Remember when...

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by jbuch84, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
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  2. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Kevin
    I remember when it was 46 cents a litre...
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I do remember those prices.....right around the time I started driving a car would be my guess. Mid 80s?
     
  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I was able to start driving at 16 in '97. Gas at the Hess station was 99 cents a gallon.
     
  5. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    Crazy how high gasoline is anymore.. And when it falls to $3.14 you think it's a steal because your not paying $4.. It's ashame. I'm bitter about it, gf is in school 2 hrs away and my vehicle has a 6 liter engine, boo
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Wow......here's a pretty eye-popping little video. Rising Gasoline Costs | FlowingData
    I just don't remember prices this low in the 90s (and early OOs, too) but stats don't lie.
     
  7. oldoldold

    oldoldold Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 24, 2011
    Broomfield, CO
    Joe Milan
    ...and when I learned to drive, it was 21.9 cents per gal (in Missouri)
     
  8. Robert Spoecker

    Robert Spoecker Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 23, 2010
    How does...

    How does one take a picture of a gas sign reading $1.19.9 with a Mu-43 digital camera?
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    My guess would be find a gas station that went out of business 20 years ago..... or uses a multiplier. Right now, gas here is $1.09 (x3) per gallon.
     
  10. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    I actually pass that sign all the time, it's just leaning against an older building on the outer limits of town along with an old coca-cola bottle vending machine and an old cigarette dispenser. Every time i pass that sign it reminds me how twisted things have become (and I work at an Oil Refinery!)
     
  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    So it's your fault!!!!
     
  12. DDBazooka

    DDBazooka Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    I get 14 miles to the gallon at 3.80 per...:(
     
  13. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    *grabs torches n pitchforks*

    - Eliot
     
  14. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Ditto :(
    Sometimes I miss my vibe. Until I look at my saddle leather seats. Then I'm ok with it. Lol

    - Eliot
     
  15. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    haha, I insulate equipment and piping so that it runs more efficiently!! Apparently I need to do a better job of it by the looks of our prices :biggrin:
     
  16. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    I remember when it was less than one-fifth of that!
     
  17. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    *cue huey lewis*

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/60306264@N08/6143112068/" title="del-1 by ZephyrZ33, on Flickr"> 6143112068_086be3e5d3_z. "640" height="480" alt="del-1"></a>
     
  18. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    when I started driving, I think it was barely over 50 cents per gallon, but that was quite a while ago ;-)

    People in the US have no excuse for all this whinging about petrol prices; most other countries on earth that are not themselves major oil producers have MUCH higher costs. Eg. in Italy, if you were to convert litres and euros, I guess it would come to around $9 per gallon, PLUS huge tolls to drive short distances on the motorways, which are nowhere near as nice as US Interstate highways
     
  19. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    BTW, nice pic, though!
    :)
     
  20. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    Pah, you's all get off lightly in the states! Here in the UK it's currently averaging around £1.37 per litre for Unleaded (95 octane). So that works out at around £6.25 (US$9.80) per UK Gallon.

    I think that converts to about US$8.60 per US Gallon