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9/10ths of a cent #8610654 06/02/22 11:56 AM
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Why do gas stations hang on to this nonsense. Round up already.

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Good question

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Federal part of fuel tax? confused2


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Re: 9/10ths of a cent [Re: Paluxy] #8610755 06/02/22 01:51 PM
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What does it even look like, Does it evaporate if that much leaks out?


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It was a sales gimmick adopted years ago when a penny mattered.


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Re: 9/10ths of a cent [Re: Pappybear] #8610879 06/02/22 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Pappybear
It was a sales gimmick adopted years ago when a penny mattered.


This. I remember my Dad driving past a station that had gas for .60. He knew the next station had gas for .59. Today, the difference between $4.39 and $4.40 isn't worth the extra drive.


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It’s all about psychology. Same reason grocery stores price items at $12.98 instead of $13.00. Applies to new cars and most any retail items as well.

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Originally Posted by Dry Fire
Originally Posted by Pappybear
It was a sales gimmick adopted years ago when a penny mattered.


This. I remember my Dad driving past a station that had gas for .60. He knew the next station had gas for .59. Today, the difference between $4.39 and $4.40 isn't worth the extra drive.


At todays prices it isn't worth going past a station with gas 10 cents higher.

I always did get a kick out of the people who wouldn't go to a gas station for a penny or 5 difference. In the typical 20 gallon tank, 5 cents is only a dollar difference. Even at 10 cents, its only 2 dollars difference.. With the prices now, 20 gallons at 10 cents difference is only a 2% difference or less (much less in CA, NY). Much bigger deal when gas is sub a dollar, but at 4+ dollar gas, 10 cents is silly to worry about.

I know, every dollar counts.

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Competition helps keep prices in check.
Reward those that sell for less if the item is the same.


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Re: 9/10ths of a cent [Re: Pappybear] #8610937 06/02/22 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Pappybear
It was a sales gimmick adopted years ago when a penny mattered.



look at vehicles too, my 14 f150 had a window price of 49,999.00 but at least it wasn't 50 thousand.

people are weird.



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Originally Posted by reeltexan


Competition helps keep prices in check.
Reward those that sell for less if the item is the same.



way back when I started driving in the 60s you could literally sit on a corner and watch the gas wars, one station would drop price by a penny, next by 2 and so on till they were probably selling at cost or a couple of cents above. I really, really miss the 18c a gal. gas. grin



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I remember them too.
Saw gas once in old downtown Richardson for $.14 a gallon.


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