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Old 02-22-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
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Why should I pay more?

When I travel I always look for Costco, Sams Club or ARCO to fill up my workhorse gas coach. Can anyone explain why I should buy gas from the major stations instead of these less expensive stations. All of the pumps say that they have top tier gas. My coach seems to have plenty of power and makes no noise. I don't want to be a gallon wise but dollars foolish:
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I have run Costco gas in my MH for the majority of it's 69,000 miles.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:10 PM   #3
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Keep on doing what you have been doing.

There are NOT that many refineries in the US and good chance that delivery truck services some/most of the stations using the same distribution center with basically the same fuel

For 10 yrs I have bought diesel for my truck from mom/pop stations, regular serice stations, off the beaten path stations.......all the while folks warning that you should only buy from HIGH Volume Stations (High Priced!)

Haven't had an issue and don't bother worrying about it for 1 second

Filled up today and with my $0.80/gallon discount diesel was $1.63/gallon
$49 for 30 gallons

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Old 02-22-2017, 08:13 PM   #4
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Please post details on your $.80 discount for diesel.

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Please post details on your $.80 discount for diesel.

thanks, Jim
I'm curious too!
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Buy groceries at Kroger (Frys, Dillions, Ralphs etc) and get fuel points

Fuel points add up---get $0.10 off per gallon up to $1.00 off ----35 gallon limit
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:49 AM   #7
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In the NY Capital District, most gas and diesel for whatever stations are out there come from the same tanks and hauled by independent tank truck owners. Whether you buy from Hess (Speedway), Mobil or Gulf, etc, it's virtually the same. There is one hauler that if I know he services a station, wont buy there. While a color or an additive may dumped in at the source, it's almost always the same octane or cetane rating. I try to buy where there is a decent fuel turnover rate. Unfortunately, we don't have a Costco nor do the local Walmarts or grocery store chains sell fuel so we are 'privileged' to pay the higher prices (diesel is/was $2.56 up/gallon locally, gas $2.25 plus)
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We have been using Sams, and now Wal Mart for our diesel when we can. I have noticed on this 3 month trip that Flying J and Loves on the highway have had the highest prices, some times 20-30 cents higher than the Raceway or Gulf right across the street.


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Been using Cisco and Sams for 25 years. See no reason to pay more for the same product. No gas or diesel related problems so no plan on stopping. Right now I am in gulf shores and will be driving to Houston with no stops for fuel. My tank is 150 gallons and will be filled at Costco upon arriving.

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When I travel I always look for Costco, Sams Club or ARCO to fill up my workhorse gas coach. Can anyone explain why I should buy gas from the major stations instead of these less expensive stations. All of the pumps say that they have top tier gas. My coach seems to have plenty of power and makes no noise. I don't want to be a gallon wise but dollars foolish:
The reason you are paying less at Sam's Club and Costco is that you have already given them $50-$100 up front for the privilege of being able to buy gas at their pumps.
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it all comes from the same refineries its just branded differently.
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Consideration of all costs involved in a wholesale club membership must be a factor in joining. If you can save more than the memb cost, why not? Need also to be aware many items will/can be cheaper at other local stores. No one gives stuff away, so knowing what hidden costs are lurking is necessary.
But it sure is nice to stroll thru a well-laid-out clean facility and even get snacks now and then.
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Buy groceries at Kroger (Frys, Dillions, Ralphs etc) and get fuel points

Fuel points add up---get $0.10 off per gallon up to $1.00 off ----35 gallon limit
But how much more are your paying for the things you buy?

Walmart prices are usually lower then those stores.
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But how much more are your paying for the things you buy?

Walmart prices are usually lower then those stores.
Might pay a few pennies more for some of the produce BUT at least we don't have to throw it out cause it has gone bad like produce from Walmart. So that results in savings and less food loss.

Kroger/Fry's overall pricing is lower then Safeway, Food Mart and definitely Bashas' the other options.

Walmart....doesn't figure in cause don't shop there very much. Can't stand the store.

Got to buy groceries somewhere and Kroger/Fry's has what we want at the price point we are comfortable with and then fuel discounts.

Besides their fuel station always has the lowest price for gas/diesel in the area ......so even w/o discount the price is consistently $0.10/gal less

Works for us.
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