And their coffee is $4.38 a cup

SF local Donny got a picture of the crazy gas prices at the Arco on Castro and Market a few days ago: $3.439 for regular unleaded and $6.159 for the premium unleadeds. According to KRON, the station raised prices because it got charged for gas it never received.

Because people kept buying gas at these inflated prices, local merchants decided to raise their prices on certain items as well. Castro-area consumers spent $275 on some old electrical supplies banded together into a bracelet, a couple hundred on a few belts strapped together, and $18 for a compact disc.

5 Comments so far

  1. cd (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 10:52 am

    Since when is KRON a Fox affiliate? I thought the local Fox affiliate was KTVU, ch. 2?


  2. Jason S. (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 11:19 am

    For some reason I thought KRON was Fox. I don’t watch enough tv to know the channels around here, so my bad. Snark about Fox removed.


  3. neil (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 2:41 pm

    You mean “Arco at Castro and Market”, right?


  4. Jason S. (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 2:50 pm

    !@&)!@(&!@)(&. Yes. Indeed. Thank you. Man, I’m having the worst day today; I shouldn’t be writing anything.


  5. seamus (unregistered) on July 6th, 2005 @ 1:17 pm

    I saw that once before a few months ago… those identical, absurd prices at that station, which is usually one of the cheapest in town. Good to know why.



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