Fall River Gas Prices Aren’t This Bad Yet
If you're like me, you always try to shop around for the SouthCoast's lowest gas prices. Over the years, I've learned to use some tricks to find them, including a great tip I read from Gazelle.
I almost drove off the road today though when I saw this Cumberland Farms sign on Brayton Avenue in Fall River. First, the prices were $9.18 a gallon for regular unleaded and $9.41 for super.
I dropped off my daughter for her practice, then turned around to come back. The prices had "dropped" to $9.08 a gallon.
Even though I knew the Cumberland Farms is under construction and still hasn't opened yet, it was bizarre to see those prices lit up on the sign. I couldn't resist pulling over and snapping a photo of it to mess with my Facebook friends.
I made sure to include the Rockland Trust sign from next door to show off the fact that this picture was taken locally.
I'd say reaction was 50-50 with half of my friends laughing at my joke and the other half trying to convince me that this was a prank because that Cumby's isn't open yet. Open or not, it was a sight you don't often see and a photo I just couldn't keep to myself without messing with people for some harmless fun.
My buddy Garrett called me out immediately. "That's a glitch," he said. "I work right by there and I drive by it everyday."
My cousin Sarah wrote, "Honestly, would not surprise me," while Jeanne wrote "Their pre-opening viral marketing strategy is working!"
Leave it to Larry to doctor up my photo to make it even more fun.
"Uh, oh. Prices went up again," he wrote above this picture.
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