If you’re like most Americans, gas prices are very high right now. With gas prices topping four dollars a gallon, many families and people around the country are finding it very difficult to make ends meet. In Jacksonville, Florida, residents are dealing with extremely high gas prices as well. “There is no reason for us to pay these prices,” says Sam Slomoff, a salesman at Sam’s Club in Jacksonville. “The government should be doing more to control our fuel costs, but instead, they do everything they can to make more money from the oil companies.”
Gasoline prices at local stations have risen rapidly over the last several months
Unfortunately, there are no national programs that can help reduce the cost of gas for the average consumer. “There are some things you can do to help lower the cost of gasoline,” says Slomoff. “I think the government needs to step in and do something with the gas stations. I don’t think the people who own the gas stations are all that concerned about the price of gasoline. They make a lot more money that they need to from selling gasoline to the consumers.”
According to Slomoff, “You could pay at least 50 cents more per gallon at some gas stations than others. If you go to the highest priced gas station you will pay at least double what you would at a mid-priced gas station. The idea that the higher priced gasoline is somehow necessary and that we must pay more just to get better gasoline is just nonsense.” He goes on to say that if the government really wanted to fix the problem, they should lower the price at all gas stations across the United States.
Unfortunately, Sam’s Club isn’t in the business of fixing things
They provide their customers only with gas. So, it makes perfect sense for them to say, “If you want gas, you go to any gas station.” But since they’re not in the car business, why should they fix the problem? In reality, it would make much more sense for them to charge their customers for the convenience of having a gas station.
This means that instead of making their customers pay an outrageous price at a gas station, Sam’s can give them the choice of going to any location for gas. Why would anyone choose to go anywhere else to save money? People love saving money, especially on items such as gasoline. If someone was offered a rebate on gasoline, he or she would probably take it.
With the price of gas constantly rising, it’s important to save as much money as possible
Sam’s Club offers its customers a choice, “anywhere.” If you choose to take that offer, the customer doesn’t have to drive far to save money on gasoline. Instead, all they have to do is turn up their nose at the local gas station and get off the road to wherever they’re going.