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#21 Mike K.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:35 AM

If we were to justify every action and engagement based on a monetary value it would defeat the purpose of many things we do throughout the day.

If someone can expend the time to drive 40 minutes to a store obviously there is value in the trip for that individual and value doesn't always equate to something we can put a dollar figure on.

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#22 jklymak

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:18 PM

^ While I agree with you in general, I hope you don't mean that a 40 minute trip to Costco has some value to you beyond the money you save.

#23 seymour201

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:29 PM

If you are shopping at Costco any ways, it's not going to cost you more to get gas while you're there.

I'm just happy that there is finally some fluctuation in our prices here. If you travel just about anywhere else in Canada yo see that the prices always vary from station to station, and from time of day. In Halifax one station comes to mind that every Thursday from 1 till 4 the price dropped 5 cents. And they didn't hide it. Its sad that it took Costco to finally break the unwritten rule in Victoria that everyone changes there price in the same 30 minute window.

#24 piltdownman

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:49 PM

I went to costco tonight, $1.01/l, plus now I'm in a race to see if I can eat a dozen butter croissants and 15 Portuguese buns before they go bad.

#25 Mike K.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 03:04 PM

^ While I agree with you in general, I hope you don't mean that a 40 minute trip to Costco has some value to you beyond the money you save.


It's more like a 20 minute trip from downtown, but yes, I realize more value from the trip than just money saved on gas.

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#26 piltdownman

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 03:52 PM

My question about costco gas is its low price just to entice people to shop at costco more? or is it that they just have lower costs and are trying to make money on volume?

#27 Mike K.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:48 PM

87 octane @ 99.9 at Costco today, 105.9 elsewhere.

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#28 Bingo

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:06 PM

Gas is 104.9 at Hillside and Shelbourne.

#29 Mike K.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:13 AM

Looks like some Shell and Petro Can stations preempt other stations in town. Some have been 1.049 since Friday while other stations remained at 059.

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#30 LJ

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:44 PM

About $.65 a litre in Phoenix.

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#31 Bingo

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:55 PM

103.9 today

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:40 PM

A brief blip, its at 104.9 again this morning.

#33 Bingo

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 07:18 PM

Dec. 13th. gas at 102.9

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:49 PM

94.4 in Fort McMurray Friday. Watch out for sand in your tank.

#35 Mike K.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:19 AM

I was in Edmonton a few days ago and the gas was 80.4 at Costco. Yesterday at the Victoria costco it was 98.9.

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#36 Layne French

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:36 AM

not surprising, i think it is 85.9 here at normal gas stations.

#37 Bingo

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:59 PM

Gas is 105.9 in Victoria

#38 Holden West

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 10:49 PM

There's an Esso station in Langford that's still at 99.4. He must be some crazy independent.
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#39 Mike K.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:41 AM

If that's the case then Costco must still be several cents lower than him. Costco's goal is to always have the lowest prices in town.

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#40 Holden West

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:11 AM

My Langford contact (everybody should have one) tells me that particular Esso station is always a penny or so lower. If your theory is right Mike, I wonder if it's a loss leader by Esso to force Costco's profit margin down by forcing them to match?
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