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(KSTP St. Paul)   Thieves buy convenience store with rubber check, sell gas at a big discount, mark everything in the store at 50%, collect $50,000 and scram before the downpayment check bounces   (kstp.com) divider line 79
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2013-05-21 12:07:23 PM

btraz70: boarch: $2.94 - Suck it.
http://www.southcarolinagasprices.com/


I'll suck it just fine thank you...
You can keep your low gas prices AND your JUMPING SPIDERS in South Carolina...
[ts1.mm.bing.net image 300x286]


haha those are harmless and I've only ever seen them deep in the woods

more scary:
www.venombyte.com
extras.mnginteractive.com
www.umm.edu

Found this terrible trifecta in my garage this spring. yikes.
 
2013-05-21 12:08:08 PM
Sounds like an insurance scam.

"I sold my store to some people and then they sold all the stuff, but then the cheque didn't clear and now I have an empty store"
 
2013-05-21 12:12:05 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The prices seemed too good to be true and they were.

Last Saturday a Waconia Super America sold gas for $3.85 a gallon

As someone that payed $3.06 a gallon to fill up yesterday, I laugh in these peoples general direction.


As someone who paid $4.03 a gallon, I hate SoCal.  Fark this state.
 
2013-05-21 12:16:01 PM

HatMadeOfAss: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The prices seemed too good to be true and they were.

Last Saturday a Waconia Super America sold gas for $3.85 a gallon

As someone that payed $3.06 a gallon to fill up yesterday, I laugh in these peoples general direction.

As someone who paid $4.03 a gallon, I hate SoCal.  Fark this state.


$4.36 and it's killin me even at 38.5mpg
 
2013-05-21 12:20:30 PM

boarch: btraz70: boarch: $2.94 - Suck it.
http://www.southcarolinagasprices.com/


I'll suck it just fine thank you...
You can keep your low gas prices AND your JUMPING SPIDERS in South Carolina...
[ts1.mm.bing.net image 300x286]

haha those are harmless and I've only ever seen them deep in the woods

more scary:
[www.venombyte.com image 790x556]
[extras.mnginteractive.com image 300x200]
[www.umm.edu image 400x320]

Found this terrible trifecta in my garage this spring. yikes.


Oh hell no....how much did you get back from the insurance company after you set your garage on fire??
 
2013-05-21 12:22:10 PM
And this is why big sales, like houses, are usually conducted by lawyers. They may be blood sucking creeps but they ain't giving you the keys till they been paid.
 
2013-05-21 12:32:30 PM

boarch: btraz70: boarch: $2.94 - Suck it.
http://www.southcarolinagasprices.com/


I'll suck it just fine thank you...
You can keep your low gas prices AND your JUMPING SPIDERS in South Carolina...
[ts1.mm.bing.net image 300x286]

haha those are harmless and I've only ever seen them deep in the woods

more scary:
[www.venombyte.com image 790x556]
[extras.mnginteractive.com image 300x200]
[www.umm.edu image 400x320]

Found this terrible trifecta in my garage this spring. yikes.


I am imagining you saw both the black widow and brown recluse each riding one of those copper heads with little lances or something.
 
2013-05-21 12:35:18 PM
 They say it is illegal, under state law, to set gas prices too low because it is a regulated industry state sponsered racketeering .
 
2013-05-21 12:36:48 PM

JohnCarter: If you are going to scam someone beats getting punched in the gut at a bar, getting beaten by oranges by Bobo, or sleeping with the landlord

Just saying....


www.awardsdaily.com

 i.imgur.com

/hot
 
2013-05-21 12:42:52 PM

musicmanboston: $3.85 per gallon is a discount? That's $0.40 more than here in Virginia. Sheesh.


It's $5.33 per US gallon here.  (West coast of Canada)
 
2013-05-21 12:48:24 PM
I paid $4.11 or so at Safeway last night. :(
 
2013-05-21 12:53:27 PM
The mob ran a great gas scam in NY for years they would buy a gas station and collect the sales tax for the gas but never turn it into the state they would just pocket it. The state would send letters about paying the tax and by the time the state came in to collect the station would be shut down. And a week later it would be under "new" ownership and the scam would repeat.
 
2013-05-21 12:53:50 PM

theMagni: musicmanboston: $3.85 per gallon is a discount? That's $0.40 more than here in Virginia. Sheesh.

It's $5.33 per US gallon here.  (West coast of Canada)


got to pay for that 'free' healthcare somehow, it ain't the cost of producing/distributing that gas that makes it so expensive.
 
2013-05-21 12:55:33 PM

TheManMythLegend: Alonjar: They say it is illegal, under state law, to set gas prices too low because it is a regulated industry.

Classic.


I assume many states have this law,  it purpose is to prevent a big company cornering the market and driving out small gas stations that can't have a lost leader or need a larger profit margin to stay afloat.


DING DING DING DING DING!!!

That tactic was one of John D. Rockefeller's favorites. He'd swoop into a region and demand to buy up all the competition. If any remained who wouldn't sell to him, he would then sell his petroleum in the area at a loss, specifically to bankrupt them. Once they were dead, he'd move into their space.
 
