Don't Buy Gas On Mondays

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    Don't Buy Gas On Mondays

    Has anyone else gotten a Facebook invite or a email forward about this (in some form)? While well-intentioned, it could be one of the least thought out ideas I've ever heard. Here's the invite I got:

    Gas strike every Monday until gas prices are lowered!
    Refuse to put gas in your car on Mondays! This will hurt the gas and oil companies! Every Monday if you drive less and put less gas in your car, it might make a difference!

    Invite all your friends on FB to like this! The more people that know about this event, the more impact WE will make!



    A couple things:
    1. If you don't buy gas on Monday, you're going to buy gas on Tuesday, so how does that hurt oil companies? So instead of purchases being spread out over 2 days, it's just heavy one day and still evens out.
    2. The idea is to lower gas prices, so they advocate driving less? You drive less, so the gas prices go down, so you can drive more.
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    People are idiots! If they really want do have an effect they would walk, ride a bike, car pool! As you stated, if you don't cut back on your driving, you still have to buy the gas another day! All this does is hurt the station owner who ONLY makes a few cents per gallon, if people cut back on their visits and you don't buy the stuff in their stores, they will have to RAISE their prices on everything, including gas!

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    Moronic

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    I didn't get this one but I did get one for a one day gas strike, I thing it was yesterday. I can't help but laugh when I see crap like this. If people are really this dumb it's no wonder gas is so high. The only real way to reduce the price is long term reduction is demand, not 1 day.

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    Kid had a ball game, I'm getting gas.

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    Probably was on Facebook. Now that the bored housewives crowd has taken the place over, it's become a wasteland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017 View Post
    People are idiots! If they really want do have an effect they would walk, ride a bike, car pool! As you stated, if you don't cut back on your driving, you still have to buy the gas another day! All this does is hurt the station owner who ONLY makes a few cents per gallon, if people cut back on their visits and you don't buy the stuff in their stores, they will have to RAISE their prices on everything, including gas!
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Probably was on Facebook. Now that the bored housewives crowd has taken the place over, it's become a wasteland.
    No doubt to both above, I can't belive how many MOMS hand out on facebook 24/7, it really has lost alot of it's appeal.

    As for the whole gas thing, how about you all just use your FREAKING vote, for someone who will PUSH, renewable energy harder than ever.... OH and ummm FYI your Tahoe doesn't get nearly as good of gas mileage as my Honda Civic or my motorcycle(which isn't a krotch rocket). Maybe you should get a clue, your vehicle with all that space that you love sooooo much, and how big and safe it is, has a steap price, and it's often at the gas pump as well.

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    People have been trying to organize these efforts for some time. The other is to boycott a certain company (eg. BP). The rationale is that it would force them to lower their own prices then everyone else would follow suit. Would be nice if economics were this simple

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    Ridiculous !!!!

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