posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 11:48 PM
I hope I put this in the right forum? I wasn't sure if this should go hear or in peak oil, but it's not really about "peak" oil.
I have noticed that no matter what the price of gasoline is (in the US for you foreign ATS users) its always 9/10ths of a cent. For instance the price
will be $2.50 9/10 per gallon, and $2.50 is what is advertised, but if you look carefuly there will be a 9 or a 9/10 in small print on the sign. I
know lots of things gets priced like $199 or $19.99 to trick people into thinking its less than it really is, but I never really noticed gasoline
being priced like this.
I have been thinking about this, and how many people out there just never realize this little fact, and think gas is $2.50 per gallon when it's
really more like $2.51. Now I know you might think it's no big deal, but think about how much extra money is made every day when millions of gallons
I have also noticed that when you pump gas you can get the price to a certain point like $20.00 for instance, but you can still squeeze a few on
hundredths of a gallon more before it registers $20.01. This one made me thing even more than the pricing; because I bet lots of people pump $20 of
gas, and leave a few hundredths of a gallon in the pump, but still pay for it. Again I have to wonder how much extra $$$ is made from gas basically
being sold and not actually pumped.
Has anyone else noticed this? and if so what do you think about it?
If you haven't noticed take a look the next time you drive by a gas station.