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idaho39 #1429815 Thu Nov 11 2021 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by idaho39
,,why the .9 tenths always tacked on the price of each gallon ,,I do know either. why not make this even numbers ?

This has been a pet peeve of mine for years. My only conclusion is that it's a clever marketing technique, because the news media always drops the 9 tenths when reporting on gas prices. For example, if the price is $3.199, they will report it as 3.19, when in reality it is 3.20. I've called out the local media on that several times, but nothing ever changes.


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idaho39 #1429824 Thu Nov 11 2021 12:06 PM
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Idaho39 said; "why the .9 tenths always tacked on the price of each gallon ,,I do know either. why not make this even numbers ?"

It originally had to do with passing along taxes, which work out to fractions of a cent per gallon. Now it is somewhat of a marketing move. Over the years I've had 3 acquaintances/friends that had chains of gas stations. They all shared stories related to the low profit margin on gasoline. It's just a few pennys per gallon and one drive off without paying can wipe out the days gas profit. Most of the money in smaller operations come from inside the store, gas is just a come-on to get people inside where the real profit is.

This is about the best explanation for not rounding gas prices I've seen. [mentalfloss.com]

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coilover #1429826 Thu Nov 11 2021 01:27 PM
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RonR

That is as clear as anything could be for the answer of why the .09 cents a gallon instead of just a round number.. thank you sir.


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coilover #1429837 Thu Nov 11 2021 04:42 PM
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Does anyone remember when they said the small mom and pop stores were dead? Well, convenience stores have taken their place. I have an acquaintance who bought I convenience store and people said he was crazy. Now he is a multi-millionaire. Yes, he bought more over time and then he was bought out.


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coilover #1429849 Thu Nov 11 2021 07:15 PM
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I don't look at the price per gallon or the total dollar amount any more.


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Wally / Montana #1429859 Thu Nov 11 2021 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Wally / Montana
I don't look at the price per gallon or the total dollar amount any more.
Not even when you have to sign the loan papers? eek


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coilover #1429865 Thu Nov 11 2021 11:22 PM
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I used to drive across town to save a nickle a gallon. Once I figured out that's only saving $1 a tank full and I more than burnt up any savings to get there and back I just buy where it's convenient. The exception is when the "gasino" drops it's price. The gasino is a casino/gas station just across the state line run by the indians. It's sometimes 15-20 cents a gallon less than in town.


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coilover #1430476 Wed Nov 17 2021 05:32 PM
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Din't read the whole thread....but....I just read the other day where gas in California
was five bucks a gallon.
Another good reason to stay home and hibernate again this summer.
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Denny, how much is that in Rubles???


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