Monday, November 5, 2018

Why are gas prices higher in Columbia compared to Wrightsville?


Why is the price of gas 16 to 21 cents per gallon higher in Columbia than in Wrightsville - one and a quarter miles apart?

Sunoco Wrightsville: $2.69 
Sunoco Columbia: $2.85 
They have the same owner. 

Turkey Hill Wrightsville: $2.69, plus 5 cents off with card: $2.64
Turkey Hill Columbia: $2.85
They have the same owner.

If you want cheaper gas, go to Wrightsville - only 2-1/2 miles round trip and a nice drive.

19 comments:

  1. In fact, just move to Wrightsville. Taxes are lower and there is no downtown area for people to hang out and get in trouble! Lovely town!

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  2. Easy...competition from Royal Farms

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  3. Everything is higher in Columbia

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  4. Maybe some research as to why would be helpful rather than just posting prices.

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    1. Most don't care "why," they just look at the price. Let those that care do their own research. Perhaps the gas stations shouldn't just post the price, but in addition post a full explanation as to "why."

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    2. Even better yet Cole, don't show the differences, don't post the prices, just let them pay it. Same thing they do with taxes, just pay them.

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  5. It's because Columbia makes us cut our grass more often.

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  6. I go thru Wrightsville on my way to and from work. I often stop there for gas. There's not always a big difference in price. Lancaster Co. is higher than York Co. Not sure why. People living near Maryland line cross to Maryland and pay about $2.40. I often wondered why the difference. Gasbuddy.com shows prices all over the country. At least we don't live in Calif.

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  7. And IF you fill it up on an EMPTY tank, you could save up to 3 whole dollars.......blah blah blah

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    1. You'll never be rich! It all adds up in the end.

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    2. Yes, but if you repeatedly buy gas for a few cents lower, you will always be saving money and those few cents you save keep adding up. Sort of like a 10 cents off coupon at the grocery store. It may be a waste of time and energy to some people, but if you keep using the coupons, those cents add up in savings. It may not be much, but everyone is not rich either.

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    3. Unless it costs more to travel to the gas station than what you would save. Have to factor one's time into that as well. I'm not spending 20 mins of my time to save a dollar or 2.

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    4. ^^^^Columbia gas stations LOVE this mentality!!!

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    5. Common sense mentality? If your time is worth $2 an hour, good for you I guess?

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  8. Ride a bike or walk and tell the gas stations what to do with their gas.

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  9. The royal farms has diesel 30 cents cheaper than rutters!

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  10. I don't know how Royal farms gas is, but Sheetz and Rutters gas is pure crap. You will take a hit in mileage for what little savings you get.

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  11. I moved to wrightsville/hallam over a yr ago best thing I could have done..better schools..cleaner town..cheaper taxes..more for your money..trash pick up twice a week..quiet nights..township actually hears your concerns and acts on it..

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