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    Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    The Kum & Go, at 141 S. Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, is offering fuel containing 10 percent ethanol for that price from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today.

    Rahal Letterman Racing's Jeff Simmons, who drives the ethanol car, will be on hand for the event. (Promoting the Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway)



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by DareDevil View Post
    The Kum & Go, at 141 S. Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, is offering fuel containing 10 percent ethanol for that price from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today.

    Rahal Letterman Racing's Jeff Simmons, who drives the ethanol car, will be on hand for the event. (Promoting the Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway)
    Hey thanks for the tip - I think I need to fill up soon!



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    There is gonna be a long long line just to save what $10 on a fillup? I am sure it will make the news, and there will be people saying they waited in line for 3 hours, which will make me laugh and laugh.


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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    There is gonna be a long long line just to save what $10 on a fillup? I am sure it will make the news, and there will be people saying they waited in line for 3 hours, which will make me laugh and laugh.
    That is what I thought when I saw this



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    The comical part will be the people that drove for an hour or more to get there - the money they would have saved just filling up locally would be enough.



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    They do these things, then you go wait in line for who knows how long. All the while, your car is running - wasting more gas (that you now have to buy). Maybe save a couple bucks, yet being you have to wait - ya won't save as much (net) and as a bonus - ya get to waste a bunch of time.

    How 'bout they (and all the other stations) offer $2.18 gas from 12:00am to 11:59pm, Monday through Sunday - each and every week of the year?

    Sorry, these spoofs just don't get me excited. My intial thought was go go fill up today for our weekend trip. Then I asked myself, do I want to put myself through that.

    I said no.



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    There is gonna be a long long line just to save what $10 on a fillup? I am sure it will make the news, and there will be people saying they waited in line for 3 hours, which will make me laugh and laugh.
    I see your evil plan Brian ...

    Get everybody to disregard it for the long lines, then swoop in yourself!!



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    The comical part will be the people that drove for an hour or more to get there - the money they would have saved just filling up locally would be enough.
    The time wasted would would cost you more also. For my calculations for doing it myself vs hiring it out, I calculate my time at $25/hr, if it costs less than that, just hire it out.


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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    There is gonna be a long long line just to save what $10 on a fillup? I am sure it will make the news, and there will be people saying they waited in line for 3 hours, which will make me laugh and laugh.
    Very true - I'm going out to Jordan Creek for lunch, and if there's no line, I might fill up.... Think I could be so lucky? I haven't heard any advertising for this, so maybe.... just maybe...



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    Very true - I'm going out to Jordan Creek for lunch, and if there's no line, I might fill up.... Think I could be so lucky? I haven't heard any advertising for this, so maybe.... just maybe...
    I doubt you'll be so lucky.

    Likely, at least 500 interoffice e-mails have gone out at companies in WDSM and even DSM. People will flock to this station like sheep off a cliff.

    Employees will spend 2-3 hours waiting to get gas at this "blowout" price, only to return to work to get written up for a lunch hour they abused for a lunch they didn't even get to eat because they wasted it in line.

    At the end of the day, they'll say "it was worth it because I saved $8.55 in my back account!"

    Someone, please do a "Here's to you, cheap gas buyer" beer commercial skit. One that is so common, it would be a hit on TV.



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    I'm wondering if all Kum and Gos are doing this? I know all the local ones that offer E85 are selling that for $1.85 today from 9-3.


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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I doubt you'll be so lucky.

    Likely, at least 500 interoffice e-mails have gone out at companies in WDSM and even DSM. People will flock to this station like sheep off a cliff.

    Employees will spend 2-3 hours waiting to get gas at this "blowout" price, only to return to work to get written up for a lunch hour they abused for a lunch they didn't even get to eat because they wasted it in line.

    At the end of the day, they'll say "it was worth it because I saved $8.55 in my back account!"

    Someone, please do a "Here's to you, cheap gas buyer" beer commercial skit. One that is so common, it would be a hit on TV.
    No reason to rain on their parade. Maybe they get an intrinsic satisfaction out of spending the 2-3 hours for the "adventure" of it, for being able to say they did it, to talk with their friends about it, etc. Nothing wrong with that. If they find satisfaction out of it, how is any different than spending 2-3 hours a day on this web-site?



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Didn't say it was wrong.



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    There is gonna be a long long line just to save what $10 on a fillup? I am sure it will make the news, and there will be people saying they waited in line for 3 hours, which will make me laugh and laugh.
    Amen!

    I have some relatives that get all crazy about gas prices at the various stations and will travel miles to find the cheapest gas. I've tried rationalizing but it's just no use!



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    Re: Want gas at $2.18 a gallon?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    People will flock to this station like sheep off a cliff.
    I think you're mixing your metaphors...


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