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  1. #1
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    Snohomish WA

    Gas: price comparisons

    This is an email that my grandmother sent to me, I thought it amusing....I'd never thought of gas prices in quite this light before.

    Do You Think A Gallon Of Gas Is Expensive?
    Makes one think, and puts things in perspective.
    Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ....... $10.32 per gallon
    Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ....... $ 9.52 per gallon
    Gatorade 20 oz $1.59.............$10.17 per gallon
    Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25......... $10.00 per gallon
    Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ......... $33.60 per gallon
    Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 ......... $178.13 per gallon
    Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 ......... $123.20 per gallon
    Whiteout 7 oz$1.39 ............... $25.42 per gallon
    Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 ................. $84.48 per gallon
    This is the REAL KICKER..........Evian water 9 oz for $1.49 .........
    $21.19 per gallon.
    $21.19 FOR WATER! ....and the buyers don't even know the source. But
    then again EVIAN spelled backwards is NAIVE !
    So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on
    water, Scope, or Whiteout, or heaven forbid, PEPTO BISMOL or

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    Jan 2002
    I did see that a while back. People always complain bout gas prices...

    I complain bout software prices..
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  3. #3
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    If you think that gas here in Canada or the US is expensive...try any European country!!

    They have been paying nearly twice as much as we are and they have been doing this for many years. Plus their insurance rates are ridiculous and smog and safety inspections very expensive.

    In Canada (BC specificaly) we pay 84 cents a LITER. This equates to over $3.00 a US gallon

    Not expensive when you compare it to Pepto Bismal...but I don't use 30 gallons of Pepto Bismal on a week-end trip. 4 oz lasts me at least a couple of months.
    Now if you were comparing gas prices to the price of a REALLY good single malt scotch.....then you would have an argument that gas is actually cheap....

    Great Thread. Had a good laugh at the comparisons.


  4. #4
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    Nov 2001
    in the NY metro area a gallon of regular gas is going for around:

    1.50 USD or about .33 cents per litre
    2.24 CAD or about .49 CADs per litre
    0.94 GBP or about .21 GBPs per litre
    1.39 Euros or about .31 euros per litre
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    Jan 2003
    Here in Germany the actual price for regular gas ist around 1.12 Euro per litre ...

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    well. i live in australia and on bad days the price of fuel exceeds $1 AUS which is about 55cents US

    haha, i cant beleive it but australians really seem to have the harshest petrol prices around
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    Jan 2002
    There was actually a petrol station in Manchester, England which displayed the price of milk on its large sign along with the price of petrol, diesel etc.

    The milk was slightly (but not much) cheaper.

    Shows how differently we tax stuff over here (I don't think the milk is taxed)

    well. i live in australia and on bad days the price of fuel exceeds $1 AUS
    It's more expensive in the UK. However,

    1. We don't all drive 2-ton pickup trucks
    2. It isn't 1,000 miles to the next town

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    Gas prices are up , Hardware is down.
    Drive less Hack more. Just a simple resolution.
    Your heart was talking, not your mind.
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