Another Consequence of Rising Gas Prices

Everybody knows that rising gasoline and fuel prices are taking a toll on consumers' wallets. But few anticipated this problem: a shortage of numbers at gasoline stations. Since gas prices have easily surpassed $4 per gallon, gas stations in New York don't have enough 4s to advertise their prices--so they've had to improvise and make DIY numbers.

Of course, with gas expected to hit $5 per gallon soon, some stations are prepared: On Monday, at a BP station on Coney Island Avenue and Lancaster Avenue in Gravesend, Brooklyn, a 2 had been turned upside down to make a 5 for the large sign on the corner.

When the price hits the $5.20 range, though, they'll probably have to start improvising again.

New York Times

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Kiteman9 years ago
Bizarrely, fuel prices are pushing some prices down over here - people are having to spend so much more on fuel (home as well as car) and food that they have none extra for luxuries, which is driving down the prices of clothes and large electricals, like TVs, and the Summer sales (which are normally used to clear space for the winter stock) are starting earlier.
Not. Fair.
We still can't afford them - a loaf of bread is over $2 now.
Holy cow. We buy ours at the day-old store, their prices are more reasonable.
I'll say, the one large bakery is in town and they set up the day-old place on a nearby highway, besides their own brand(s) they do a lot of store labels, surplus and store returns show up there. 2 big wheat loaves for $1.89, can't even get one loaf of white for that in the grocery store. However we normally don't use much bread, there's a high fungus factor after a week... Better to knock off a loaf with the $40 breadmaker from Wal-Mart, with driving figured in going there would really only save in bulk.
Osama Bin Laden once said something about how oil would one day be $144 a gallon, in order to punish America. He said that when it was $9 a gallon.

They mentioned it on the news when it did hit $144 a gallon.
I think you mean per barrel.

=SMART= bumpus9 years ago
wow seriously that guy needs help lol
Wills42 =SMART=9 years ago
Weiiiiirrrdddd. I was listening to that song earlier today (Don't ask) Weiiirrddd...
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