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gas prices

Postby coppersmythe » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:53 pm

A customer came into the gas station and told the attendant "$10 dollars on pump 7".The attendant responded " where are you headed, pump 9 ? " ....coppersmythe..........................................................

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Re: gas prices

Postby tmays » Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:25 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: gas prices

Postby Eugene » Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:59 am

Sounds true.

I use to get $40- at a time from the wife for pocket money. Now I have to ask her four times to get enough money to fill up the pickup.
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Re: gas prices

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:18 am

To show how times have changed, when I was in high school, I could run my car for a week on a dollar's worth of gas. I was making 80 cents an hour at a part time job.
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Re: gas prices

Postby Slim140 » Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:37 am

Don McCombs wrote:To show how times have changed, when I was in high school, I could run my car for a week on a dollar's worth of gas. I was making 80 cents an hour at a part time job.

My junior and senior year in high school I got out early and worked at a landscape nursery. I was making $90 a week and spending $45 on diesel. It was less than a dollar a gallon. 1992-1993
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Re: gas prices

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:20 am

During high school, I worked a while in a gas station, reg. Was 32.9, premium 36.9. I was shocked, one day, when a Pontiac Bonneville took $6.00 to fill. I think I was getting $1.25 per hour.

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Re: gas prices

Postby Eugene » Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:52 pm

Worked in the hay field during high school summers for $1.00 per hour. 2 to 3 weeks work and I could purchase a 49 - 52 year V-8 Ford for $100-. Gas was 25 cents a gallon, malt shop malts cost 25 cents and donuts a dime. For a high school kid life was good.

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Re: gas prices

Postby Jim Reid » Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:42 pm

$3.39 today Elkin,NC

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Re: gas prices

Postby SamsFarm » Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:23 pm

Bought a new 1991 Chevy S10 back in the fall of 1990.

2.5 / 5 speed. Gas hovered around a dollar a gallon.

The way I ran it, it got 20mpg. I orderd it with the optional 20 gallon tank.

Any typical week it was usually around 400 miles.

Twenty bucks +/- in the tank and go!

I miss that truck! And Dollar gas ☹️
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Re: gas prices

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:51 pm

Does anyone remember the "gas wars " of the early 70's ? I remember the first self serve gas station in our area ,( i was 15 years old ) at the end of my road ( brownsfield and plank road ) , .19 cents a gallon . :shock: I had a 69' Fiat 850 spider ( called the poor mans ferrari) , with a 12 gallon tank . 30+ MPG . do the math . 360 miles at a total of $2.28 . :shock: :shock: coppersmythe...............................................PS: a stupid-fast go-cart with a spot for a license plate on the back :roll: Who gives a 15 year old a car like that ? My DAD . I miss him .......................

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Re: gas prices

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:41 am

I remember the gas wars, in a neighboring town. Gas got as low as .09 cents a gallon. These days, gas stations don’t war, they’re all in it together.

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Re: gas prices

Postby v w » Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:14 am

I can remember "gas wars", 20 cent gasoline and stretching the gas hoses out straight to drain the last few drops of gas into a friends Cushman. He probably got 5 miles for each hose "drained". Today we pay about 50 cents in taxes. Some of the highest and the roads still suck. We have a lot of freeze-thaw which damages them. It is almost as if you can guess a persons age by how low prices were that they can remember. Vern


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