oh ya

Duluth, GA

#129 Jan 13, 2013
HaHa wrote:
<quoted text>They are T Marts. Read the sign next time. Go to Minit Mart's website. Do something so that you don't look like the illiterate fool that your parents raised.

[QUOTE]he is defending the clear and simple gas gouging that is going on here on a daily basis."

For the hundredth time, what makes you think that there is gouging of prices going on here in BG?
Because gas goes up for Bo reason once a week
oh ya

Duluth, GA

#130 Jan 13, 2013
HaHa wrote:
<quoted text>They control THEIR prices.
[QUOTE] They go up and so does everybody else. Look at the price of gas on the stock market. Normal price is .50 above stock market but bg stays around .70. Gas has not went up on stock market more the .05 for the week but bg went up .25."

What's the stock symbol for gas?
If you don't have enough sense to look at the top of the tv on fox news to see what's going on with gas then damn. You are just full of sh!t. That is the whole starting point to all this problem.
HaHa

Bowling Green, KY

#131 Jan 13, 2013
oh ya wrote:
<quoted text>
Really. Your it very brite. You don't work well with facts
What does that mean in English?
HaHa

Bowling Green, KY

#132 Jan 13, 2013
oh ya wrote:
<quoted text>
Because gas goes up for Bo reason once a week
What's a Bo reason?

It goes up in Franklin too.

BO REASON!
HaHa

Bowling Green, KY

#133 Jan 13, 2013
oh ya wrote:
<quoted text>
If you don't have enough sense to look at the top of the tv on fox news to see what's going on with gas then damn. You are just full of sh!t. That is the whole starting point to all this problem.
The problem is that you think gas is in the stock market. I think gas fumes have made their way into your lungs. Lots of gas fumes.
Lone Ranger

Greenville, KY

#134 Jan 13, 2013
Bought gas in Franklin last night for 3.19 and its 3.42 in BG. 23 cents is a lot of difference for neighboring counties.
HaHa

Bowling Green, KY

#135 Jan 13, 2013
Bozotheclown wrote:
<quoted text>
I think he may be the author of that WKU study defending our higher prices.
At the least, somehow connected to these shenanigans in BG.
In a nutshell our prices are what they are because the local market will support them. If Russellville could sustain higher prices, sellers there would be charging higher prices.

"But it's the same gas," you say. Yes, it is. But Speedway sells plenty of the same things that you can get a block or so down the street at WalMart, and they are usually considerably cheaper at WalMart. What's up with that? You might reason that the person getting groceries at WalMart is probably paying more attention to his budget and is looking for the best price for his money, whereas the person going to Speedway wants to go in, get his handful of things, and get out even if he has to pay a premium for the expediency. That's probably 100% accurate.

If we can accept that something might be cheaper across the street, what's the big deal about it being cheaper (or more expensive) 30 miles away?

I know you've completely dismissed WKU's study of prices on the grounds that you don't like the results, but that's OK. "But it's the same gas." Yes, in 2 markets that couldn't be more different.

Per capital incomes in Bowling Green are more than 10% higher than Russellville's even when you include the thousands of WKU students who earn little to no income during the school year. The average cost of a single family home is more than 50% more expensive here than there. The difference in comparables is not as glaring, but it's still very significant. Obviously, there is a major population difference. You might argue that we're charged more here because we have more to spend and that might explain a little bit of it.

Since you're completely dismissive of a study by people who have book learnin' we won't even get into average commute times to work, how many people commute to work in other cities, how many of a city's jobs are filled by people who commute into town, traffic counts, impact of access to an interstate, average traffic counts, average cost of living, or any of the other data.

We can cut to something that doesn't require much book learnin' and that's the number of stations per capita. To match Russellville's stations per capita BG would have to double its number of stations. Yes, double. Russellville's market conditions won't support a higher price for gas and this is a big reason why.

I still don't understand why people are concerned about the price of gas in Russellville. Some stores and restaurants around here make some people pay more based on their age and income and no one cares about that. Go figure.

My advice to the weirdos with their dumb theories about Ransdell and the state government and Houchens is to buy your gas when you're out of town. If you go out of town a lot it shouldn't be a problem. If you don't go out of town a lot then you're not doing that much driving unless you like to drive all over town for the hell of it. The so called BG upcharge rarely costs me $10 a month and that's not worth worrying about.
oh ya

Bowling Green, KY

#136 Jan 13, 2013
HaHa wrote:
In a nutshell our prices are what they are because the local market will support them. If Russellville could sustain higher prices, sellers there would be charging higher prices.

