As noted in an AJC story today, gas prices are getting to the point where even people who don’t normally pay attention to them are starting to wonder what they can do to find a better price. They’re up 45 cents a gallon over where they were a year ago, and the price wasn’t exactly a bargain back then.
So what can you do, other than take MARTA? Or telecommute?
A blogger for Breakout has some suggestions.
A couple are kind of obvious: use self-service, for example, and use the Internet to track the rise and fall of gas prices.
But here’s another one: buy your gas on Wednesdays.
This, the writer says, is when the lowest prices of the week are posted.
“Urban legend,” he notes, has it that gas prices are lowest when people are asleep, in the wee small hours of the morning.
Not true, he says. Wednesday is when you want to fill up.
And avoid weekends, when prices rise as more people hit the road.
We can’t vouch for this ourselves, but it might be worth checking out.
The writer also addresses, in a way, the issue of whether a driver should go a little further to find a lower price. Some people say you just waste gas looking to save a penny or two a gallon.
What he suggests is not filling up at stations near highways, or at those in affluent areas. Prices are higher in both, he says.