Meanwhile . . . Find Cheaper Gas Near You.

By amba | Related entries in Economy, Money

Here’s how . . . I think.

In an e-mail newsletter I received this link:

It finds the cheapest gas station near you, without you wasting a gallon or two driving around looking for it.

Just plug your zip code in and it’ll tell you the lowest — and highest — price in your area. Check it out.

http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx

There’s a catch, and that’s why the “I think . . . ” I haven’t been able to try this out.

It doesn’t work with either of my active browsers, Safari or Firefox. It’s a Bill Gates party favor. Presumably it works only with Internet Explorer, maybe even only for MSN subscribers. My parents are. I’ll try it out on their computer and get back.


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8 Responses to “Meanwhile . . . Find Cheaper Gas Near You.”

  1. Bob Aman Says:

    If you’re on OS X, just use the Dashboard widget.

  2. Meredith Says:

    It does work on Windows. I received this message at work and then forwarded it on to my friends. I haven’t tried it on my mac though. Will try the Dashboard widget.

  3. Tim Says:

    It works just fine on Mozilla for Fedora Linux, which is about as non-Microsoft as you can get.

  4. Bob J Young Says:

    Try using gasbuddy.com
    It tends to be more up to date than MSN.

  5. jimf Says:

    works great with Opera….

  6. Bradley Says:

    Worked with Firefox for me.

  7. Bob Aman Says:

    And for more of a political angle, here and here.

  8. Bob Aman Says:

    I think MSN just excludes OS X users here.

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