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Friday, May 27, 2005

The Ole Gas Peddler

I can’t be the only person who has noticed this.

At many of the gas stations around the city where I live, I’ve noticed lately that the mid-range gasoline is actually a few pennies per gallon cheaper than the lower-grade stuff.

Now, if I were a conspiracy buff I might speculate that they’re doing that to get folks to fill up on the higher grade, get their cars used to it, so they have to keep using the higher grade, then somewhere down the line spike the price of the high grade through the roof. Sorta like the Old Dope Peddler (of Tom Lehrer fame) who hands out free samples...

Whew! Good thing I'm not paranoid…

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