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JT

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2006 9:01:10 PM

If you knew of a station US$0.10/gal (3.0CA¢/l) cheaper, how close would it have to be for you to go there?
I wouldn't do it, no matter how close
No more than 0.5 mile (0.8km) further
No more than 1 mile (1.6km) further
No more than 2.5 miles (4km) further
No more than 5 miles (8km) further
No more than 10 miles (16km) further
As long as it's
Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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9817oakshire
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2009 8:45:06 AM

I would a few miles out of my way to get 10 cent off gas
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2009 4:38:54 AM

I would probably go 5 miles out of my way for 10 cents cheaper.
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2009 7:27:11 AM

I would go at least five miles out of my way.
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bkr4201
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2009 6:47:16 AM

2.5 miles
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2009 6:36:39 AM

YB1234 wrote on 3/9/2009 10:48:30"
"only reason i'm travel more than 5 miles is if I had an appointment on the way anyway"

If it's on the way, it doesn't make a difference how far away the station is, whether it's one mile, one hundred miles, or a full tank of gas away. It's on the way; you're going passed there anyway.

The question means "How far out of the way would you go to buy the 10 cents a gallon cheaper gas?"
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2009 7:49:18 PM

Wouldn't make a trip just for gas.It's hard for me to think that someone would travel out just for gas and then return home.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2009 7:49:04 PM

There was a time when the closest station was more than five miles away
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2009 7:48:50 PM

I see lots of stations each day and can buy appropriately.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2009 7:48:36 PM

I combine trips anyway.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2009 7:48:30 PM

only reason i'm travel more than 5 miles is if I had an appointment on the way anyway
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2008 5:06:32 PM

Less than 5 mles
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2008 7:21:08 PM

No more than 3 miles
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2008 6:23:13 PM

No more than around 3 miles...
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2008 6:02:21 AM

No more than 10 miles.
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Price_Patrol
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 5:28:49 PM

I drive by several stations each day and I buy at the station with the lowest price.
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 9:31:51 AM

Between 5 and 10 miles- this is a gamble because you don't know if gas has gone up, or maybe this staion has not been updated lately.
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 7:30:51 AM

Within 5 miles or so.
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feef
Rookie Author Kansas City

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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2008 6:39:38 PM

I would travel about 5 miles
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2008 6:35:20 PM

YB1234 wrote: "only reason i'm travel more than 5 miles is if I had an appointment on the way anyway"

If it's on the way, it doesn't make a difference how far away the station is, whether it's one mile, one hundred miles, or a full tank of gas away. It's on the way; you're going passed there anyway.

The question means "How far out of the way would you go to buy the 10 cents a gallon cheaper gas?"
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2008 9:21:59 PM

No more than about 2.5 miles
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YB1234
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Message Posted: May 3, 2008 7:04:06 PM

Wouldn't make a trip just for gas.It's hard for me to think that someone would travel out just for gas and then return home.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: May 3, 2008 7:03:34 PM

There was a time when the closest station was more than five miles away
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YB1234
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Message Posted: May 3, 2008 7:03:06 PM

I see lots of stations each day and can buy appropriately.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: May 3, 2008 7:02:26 PM

I combine trips anyway.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: May 3, 2008 7:02:02 PM

only reason i'm travel more than 5 miles is if I had an appointment on the way anyway
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2008 8:32:41 PM

About 2.5 miles max
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throttle
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2008 4:43:31 AM

no more than 2.5 miles
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moosemanCA
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2008 10:22:14 AM

I must be lucky because the station with the bes brices in my area is a little over a mile from me. If I know that a place is cheeper in an area I am going to i will try to hold off until I get there.
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2008 4:10:02 AM

No more than 10 miles
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2008 6:48:37 AM

Within about 5 miles.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2008 7:39:34 PM

No more than 2.5 miles further
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2008 3:47:50 AM

No more than 10 miles
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2008 4:01:04 AM

No more than about 2.5 miles
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ED6
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2007 5:47:14 PM

No more than 5 miles.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2007 2:53:45 PM

Not more than 2.5 miles (4km)
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2007 4:10:06 AM

No more than 5 miles (8km) further
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ED6
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2007 6:48:53 AM

5 miles
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GasXing
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2007 11:13:52 PM

This all depends on how much gas you plan to buy and traffic conditions on the way to the station.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2007 1:57:14 AM

Not over 2.5 miles
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april4
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2007 9:17:34 AM

No more than 1 mile
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2007 4:11:25 AM

Not more than 4km (2.5 mi)
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2007 3:42:39 AM

No more than 0.5 mile
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orion_240
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2007 2:30:39 PM

I won't drive out of my way if it's only 10 cents cheaper. My Mustang gets barely 15 mpg in the city, so I would have to arrange to make that cheaper station a stop on a day when I was running errands in that area, even if it's just a 1/2 mile down the Boulevard.
The great thing about this website is that it alerts us to gas stations that may be on the way to work or the beach or whatever that we usually would pass by. Just because gas is currently 40 cents cheaper in the ghetto doesn't mean any sane person will drive 5 miles there! I hope!
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2007 6:45:38 PM

No more than 2.5 miles (4km) further
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2007 7:24:11 PM

Wouldn't make a trip just for gas.It's hard for me to think that someone would travel out just for gas and then return home.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2007 7:22:55 PM

There was a time when the closest station was more than five miles away
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2007 7:22:27 PM

I see lots of stations each day and can buy appropriately.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2007 7:21:58 PM

I combine trips anyway.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2007 7:21:05 PM

only reason i'm travel more than 5 miles is if I had an appointment on the way anyway
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pmjwright2
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2007 11:58:44 AM

I will drive out of my way (thanks, GasBuddy) up to 25 km if the savings exceeds the amount of fuel burned.

But for that distance, it has to be 7 cents/l cheaper and a pretty empty tank.
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