Yes, the way it works is if you think they are charging too much you don’t turn in to them.
How could ONE gas station gouge anyone? Why not just go to another? Or is there only one station in town?
You should know the price of fuel at every station in your town.
Yes let the government regulate the price of gas and set some arbritray standard for gouging rather than let the marekt set prices. THAT will certainly solve all of our problems.
Didn’t some other country try that and not have it work? In the seventies ... what am I thinking of?
Yeah, it’s out there along with the I Love Lucy programs racing at 186,000 miles per second into oblivion.
A week ago, gas at my station was 399_9, and then it fell to 394_9 a few days ago. I filled up at that price, and then yesterday it went up to 415_9 overnight. Where do I complain?
But why should I? I filled up at 394_9 ... BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
It’s not gouging. But it is a fact some stations take advantage of stupid people. For example there is a station near my work in the “Up Town” section of Dallas that has regular for 3.99.9/10 A station down the street the price is 3.74.9/10. So it’s not gouging just taking advantage of stupid people.
How do you know they’re gouging?
There is a gas station around the corner from my office that, I swear, charges the highest prices in the country.
Right near Orlando airport (MCO) across the street from a Hertz rent-a-car is a Signature (independent) gas station. This putz nails the tourists returning to the airport and returning their cars.
I hadn't been by in awhile so I figured I'd go by to see what he was charging. He hangs no price sign out front so I had to drive in. The result???????
$5.19gal for regular!!
Which is less than a spread than the last time I was in. Last time regular was about a $1.50 higher than average.
People whine about it. Occasionally, news reporters will setup across the street and interview tourists, angry because they've been "gouged", but they had a choice. Another station is right up the street.
I wish somebody would tell this guy a thing or two but, hey, he can charge what the market will bear.
There is a law, but as of yet, the only gas station ooperator who got prosecuted was an owner in Wisconsin (I think) who provided a discount to military members, their families, and veterans who showed their ID cards. Seems the station owner would provide a 2 cent discount, out of his prifits, to anyone who would show a military ID card. The judge who prosecuted the case stated he was providing an unfair price to non-military customers. That’s my recollection anyway.
The oil companies make .10 on the $. But the gubmint is cleaning up bigtime with gas taxes! The lawmakers ain’t gonna make a law agin that un!
Bottled water costs about a buck for a quart in a bottle.
I think charging as much for that as for gasoline is too much.
Give me the number to call.