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  1. Join Date
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    DON'T BUY GAS...

    This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the boycott campaign
    and rallies against gas companies lately.


    The oil companies just laughed at that because they
    knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by
    refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience
    to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever
    thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that
    can
    really work.


    Please read it and join us!


    By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at
    about P25.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently
    P33.00 for regular unleaded now. Now that the oil
    companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us
    to think that the cost of a liter of gas is CHEAP
    at P25.00, we need to take aggressive action to
    teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace....
    not sellers.


    With the price of gasoline going up more each day,
    we consumers need to take action. The only way we
    are going to see the price of gas come down is if we
    hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing
    their gas!


    And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.


    How?


    Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop
    buying gas. But we CAN
    have an impact on gas prices if we all act together
    to force a price war.


    Here's the idea:


    For the rest of this year, DON"T purchase ANY
    gasoline from the two biggest companies, SHELL and
    CALTEX. If they are not selling any gas, they will
    be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce
    their prices, the other companies will have to
    follow suit.


    But to have an impact, we need to reach literally
    millions of Shell and Caltex gas buyers. It's really
    simple to do!!
    Now, don't whimp (sic) out on me at this point...
    keep reading and I'll
    explain how simple it is to reach millions of
    people!!


    I am sending this note to about thirty people.
    If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10
    = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more
    (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the
    message reaches the sixth generation of people, we
    will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!


    If those three million get excited and pass this on
    to ten friends each, then 30 million people will
    have been contacted! If it goes one level further,
    you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
    Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people
    and DON"T purchase ANY gasoline from Shell and
    Caltex. That's all.


    How long would all that take? If each of us sends
    this email out to ten more people within one day of
    receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be
    contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you
    didn't think you and I had that much potential, did
    you! Acting together we can make a difference.


    If this makes sense to you, please pass this message
    on.


    PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE
    P20.00/LITER RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN
    REALLY WORK.

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    LOL futile attempt IMO. baket shell and caltex lng? taga petron/unioil/seaoil etc ata nagkakalat nito e haha

  3. Join Date
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBimmer
    LOL futile attempt IMO. baket shell and caltex lng? taga petron/unioil/seaoil etc ata nagkakalat nito e haha
    Maybe, but who knows? It might work.

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    This won't make much of difference. The other companies (Petron, Total, etc...) will still buy oil from abroad.

    Prices are driven by demand vs supply. Since we cannot influence supply, the only way we can influence it is by lowering demand - by being more economical in the use of petroleum products not just for a short period but for the long-term.

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    besides without gas, the economy will worsen. imagine no logistics, transportation, everything. might as well call it 'make philippine economy go to hell' :bwahaha:

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    Once shell and caltex lower their prices people will buy from them again, so they raise their prices again.

    Back to square one.

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    I don't think it would work. The best thing is to minimize the use of your car. Use it only if necessary.

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    won't work. where do you think the other oil players will source their gasoline and diesel when their supplies run out due to the added demand? e di sa shell at caltex din sila kukuha kasi yung suppliers nila overseas will not be able to ship to them. shell and caltex will still sell to them at the same price they sell to their dealers, plus the proifit the small players will add, plus the profit of their own dealers and this will raise the price even further. this is an exercise in futility imho.
    Last edited by yebo; September 22nd, 2005 at 07:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yebo
    won't work. where do you think the other oil players will source their gasoline and diesel when their supply runs out due to the added demand? e di sa shell at caltex din sila kukuha kasi yung suppliers nila overseas will not be able to ship to them. shell and caltex will still sell to them at the same price they sell to their dealers, plus the proifit the small players will add, plus the profit of their own dealers and this will raise the price even further. this is an exercise in futility imho.
    damn right. sobrang short sighted ang gumawa nyan IMO.

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    he he, mag-kalesa na lang po tayo ulit mga sirs!! tapos pormahan natin mga alaga nating kabayo!! pag-suotin natin ng mga sneakers yung kabayo para pormado ang hooves nila! tapos i-dress-up din natin yung karwahe ->alloy rims!! :bwahaha:

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