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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Price-Gouging Mofos!

This crap has to stop. I know that gas prices suck donkey balls everywhere and surely there are places with higher prices than what we're paying in the Chicago area (and PLEASE don't bother telling me all about them nor telling me how "lucky" we are in the comments field today) but listen to this horse shit.

The last week or so, prices actually went down to about $3.05 to $3.09 in the suburbs. I found one place that actually had gas for under three bucks which, sadly, is a good price by today's standards. As recently as this afternoon gas was still about $3.05 locally. By this evening, the price mysteriously went up to $3.39 to $3.58 a gallon.

How the hell does this happen? I know that if I bought a shitload of turtleneck sweaters at wholesale, the wholesale cost may change some day, but the price I paid at the time can't change. Therefore, the price I'd charge for the turtlenecks would be roughly the same based upon supply & demand and all that. But this kind of hike, on a day where clearly no delivery trucks were dropping off new gas at new prices is fucking unbelievable.

I wish I were born rich and retarded. That way I could become President and fuck up the country. Really, past leaders were run out on a rail (or in a damned box) for much less than this in our history and gas prices aren't even scratching the surface here. What the hell?

I can't wait to see what the prices are like in Vegas when I land later today.


Blogger Bud said...

Apparently congress hasn't the balls to act on this. Electric car. Say it over and over.

3:48 AM

Blogger muthah said...

That same thing happens in supermarkets, too. Their price they know is going up, so they change the price of the old merchandise on the shelves, although they didn't pay the newer price and the merchandise isn't new. It irks the hell out of me. And you can bet that if and when gas prices go down on the international market, the gas stations will stay at $3+ forever.



3:57 AM

Blogger muthah said...

There is a wonderful documentary called WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? See it and weep.

5:37 AM

Anonymous sue said...

Muthah - I've seen it.

Andy - You tell 'em!!

6:33 AM

Anonymous K the Landlordlian said...

Here's the place to monitor prices and know what it's going for across the valley...

ps - please give Peggy King our fondest when you go to the party...and if Jeff Loseff is there, ditto for him!...actually, ditto for just about anybody who shows up.

9:48 AM

Blogger Spook said...

I learned something interesting about gas this morning, wondering just how true it is. Apparently, as gasoline heats up in the tank at the station, it expands, making it less dense. When you pump this during warm weather, you're actually getting less gas - and ultimately nickel and dimed for every gallon.

So - save money, fill up only at night!

3:50 PM


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