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JT

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2009 9:01:00 PM

Do you think that fuel prices are inflated by artificial causes around holidays?
Yes, I think prices are manipulated
No, prices follow normal supply and demand
I haven't noticed holiday price increases

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:13:53 AM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2012 2:17:37 PM

yes
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2012 1:10:35 AM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated
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randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 8:51:44 PM

yes
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estroh
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2011 11:46:47 PM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated
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777Aviator
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2011 5:27:15 PM

Yes
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Alc239
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2011 7:43:32 PM

Yes
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PusaKuting
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2011 3:05:08 PM

Yes, i think prices are manipulated
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2011 9:12:17 PM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 12:27:12 AM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated.
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xwave97
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2011 5:36:10 AM

I think they are manipulated.
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LXH18
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2011 12:21:37 AM

No, prices follow normal supply and demand. At times, I think prices are manipulated.
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DB2008
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2011 4:45:51 AM

It not an artificial cause that spikes ges prices at the holidays.
It's greed.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2011 6:53:58 PM

Gas prices do spike up during the holidays, perhaps with the suppliers influence on retailers.
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2010 6:27:21 AM

yes
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2010 6:22:05 AM

yes
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SAVEITIL
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2010 10:23:25 PM

yes
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2010 4:43:56 PM

yes
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fuel1971
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2010 8:49:56 PM

YES
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gator2002
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: May 13, 2010 7:12:13 PM

Most definately, they us any excuse possible to raise the price.
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jeffrey561
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Message Posted: May 13, 2010 11:57:46 AM

Oh yesbeacuse it seams tha it always goes up before a holiday.
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Danny2010
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2010 7:41:50 PM

yes because prices always go up for the holidays, i have never seen them drop before a holiday, everybody travels
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CrazgsupS
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2010 10:41:22 AM

I thinks Holiday time is Travel time and this is good for the oil biz. Prices do rise during this time.
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g747
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2010 7:57:33 PM

No.I really think that supply & demand sort of justifies the rate increase coupled with investors demand also.The weather in certain parts of the country plays a crucial role in commodity prices on fuel/ oil consumptions.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2010 1:35:23 PM

yes
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Lefty06
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2010 7:54:15 AM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2010 6:58:10 AM

I think prices are mostly dictated by supply and demand. There is some who take advantage and manipulate somewhat and more so around the holidays.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2010 8:46:58 PM

YES
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Winoscientist
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2009 10:55:29 AM

I think that alcohol prices are inflated during artificial holidays.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2009 11:50:34 AM

YES
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phawgare
Rookie Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2009 7:55:17 PM

YES EVERYONE'S IN IT TO MAKE MONEY
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DonKofAK
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2009 11:06:18 PM

There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
- Alfred Korzybski
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2granny
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2009 5:12:42 PM

Yes, it's all about GREED.
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changpk
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2009 4:14:22 PM

yes, it's all about higher profits.
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Dijana
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2009 11:39:12 AM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2009 11:33:55 AM

THEY ALWAYS RAISE THE PRICES 0N HOLIDAYS.I THINK THEY ALL BELONG TO THE
SAME CLUB.JUST STICK IT TO THE GOOD OLD AMERICAN.I THINK IF EVERY BODY WOULD STAY HOME ON ONE HOLIDAY OR TAKE A BUS,TRAIN OR PLANE,I THINK THEY MIGHT GET THE HINT. SO HOW MANY PEOPLE OVER 6 DO YOU THINK WOULD DO IT?
NONE! THEY RATHER GO AND THEN COMPLAIN ABOUT IT THE NEXT DAY.
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thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2009 6:54:34 AM

The reason prices can get manipulated (fluctuate) is that most people find it too painful not to buy when the prices are high, they complain but most still buy. So prices will fluctuate a lot to change consumption by relative small amounts.

In recent years, sometimes prices rose after the holiday weekends, when it was discovered that more had been consumed than anticipated.
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TAT36
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2009 6:11:58 AM

Supply and demand do play a part in increasing prices however from what is in the news media it doesn't seem like supply is down just because of an increase in holiday driving. Seems to me like it is a case of a few extra cents per gallon profit. Profit is not a bad thing since it is what it takes for any business to keep going even the big oil companies. So if there is some feeling the price is being manipulated alternative planning could get you around that feeling
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djtdi
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2009 4:47:46 PM

yes
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saturn96
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2009 12:43:43 PM

yes, I think prices are manipulated around the holidays.
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saturn96
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2009 12:42:23 PM

yes, I think prrices are manipulated.
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2seek
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2009 11:19:58 AM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated all the time for any reason. Storms, Holidays, just to make more money etc....
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David H
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2009 6:47:12 AM

Well, here it is the holiday itself, and at least in one instance my theory is shot full of holes. My theory was that in anticipation of the holiday, the retailer would have to raise prices because of labor shortfall, and additional expenses. At one local station, though, it didn't happen; his price has remained constant at $2.77 for a gallon of regular for weeks. Maybe the explanation is that he's making an inflated profit every day.
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Lefty06
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2009 1:30:48 PM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2009 5:08:32 AM

I am stunned by the number of gas buddy members who are paranoid about the oil companies.

This is the labor day weekend, right? Gas prices are down everywhere. I guess the "manipulators" are pretty incompetent.
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DI
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2009 11:14:51 PM

Let's look at the Twin Cities average:

Aug 6: $2.588/gal.
Sep. 6: $2.417/gal.

Looks like a 17.1¢/gal. drop over the past month.

Did I go back too far? OK.

Last Sunday: $2.460/gal.

That's still a 4.3¢/gal. drop.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2009 10:53:40 PM

The price drop here seemed to start on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, and prices fell all the way until my last check Saturday evening.

It's only been a penny or two here and there but it's a far cry from the (expected) holiday jump.
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WedgeOne
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2009 8:32:12 PM

Yes prices are being manipulated upward and downward.

This is the second long weekend that have shown an actual price drop.

BUT this long weekend is slightly different. The last one had the price drop from Friday to Monday. This one started from Saturday to Monday.

Also I think this is also the first time that it actually dropped in price when comparing Monday and Friday numbers.

At least I can squeeze in a day trip before school starts :)
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Muradia
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2009 8:28:39 PM

Yes, I think prices are manipulated
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2009 8:05:25 PM

Looks like the oil industry is attempting to save face. Sure, prices are down a few cents, but the prices have and will continue to be manipulative until strong regulations are enacted to curb the oil industry's rabid greed.
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