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What Price Are You Paying for Gas

I'm at the corner this morning needing gas. My car is on fumes.  I look at one sign, it's $1.84.  I look at another sign, it's $1.84.  I look across the street at the third sign on this one corner, and the sign is $1.81.  Where do I go?

That's right, I go to the one across the street at $1.81.  I push the button to start filling up, but the button says $1.83.  How can this be?  The sign says $1.81 and there are no people outside changing the numbers so it can't be a recent change...

I'm a little upset.  These days $0.02 can be a lot when you're putting over 20 gallons in your car.  Then, I got out my trusty little calculator to make sure the math in my head was correct. 

With the 21.621 gallons I put in my 4Runner, they screwed me out of $0.43.  I decided to let it go this time only because this was the first time in about 2 years that I actually filled up for under $40!!  I couldn't believe it!  The total was $39.76 whereas the totals were well over $80 just a few months ago.

What are you paying in your area, and have any gas stations tried to pull a fast one on you?

Comment balloon 33 commentsDonna Harris • November 18 2008 09:11AM

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Holy Smokes...  I haven't seen gas under $2 in Lake Mary, FL yet...  I'm sure it's coming though.  It makes me made that we have been overpaying for months and months and it was just an "over inflated price".

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) almost 10 years ago

Debbie, We took a while to get to $2, and then in just a week's time, it kept dropping further down.  It was nice to watch, but infuriating that we were paying $4 to begin with!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Around our immediate area it is $2.05 - $2.09, but going out a ways it is $1.99. I am headed to our county seat (Reg. of Deeds office) in a few minutes. They always have cheaper prices. I will let you know later what they are there. Take care!  

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Here in Utah last week I was able to get gas for $2.15.  I noticed yesterday that it was back up to $2.27 at the same station.

 

Kim

RE/MAX EXCEL

Posted by RE/MAX EXCEL (RE/MAX EXCEL) almost 10 years ago

Teresa, My fingers are crossed for $1.75!

Kim, Yikes!  Moving in the wrong direction...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Wow great prices all around in El Paso, TX we're still at approx $224.00.

Posted by Yvette Lopez-Robinson (The Real Estate Power Houses) almost 10 years ago

Well your lower priced that out here in Tucson, AZ! I was happily surprised last night when I passed a sign that said $1.99! I was resigned to the idea that I would never see it under $2 again! But I agree with you, I would have been a bit peeved to notice a difference in price. But then again it was under $2, count your lucky stars :)

Posted by Samantha Lorefice, REALTOR , e-PRO, SFR (Tierra Antigua Realty) almost 10 years ago

Yvette, I really hope you mean only $2.24.

Samantha, I know!  I never thought we would ever be below $2.50 again.  Now, I'm hoping for $0.95.  I can't wait to be able to fill up for under $20 again!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

I went to the post office and gas over there was ONLY $1.76!!  DANG!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

1.81...that is about what I have seen...even at the QT....try going to the QT over by Baylor/Heart Center on W Plano Parkway...they are usually a little cheaper...

Posted by Delete my account, Delete My Account (no one) almost 10 years ago

$1.93 for regular up in Northern New Jersey. It was ten cents cheaper in the southern part of the state two weeks ago.  

Posted by James Lockard, Realtor, Allendale, NJ (RE/MAX Properties - Saddle River) almost 10 years ago

I was impressed that 15 dolllars actually registered on my gas gauge.  I paid 1.70 today I belive.  They can charge me 1.72 though, its alot better that than 4.29. 

Posted by Chad Baird (Re/Max Spirit) almost 10 years ago

Jason, but I got $1.76 at Racetrac at Jupiter and Bush.

James, Yours have gone up too? Crazy!

Chad, $1.70?  WOW!  You win thus far!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

tell me your joking.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 10 years ago

Greg, Why, are your prices lower, or are they that much higher?  Houston's all about oil, why would you be higher?

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Okay, it was $1.88 but I could have gotten it for $1.85 if I would have drove another block down... but I was happy!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

I'm paying around $2.03 - $2.09. But it's also the premium gas. The lowest I've seen in the Plano/ Frisco area is about $1.78.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) almost 10 years ago

Wow.. Up here in Alaska we are paying 2.84 a gallon

Posted by Victoria Roberts, Associate Broker, Bringing Homes, People and Communities Together (Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group) almost 10 years ago

For the last 2 years I have been dreaming of seeing $1.75 but thought I never would. Today I saw $1.74!!! I'll take it but I'm still mad about paying $4 for no obvious reason.

Posted by Lovejoy Team (Re/Max Alliance) almost 10 years ago

Hi Donna... I saw gas out in Irving today (Las Colinas area) for $1.69!  I was annoyed that I did not need to fill up because that's the lowest I have seen in a LONG time. 

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 10 years ago

$2.84 in ALaska?  $1.69 in Las Colinas?  WOW!!  Two drastic numbers.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

We just hit the under $2.00 per gallon mark here in the Raleigh area! A year ago I would have been mad to even pay that much. But now it's a bonus to pay under $2.00!

For anyone who is interested, GasBuddy.com is a great web site to find the lowest priced gas in your area.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

I got diesel for $2.69 a couple of days ago, and was absolutely delighted.  Could probably have gotten it for less if I'd driven over to Taylor, which seems to have the lowest prices in the area, but that day it was out of my way and I'd probably have used up the difference driving there.  (I do try to plan my route, when it's appropriate, to head home that way just to stop for fuel.)

The lowest I've seen for regular so far is $1.89, but it's been dropping like a stone the last few days. 

 

Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) almost 10 years ago

$1.72 in Tomball.

Posted by Cheri Smith, Realtor Prudential Gary Greene (Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX) almost 10 years ago

Here in Fulton, Missouri we are sitting at $1.79! I'm so excited and I am also on fumes so filling up the Mustang today should be about $27!! WHOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Cassie McClure (RE/MAX Fulton) almost 10 years ago

This morning, bright and very chilly, it was $1.64 in Henderson, KY.

It's been going down 2 or 3 cents every couple of days.  I hope it stays down so people have a bit more money to ease the crunch.

Posted by Kathy Jackson, CDPE, Your Tri-State Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Midwest Real Estate Group) almost 10 years ago

We're DOWN to about $2.39 (for regular) here in the northern suburbs of Chicago.  Y'all are just trying to drive me insane

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) almost 10 years ago

Saw 1.73 at Exxon yesterday!  Still ove $2.00 for supreme...which is what my wifes car only takes....

Posted by Delete my account, Delete My Account (no one) almost 10 years ago

Looks like Kathy in Kentucky is winning now at $1.64 for regular! WOW!  Down down down...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

I just paid $1.73 about an hour ago.  I love these new low prices.

Posted by David Slavin, CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier (Keller Williams Premier) almost 10 years ago

It is $1.89 here in Norwood, Mass.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) almost 10 years ago

$1.71 at Lowes/Phillips 66 on 19th St. in LUBBOCK,TX...PROBABLY LOWER TODAY!

Posted by Jeff and Lisa Sellers (The Sellers Realty Lubbock,TX) almost 10 years ago

My false advertised $1.81 place is showing $1.77 today.  I wonder what they're actually charging though... It's amazing to see such drops in a week's time.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

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