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Buy now, fill later

petrol/gasoline card
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Petrol card that has a fuel volume value (liters or gallons) rather than a cash value. So you could buy 500 liters today and use it over the coming months. You win because you have a hedge against price increases. The company wins because they essentially have a $750 interest free loan. Everybody wins!
simonj, Jun 24 2010

Forever Stamp Fact Sheet http://www.usps.com...ver_stamp_facts.htm
I believe that the current over-the-counter value of a Forever Stamp is $0.44 USD. So if you had bought a supply of the original stamps issued in 2007 at the original issue price of $0.41 each, then you would effectively have earned a 7.3% return on every stamp you used today. [jurist, Jun 24 2010]


       hyperinflation happens when people start buying things early in anticipation of future price increases.
Voice, Jun 24 2010

       So like a futures market for gasoline. Baked. Although I do like the idea of simplifying it for the general public.
DIYMatt, Jun 24 2010

       post office won't do it, transit companies won't do it, what makes you think oil companies will do it ?
FlyingToaster, Jun 24 2010

       [FT]://post office won't do it...// Actually, at least in the United States, that's one of the few examples of entities who *will* do it. If you buy the "Forever" stamps (identifiable by the Liberty Bell graphic) the stamp will cover basic rate first-class postage in perpetuity, regardless of any changes to the current basic rate. [link]
jurist, Jun 24 2010

       I believe if you buy a 1st class stamp here (UK) at current prices, it's pretty much a "forever" stamp but I could be wrong.
po, Jun 24 2010

       // Up to 72 stamps in one transaction! If I was rich, I would have taken advantage of this offer. Then I’d be rich.//
Just another example of Commander Sam Vimes' "Boots" Theory of Economic Privation.
gnomethang, Jun 24 2010

       This is a simple "yescroissant". No need to spend more words on it. If the oil companies refuse, we'll bring them before the Senate and question them.
django, Jun 24 2010

       Yes ! Put them in the Comfy Chair and prod them with the Soft Cushions !
8th of 7, Jun 25 2010


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