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Lets do somthing about gas prices

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by caz1, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    KWelch,
    You have just stumbled upon one of the most important rules of business. Location, location, location. The $2.34 station is probably on a very, very busy road. Convienence plays as much a part as price to consumers. Is the station easy to get in and out of? Is it "name" brand fuel? Are there plenty of pumps on a large parking lot? Everybody is in a hurry these days. They want to get their gas and be gone even if it means paying more for it.
     
  2. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    Fortunately I have mineral rites in Louisiana and Arkansas, which means I get a bigger check when gas goes up. It is not a lot, but almost offsets the gas increase. If you invest a little in that area, you just dont care if gas goes up. I see how Bush feels!!! Well, on a much much much smaller scale, lol
     
  4. derek1

    derek1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112


    I agree with you in the fact that everyone is in a hurry now days and a nice clean friendly, well lit gas station at even a higher dollar does seem to make sense. However KWelch does have a really good idea. I can't stand to see the local c-store raise there prices and walmart here is still the lowest of any c-store in town. It really does make me wonder a little bit that the owners of these stores who live in this country don't really care about the consumers of this country.
     
  5. richmadmax

    richmadmax LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    That funny saw something on A&E about gasoline. It's all the same, so why go to the higher station. not me. As long as the station doesn't have the roof falling off and the redneck there is not asking me if i married my sister. I will be at the cheapest one.
     
  6. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    This makes sense, but then the lower priced place will usually raise their price. Then everybody has to try to find the next lowest priced place.
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Actually there is a thing floating around right now about boycotting Exxon/Mobil which is a major player. The idea is to stop buying from them, which causes them to crap their pants and lower their pricing in hopes of regaining the customers.
     
  8. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Envy,

    Have you looked at the cummins diesel engine offered in the dodge. Its a six cyclinder. Also the diesel engine offered in walker lawn mowers is great. Mow for 2 days on a tank of diesel. I agree that Exxon/Mobil should be boycotted they are making a fortune off of gas prices.
     
  9. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    Yep!
    Ever notice that its the gas stations that have the convinience stores are always a more expensive. Example-where I drive to school each day, there are 3 stations within the same block. 2 stations are smaller, probably only 8 pumps, no store, just a place to pay. Then, there is a larger station, 12 pumps, full store, lots of items inside, great coffee, etc. You can bet that this place is always more $$$. Why? Because they know that anyone who stops to pick up an item inside is more than likley to fill er up!
     

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