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Animaleyz wrote: That reminds me, whatever happened to highvolt and his "rock solid info"? And all those people who got on me for not believing him? Where are you all now?
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radovic wrote: I'm sure he's nervous not
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YankeeBigDog wrote: Please rotate your head slightly... and press a little harder on that grindstone. Please?
Posted: 6/27/2014 2:22 PM
Jack Burton: I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things.
Posted: 6/27/2014 2:23 PM
starne wrote: Ha!Yeah.You notice the NOSE is to the grindstone.The EAR is to the ground.Mixing metaphors. YankeeBigDog wrote: Please rotate your head slightly... and press a little harder on that grindstone. Please?
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Chidawg wrote: I'm one who seriously doubts that Haslam was complicit in the cheating of those clients - either purposely or tacitly.Here's why: the way to make big $$$$ in that business - which he has - is to funnel professional drivers into your truck stops by being competitive (or better) with your fuel costs. Once you have such a captive audience, you systematically sell them higher margin food, beverages, and services to make your profit. Cheating the companies who can force their employees and contract drivers to buy their fuel from you is just plain counter-productive to the way you make the real money in that business.Whatever you might think about Haslam's character, IMO he is too smart of a businessman to be a party to that kind of scheme. It's putting the golden goose at risk for what amounts to a few pennies in the larger scheme.
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Kidwilson33 wrote: radovic wrote: I'm sure he's nervous nothaha. Its funny all the money in the world is not gonna help when your guilty and it can be proven. I wouldnt want to be Jimmy right now folks...
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EvilElf wrote: I just don't see how he could be going down. It would have happened already after the raid. IHMO, it looks like they don't have **** and the people that could flip have nothing to bargain with. Unless they have recordings or memos implicating Jimmy, I just don't see how it takes him down.
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Aardvark wrote: KID33:He was found guilty of price gouging. You can look that up.AA:Not here to defend Jimmy Jam, but if you're gonna make a claim, the onus is on you to look it up and provide a link. for the rest of us. That's how it works.
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Been to every regular season game played at CBS/FES since 99. Prediction 1/15/13- Johnny FootTALL = Bust. Hope i'm wrong if we draft him
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JackTBurton wrote: If it happens oh well.Succession plan in place and business as usual
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Kidwilson33 wrote: Chidawg wrote: I'm one who seriously doubts that Haslam was complicit in the cheating of those clients - either purposely or tacitly.Here's why: the way to make big $$$$ in that business - which he has - is to funnel professional drivers into your truck stops by being competitive (or better) with your fuel costs. Once you have such a captive audience, you systematically sell them higher margin food, beverages, and services to make your profit. Cheating the companies who can force their employees and contract drivers to buy their fuel from you is just plain counter-productive to the way you make the real money in that business.Whatever you might think about Haslam's character, IMO he is too smart of a businessman to be a party to that kind of scheme. It's putting the golden goose at risk for what amounts to a few pennies in the larger scheme.When hurricane Katrina hit, Haslam and Pilot flying J raised the price of Gasoline to 4. 50 cents for no reason. He was found guilty of price gouging. You can look that up. He aint that smart, becuase if the information I got is correct, he is in big trouble. Guess time will tell
The attorney general’s investigation began last fall after consumers complained that some gas stations unfairly raised gas prices after hurricanes shuttered Gulf Coast oil refineries and left several Southern states without enough gas. According to the Attorney General’s office, the defendants who settled deny any wrongdoing and say they settled to avoid the time and expense associated with litigation.
The defendants who settled advertised and sold regular unleaded gasoline at prices ranging from $4.69 to $5.98 per gallon, according to Attorney General Bob Cooper.
Pilot Travel Centers and Pilot Corp. issued their statement today shortly after Cooper’s announcement. Pilot locations involved in the attorney general’s investigation were three stores in Knoxville and one in Powell. The probe involved eight Rocky Top Markets locations in East Tennessee and two Git ‘N Go stores in Clinton.
Pilot said the Attorney General’s office reviewed retail petroleum prices for the period of Sept. 4 through Oct. 8 at 38 Pilot stores within a 25-mile radius of downtown Knoxville. During that time Pilot delivered 1,563 loads of regular unleaded gasoline, with about 9,000 gallons per load, to the 38 stores.
“At no time did Pilot’s retail price for unleaded gasoline ever exceed $4.99,” the company’s statement pointed out. “As a result, Pilot agreed on a settlement with the Attorney General’s Office to ensure that customers affected at these four locations over the three-day period would receive a refund for the amount paid that was above an agreed retail price.”
Pilot said it has put in place a new software program that will ensure complete compliance with state pricing laws.
“Pilot’s number one priority is serving our customers and we were working hard during this period of time to make certain that fuel was available to our customers at the best price possible,” Pilot added.
Git N’ Go Inc. President Carol Wilshire said she was “extremely disappointed” that the attorney general’s office made the “unfounded accusations” against the Clinton-based small business.
“Git ‘N Go did not engage in any price gouging or violate any laws. Unlike major brand gas stations, Git ‘N Go must purchase its gasoline on the ‘spot market,’ which has significant fluctuations in price, particularly during extreme shortages,” Wilshire said.
She added that the company’s locations sold regular unleaded gasoline at $4.99 a gallon for one day on Sept. 15 and “only sold 1,867 gallons at that price. She further explained that her company didn’t know the cost of the gas purchased from a Kentucky distributor until Sept. 16, and believed it would be as high as $4.80 a gallon.
“Given the anticipated cost and because it did not want to run out of gas for the citizens in its community, Git ‘N Go priced its unleaded gasoline at $4.99 per gallon on Sept. 15, which was a price that equaled or was below its competitors’ retail prices for that day,” Wilshire said.
She added that when her company received the final cost of the gas on Sept. 16 and it was lower than expected, the price was lowered 30 cents below competitors’ prices and said Git ‘N Go made no more gross profit on Sept. 15 than many other days in 2008.
“Despite these facts, Git ‘N Go has made the decision to enter into this settlement to avoid the significant time and expense that would be involved in litigating this matter with the State. These expenses are real and significant for a small business like Git ‘N Go, which unlike the State, does not have an unlimited war chest which is funded by our tax dollars,” Wilshire said.
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