- May 25, 2007A new idea that WILL work
I Have Already Started!
This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. It' s worth your consideration.
Join the resistance!!!! I hear we are going to hit close to $4.00 a gallon by the end of this summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action. Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read on and join with us! By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.09 for regular unleaded in my town (May 24, 2007). Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace..... not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.
Here's the idea:
For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON/MOBIL and SHELL. If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.
But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon/Mobil and SHELL gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out at this point.... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people.
I am sending this note to about 80 people. If each of us sends it to just ten more (80 x 10 = 800) ... and those 800 send it to at least ten more (800 x 10 = 8,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over EIGHT MILLION consumers. If those eight million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 80 million people will have been contacted! And so on.
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all.
How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people in the US could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!
I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you?
Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL & SHELL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.75 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. Think about the record profit they reported again in April and this might get you incentive. Remember, profit is the difference between their cost and their income. Their income is driven by the inflated gas and oil prices.
If You See Anyone Getting Gas At EXXON/MOBIL or SHELL, BLOW YOUR HORN AT THEM and Tell Them They Are Wrong!
THIS CAN REALLY WORK
Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.
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