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elwoodblues
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Re: Gasoline Prices Below 99 Cents/Litre By Christmas

said by PX Eliezer7:

said by elwoodblues:

Fuel Oil.. whatever the market will bear.

When I bought my house it had an oil burner,and the games these guys play is astounding.

You order on Wed and the price is say 50c/ltr,they deliver on Friday and the price went to say 54c/ltr.

Agree.

But I'd love to pay so little.

In central New Jersey, home heating oil is about $ 4.20 per gallon (US funds and US gallon). That's equivalent to US $ 1.09 per liter (not taking into account currency difference),

Look at you a wannabe Canadian learning the metric system.

I was just using a number,but IIRC I think I was paying 24c/ltr,but that was 13yrs ago.
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


DKS
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said by JCohen:

This will be very nice, gas here in Ottawa been around $1.17 to $1.20 since last Friday.

As low as $116.9/l here in midwestern Ontario.
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Gone
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said by ekster:

But you guys pay less for everything else, from food, to clothes, to tech. I'd love to switch all that just for heating oil!

There are quite a few things that are more expensive over in the US than in Canada. "Tech" for example. Americans end up coming over here to buy TVs as there are much better deals to be found. Same with computers.

Some stuff in the US is cheaper, but unless you're shopping for specific items it ends up being a wash.


elwoodblues
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I was going to say TECH can be cheaper up here. It was cheaper to my Kingston FB Dimms from Amazon, drive to the border and pay CBI then buy it up here.



ekster
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reply to Gone

I never really looked at TVs, but electronics seem to be a lot cheaper on US websites whenever I look, even when adding shipping.



Gone
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said by elwoodblues:

I was going to say TECH can be cheaper up here. It was cheaper to my Kingston FB Dimms from Amazon, drive to the border and pay CBI then buy it up here.

Depends on the item. Some can be cheaper there, but not always, and often times it is nowhere even close to being a "lot" cheaper. A lot of times it's a wash, but TVs in particular are often cheaper in Canada, and when they're on sale the deals are greater.

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said by elwoodblues:

Look at you a wannabe Canadian learning the metric system.

Metric system was legalised in the US in 1866, one year before the formation of the Canadian confederation.

said by elwoodblues:

I was just using a number,but IIRC I think I was paying 24c/ltr,but that was 13yrs ago.

Yeah, Statscan quotes home heating oil in Toronto at $ 1.23 per liter last month, so cost is comparable to US.


elwoodblues
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That was worth my drive, but using TV's when I bought my Sharp TV about 4yrs ago, I found a place in NY city, it was cheaper (again) to drive down, pay the Duty (I called Canada Customs to inquire as to the rate) , then to buy it up here.

I ended up getting a really sweet deal from Vision Electronics out West they were cheaper then anyone in the GTA.
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......



elwoodblues
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said by PX Eliezer7:

said by elwoodblues:

Look at you a wannabe Canadian learning the metric system.

Metric system was legalised in the US in 1866, one year before the formation of the Canadian confederation.

Really? Interesting fact! Yet here we are 146yrs later and America still uses the Standard system.
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


ekster
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It's their way of saying how much they miss being part of England, so they stick to imperial units as a momento.


peterboro
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Of course it drops now as I'm not driving the V8 5mpg mobile as much.



vue666
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said by ekster:

I never really looked at TVs, but electronics seem to be a lot cheaper on US websites whenever I look, even when adding shipping.

In early October I was in Bangor, Maine and TVs were a lot cheaper...


sargeant

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I have seen a gas station at $1.139 in Toronto thid morning but the line up was about 45 cars long, now Im a believer.



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said by vue666:

In early October I was in Bangor, Maine and TVs were a lot cheaper...

If you actually browse Best Buy in the US and Canada you'll see that it is nearly price parity, if not more expensive, for the same television in the US. They have the occasional sale, but the Canadians do too. They are by no means a "lot" cheaper than on the Canadian side unless you're buying on Black Friday.


vue666
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Did I mention Best Buy? Although I did purchase a 2TB Seagate Freeagent USB 3.0 external drive at Best Buy LOL...