"But it's the same gas," you say. Yes, it is. But Speedway sells plenty of the same things that you can get a block or so down the street at WalMart, and they are usually considerably cheaper at WalMart. What's up with that? You might reason that the person getting groceries at WalMart is probably paying more attention to his budget and is looking for the best price for his money, whereas the person going to Speedway wants to go in, get his handful of things, and get out even if he has to pay a premium for the expediency. That's probably 100% accurate.

If we can accept that something might be cheaper across the street, what's the big deal about it being cheaper (or more expensive) 30 miles away?

I know you've completely dismissed WKU's study of prices on the grounds that you don't like the results, but that's OK. "But it's the same gas." Yes, in 2 markets that couldn't be more different.

Per capital incomes in Bowling Green are more than 10% higher than Russellville's even when you include the thousands of WKU students who earn little to no income during the school year. The average cost of a single family home is more than 50% more expensive here than there. The difference in comparables is not as glaring, but it's still very significant. Obviously, there is a major population difference. You might argue that we're charged more here because we have more to spend and that might explain a little bit of it.

Since you're completely dismissive of a study by people who have book learnin' we won't even get into average commute times to work, how many people commute to work in other cities, how many of a city's jobs are filled by people who commute into town, traffic counts, impact of access to an interstate, average traffic counts, average cost of living, or any of the other data.

We can cut to something that doesn't require much book learnin' and that's the number of stations per capita. To match Russellville's stations per capita BG would have to double its number of stations. Yes, double. Russellville's market conditions won't support a higher price for gas and this is a big reason why.

I still don't understand why people are concerned about the price of gas in Russellville. Some stores and restaurants around here make some people pay more based on their age and income and no one cares about that. Go figure.

My advice to the weirdos with their dumb theories about Ransdell and the state government and Houchens is to buy your gas when you're out of town. If you go out of town a lot it shouldn't be a problem. If you don't go out of town a lot then you're not doing that much driving unless you like to drive all over town for the hell of it. The so called BG upcharge rarely costs me $10 a month and that's not worth worrying about.
Well brain child. I put over 300 miles a week on my car and never leave Warren county. I don't drive more then I have to. Sorry $10 to you doesn't count but to those of us that nearly get by from pay check to check makes a difference.
oh ya

Bowling Green, KY

#137 Jan 13, 2013
HaHa wrote:
<quoted text>What's a Bo reason?

It goes up in Franklin too.

BO REASON!
No reason. Sorry for stumping you
oh ya

Bowling Green, KY

#138 Jan 13, 2013
HaHa wrote:
<quoted text>The problem is that you think gas is in the stock market. I think gas fumes have made their way into your lungs. Lots of gas fumes.
How is gas not in the stock market. It's traded daily. Just like oil,natural gas,crude oil, and others.
Lone Ranger

Adairsville, GA

#139 Jan 13, 2013
Speculators are a big big reason oil prices stay high. The American government should ban them from the market.
Blah Blah Blah

Bowling Green, KY

#140 Jan 13, 2013
Contact Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.

To expedite complaints, Conway’s office has established a gas price complaint hotline: 1-888-432-9257. Customers may also lodge complaints of price gouging via e-mail to gaspricecomplaints@ag.ky.gov
FappyTheClown

Bowling Green, KY

#141 Jan 13, 2013
Blah Blah Blah wrote:
Contact Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.
To expedite complaints, Conway’s office has established a gas price complaint hotline: 1-888-432-9257. Customers may also lodge complaints of price gouging via e-mail to gaspricecomplaints@ag.ky.gov
I've been doing that for years.....they don't listen, I think Houchens has bought Frankfort!!!
Blah Blah Blah

Bowling Green, KY

#142 Jan 13, 2013
I've done it several times myself. At least we're doing our part. Its worked in the past. A couple of stations in Franklin and one or two (Minit Mart!) were fined after Katrina.
Bozotheclown

Canton, OH

#143 Jan 13, 2013
HaHa wrote:
In a nutshell our prices are what they are because the local market will support them. If Russellville could sustain higher prices, sellers there would be charging higher prices.

"But it's the same gas," you say. Yes, it is. But Speedway sells plenty of the same things that you can get a block or so down the street at WalMart, and they are usually considerably cheaper at WalMart. What's up with that? You might reason that the person getting groceries at WalMart is probably paying more attention to his budget and is looking for the best price for his money, whereas the person going to Speedway wants to go in, get his handful of things, and get out even if he has to pay a premium for the expediency. That's probably 100% accurate.

If we can accept that something might be cheaper across the street, what's the big deal about it being cheaper (or more expensive) 30 miles away?

