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Old March 8th, 2011, 05:13 AM
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When gas was 25.9 cents per gallon and they checked your oil and washed your windshield

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You are so right, I hardly remember that, but yes, they actually pumped the gas for you and cleaned the windshield and even asked if they could check your oil.
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Yep. They've got us thinking that $1.75 per gallon is a terrific bargain now! The lowest price I can ever remember for gasoline, was during a price war, many many years ago. Gasoline actually got down to 9.9 cents per gallon! That's nine point nine cents! You could fill up for $2.00!
Not too long ago, I had an airplane that was certified for "auto gas", and I used to fill up my five gallon cans for less than $10 each. 87 octane aviation fuel was considerably higher, so that was a terrific deal when I wanted to go chase ultralights. (Did I say that?)

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I remember those days as well.

The lowest price I ever paid for gas was 17.9 cents.

But for me the best part about the good old days was that I had my youth.

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Not to rain on anyones parade but that was back when the average wage was under $300 a month.

By the way I always get my gas pumped at no extra charge and pay less than most of you.
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[QUOTE=DougR.;1357897]Not to rain on anyones parade but that was back when the average wage was under $300 a month.

By the way I always get my gas pumped at no extra charge and pay less than most of you.[/QUOTE ]


How much we talking Doug? Can't be that much less.
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Not to rain on anyones parade but that was back when the average wage was under $300 a month.

By the way I always get my gas pumped at no extra charge and pay less than most of you.[/QUOTE ]


How much we talking Doug? Can't be that much less.
$3.29 yesterday. NJ has 3rd lowest gas tax in USA.
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When I was a kid, lik-m-aids were 10 cents. We could go hog wild at the candy store with a dollar's worth of coins.


When I started drive, gas was 34 cents a litre. It can be as much as 4 times that now.
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remember when on a fill up you received a plate and a car wash..today regular is $3.49..I remember when gas was 59 cents a gallon and I could fill up my 63 vw beetle for less then $6.00 and ride for 400 miles on a tank
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That was the theme song for Archie Bunker. Those were the days, too, and not so long ago . . .

Gas here in SoCal locally is $4.99/gal. Other areas over $5.

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Judy,

Is this the self serve or full service price? I just spoke with my buddy in Anaheim and he paid 3.90/gal. this morning and hasn't seen anything close to $5/gal................yet.

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$3.29 yesterday. NJ has 3rd lowest gas tax in USA.
Good for you! We here in Il have a high gas tax.
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I remember my mom saying fill her up with ethel. I think it was like 60 cents!
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Of course we also got paid very little. My first job paid $1.15 an hour.

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I can remember paying 19.9 a gallon. Then again, I was making $400.00 a month and I was doing very well! I paid rent, insurance, car payment, etc., and still had enough left to "party" !

Those were the days... .
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$3.61 for gas in my part of NY .
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Just paid $1.26 a litre. Don't know what that is in gallons, but it's too much!

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Just paid $1.26 a litre. Don't know what that is in gallons, but it's too much!

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That would be about $4.79 a gallon.

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My best friend also had a VW bug. Gas was .25 a gallon. We all chipped in to fill it up for the night.

It is 3.39 here today.
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Those were the days when I made $1.25 per hour working in the cafeteria of a hospital and gas was cheap, cheap, cheap!
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Not to rain on anyones parade but that was back when the average wage was under $300 a month.

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Isn't self-serve also illegal in Oregon? Today: $3.31 a gallon
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