Gas is going up by 4 cents tonight. 4 people have sent me text messages to let me know.
I had a 1/4 tank of gas when I left work and thought I should put some gas in my car before it gets too low. The line ups were insane at the 2 gas stations I passed so I gave up.
As much as I would say I like to save money, I like to save time even more.
My tank holds 55 litres when bone dry (which is never). So the most I would be saving is $2.20. Hardly seems like it’s worth sitting at the gas station for 10+ minutes.
I used to buy gas at Costco. When their gas station first opened it was on average 6.6 cents cheaper than most gas stations. Over time the difference between Costco and the other gas stations dropped to 4.4 cents per litre and the line ups grew.
I like saving money. I know that over time $2 here and $2 there add up. BUT man to sit in a line idling for 20+ minutes, while burning gas, to buy cheaper gas seems counter intuitive to me.
I don’t drive enough to justify spending the time lining up to buy gas. Lately I have been going almost 3 weeks between fill ups.
What do you do, spend the money or spend the time?