I am not sure this strategy will work to reduce the price of gas.

Discussion in 'Economics' started by SouthAmerica, Apr 28, 2006.

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    April 28, 2006

    SouthAmerica: I just received the enclose email from a friend of mine.

    She also sent this email to about 30 other people besides me.

    I wonder if this email is distributed in the internet to enough people – if his theory can really work in practice. The problem is to convince enough people to actually follow his suggestion.

    I notice that everywhere where I go these days people are talking about the price of gas. It seems to be the main topic of most conversations today.
    And the average people are upset about what is going on regarding the price of gasoline.


    April 27, 2006

    GAS WAR - an idea that WILL work

    This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from
    one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. It ' s worth
    your consideration.

    Join the resistance!!!! I hear we are going to hit close to $4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action. Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.

    This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day"
    campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just
    laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.

    BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read on and join with us! By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $2.79 for regular unleaded in my town.

    Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace..... not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

    How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

    Here's the idea:

    For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two
    biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they are not
    selling any ga s, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

    But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and
    Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out at this point.... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people.

    I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us sends it to at least ten more (30 x 10 =3D 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 =3D 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers. If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

    Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am, so trust me on this one.)

    How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!

    I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you?

    Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you,
    please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL


  2. lol....hahaha....you're funny.....no...... just dumb

    so we dont buy gas from exxon or mobile and their prices go down....but guess what...everyone elses prices go up because all us dumbasses would be buying more from the all the other companies so their demand would increase with the same amount of supply so they would charge more.......

    wake up

    post this shyte somewhere else

    you should know by now how supply and demand work
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    April 28, 2006

    SouthAmerica: Reply to Madmunny

    The boycott of one day a week of buying Exxon Mobil gas has to be followed with a reduction in gas usage.

    Americans have to reduce their driving habit accordingly to complement this boycott otherwise it is not going to work.

    The fellow who wrote this boycott letter forgot to say that for his theory to work the population has to reduce their total gas usage for that period of time.