I know you've completely dismissed WKU's study of prices on the grounds that you don't like the results, but that's OK. "But it's the same gas." Yes, in 2 markets that couldn't be more different.

Per capital incomes in Bowling Green are more than 10% higher than Russellville's even when you include the thousands of WKU students who earn little to no income during the school year. The average cost of a single family home is more than 50% more expensive here than there. The difference in comparables is not as glaring, but it's still very significant. Obviously, there is a major population difference. You might argue that we're charged more here because we have more to spend and that might explain a little bit of it.

Since you're completely dismissive of a study by people who have book learnin' we won't even get into average commute times to work, how many people commute to work in other cities, how many of a city's jobs are filled by people who commute into town, traffic counts, impact of access to an interstate, average traffic counts, average cost of living, or any of the other data.

We can cut to something that doesn't require much book learnin' and that's the number of stations per capita. To match Russellville's stations per capita BG would have to double its number of stations. Yes, double. Russellville's market conditions won't support a higher price for gas and this is a big reason why.

I still don't understand why people are concerned about the price of gas in Russellville. Some stores and restaurants around here make some people pay more based on their age and income and no one cares about that. Go figure.

My advice to the weirdos with their dumb theories about Ransdell and the state government and Houchens is to buy your gas when you're out of town. If you go out of town a lot it shouldn't be a problem. If you don't go out of town a lot then you're not doing that much driving unless you like to drive all over town for the hell of it. The so called BG upcharge rarely costs me $10 a month and that's not worth worrying about.
Your analogy just showed how moronic you are. So your saying if our per capita income is higher, we should expect to pay more?
Well sir, plenty of cities with a longer commute, higher per capita income pay less. Why? Because of competition!
That is what BG lacks.
That's what this whole complaint filled thread boils down too.
We have no real competition to drive prices lower. Hence the suspicion of some quasi, price fixing. Hard to prove.
Next to impossible without an insider coming forward and admitting.
You just practically admitted BG pays higher prices because our suppliers can get away with it. Well.....welcome to our way of thinking...finally.
Now, what can be done to stop this ability to take advantage?
Maybe not illegal, but sure seems GREEDY!
Bozotheclown

Canton, OH

#144 Jan 13, 2013
oh ya wrote:
<quoted text>How is gas not in the stock market. It's traded daily. Just like oil,natural gas,crude oil, and others.
Commodity markets. Not stock market.
It's cool, we got your point.
Ha Ha just wants to be obstinate.
oh ya

Bowling Green, KY

#145 Jan 13, 2013
Bozotheclown wrote:
<quoted text>Commodity markets. Not stock market.
It's cool, we got your point.
Ha Ha just wants to be obstinate.
Lol. Ok. Ya he just seems to be a little on the special side of ass I mean gas
Bluegrass Forever

Ft Mitchell, KY

#146 Jan 14, 2013
I was born and raised in BG. I now live in northern KY in the Cincinnati area. Every TV station and newspaper show the current gas prices for our entire area. Kroger's corp office is in Cincinnati and even though they give lots of money to the area, the news is not afraid to show their gas prices. The best way to still save money on gas is buy all your groceries at Krogers. I saved 60 cents a gallon last time I filled up.
BG is a ripoff

Alliance, OH

#147 Jan 14, 2013
I heard on the radio that gas indeed has gone up BUT only .07 in 3 weeks!! How much did BG jump their gas last week?? The Average for the state of TN was 3.19, Average for KY....3.21.
Frankfort: 3.29
Louisville: 3.30
Franklin: 3.19
Owensboro: 3.14
Bowling Green: 3.39
It's truly a shame that BG is allowed to gouge. I have not read one comment that truly explains why BG charges a lot more for their gas. Supply and demand doesn't even apply to why BG charges more. I listed areas larger and smaller than BG.
Bozotheclown

Duluth, GA

#148 Jan 14, 2013
BG is a ripoff wrote:
I heard on the radio that gas indeed has gone up BUT only .07 in 3 weeks!! How much did BG jump their gas last week?? The Average for the state of TN was 3.19, Average for KY....3.21.
Frankfort: 3.29
Louisville: 3.30
Franklin: 3.19
Owensboro: 3.14
Bowling Green: 3.39
It's truly a shame that BG is allowed to gouge. I have not read one comment that truly explains why BG charges a lot more for their gas. Supply and demand doesn't even apply to why BG charges more. I listed areas larger and smaller than BG.
The report by the WKU professor explains it very well. The educated idiot says so, so therefore he is correct.
We are special and get to pay more due to all the variables stated by this "teacher".
Those who can't teach, those who can do!

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