I know Sams Club in Bangor had tvs at prices I can not get at Costco in HRM...


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iran just rattled their sabre again, get ready to bend over



elwoodblues
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said by Riplin:

iran just rattled their sabre again, get ready to bend over

It's all Sabre rattling, if they stopped exporting oil,they'd be screwed.

But this gives the Wall St Speculators another excuse to rally the price up.
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


DKS
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reply to sargeant

said by sargeant :

I have seen a gas station at $1.139 in Toronto thid morning but the line up was about 45 cars long, now Im a believer.

Gas Buddy reports $112.3/l at Olco on Kipling and Jutland in Etobicoke.
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peterboro
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Maybe the tide of several decades is finally turning and lower fuel and product prices and a higher dollar will become the new norm.



vue666
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said by peterboro:

Maybe the tide of several decades is finally turning and lower fuel and product prices and a higher dollar will become the new norm.

I say bring back the Mopar 440 6 pack, Chevy 409 and Ford Boss 429...

peterboro
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said by vue666:

I say bring back the Mopar 440 6 pack, Chevy 409 and Ford Boss 429...

The tree huggers would have a fit and protest in front of dealerships and auto maker's headquarters.


Guspaz
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Montreal gas prices are utterly unchanged from normal. Still ~$1.34.
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said by elwoodblues:

said by PX Eliezer7:

said by elwoodblues:

Look at you a wannabe Canadian learning the metric system.

Metric system was legalised in the US in 1866, one year before the formation of the Canadian confederation.

Really? Interesting fact! Yet here we are 146yrs later and America still uses the Standard system.

True, Canada is more metric than the US.

I mean, having [10] provinces, can't get more metric than that.

But the standard system does have its advantages. A pint of beer is just about right.

And the standard system is not without its rationality. In US measure, a pint of water weighs exactly a pound.

We do use metric. Soda (pop) tends to be sold in 1 liter or 2 liter bottles. And of course all medication dosage is metric.

Canada uses some standard too, yes? The Canadian Football League still does everything in yards.

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The French originated the metric system as part of the French Revolution.

Where they went overboard was the Metric Calendar.

Instead of weeks, each month was divided into three periods of 10 days each. And the people got one day off every 10, instead of one day off every 7. Needless to say, this was not popular.
»www.webexhibits.org/calendars/ca···nch.html


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said by elwoodblues:

I was going to say TECH can be cheaper up here. It was cheaper to my Kingston FB Dimms from Amazon, drive to the border and pay CBI then buy it up here.

When I was looking for a laptop for the kid, just an inexpensive one, $269 in Canada (best buy) with 3 GB of RAM, exact same unit in the USA, $279 with 2GB of RAM (only difference).

booze and milk is still a lot cheaper state side though.
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Markie
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$1.37



And nary a drop of 94 to be found, 91 only at 1.49/L
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elwoodblues
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said by PX Eliezer7:

Canada uses some standard too, yes? The Canadian Football League still does everything in yards.

2nd down and centimetres to go.
That would work so well....
And instead of 10yds for a 1st down you'd have 9m 144cm LOL


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said by Markie:

$1.37



And nary a drop of 94 to be found, 91 only at 1.49/L

I saw 91 this morning at a $1.34, hopefully it comes down a bit more as that's what my car requires.


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Dropped to 1.289 from 1.339 2 days ago here in Kelowna. I expect it to go up again any day now. Sunshine Tax? More like the 'anytime we want to rape you' tax.
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Robrr

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reply to Xstar_Lumini

TGPT is saying that GasBuddy's 99 cents/litre prediction is wrong.

TGPT says 1.09/litre.

»tomorrowsgaspricetoday.com/



FaxCap

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Filled up in Aldergrove, BC at 1.26.9

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