Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Food Clubs & Gas Quality
Q: There are now in New Hampshire at least two Wholesale
Food Clubs that sell gasoline at least 10 cents a gallon less than brand
names. How can they do that and can this product be harmful to an engine?....Gerald.
ask yourself why you go to the Wholesale Club to buy their product? The
answer more often than not is price. When a company as big as these wholesaler's
want to buy product they have unsurpassed buying power. They go directly
to the manufacturer and order, not a truck load, but train loads of product.
As for gasoline? Buying power, combined with volume of sales, allows for
the pricing you're seeing. There are state and federal laws that govern
gasoline. The manufacturer and retailer of gasoline are open to a big
pile of trouble if the gasoline being sold is mislabeled or does not meet
state and federal standards. Hey, whenever I'm buying a 40lb bag of cheese
curls I fill my gas tank too!