West Seattle Gas Price Watch: $1-something has arrived

November 20, 2008 at 9:08 pm | In Gas prices, Transportation, West Seattle news | 16 Comments

Thanks for the tips that Delridge Arco, at $2.09 just last night, has dropped a dime since then and is now the first $1.99 gas spotted in West Seattle. (We cut the photo short but in case you’re wondering, midgrade is $2.19, premium $2.29.) ADDED FRIDAY: By this morning, at least two other stations were down to $1.99, including “Ruxbury” Gasoline – thanks to Sky for sharing this pic:

16 Comments

  1. Holy cow. We drove past Roxbury Safeway today and saw it at $2.13 and were just debating whether it would drop down under $2.

    I remember gas being 65 cents a gallon when I started driving. I wonder if it will ever drop that low again. Wouldn’t that be nice? :)

    Comment by Aim — 10:30 pm November 20, 2008 #

  2. Admiral Safeway tonight $2.08, so $2.05 with my Safeway card 3 cent discount
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    for anyone who’s earned the 10 cent discount on their Safeway card (used mine last month), that would make this Safeway gas $1.98

    Comment by Diane — 11:07 pm November 20, 2008 #

  3. I remember 17cents a gallon during, oh well, nevermind, I’ll just party down with my pablum and Geritol.

    Comment by Rick — 5:25 am November 21, 2008 #

  4. I went to the Admiral SAfeway this weekend and it was @$2.09. I was lucky enought to have a $0.30 discount and got my gas for $1.79 I never realized how exciting gas under $2 could be. :)

    Comment by beachdrivegirl — 7:46 am November 21, 2008 #

  5. I remember when it was .50 a gallon and the Douglas station on California Ave. gave away green stamps. I also remember stopping in and putting one gallon in and the attendant asking if I wanted my ‘stamp’.

    Comment by zerodacus — 9:11 am November 21, 2008 #

  6. Sigh, S&H Green Stamps and Blue Chip stamps … memories of childhood. The precursor to airline miles, coffee-card stamps (different kind of stamps), and whatnot …

    Comment by WSB — 9:26 am November 21, 2008 #

  7. How is Costco doing in comparison? I don’t have a card and they don’t post their prices. Just wondering if getting a card is worth it as far as gas savings?

    Comment by julia — 10:39 am November 21, 2008 #

  8. Julia, you can usually find the Costco prices at seattlegasprices.com – as of this past Wed. evening it says it was $2.09 for regular (for comparison, at the same time that the 7-11 and 76 on California were $2.10).
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    I wouldn’t say that the gas prices alone at Costco were worth getting a membership for – if you’re already going there, it’s a good deal, but I wouldn’t go out of my way there for gas, especially with the construction in that area now.

    Comment by Sue — 12:49 pm November 21, 2008 #

  9. Exactly. Since we watch WS prices closely, when we make our weekly Costco run, we fill up if the price is better, but it’s not always. By the way, some of those price charts are off, so just use them as a guideline, not an expectation – every so often somebody sends me a link, I check it, and it doesn’t have the price I saw when I last drove by station X or Y. There’s an interesting service in development that promises up-to-the-minute data from credit-card receipts etc. We’ll be watching that one!

    Comment by WSB — 1:07 pm November 21, 2008 #

  10. It’s also $1.99 at the much-maligned-but-somehow-still-in-business Ruxbury Gasoline. Still $2.13 at the Safeway up the street.

    Comment by Sky Bluesky — 3:09 pm November 21, 2008 #

  11. Thanks, Sky! We’ll see where things are at during our next West Seattle Gas Price Watch sweep of all WS stations on Sun nite …

    Comment by WSB — 3:15 pm November 21, 2008 #

  12. It’s shocking to watch the first Die Hard movie with Bruce Willis and see $.99 cents advertised in the background of one of the scenes. It doesn’t seem that long ago.

    Comment by Jason — 3:18 pm November 21, 2008 #

  13. Heard about the low prices at Arco Delridge on KOMO 1000AM radio. It mentioned WSB directly in its story on low gas prices in the city.

    Comment by Roger — 4:41 pm November 21, 2008 #

  14. Gas at Costco was $2.06 (for what it’s worth).

    Comment by Kimberley — 4:49 pm November 21, 2008 #

  15. Thanks – I heard KIRO mentioned WSB too. Probably because our Arco item from last night (once again, THANKS to the original tipsters!) was mentioned in the P-I’s Big Blog, although citywide media sources do check us out directly daily (per our site logs). Meantime, another $1.99 sighting – Gasco at 35th/Henderson, moments ago!

    Comment by WSB — 5:09 pm November 21, 2008 #

  16. Remember now that ARCO gasoline is little more than Witch Hazel and water mixed together. Even “Ruxbury” and Gasco are “real” gasoline compared to ARCO.

    Comment by Val Vashon — 7:55 pm November 21, 2008 #

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