Things Cheaper than a Gallon of Gas

By: Hanna Francis Email
By: Hanna Francis Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Drivers don't have to go very far to feel the pain at the pump.

Dick Loudermilk has been running Loudermilk's Sunoco in West Huntington his whole life. He remembers the good old days.

"I have old receipts where people paid 15-16 cents a gallon and they charged it," Loudermilk said. "Then they'd come in on payday and paid their bill."

With gas in Huntington reaching $4.29, you don't have to go very far to find a better bargain.

"If someone needs to go to a job interview, they can come to us," Goodwill manager Cat McCloud said. "People just love Goodwill. Just about everything we have is cheaper than gas."

Whether you're going to work, a job interview or just hanging out at home, every article of clothing at Goodwill is less than $3.75.

If you're hungry, you can ring up more than enough on the dollar menu for less than you'd spend on a gallon of unleaded. Two McDoubles, two apple pies and a sweet tea ring up to $4.24 -- you've still got a nickel left.

For one person to catch a flick at the Camelot discount theater in Huntington, it's $3 a ticket. A date night at the theater can be less than $10.

No one feels the pain at the pump more than those who own the pump.

"I'm the person everybody has the opportunity to say anything to. Everybody complains about it; it's hard on everybody. It's hard on us," Loudermilk said. "They have a hard time filling up their tanks. They ought to try filling up mine. A truck of gasoline's $35,000."

In West Virginia, drivers are currently paying 20 cents more than the national average. In Ohio, they're paying 15 cents more. Drivers in Kentucky are paying about six cents less than the national average.

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