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Discussion in 'General' started by DARKSTAR, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. I hear we are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Want



    gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some united, intelligent



    action. 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 year. 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 inconvenience 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 it and join with us!







    By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super



    cheap. Me too! It is currently $1.97 for regular unleaded in my town.

    (California). 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
    control 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 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, starting as soon after April 1st as

    possible,

    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 Exxon and



    Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do!! Now, don't wimp out at

    this
    point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach

    millions of
    people!! . I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of

    them
    send it to 10 more (30 x 10 = 300) and those 300 send it to at 10 more

    (300
    x 10= 3,000) ... and so on, by the time this message reaches the

    sixth
    generation of people, we will have reached over 3 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 only one level

    further, you guessed it.....THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!. All you

    have
    to do is send this to ten people. That's all. (If you don't understand

    how
    we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10

    people.... well, there it is, in black and white, so trust me on this

    one.)


    How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email 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.



    PLEASE GIVE IT A TRY UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES AND KEEP THEM DOWN.

    THIS
    CAN REALLY WORK IF WE DON'T DELETE THIS AND KEEP IT GOING. DO IT NOW!



    WHILE IT IS IN FRONT OF YOU. WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND WE'VE

    EVERYTHING
    TO GAIN AND START IT YOURSELF WITH YOUR NEXT FILL-UP
     
  2. Man you think your bad LOL, try paying 87p per liter like we have to in England !!

    Mickey.T
     
  3. Sounds like a good idea to me! :smoke:
     
  4. little extensive your talkin about a lot of people man
     
  5. sorta hard to do now that Suddam's called off all exports for the time being...

    PS. I got your damn e-mail twice u bloody wanker!
     
  6. wow cheeba, them's fightin words.....that...email....come on now lets be civil :D lol
     
  7. I thought it was bad here in Cali East Bay @ $1.63/gallon.
    Problem with this theory is.... Economics. Think about it.
    You're still buying gasoline - you are still going to be adding to the DEMAND. If the demand is high, the supply will DIMINISH because now Exxon and Mobile are out of the picture, so less gasoline sources are available. Sure the 2 companies might lower their prices, meanwhile these other companies... Are moving their prices up because they won't be able to obtain supply to meet the demand! Oil is not the easiest thing to come by.
    It's just a thought I had but it makes sense.

    I don't buy from these 2 companies anyway, and have tried to start walking more and driving less. That would be the ideal thing to do both for the $ issue and the environment ~ conservation, and trying to minimize your gasoline usage. Every little bit helps.

    And actually, the reason that prices in California are going to be so high this year is because they're attempting to ban MTBE (a key ingredient in most gasolines) here in California - regardless of Saddam's ban. Alternatives to MTBE are more expensive, and/or harder to obtain... So it is still a possibility, at least in California. And unfortunately, this fact will make gasoline more expensive no matter what, so the effort to not go to Exxon/Mobile wouldn't really matter, as the MTBE ban will effect ALL gas chains.

    This really read like a chain letter to me, IMHO. No offense meant, but it just didn't add up to me...
    Just my 2 cents~!
    xo~
    ganjaphish
     
  8. It totally sounded like a chain letter, but even though yeah it sounds like a good idea, but personally I would perfer to ride the bus, walk, or ride a bike. I mean you save gas money and you're a little nicer to mother nature. Just my thinking


    ~icecreamkid.com/goodkarma
     

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