04-19-2006, 08:54 PM #1
Great Idea for beating the gas prices
Join the resistance! I hear gas is going to hit close to $4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher! Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around in April and May of 2005. The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we would not continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
BUT, this idea can really work. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit SOMEONE in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT HURTING OURSELVES. How?
Here's the idea:
For the rest of this year, DO NOT purchase ANY gasoline from the biggest company - EXXON/MOBIL. If nobody buys gas from Exxon/Mobil, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon/Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Here is where you come in.
I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us sends it to at least ten more people (30 x 10 = 300) and those 300 send it to at least ten more people (300 x 10 = 3,000) and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers. If those three million get excited and pass this on to at least ten people each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 Million people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days. I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you?
Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN.
THIS CAN REALLY WORK SO PLEASE DO IT!
04-19-2006, 09:32 PM #2
Up here in New Jersey all the Mobile's Are changing to LUKOIL's
04-19-2006, 09:35 PM #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Ann Arbor, MI
I will do it since we only have 1 exxon/mobile gas, and nobody buys gas from them here because when september 11th occurd they jacked the prices up to 6 bucks a gallon! they ended up being sued, and had to pay everyone who bought there gas there there money back, but still no one buys there gas there...
04-19-2006, 10:11 PM #4
04-20-2006, 06:55 AM #5
Amen to that I try to never buy from exxon mobil!!
I sent this same thing to as many people as I could. Every little bit helps and those scumbags with their record profits deserve to bleed.
04-20-2006, 09:12 AM #6
This year's litany of complaints about gasoline prices is a re-run of the same program from years past:
"Gasoline prices in the USA are too high";
"gasoline is a unique commodity whose price isn't subject to the usual market forces of supply and demand";
"OPEC and greedy American oil companies secretly manipulate the market to keep prices artificially high";
"a simple boycott of a couple of brands of gasoline will rectify all
Oil companies can manipulate their prices somewhat by controlling how much gasoline they produce and where they sell it, but they can't alter the basics of supply and demand: prices go down when people buy less of a good, prices go up when people buy more of a good, and prices go way up when demand outstrips available supply. The "gas out" schemes that propose to alter the demand side of the equation by shunning one or two specific brands of gasoline for a while won't work, however, because they're based on the misconception that an oil company's only outlet for gasoline is its own branded service stations. That isn't the case: gasoline is a fungible commodity, so if one oil company's product isn't being bought up in one particular market or outlet, it will simply sell its output to (or through) other outlets:
Economics Prof. Pat Welch of St. Louis University says any boycott of "bad guy" gasoline in favor of "good guy" brands would have some unintended (and unhappy) results.
. . . Welch says the law of supply and demand is set in stone. "To meet the sudden demand," he says, "the good guys would have to buy gasoline wholesale from the bad guys, who are suddenly stuck with unwanted gasoline."
So motorists would end up . . . paying more for it, because they'd be buying it at fewer stations.
And yes, oil companies do buy and sell from one another. Mike Right of AAA Missouri says, "If a company has a station that can be served more economically by a competitor's refinery, they'll do it."
Right adds, "In some cases, gasoline retailers have no refinery at all. Some convenience-store chains sell a lot of gasoline — and buy it all from somebody else's refinery."
A boycott of a couple of brands of gasoline won't result in lower overall prices. Prices at all the non-boycotted outlets would rise due to the temporarily limited supply and increased demand, making the original prices look cheap by comparison. The shunned outlets could then make a killing by offering gasoline at its "normal" (i.e., pre-boycott) price or by selling off their output to the non-boycotted companies, who will need the extra supply to meet demand. The only person who really gets hurt in this proposed scheme is the service station operator, who has almost no control over the price of gasoline.
The only practical way of reducing gasoline prices is through the straightforward means of buying less gasoline, not through a simple and painless scheme of just shifting where we buy it. The inconvenience of driving less is a hardship too many people apparently aren't willing to endure, however.
04-20-2006, 09:17 AM #7
04-20-2006, 04:55 PM #8
beating gas $$$
I don't think I have ever bought Exon/Mobile and will not now for sure. Blub on TV last week broke down cash amount the exec's are making per minute~~~talk about raping the public!! They only mentioned a first or last name of the thief they investigated, wonder why? My thought is he would make someone's hit list, and should.
Glad to know of the new idenity "Lukoil" will be sure and protest them as well if they start popping up in FL.
Glad to see that the Exon/Mobile boycott email has been getting around. In this age of computer's, I think we have the ability to put a sting on these corporations, I hope so at least.
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