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#16 SirCub

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:30 AM


I remember when gas was $0.94 a gallon and cigs were $1.50 for a pack of camels in the early 90's

I think in '92, when I first started driving, gas was 85¢ and cigs were $1.50. I remember thinking that the price went up to the $1.50-$2/gal range fairly quickly after that, too, but I distinctly remember like a week in '98? '99? when suddenly prices dropped back below $1 for like a week -- at least in Champaign -- for the first time since I got my license. Maybe that didn't happen. Maybe I was on drugs. I don't really remember.

Yea, I think that's right. Because I clearly remember seeing gas below a dollar, and I am not old enough to remember anything before 1998.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:34 PM

TWC I remember the same price drop when I was in Champaign and then it started going up to $1.50 really quickly, I don't remember when $2 was the norm but it seems like a distant memory now.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

When were you in Champaign again? I was gone by mid-2000. If we overlapped at all, I probably owe you an apology for puking on your lawn or something...

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

Roughly 99-01 but I lived in Urbana on Broadway right next to Tudor Hotel (forgot the name) so yeah damn you and your vomit

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

Roughly 99-01 but I lived in Urbana on Broadway right next to Tudor Hotel (forgot the name) so yeah damn you and your vomit

Hmm... that's pretty far from where my stomping grounds were (that's the big ginormous hotel right in downtown Urbana, right?). Not sure if I managed to puke that far. I suppose it's possible.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

Yup I heard it was closed but was a great environment and a small cozy bar and library that was amazing.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

We're getting really close to $5 a gallon here in South Florida. I carpool and take the bus as much as I can, but riding a bike would be suicide. I'm pretty sure they give driver's licenses out here like free condoms at the clinic.

I remember back when Sosa and McGwire were pumping roids and homers, and some gas stations had gas at 61 cents a gallon to commemorate the home run record being broken. That was the last time I can remember thinking that I was getting a good deal on gas.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

Hell, I remember when a tank of gas was a buffalo nickel, and they threw in a pack of smokes for all the kiddies in the car

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

Hell, I remember when a tank of gas was a buffalo nickel, and they threw in a pack of smokes for all the kiddies in the car

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

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