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Old 09-24-2013, 01:32 AM   #21
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I'm not worried. Taxes and living costs are much more attractive elsewhere.

Oxymoron: "Attractive Tax" - LOL
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:04 AM   #22
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With crude oil unlikely to ever fall below $100 barrel again, I wouldn't expect gasoline prices to stay low.
$4/gallon is pretty cheap guys, for something that took several hundred million years to make. I expect the price of crude oil to double every 10 years for the next century.
Appreciate the low prices while you can.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:20 AM   #23
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The geography and weather here, all year-round, is close to heaven.


We in the South know what Heaven looks like. It looks like Daytona Beach. Of course, you have to go through Atlanta to get there.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:00 AM   #24
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While I respect Mark's opinion of big-box stores, I have a different perspective.

Part of the reason we pay the outrageous prices GFC mentions is because we are WILLING to do so. I've seen two gas stations on opposite corners, one charging 10 cents more per gallon. And there are always cars at their pumps!

If enough people can't even be bothered to go a few feet out of their way to reward the merchant who is keeping his prices low, then why would anyone bother?

People vote with their wallets.

Just on principle, I always vote for the merchant who tries to keep the price down. Even if it only saves me a dollar at a time.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:08 AM   #25
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Even though I see dropping prices at the pump...they are still above what they were last December-Mar at the gas docks...the cheapest places along the Atlantic ICW are still 30cents or so higher than 8 months ago.

I just put in new fuel tanks on the boat so I have been buying a few gallons to calibrate my tanks...in 5 gallons at a time. I bought 3-5 gal jugs at my favorite gas station...off-road diesel is 3.49 where the fuel dock is 3.99.....so I just bought 15 more gal to get the one tank 3/4 full and calibrated...at $0.50/gallon difference, especially if the land station drops in the next few months...I just may continue the process and chalk it up to "calibrating".
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #26
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The geography and weather here, all year-round, is close to heaven.

True, but I think it's a little closer down here, Mark.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #27
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NASCAR, motorcycles, beach you can drive on, open air bars, babes, and the ICW. Where else but Daytona Beach. You guys need to get your head out of the sand. It don't get no better than this!
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #28
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NASCAR, motorcycles, beach you can drive on, open air bars, babes, and the ICW. Where else but Daytona Beach. You guys need to get your head out of the sand. It don't get no better than this!
Are you currently in Daytona?
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #29
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Are you currently in Daytona?
No, but I feel like I'm getting closer to it every day. I'm in Chattanooga doing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bloody Chickamauga. 34.000 casualties in 3 days. Around here we refer to the War of Northern Aggression as the "recent unpleasantness".
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No, but I feel like I'm getting closer to it every day. I'm in Chattanooga doing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bloody Chickamauga. 34.000 casualties in 3 days. Around here we refer to the War of Northern Aggression as the "recent unpleasantness".
If you ever make it here, give me a holler
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"We in the South know what Heaven looks like. It looks like Daytona Beach. Of course, you have to go through Atlanta to get there. "

The joke in Miami used to be that when you died, you had to change planes in Atlanta to get to heaven. Now when you die, you just stay here. You're already in heaven.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #32
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The geography and weather here, all year-round, is close to heaven.
Well, Mark, now let's be honest, it's not ALL heaven... the geography 'round here can actually get a little rough around late September, but it usually clears up before Thanksgiving.

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On Catalina Island the price of diesel was $7.00 a gallon (it has to barged in.) I crossed the San Pedro channel and fueled up at the Valvtec station in Newport Beach at $3.72 a gallon. The Valvtec diesel already has the biocide added.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #34
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I'm not a fan of "big box" retailers. I support local retailers. Even if it hurts my pocketbook a little bit.
I feel the same, the local stores & shops seem to provide better service & I don't have to buy in bulk when all I need small amount.
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Thanks Mark and Ron! As a small retailer I really appreciate that. By the way, it usually doesn't cost any more to shop from me than it does from the giant retailers.
In fact I usually save folks a few dollars.
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