2013-05-21 01:02:57 PM
3.16 here.
 
2013-05-21 01:14:14 PM

LesserEvil: TheManMythLegend: positive thinking does NOT work!: Am I missing something?  $3.85 a gallon is considered low?
That's about 50 cents MORE than the going rate around me.

MN has the 2nd highest gas in the nation,   the state shut down our two refineries or something.

That's what you get for electing all those repugnicans.


The rich man's union?
 
2013-05-21 01:17:34 PM

Oldiron_79: 3.16 here.


3.90 where I live.
 
2013-05-21 01:42:02 PM
farking bootstraps, how do they work?
 
2013-05-21 02:04:52 PM

wambu: This guy again?

[i.imgur.com image 500x365]


you owe me a keyboard and I need eye and brain bleach.

*rubbing eyes and trying to get the image out of my head!!!!
 
2013-05-21 02:15:32 PM
Sounds like the Pakis that bought and sold the gas station nearby. They got out fast and left the tanks to fester in the ground without cleaning it up so even the Koreans won't buy it.
 
2013-05-21 02:29:07 PM

Russ1642: And this is why big sales, like houses, are usually conducted by lawyers. They may be blood sucking creeps but they ain't giving you the keys till they been paid.


The operative phrase is Due Diligence.  It involves things like checking out the buyers banking arrangements, getting ten years employment history and actually calling those people, and at least getting original copies of all their credit reports and D&B.  I won't let my clients even talk to people about a sale unless the buyers sign an authorization allowing me to check out their bank accounts, credit report and employment history.  It's too expensive to do with everybody who wants to buy, but I'm damn sure doing it before I let my client sign a sales agreement.

I also require a cashier's check or wire transfer for the downpayment and inventory.  They can't pull this off if the inventory money is in my client's account before they get out of the room at signing.
 
2013-05-21 03:28:48 PM

jake_lex: [bullmurph.com image 400x220]

Approves

/fark you, pay me


The person who posted ahead of you sucks for not having nailed it in one.

/nailed it in two
 
2013-05-21 04:17:55 PM

Lost Thought 00: Wellon Dowd: musicmanboston: $3.85 per gallon is a discount? That's $0.40 more than here in Virginia. Sheesh.

That's because we have some of the lowest gas taxes in the country. Why have the people using the roads pay for them when you can get the non-drivers to subsidize them via the general sales tax?

That actually makes more sense, because non-drivers benefit just as much from the road network as drivers do. That is, unless you live on a self-sufficient farm. Shipping trucks contribute far more to the wear and tear on a road than commuters do


And those delivery trucks buy a lot more gas than commuters do, so it evens out.
 
2013-05-21 05:11:54 PM
Goldman Sachs?   Or was this bush league for the M.O.?
 
2013-05-21 06:31:50 PM

Mad_Radhu: Lost Thought 00: Wellon Dowd: musicmanboston: $3.85 per gallon is a discount? That's $0.40 more than here in Virginia. Sheesh.

That's because we have some of the lowest gas taxes in the country. Why have the people using the roads pay for them when you can get the non-drivers to subsidize them via the general sales tax?

That actually makes more sense, because non-drivers benefit just as much from the road network as drivers do. That is, unless you live on a self-sufficient farm. Shipping trucks contribute far more to the wear and tear on a road than commuters do

And those delivery trucks buy a lot more gas than commuters do, so it evens out.


It never comes close to evening out. Big trucks are so much more efficient than cars and light trucks, so they cause 10,000 times as much damage while only using 20 times as much fuel.

Plus some number of truckers always ruin it for everyone else by driving down residential roads to avoid traffic, spreading the problem out instead of localizing it to primary arterials.
 
2013-05-21 07:36:06 PM
i745.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 07:40:01 PM

groppet: Yeah this kinda crime strikes me as original, clever and well thought out.


I'm sure it has been done before, but man.... it relies so much on picking a good mark, timing, and a shiatload of luck, I gotta hand it to them, they pulled it off. What a lot of people think is probably right, what doesn't get a lot of media attention (armed robbery, killing, kidnapping, or anything involving a gun) is likely to get less attention or effort by the police, since less of the public would be screaming for blood and pounding down the doors of the mayor and police chief.

Still isn't worth it for me. Just signed re-enlistment papers today (huzzah! More than 12 years in!), and I've worked my ass off way too hard to throw it away over something like this.
 
2013-05-21 07:57:19 PM

Alonjar: They say it is illegal, under state law, to set gas prices too low because it is a regulated industry.

Classic.


This is what stood out to me as well.
 
2013-05-21 08:23:19 PM

scandalrag: I also require a cashier's check or wire transfer for the downpayment and inventory. They can't pull this off if the inventory money is in my client's account before they get out of the room at signing.


Seriously.  You need a cashier's check for the down payment on a house, and that's a hell of a lot easier to get back after shenanigans than business inventory.  But something tells me, the sellers didn't have outside counsel working on this one.
 
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