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Will the price of gas affect your BF shopping?


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#1 Angelseyes28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:01 am

I was just thinking about the cost of gas and started wondering if it will change the way everyone shops. For instance will you to go fewer stores or skip some store all together because it would cost too much in gas to get there?

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:10 am

Not at all...I have to work Friday, so I'll be shopping online. It wouldn't affect me, anyway, since I live within a couple of miles of anywhere that I would shop locally.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:13 am

It won't affect me personally, but I know it will hurt a lot of people in my neighborhood. We don't have any big retail stores here other than Walmart, everything else is about an hour away. I bet there is going to be a pretty good increase in online sales.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:19 am

Rising gas prices don't really affect us since:
  • We drive a fuel efficient Honda Accord 4 cylinder.
  • We earn 5% cash back with our CitiBank credit card (which has no annual fee).
  • We only drive 6,000 miles per year, roughly 1/3 the annual average.
  • I refuse to buy into the hype that gas is going to skyrocket and everyone will be buying scooters.


#5 Angelseyes28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:22 am

It won't affect me personally, but I know it will hurt a lot of people in my neighborhood. We don't have any big retail stores here other than Walmart, everything else is about an hour away. I bet there is going to be a pretty good increase in online sales.

It's the same here. I live in the country and the closest walmart and target store is about 20 min away. Everything else is 30-45 min. I'm going to try to get several people together to BF shop this year. That way we can carpool.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:24 am

It won't affect me - Friday's my day off anyway, so instead of spending the gas to drive to work, I'll use it to hit the stores. All of our places are pretty close in proximity.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:54 am

I just love the words FREE AFTER REBATE so much that it prolly will NOT affect my BF habits...lol Besdies, maybe I don't drive a HONDA, but I DO drive a VW that gets 28 MPG city, so I'm pretty good there....

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 7:56 am

I just love the words FREE AFTER REBATE so much that it prolly will NOT affect my BF habits...lol

Besdies, maybe I don't drive a HONDA, but I DO drive a VW that gets 28 MPG city, so I'm pretty good there....

Yep we Hot Dealers commonly refer to FREE AFTER REBATE as FAR :)

That's impressive mileage, is it diesel?

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 8:03 am

Nope...we moved to a different town this year...and there is NO WalMart here...so I have to drive an hour to even go...but it's a tradition!!

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 8:56 am

not at all...its still under $3 out here in CA and I can accept that.

#11 Angelseyes28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 9:07 am

not at all...its still under $3 out here in CA and I can accept that.

Right now it's under $3 here in MS but this time last year I was buying it for under $1.50 ....I miss the good ole days.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 9:14 am

Its been at a steady increase for the last couple of years out here. It will stay at a certain price point for a few weeks, then increase a little, then stay at that for a few more weeks.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 9:31 am

It's pushing $3 here, at $2.99 but, no.. I'll still be going out. :)

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 9:34 am

Nope, it will not. I have decided I am not going to stop living my life because of gas prices. I just started dating a new girl that isn't exactly close, but I'm not letting the price of gas stop me from dating her. I'm just going to eat PB&J during the week. ;)

#15 Angelseyes28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 9:54 am

Nope, it will not. I have decided I am not going to stop living my life because of gas prices. I just started dating a new girl that isn't exactly close, but I'm not letting the price of gas stop me from dating her.

I'm just going to eat PB&J during the week. ;)

Congrats on the new girl!:clapping:

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:40 am

It won't effect me at all. All the stores I go to is in the same area. (Mall area about 10 minutes from the house).

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:51 am

Nope, not at all.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:54 am

I live only 5 minutes from Super WalMart and 10 minutes from Target, Best Buy and Circuit City. Gasoline is $3.29/gal here and there is plenty of it.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 11:01 am

No, because every last store in the area is either practically across the street or all the way across town, and the nearby ones don't have what I need...so if I need toys/clothes/appliances/electronics/*whatever*...I tend to wind up at the mall, at TRU, or Target, and those are all a 20 min to half hour drive. So really that encourages me to do BF because I can get deals on things that one day and not have to make multiple trips down there.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 12:02 pm

We carpool anyways...meet up at a central location, park 2 cars, take 2 cars. Drop off items as needed. Everyone splits gas, so no one is out a large amount. Works for us!

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 2:21 pm

HELL NO!!!
I think I'll try defying gravity .... and you can't pull me down!!!

Tina

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Posted Oct 12, 2005 - 5:28 am

It will affect all of us. Remember all those great deals have to be trucked to the stores. An increase in gas prices will mean an increase in a stores prices. My hope is that loss leaders still bring in enough customers that purchase more items, for the stores to keep up the BF practice. I generally purchase just the lowest priced items and not much more. Sorry my first post sounds so negative, but I am a addicted BF shopper so I will be out and about. Keep up the good work GottaDeal and all posters on hot deals.

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Posted Oct 12, 2005 - 5:38 am

Affect me? Nah. Darren's new job is so close, we can spit on it. Its accross the street. by car, 1 minute... LITTERALLY. So he walks. We will PROBABLY be driving up to his moms...and spending the night. Spendng the night either way. I cant stand my local walmart. So I will go the 45 minutes to there..

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Posted Oct 12, 2005 - 5:43 am

I will still be shopping like there is no end! :) Our gas has gone down from 3.09 to 2.88 in the last 2 days, so hopefully it will be more "normal" by then!:D

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Posted Oct 12, 2005 - 6:21 am

It won't have any effect on my shopping. Luckily most of the stores are less then 10 minutes from where I live.

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Posted Oct 12, 2005 - 7:22 am

As long as the stores on BF give the deals, I will be there.

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Posted Oct 12, 2005 - 7:26 am

Won't affect my decision to go or my shopping! Prices have come down to about $2.77 here and have remained steady for about a week. I too am hoping that they will come down more before Thanksgiving gets here. All of the stores I plan to hit are in the same area and are only 3 miles or so from my home. I will be going for the great deals, of course, and if those don't appear to be on the horizon than I may not do as much shopping, but I'll still go.

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Posted Oct 12, 2005 - 8:01 am

Gas is down to $2.58 a gallon here in Ohio.

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Posted Oct 13, 2005 - 11:56 am

Won't stop me. 2 Reasons, First, You save sooooo much money on most of the stuff. Second All the stores are within 10 miles of my home.

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Posted Oct 16, 2005 - 4:39 am

Rossman, "I" know it's FAR, but I didn't know if everyone called it that or not, so I spelled it out. No, my car isn't deisel, just standard transmission VW. they always get mileage like that.




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