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Vicky Pike - Can't wait to see new Magic Market open

On Columbia's gas price changes: I'm all for people making a profit on what they sell. After all this is the USA; but do it in a fair way. - VICKY PIKE
Comments re article 98698 Joe Barbee Gas prices based on 1st rule of economics
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By Victoria Browning Pike
Personal commentary

I for one will be thrilled to see the new Magic Market open. I hope this will bring real competition to the gasoline market in Adair County.

I don't understand the need to lower gas to $2.59 and then a few days later raise them to $2.79.

I can understand a few pennies but 20 cents - and I have seen a few times 30 cents.

Any business has to make a profit to stay open, but I feel these large hikes in one day seem a bit too much. Each station has the right to decide what they are going to charge for their gasoline.

My problem is most all stations adjust their price within a couple of hours to match the other stations. I don't think they all run out of gas at the same time. Most times we can drive a few miles in any direction and the price of a gallon of gas is considerably lower.

I'm all for people making a profit on what they sell. After all this is the USA; but do it in a fair way.

It just looks bad when everybody in the gasoline market raises their prices within a few minutes of each other.

I thank all those who have chosen to invest their money in Adair County.

I can't remember in my lifetime this amount of development in our county of old and new businesses that are willing to put their money to work to better our community. - Victoria Pike

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Speaking of the price of gas - here is winter 2016 price

2018-07-31 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, archives.
Recent letters and comments have been about the prices of gas, how they seem to be in the higher ranges for this region, and whether things will be different when new competition comes. For the record, this photo from CM archives shows the price of the gas and milk necessities in the winter of 2016. - LW

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