Find the Cheaper Gas Prices in YOUR AREA™

Monday, April 18, 2005 9:09 AM
I know theres a rule about promoting sites...

I know theres a ton of gas-related topics...

This site, www.gasbuddy.com , will show you the cheaper gas price in your area. Just type in your zip and it will list the highest and lowest prices in your area. Sometimes the highest will be on the other side of town, sometimes they are on your side, you may get lucky, but you will find it useful.

I've used it for a while and so have others I know.
This may work for you, and again, it may not due to where people live, but give it a try.

The site again, www.gasbuddy.com

Just some help from your good friend John

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Monday, April 18, 2005 12:17 PM
Hey, thanks. Good find, John.

Just be sure to check out the date and time the prices were reported. Some might be a few days old.

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Monday, April 18, 2005 12:19 PM
Living in SoCal ANYTHING helps. Thanks!
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Monday, April 18, 2005 12:23 PM
Yikes... I'm not sure I want to come home to Southern California this summer (living in London for the semester).

Good thing the commute to work is just 8 miles each way using only surface streets!

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Monday, April 18, 2005 12:28 PM
Maybe we should add this site to Moosh's travel tips topic

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Monday, April 18, 2005 12:32 PM
Why, that's a great idea. Let's let Mr. John Peck do that since he posted the link and should get the glory.
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Monday, April 18, 2005 1:55 PM
Then some enterprising person could compile a handy list of all the zip codes for all the parks in the country. For easy reference, of course. LOL
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Monday, April 18, 2005 3:47 PM
I get a kick out of a 40 cent difference between some gas stations in Marietta. There is no reason why someone would go get gas at 2.30 when you can find gas around 1.90 nearby...
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Monday, April 18, 2005 3:49 PM
^^^^what is really bad is when you have 2 gas stations right across the street from each other and one has it 5 cents cheaper than the other but there is tons of people pumping gas at the higher priced station.
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Monday, April 18, 2005 3:59 PM
a nickel a gallon isn't that much - even in my minivan's big gas tank, that is only 80 cents. If I have to "waste" one minute to get to the other station, it costs me money. (Time == Money)
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Monday, April 18, 2005 4:04 PM
Hmmm. The Altima holds 20 gallons. If the thing was bone dry empty and I filled the car, that extra 5 cents would cost me a dollar.

Hardly worth worrying about. I'll pul into whichever one was more convenient.

Hell, if I were in Marietta I wouldn't go out of my way to find the $1.90 gas either if the $2.30 gas was directly along my route and the cheaper gas wasn't.

We get gas one place, the Uni-Mart we pass every day to work. I couldn't even tell you how much the gas there is. We tend to fill the car every other week. Depending on our driving it costs between $30 and $40.

It's affected us so little that I'm still in the habit of putting the premium gas in the car.

Am I the weird one for not frugalizing (is that a word?) over such small dollar amounts?

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Monday, April 18, 2005 4:15 PM
Well, say you commute to Atlanta from Marietta. With the traffic and a 15-20 mile drive, let's just say that you burn a gallon each way. That's 80 cents a day and with ~200 work days a year, you're looking at an extra $160 a year, and that's before factoring in the places you drive other than work. Not bad for some, but that can be a fairly big thing for us young'ens. $160 can buy a few weekend's worth of beer :)

And if it makes a difference most of the cheaper gas stations are close to I-75 while the more expesive ones seem to be away from the interstate, so it more than likely wouldn't be out of the way, and if it is, not be too much.

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Monday, April 18, 2005 4:48 PM
Holy mother Chickens!

I know California is overcrowded, but 3.45 a gallon! That's nuts.

That site is great.

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Monday, April 18, 2005 5:09 PM
Even though I sometimes travel 2 hours one way to work, I'm glad I don't have to worry about gas much at all with the company car and gas card.:)
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Monday, April 18, 2005 5:54 PM

RamblinWreck said:
...you're looking at an extra $160 a year...

