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Slick32
05-12-2007, 08:40 PM
I've seen discussions, maybe here maybe some other board, that has a guy claiming that the retailers only get $0.009 per gallon of gas sold. I'm sure that can't be right as he would have to sell 1000 gallons of gas to make $9.00.

I'm sure the oil companies and distributors are making the big bucks, I just wonder what the guy on the end gets out of the deal.

Ari Chi3fs
05-12-2007, 08:41 PM
I heard that everyone is required to mark it up 9% that way all gas stations have around the same price.

Simply Red
05-12-2007, 08:48 PM
I'd say 30 percent in sheer profit, if I had to stab at it.

Simply Red
05-12-2007, 08:51 PM
I've seen discussions, maybe here maybe some other board, that has a guy claiming that the retailers only get $0.009 per gallon of gas sold. I'm sure that can't be right as he would have to sell 1000 gallons of gas to make $9.00.
I'm sure the oil companies and distributors are making the big bucks, I just wonder what the guy on the end gets out of the deal.
Absolutely no way that is true.

Simply Red
05-12-2007, 08:53 PM
I'd say 30 percent in sheer profit, if I had to stab at it.
Perhaps given the current situation; I overbit. But, I'd say 20 pts. at a minimum.

Chiefs_Mike_Topeka
05-12-2007, 09:00 PM
Retailers only make 3-4 cents per gallon max if they want to be competitive. Gasoline is a loss leader hoping to get customers to come in the store and purchase the profitable items. With gas as ridiculous as it is right now there are alot of stations that are not making any profit on gas right now, especially when you consider the credit card fees on top of the retailers cost.

Donger
05-12-2007, 09:02 PM
Retailers only make 3-4 cents per gallon max if they want to be competitive. Gasoline is a loss leader hoping to get customers to come in the store and purchase the profitable items. With gas as ridiculous as it is right now there are alot of stations that are not making any profit on gas right now, especially when you consider the credit card fees on top of the retailers cost.

Correct. A few cents on average, higher at some high-priced locations, like airports.

petegz28
05-12-2007, 09:03 PM
my uncle makes .02-.03 a gallon. Quicktrip makes a little mroe cause they own their own trucks. My uncle sells conoco gas by the way.

Simply Red
05-12-2007, 09:04 PM
Wow. Not what I figured.

Smed1065
05-12-2007, 09:07 PM
I heard that everyone is required to mark it up 9% that way all gas stations have around the same price.

I believe that was an article for a certain state like WI, IIRC.

When a friend of mine owned a station in Independence (yes, years ago 1988) it was 2 cents a gallon. They make the profit from beer, cigs and etc. His FIL was even the distributor.

Donger
05-12-2007, 09:09 PM
Just in case you want to take out your high gasoline price frustration on someone, please do NOT do so on the retailer.

Smed1065
05-12-2007, 09:18 PM
Just in case you want to take out your high gasoline price frustration on someone, please do NOT do so on the retailer.

I thought that was what we used you for?

Donger
05-12-2007, 09:20 PM
I thought that was what we used you for?

Better me than they.

Simply Red
05-12-2007, 09:59 PM
Better me than they.
I was just trying to guess. If I'm, "that off" I had no business guessing.

BigMeatballDave
05-12-2007, 10:00 PM
I once worked part-time for a 'Pilot' truckstop owner. He said 3 cents/ gal.

Baconeater
05-12-2007, 10:04 PM
Better me than they.
Well **** you and your ****ing high ****ing prices and your mother****ing record ****ing profits while the rest of us can barely ****ing afford to ****ing drive.


Ok, I feel better now. :)

plbrdude
05-12-2007, 10:06 PM
my uncle makes .02-.03 a gallon. Quicktrip makes a little mroe cause they own their own trucks. My uncle sells conoco gas by the way.


the guy at the shell station had told me he only made a couple pennies a gallon. still find it hard to believe.

Calcountry
05-12-2007, 11:15 PM
Just in case you want to take out your high gasoline price frustration on someone, please do NOT do so on the retailer.The best way to take out your frustration on the retailer, is to whip out your Amex card and say fill her up.

Between 2 and 3 percent of the gross sale goes to the card company as a fee.

That comes right off the top, or net margin, of the retailer.

Calcountry
05-12-2007, 11:17 PM
Well **** you and your ****ing high ****ing prices and your mother****ing record ****ing profits while the rest of us can barely ****ing afford to ****ing drive.


Ok, I feel better now. :)You're welcome, please drive safely, and do come again! :D