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Mistakes make gas $1.10 in LA

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Radical Edward, May 18, 2011.

  1. Hi.

    As if.

    Would've been a fine prank though, a couple of radio DJ's made up an Aprils fools joke involving a gas station once that pretty much stopped the traffic in our capitol Helsinki.

    It wasn't for the gas price though, but a blow-out of beer and cigarettes. IIRC hundreds of drivers showed up, jamming one of the main roads pretty firmly.

  2. Price marked is price paid. If he would have just kept his mouth shut, I'll bet his gas station would get a lot more traffic. Drivers may think that it could happen again and stop in.
  4. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    < sigh >

    I remember when it was $1.10 for real. I could fill my Ford Escort for $15 and get two weeks of driving out of that.
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Seriously... :(
  6. That was only about 15 years ago or so, iirc.
  7. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    Hope it goes viral at all stations across the country.
  8. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Clinton era, I believe. Or maybe Bush Sr. But I've kind of lost track.

    Suffice to say, my income has not increased on pace with the price of gas or many other necessities in the time since. Not even effin close.
  9. baalroo


    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    Yup, when I first started driving in the mid 90s it wasn't uncommon for gas to be around $.89 or so per gallon... you could get enough gas to cruise around for hours off of the change in the floorboards of the car.
  10. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California
    ughhh, I picked the exact wrong time to not be driving through LA.
  11. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Perhaps the gas station has the same person working for it who priced Eden Navigators for $200 on MF a while back.
  12. Why can't this happen around here!!!
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Happened here a few years ago at a station two miles from my house. I took every truck I owned up there and filled them up @ $1.16 a gallon.

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