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Offline asprince

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Show your age.
« on: March 18, 2011, 10:09:59 PM »
Do you remember when you could buy a dollars worth of gas and ride for awhile? Now for a dollar you just get to smell the fumes.

What is the cheapest price that you paid for gasoline? For me it was $0.259.

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Re: Show your age.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 10:24:45 PM »
In the early 50's gas wars were common with the price down as low as 3-4 cents/gal. My Dad and Grandad had airboats and we would take truckloads of 55 gal drums and fill them and store for future use. In high school, late 50's, I had a Harley 165 motorcycle; had a 1.3 gal tank; at 19 cents/gal I could fill up for a quarter. Bulk oil at the cheapie stations was 15 cents/qt. Yesterday I paid 3.65/gal for regular.

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 10:50:35 PM »
12.9 is the cheapest I have bought.21.9 is the cheapest I have seen it when not in a gas war.
Gas is still relatively cheap, tho. It is not over 140 times as much as it was then, regular price.

I went to the dentist last week and ask for a price to have a tooth removed. 285.00

In the 1950's, you could get a tooth pulled for 2.00.
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Re: Show your age.
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 11:02:43 PM »
I will pull it for free!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 11:24:39 PM »
But to get your nose fixed would cost you hundreds..  :-D  :-D
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 11:28:11 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 11:52:33 PM »
i can remember gas at 28 cent  a gal.  and water was free now gas is 3.50 a gal and water  $12a gal. :-D  ...schawee
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 01:18:39 AM »
I was a kid during the gas lines, so I remember almost 1.00 a gallon being a result of insane price leaps. Gas was pretty cheap before that and "we" never thought it would jump up - so I didn't have any cause to remember it before then.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 09:49:41 AM »
It's funny,
Through the seventies gas pumps were not commonly calibrated for fuel one dollar or over. i remember around here the pump was rolled back to half the price ,then you had to double it to get the actual pay price.  E.G. : They had to double 54 cents to get a real price of 1.08 dollars as the pumps would only register 99 cents max per gallon.
I think this is what accelerated the use of digital pumps over the old  style.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 09:51:54 AM »
In my younger days, we always had a ski boat. I sold my last one when gas got to $1.00. It was not uncommon to burn 100 gallons in a weekend. Those were the days.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 10:12:38 AM »
Sorry fellas the cheapest I ever bought gas  .96 :evil: :evil:
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 10:37:55 AM »
I can remember Diesel being 15 cents per gallon, gasoline, cheapest I ever paid was 79 cents per gallon.


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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 11:27:17 AM »
I remember pulling up to the pumps and not able to squeeze $5 worth of gas into the tank.

Now $50 doesn't get it half full.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2011, 02:31:30 AM »
I remember pulling up to the pumps and not able to squeeze $5 worth of gas into the tank.

Now $50 doesn't get it half full.

Regular gas 8 cents a gallon, diesel 6 cents, Kerosene 5 cents.  Could go to town and get enough gas to fill the tank, 5 gallons of diesel for the tractor, and a gallon of Kerosene so we didn't have to try to read in the dark all on $5.00.  Dad made $200.00 a month farming and fed a family of 3 kids.  1953, those were the days!
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2011, 08:01:13 AM »
The gas story (not the cheapest) that gets me was when I crashed my car in 2001 and bought a Grand Marquis cause gas was (if only for a blink) .89c a gallon. That sounded great for a car with 16mpg.

But within 2 months, it had climbed back to around $1.95 where it had been months earlier. All of a sudden it felt like I was paying the same for gas but only getting 8mpg - lol.
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2011, 09:25:56 AM »
Brian, your dad must have been considered rich. 1953 minimum wage was .75. Anyone making a dollar an hour was considered middle to upper class.
To make 200 a month farming was only a dream around here.

In 1958 I mixed mortar and carried brick for a brick mason for .35 per hour between 7th and 8th grade.
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011, 07:16:54 PM »

To make 200 a month farming was only a dream around here.


It may just depend on how you bottle the corn that you sell.    :-D

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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2011, 07:40:00 PM »
Brian, your dad must have been considered rich. 1953 minimum wage was .75. Anyone making a dollar an hour was considered middle to upper class.
To make 200 a month farming was only a dream around here.

In 1958 I mixed mortar and carried brick for a brick mason for .35 per hour between 7th and 8th grade.

I should have added that he was working the green chain at the local lumber mill between milkings.
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2011, 12:24:11 PM »

To make 200 a month farming was only a dream around here.


It may just depend on how you bottle the corn that you sell.    :-D

yup, liquid corn is one of those 'value added' products

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2011, 02:10:00 PM »
i remember after graduating high school in 1998 gas was .99 cents per gallon

oh the days....cheap gas and no speed limits in montana ;) 
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