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Old 05-27-2008, 07:18 AM
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Exclamation Great new idea......just hear me out

I got a email this morning about this.....I'll make it short but just hear me out. The big oil companies just laugh as us when everyone tries to get everyone else to "not to buy fuel on a certain day".......first off this will never happen and second it will never work because it would hurt us faster and harder than it would hurt them .......so here is a new idea, what if we all got together and boycotted a certain oil company..... Chevron, Exxon, Mobile take your pick, but we all have to agree on one and we not buy from that company, but from everyone else, forcing them to lower prices, then we switch over back to the one we boycotted and forcing others to lower their prices........now I maybe talking out of my azz, but I think anything would be worth a shot at this point
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:20 AM
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I am in let me know the oil company, with you all the way.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:23 AM
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wont work.... all that company will do is to sell to the others that were buying from because their demand will be higher....
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:25 AM
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wont work.... all that company will do is to sell to the others that were buying from because their demand will be higher....
Way to burst my bubble Raul .........but do you think an oil company would buy from another.....and more importantly, do you think an oil company would want to help another oil company by buying their oil at an higher price???
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:26 AM
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It won't make a difference, there is no significant amount of people to do it, and it'll make the others jack up the prices because they can cause we're buying from them... I buy from citgo cause that is the only non-middle-eastern company within 10 miles of me, and moreso for the $0.15 off per gallon I get just by using a giftcard. Citgo or Sunoco that's it for me if I can help it.

It'll clear up after this election, and also once we get some of our OWN oil pumping out of the gulf by late next year.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:27 AM
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Way to burst my bubble Raul .........but do you think an oil company would buy from another.....and more importantly, do you think an oil company would want to help another oil company by buying their oil at an higher price???
Shoot yeah they will, they'll pull a merger and double their profits!
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:31 AM
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Will take more than this group like find and post to every site that has anything to do with diesel even the big rigs they burn the most.
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I already boycot Mobil, Chevron, Exxon. I only refuel at sunoco or hess...
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:39 AM
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This whole scenario was tried a few years ago. Didn't do much good. Especially when you consider that Sunoco makes the majority of the diesel in the US, and sells to the major retail stations. Also, that would only hurt the retail side, which is only paid commision for fuel sold (which isn't much commission to begin with.) Last few retail guys I talked to said they make alot more on their food and drinks than they do on the 2-3 cents a gallon they get for fuel. They basically see fuel as something to lure people into their store.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:04 AM
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Well this blows.....
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