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#1 Bingo

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 09:34 PM

It must be the weekend, gas is up again.

#2 Holden West

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 10:03 PM

It's been yo-yoing up and down the past month.

We drove up to Cowichan a few weeks ago and gas was only a penny cheaper up island. That was the first time I'd ever seen gas up there that wasn't substantially cheaper than Victoria.
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#3 North Shore

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 10:21 PM

Don't like the price, then don't buy any. It's not like food where you have to have it to live..
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:28 AM

I noticed for the first time ever that gas in Mill Bay at the Shell was equal to the price in most Victoria stations.

And also for the first time, I've noticed that some gas stations are changing prices depending on the time of day. Perhaps this has something to do with the change in ownership of locally-operated gas stations to owners from larger cities. The Shell at Esquimalt and Tyee, and on Douglas at Saanich, recently changed hands, so the price fluctuations at those stations may have something to do with different ownership.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:14 PM

Gas was at 105.7 here on the mainland today.
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#6 Bingo

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:02 PM

Its $102.9 in Victoria today. A barrel is at $80.00, and will go up as the economy recovers. China is building huge oil storage capacity and will soon drain out any oil left in the Middle East.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:16 PM

Gas was at 105.7 here on the mainland today.


GVRD has also voted for a new 3c per litre fuel tax to fund the shortfall in transit - that would read $1.08.7 as of Jan 1st

#8 Mike K.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:15 PM

I saw a couple of stations listing $1.069. Yesterday the price fell from $1.039 to $1.029, only to rise $0.04 today.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:36 PM

Friday fill up was .97 - now $1.06 - crazy. Almost 10 cents in 4 days!

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:09 PM

Nov. 2 gas is 105.9

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:23 PM

Nov. 2 gas is 105.9



I can never win on this - filling up an empty tank at $1.06.9, halfway through the board changes to $1.05.9.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:02 PM

Think how much more exciting grocery shopping would be if the prices changed dynamically like gas does.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:08 PM

You probably paid the lower price. I believe they lower the settings on the pumps before changing the sign.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:16 PM

Think how much more exciting grocery shopping would be if the prices changed dynamically like gas does.


Most grocery items swing way more than gas does.

Sale price vs. not-on-sale price swings wildly.

And I can't see the price of the tuna before I enter the store. Today my tomatoes were $1.99lb., last week they were 99 cents.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 11:01 PM

Nov. 2 gas is 105.9


its 101.9 at Costco today

#16 mat

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 12:41 AM

You probably paid the lower price. I believe they lower the settings on the pumps before changing the sign.


Not in my case, I asked. Got a complaint form.

#17 Bingo

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:02 AM

...sometimes more per litre than gas.

Costco is cheaper but it costs me $1.47 to drive out there and back, and, you need to be a member. You can drive to Duncan and can usually get it for 3 cents a litre cheaper, but that costs me $3.41 to get there plus I get to buy my friends some lunch. If you are in Chilliwack it used to be cheaper on Tuesdays. But to get there...

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:23 AM

...sometimes more per litre than gas.

Costco is cheaper but it costs me $1.47 to drive out there and back, and, you need to be a member. You can drive to Duncan and can usually get it for 3 cents a litre cheaper, but that costs me $3.41 to get there plus I get to buy my friends some lunch. If you are in Chilliwack it used to be cheaper on Tuesdays. But to get there...


Exactly. An average gas tank is 60 litres, is it worth driving all over the place and pulling your hair out over 60 cents? The same person that drives around finding cheaper gas probably goes into the convenience store attached and buys a chocolate bar and bottle of pop for $1.25 more then they could have bought it for at the grocery store.

#19 Mike K.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:54 AM

If you use premium gas, like I do, it's well worth the trip up to Costco particularly if you can justify buying groceries.

Consider that Costco's premium gas can be 7 cents cheaper, if not more, than at other stations. For a 70 litre tank that's a $5 savings.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:03 AM

Exactly. An average gas tank is 60 litres, is it worth driving all over the place and pulling your hair out over 60 cents? The same person that drives around finding cheaper gas probably goes into the convenience store attached and buys a chocolate bar and bottle of pop for $1.25 more then they could have bought it for at the grocery store.



The other thing people never do is put a value on their own time. For some reason we think we are worth a certain amount of money per hour from our employer but not when we are not at work. If it takes me 40 minutes to go somewhere and back it had better be at least 10 - 15 dollars cheaper than getting it down the street from me.

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