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    Default Texas - Hurricane Ike Price Gouging Hotline

    They finally got something right. A price-gouging hotline for anything ... gas, hotel rooms, food, etc. Becuase Texas is a disaster-zone, it's illegal to jack up prices on necessities. It's not like this is the Superbowl ... it's a disaster.

    $25,000 fine for price-gouging. If the victim is over 65 ... $250,000 fine!

    http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/ne...9-12-2008.html

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    Nice!! I hope some of those greedy gas stations get what they deserve!
    Matt
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    So should we turn in every gas station, thursday night gas was 3.37 then by friday at noon it was 3.59 in my town, bunch of BS
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    Good point. They'd call that normal market forces due to the refineries being down. There were reports of $5 or even $6 gas at places. Hotel rooms that went from $89/night to $300/night. Food that went from $.50/can to $4.00/can.

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    here in jersey i paid for gas yesterday @ 3.29 /reg ...now it's 4.20 ish depends on where u go

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    AW MAN i'm glad someone's doing something. I'm tired of these gas stations guys taking advantage of us. It's like they look for a reason to mark up the gas "OH LOOK, it's a snow flake here in Bama! That means a blizzard, so we can shoot the gas price up."
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