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posted at February 25, 2012 7:34 AM EST
First: February 25, 2012
Last: February 25, 2012
|Why can't laws be in place to protect the consumer? Gas stations can raise their prices as afotn as they choose each day. there should be a law that says a gas station can only raise it's price if it receives a new supply/ shipment or once in a 24 hour period. these places are raising prices on products at will harming everyone especially ones on fixed income.|
Re: gas prices
posted at February 25, 2012 10:26 AM EST
First: November 27, 2011
Last: May 18, 2013
In Response to gas prices:
Why can't laws be in place to protect the consumer? Gas stations can raise their prices as afotn as they choose each day. there should be a law that says a gas station can only raise it's price if it receives a new supply/ shipment or once in a 24 hour period. these places are raising prices on products at will harming everyone especially ones on fixed income.
Posted by cwdumas
You expect this "business" to eat the difference??? That's NOT a way to stay in buiness.
Let's say they filled their tank up for their customers for a total cost of $ 10,000 - the prices reflect the current price of gas at the pump on this day of tank fill-up. The price of gas escalates - it will cost them more the next time they fill-up, therefore, the cost of gas is higher for everyone - the merchant and the customer.
Actually it is like this for every commodity - merchants have to stay on top of their pricing to stay in business. Some airlines will lock in their prices for fuel for a specific period of time.
If you are on a fixed income what are ya gonna do when everything starts going up?
Businesses start having more cost associated with transport, health benefits, unemployment insurance, taxes, fees, etc. - they will pass the cost along as well they should to stay in business.
If you want to keep gas prices as low as possible, we need to "Drill, Baby, Drill AND invest in WORKABLE and COST efficient solutions for alternate fuels.
Also check to see how much your gas taxes are in your state - in mine, the tax rate goes UP with the price of gas The price also goes up when we have to switch yearly from one blend to another due in environmental (smog) concerns.