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The Good Old Days [Pic]

Memories… in the corners of my mind, Misty water colored memories, of the way we were.

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Date: 01/15/14 02:14 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm
    Link: The Good Old Days - Memories... in the corners of my mind, Misty water colored memories, of the way we were.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
    2245 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    in 2007, before the elections, it was .79 cents a gallon for about a month.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3879 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm
    i watched the DIE HARD movies a few weekends ago. in the first, in the background, gas was 0.79.

    i lol`ed.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm
    About 10 years ago it was 0.50/litre here.

    Now? $1.14

    3.89 x 1.14 x 0.92 = $4.08 US per gallon...
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm
    this is the outcome from infinite quantitative easing....
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm
    ... and you knew who you were then. Girls were girls and men were men. We could really use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
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    bophus Male 30-39
    474 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm
    @MelCervini

    Where was it $.79 a gallon for a month? Do you mean in 2008 when the banks were crashing? They got low, but not that low.

    Info
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm
    @bophus: It may easily have been a local "gas war" price. It dropped to about 0.30/liter for a few days or a week at a time, on and off, years ago.

    Ooo! Your link has Winnipeg`s prices too! lolz, cool.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    Cheapest I ever bought gas was $0.199/gal. That was only a few times, but I bought quite a bit at $0.219/gal.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36842 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    When I was a kid my dad would go to ARCO gas station for a fill up to get the free animals for the ARCO Arc toy I had. I was collecting all the animals.



    My first job in 1977 was at an Arco Gas Station... we filled radiators, tires, checked oil and washed windows back then. They were "service stations" not gas stations. So now you pay more for less service... typical.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36842 posts
    January 15, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    "First job" other than picking crops of course. That`s hard work that doesn`t count as a job for some reason.
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    ZapTheSheep Male 30-39
    101 posts
    January 16, 2014 at 6:25 am
    Yup, when I first started driving, $5 would get you a week`s worth of gas and a pack of cigarettes. Now, $5 will maybe get you to work one day, sans cigarettes.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1945 posts
    January 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm
    It was all so simple then.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    January 17, 2014 at 11:24 am
    5Cats,
    "Now? $1.14"
    -----

    Lucky bastard. We were at $1.42 in the summer and have dropped to $1.32 now. I think $1.32 per litre works out to around $5 a gallon?
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    Immanio Male 18-29
    86 posts
    January 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm
    Checking a consumer price index calculator, it seems $1.70 today has the same buying power as $.80 in `86. So, if it`s around $3.40 today, gas prices have increased about twice as much as the average goods.

    Also, around here, it`s around $2.33 per litre, which would be around $8.84 per US gallon. (Which is of course a pointless thing to mention without also taking into consideration wage level etc.)

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