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post #16 of 130
Here in Roanoke, VA---about 3hrs from Richmond---about $2.45. We just can't believe it icon_surprised.gif . Some of these other prices you guys have mentioned are scaring me.
post #17 of 130
2.65 here in covington, GA.

it makes me sick to see the prices so high!!

Even florida is around the same price - it use to be that florida was always higher than GA.

How come everyone is about the same now??
post #18 of 130
Here in Maple Shade, New Jersey we just filled up at $2.45 per gallon which is a cheap gas station. It use to cost 25.00 to fill the car now its over 40.00. My daughter is in Oregon and she said she is paying 2.79 a gallon. No vacation for us this year.

Nancy
post #19 of 130
got this in an email thought it was funny hope you guys like it oh an our gas is 2.48 as of tonight

hink a gallon of gas is expensive? This makes you think, and also puts things in perspective.

Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ...........$9.52 per gallon

Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 .......... $10.00 per gallon

Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon

Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 .......... $10.32 per gallon

Evian water9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?

Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 ........ . $25.42 per gallon

Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ........... $33.60 per gallon

Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 ........$84.48 per gallon

Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 ........ $123.20 per gallon

Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 .... $178.13 per gallon
post #20 of 130
Oh don't get me started! I'm ready to buy a darn bike.

Last Wednesday it was at 2.29 here in Atlanta, GA. Thursday it went to 2.39 and then Friday it was at 2.49 and held at that through the weekend. I had numerous heart attacks.

Today on my way home I see that it's at 2.59 and I want to gouge my eyes out! This is insane.

I've heard that it may reach $3 by Labor Day!!!!
post #21 of 130
Emereldas, youyr daughter is also paying for someone to pump her gas because it is illegal to self serve there. Now for the Los Angeles, California price....... every one sit down and get yourself a paperbag to breathe slowly in and out of.... I saw for SELF SERVE at a station for $3.15 per gallon. Now that was the high. At Costco it cost us $50.00 to fill my minivan, and I was on 1/4 tank. We can't afford to go anywhere before school!

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post #22 of 130
Hi I'm also from Canada...Our gas topped $1.13/liter today (works out to approx $4.50/gal). I'm a community nurse, so I have to use my car for work every day & I go through about 1/4 of a tank of gas/day, so I can empathize with you gals whose dh's have the landscaping businesses. Don't think I could make & sell enough cakes to keep me in gas these days!!! lol

Keep on decorating.

Bunny
post #23 of 130
Here in FLorida, Fort Pierce area we paid $2.499 on Friday, cost us $70 to fill up our Tahoe. It is now up to $2.699 at some stations. My mother said south GA was $2.29 last time they filled up but not sure when that was.
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post #24 of 130
I'm so glad I bought a Civic. It's about $25.00 to fill my tank, and lasts forever.

Gas is $2.69 a gallon as of this morning. icon_eek.gificon_confused.gificon_eek.gificon_confused.gificon_eek.gificon_confused.gif
post #25 of 130
Here where we are it's up to $2.55 a gallon......it really is outrageous, but we have to get around too...although, I'm thinking a bicyle built for three might help with the budget and promote family togetherness. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #26 of 130
2.45 this morning on my way to work 2.49 tonight on my way home from work and will probably go up again tomorrow. Makes me sick.
post #27 of 130
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I can't believe these prices!!! It's unbelievable!!!! You all know that I (along with my family & my hubby is a paid FF)volunteer for the local Fire Dept. & when I mean volunteer we do not get paid for gas or nothing! We cover an area of 180 sq miles! We are only going on 911 calls that are closer to home. We can't afford to go on calls too far away. We will go to any fire calls though. We have to to keep our insurance ratings low.

This is causing a lot of hardship for people everywhere. I have already raised my delivery fees for my wedding cakes. I feel sorry for the bride/groom paying!

I have a dodge minivan & it cost $34 to fill it up last week. My DH has a dodge 1500 truck.. It's gonna take around $50 to fill his!! When I bought the minivan in 02' it cost me $17 to fill the thing all the way to full!!! WOW has it changed!!

I wonder IF everyone in the US goes on strick the prices would go down?? NOT!! I doubt it!! Hang in there everybody!!
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post #28 of 130
wow tc only 34 to fill a van i have a fod windstar and it takes me 50. now it will be closer to 55 we plan on trading ours in for a hybrid car
post #29 of 130
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Originally Posted by Fishercakes

JennT: I completely understand where you are coming from. My hubby too is a self employed landscaper, backhoes, mowers, dump truck, bobcat, weedeaters, everything he has is a big, big, gas-guzler!!!

Hopefully, I will get more cake orders to pick up the slack.

I heard that the gas prices will go down after Labor day.



GUZZLE, GUZZLE!! That's all we hear around here! DH just recently bought a big diesel truck with 2 tanks...I haven't even asked what it takes to fill it up!! (I know it's not as much as unleaded gas, but jeez...2 tanks!!) lol I have an older Cadillac, my MIL's old car, it's a V8....GUZZLE, GUZZLE! Brand new ExMark mower, older Lesco mower, older Ferris mower, Honda push mower, about 4 weedeaters, 2 blowers, 4 edgers, 1 tractor....and we live in a rural area to boot. Town is only about 15 minutes away, kids school maybe 20 or so....but that's 2 round trips to town each day - morning & afternoon to drop off & pick up @ school. If I run out of an ingredient or something at home and I've already "been to town" I have to wait 'till the next day or pray my MIL (who lives one road over) has what I need.

We live on 6 acres, so.....I'm seriously considering getting a couple of dairy cows and some chickens (no kidding - we have 3 kids and want at least 1 more!! the amount of milk, eggs, butter & chicken we go through is unreal!! icon_eek.gif lol )....at least then, I'd never run out of milk, butter & eggs & all I'd have to buy to make cakes would be my dry ingredients & flavorings & I could stock up on those at Sam's CLub or something....lol
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post #30 of 130
In Iowa, near the quad cities, I have seen prices ranging from 2.49 all the way up to 2.78 (this is for ethanol) these prices are all within about 35-40 mile range from my home. It is crazy!! but what can you do?

lol, we get others to drive if we go somewhere with someone else.... ok so maybe it's cheating, but we buy them dinner and we still come out ahead!!
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