Yes, as a lump sum $160 could do a few things. But spread out over the course of the year, it's $3 a week. Not going to change many lives.


Not bad for some, but that can be a fairly big thing for us young'ens.

Hey, I just turned 32 last week. That's not too old yet, is it? :)

I dunno, I guess I've been lucky. It wasn't too long ago that $160 would've meant a hell of a lot to me. But even still, I wouldn't have fretted over pennies (or dimes) per gallon of gas. Just not something I've ever done no matter how good or bad the financial situation is.


And if it makes a difference most of the cheaper gas stations are close to I-75 while the more expesive ones seem to be away from the interstate, so it more than likely wouldn't be out of the way, and if it is, not be too much.

But that's just it. I wouldn't pull off of I-75 to get cheaper gas, then get back on the interstate and catch the exit I need further up the road. I'd just get gas at whatever gas station was easiest to pull into off the exit I needed to get home.

Alternately, if I lived far enough off the interstate for gas to be more expensive near my home than closer to where I exited, I'd take a glance and possibly pull into the gas station right off of I-75, but most likely would stop by the less corwded, quicker stop closer to home and pay the addition change per gallon.

I guess I subscribe to Redman's time=money theory. There's just a level of hassle that isn't worth it to me.

In the end you have a few bucks in your pocket and I have ten more minutes. It depends on what's important to the individual, I suppose.

*** Edited 4/18/2005 9:56:16 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Monday, April 18, 2005 5:58 PM
Time *definitely* equates with money....just that the more money you make, the more valuable your so-called "free time" becomes...

In ECO, that's called opportunity cost...

5-10 years ago it woulda been worth my TIME to drive the distances I generally FLY to now...gas was cheaper, and so was my time...;)

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Monday, April 18, 2005 6:45 PM
I would not go out of my way for cheaper gas, ever. It's just not worth my time.

However, here's something I DON'T understand: Near my house, there are side-by-side BP and Speedway gas stations. I mean, literally side by side. Speedway was $1.96, BP was $2.28... and PEOPLE WERE STILL FILLING UP AT BP!!! Speedway wasn't crowded either. WTF.

Anyway, I get gas at my local Giant Eagle grocery store. For every $50 you spend at the store, you get 10 cents off per gallon your next fill-up, and you can build up your rewards. I got 90 cents off per gallon last time I filled up.

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Monday, April 18, 2005 8:50 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
Yes, as a lump sum $160 could do a few things. But spread out over the course of the year, it's $3 a week. Not going to change many lives.

Yea, that's true..


I dunno, I guess I've been lucky. It wasn't too long ago that $160 would've meant a hell of a lot to me. But even still, I wouldn't have fretted over pennies (or dimes) per gallon of gas. Just not something I've ever done no matter how good or bad the financial situation is.

Maybe I'm just looking at it percentage wise. The 2.30 is about 25% more than the 1.90, and the following point:


But that's just it. I wouldn't pull off of I-75 to get cheaper gas, then get back on the interstate and catch the exit I need further up the road. I'd just get gas at whatever gas station was easiest to pull into off the exit I needed to get home.

But what I was trying to say is that, yes, your neighborhood station may be expensive, but when you drive a few miles to get to the freeway, you are going to pass the "cheap stuff" so why not wait until you get up there? I'm not insisting that you go out of your way or get off on another exit, just that the ones near the interchanges for I-75 are cheaper, or so it seemed.

I understand the time thing and generally do not go price hunting, but 40 cents per gallon seemed to be a sizable margin to consider other options.

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Monday, April 18, 2005 10:57 PM
True Wreck (in reference to your signature) but there has been at least two threads that have been completely deleted - not just closed that would "increase" his batting average to .272
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Monday, April 18, 2005 11:01 PM
I love it that all our cars take premium gas... premium California gas. You get use to paying $40 to fill up the Jetta and $60+ to fill the Range Rover.
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