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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    That was well before I was old enough to drive. I think the lowest I ever paid was around 60
    You know, you're probably right... 19 cents was when there were "gas wars", and I was still mowing lawns for money. I bet it was more like 25 cents when I started driving, cause I remember being told it was going up to 75 cents, and I thought that was absolutely ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robrecht View Post
    I remember when the cheapest gas stations around town charged 23.9/gal.
    That is only because you are getting old. I remember that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    19 and they cleaned your windshield, checked your oil and tires and gave green stamps!
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=sISWPzEqHLQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    19 and they cleaned your windshield, checked your oil and tires and gave green stamps!
    If I recall it was only in the "gas wars" where we got down below 20.

    ETA: Missed your post saying the same thing, CP.

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    It always gets me that gas prices are expressed as x.xx.9 -- I remember when a tax was added to gasoline, and it did not end in "point nine", yet the next day, all gas stations STILL had their prices posted with "point nine" as the last part.

    Have you EVER seen a gas price displayed as anything OTHER than ending in "point 9"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It always gets me that gas prices are expressed as x.xx.9 -- I remember when a tax was added to gasoline, and it did not end in "point nine", yet the next day, all gas stations STILL had their prices posted with "point nine" as the last part.

    Have you EVER seen a gas price displayed as anything OTHER than ending in "point 9"?
    No. And I never got any 10th of a cent back either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    19 and they cleaned your windshield, checked your oil and tires and gave green stamps!
    I remember green stamps! The supermarket where I grew up gave them.

    The lowest gas price I remember, though, was .799 right after Gulf War I. I just paid $2.68/gal to fill up a couple days ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    No. And I never got any 10th of a cent back either!
    I'm trying to remember if the .x was used during the gas war... like 19.4 cents as opposed to 19.8 or something.

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    I remember when gas prices shot up and people started stealing it right out of your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It always gets me that gas prices are expressed as x.xx.9 -- I remember when a tax was added to gasoline, and it did not end in "point nine", yet the next day, all gas stations STILL had their prices posted with "point nine" as the last part.

    Have you EVER seen a gas price displayed as anything OTHER than ending in "point 9"?
    It is often .0 or .5 here. Sometimes .4, too.


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