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Old December 19th, 2015, 18:15   #10201
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ugh you coulda saved a dollar, almost..

with tanks as small as ours, spending any real effort to save a few cents on fuel is working for less than minimum wage..

now when I drove a big v8 dual tank truck, completely different story..
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Old December 19th, 2015, 19:52   #10202
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ugh you coulda saved a dollar, almost..

with tanks as small as ours, spending any real effort to save a few cents on fuel is working for less than minimum wage..

now when I drove a big v8 dual tank truck, completely different story..
As I'm fond of saying, "It's the principle of the thing!" There's something about that drop from a whole dollar to x.99 that psychologically is a barrier between "I paid too much " and "I got a deal". Advertisers certainly know that.

Plus, saved pennies turned into saved quarters turn into saved dollars turns into a meal out… especially when you're scrimping like some us do. Even if I made a really good wage, I am positive I'd still be a deal hunter. It's just in my nature.

Locally, diesel is bottomed out at $1.939 for cash at Dodge's or $1.949 at a few other stores… Now that's one penny per gallon I don't mind spending to stay out of the seedy station and not having to go in and pay like a plebe.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 23:16   #10203
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ugh you coulda saved a dollar, almost..

with tanks as small as ours, spending any real effort to save a few cents on fuel is working for less than minimum wage..

now when I drove a big v8 dual tank truck, completely different story..
Lol. Yeah...I don't go driving around looking to save $0.50-0.80. However, it will annoy me every time I fill up and happen to go past a cheaper station down the road.
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Old December 20th, 2015, 08:14   #10204
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$2.39 Propel renewable diesel HPR, Ontario CA
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Old December 20th, 2015, 09:05   #10205
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Back on 10 Dec 15, I filled up at a Propel location in Sacramento: $2.299
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Old December 20th, 2015, 12:39   #10206
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As I'm fond of saying, "It's the principle of the thing!" ..... Plus, saved pennies turned into saved quarters turn into saved dollars turns into a meal out… especially when you're scrimping like some us do.
The way I look at it, if I save 10 or 20 cents/gallon on every tank I buy, and I buy about 1000-1200 gallons a year, that can be a couple hundred dollars at the end of the year.

Amazingly, there are still a handful of stations around here charging over $3.00/gallon, and one that's been stuck at $3.69 for most of this year. I wouldn't be surprised if the diesel in their tanks has been there since the summer; so anyone who buys there is paying almost double for fuel that's not winterized and will probably gel when it turns cold in a week or two.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 05:52   #10207
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I've seen diesel for $2.15-2.17 at a few stations around. The KwikTrip I usually go to has it for the $2.17 price. Most of the others are around the $2.29 range. I've had my car since Nov. 2006, and I don't remember prices being this low that entire time.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 06:00   #10208
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1.82 at BJ's in Howell. I've never seen prices this low in the 10 years I've owned this car!
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Old December 21st, 2015, 18:00   #10209
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$1.799-$2.609

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Old December 22nd, 2015, 04:28   #10210
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$1.739 at the Wally World in Hazelgreen Al. Fuel is cheaper at this location because it is in the county and not subject to the extra taxes the city tacks on. I just plan on fueling up when I'm near there. I have been going 2 weeks between fuel ups unless we are traveling.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 11:26   #10211
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$1.84/D2 a couple blocks from work to $3.09/D2 across town. Noticed a lot of cash/credit pricing going around here.

$1.59/RUG to $2.59/RUG

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Old December 23rd, 2015, 08:30   #10212
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In southwest metro Denver yesterday I saw D2 as low as $1.879, most places are around ~$2 a gal.......RUG was as low as $1.699, but was in the $1.80-1.90 range most places
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 14:16   #10213
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I just paid $2.06 for biodiesel at Sunoco station on GSP exit 153,
Also passed a gulf station today advertising d2 for $1.79.
My fiirst diesel fillup when I bought the car was $1.95.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 22:00   #10214
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$1.88 at the HEB in Boerne, TX. In town, prices vary between 2.11 and 2.19. North of me outside of Dallas, around 1.73-1.79
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Old December 24th, 2015, 21:53   #10215
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$3.85 @ Chevron on Ahua St... 2nd cheapest on island.
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