy site.
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04Ram1500
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2008 9:44:36 PM

Is it any good?
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glenngal05753
Rookie Author Vermont

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2008 6:39:10 PM

Has anya body on this site used it. And How does it works.
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GrammaColleen
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2008 10:41:55 PM

I don't know enough about them. Is GasBuddy endorsing them?
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pete77
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2008 9:30:36 AM

I received my order of Ethos last week, am waiting for the coupons to fill out so I can send them back and get my $25.00 credit
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nyse
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2008 7:10:18 AM

Is Gas Buddy endorsing them? If you don't have complete faith in their product, it's Gas Buddy's credibility that will suffer. If I buy their product as a result of seeing it advertised here and it doesn't meet it's claim, I'm going to be some upset with GB! Otherwise, you're selling your reputation for a few dollars.
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RedRam2005
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2008 10:49:03 AM

Usually, if something seems too good to be true, it is too good to be true. Where is the independent testing?
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percy37
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2008 3:58:56 PM

Not working for me i say no all a way to grab from us untop of the price grabbing
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Showanddo
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2008 8:55:57 AM

If it was so good how come it was not used a long time ago?? It is all crap.
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azcarman
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2008 6:08:38 AM

all of this crap this drains your wallet. It never works
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2008 5:57:11 AM

i'm sure it doesn't work, none of the other stuff does.
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2008 5:52:13 AM

If The Ethos fuel enhancer works as claimed, then the "Ethos" company execs should be tripping over themselvs to provide the GasBuddy people with their product for testing, unless the product is a scam....
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safire01
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2008 3:20:48 PM

:-)
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mtnpotter
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2008 2:52:13 PM

I think it's the responsibility of the website to research their "advertisers" and decide if their product or message fits the websites mission. Even though an advertiser pays for their add, the money is being collected by the website as a sponsor which directly or indirectly "endorses" the advertiser. I believe there is some responsibility that needs to be exercised by the website management team to choose which advertisers they allow to post ads. Heck - if not, you could open yourself to all sorts of stuff - could GasBuddy become a dating site - who wants to post an add for SWF??
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mtnpotter
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2008 2:43:37 PM

"--drilling at home is the answer." Nice in theory, but the problem STILL is with the refineries - unless your car burns crude--
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spunky4443
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2008 7:36:52 AM

Your the "Boss", your site, do what you want with it.
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mccosme
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2008 7:36:06 AM

I, also, feel that if an advertisement is showing on your site, your are viewed as endorsing the product, whether you do or not. Personally, I would prefer to see only ads for reputable businesses and appreciate this issue being put up as a discussion topic based on feedback of the members. As far as this company goes, I have never heard of them and voted that I don't know.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2008 5:35:59 AM

The promoters of Ethos have been involved in promoting multi level marketing scams of multiple "miracle" products over the course of many years. Why would you think they have suddenly discovered a "miracle cure for mpg"?

Would you let them advertise a "little pink pill" taken at every meal will cure your cancer?
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cssco
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2008 3:42:39 PM

This is fine, I guess but, more drilling at home is the answer.
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R4M0N
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2008 8:02:32 AM

I think it's ultimately in the best interest of this website to associate itself with reputable companies only. Of course it's much easier for me to say that since I don't have to pay the bills, but while one should expect advertisements to be only that, some people will take them as endorsements and it can hurt the reputation of the site.

Finding the balance is the key.
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trianna
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:59:47 AM

Hmm well considering I see ads for "burn water in your car" or some such thing here on occasion, personally I think any purchase is buyer beware. Do your research yourself. And if a deal seems too good to be true, most likely it is! Most of us yanks know that. I also understand this website needs to make money to run. As long as people use their common sense then I don't see a problem. Perhaps a disclaimer about the adds would help?
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shywang
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 9:13:30 AM

Yes.
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LOC3
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 5:49:53 AM

Make Sure it works (I am doubtful) and does not adversely affect the engine, sensors, etc.

Your credibility may be judged by your associates (advertisers).

It has been said 'If you lay down with dogs, you may come up with fleas'
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steveMI
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 5:42:02 AM

Never heard of the stuff.
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DC
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 8:29:58 PM

Ethos has been advertising for about 5 months now. They have been a reliable paying advertiser with us however we receive a few emails per week, complaining that it is either a scam or they are making unrealistic claims. We try our best to protect our members from scams and advertising frauds. Ethos has been used by a number of large organizations and there are many people who support thier claims.

We ourselves are skeptacal and would like some first hand knowledge on the Ethos claims and we plan on running our own tests soon. Until we have some of our own test results, we are curious how many members are offended by the Ethos advertising.





[Edited by: DC at 3/25/2008 12:41:32 AM EST]
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