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Is there a reason for gas at (eg) 3.24 & 9/10 per gal not 3.25/gal besides the psychological trick of seeming cheaper, though only 0.1cent?

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You answered your own question. It's called marketing, and has been around for over a hundred years. Shirts at ShopMart are $9.97 instead of $10.00 A new car is $15998, instead of $16000. And the list goes on.

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I suppose that's it. Would love to see price with say....... 0.6 for the tenths. Maybe pumps can't accept anything else but 0.9 and that's just the way they are manufactured.
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It has to do with a federal tax.

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There is no significant reason for gas to be sold at $3.24 and not at $3.25 per gallon. However, the number of cents in the difference covers the feds through state tax that is about 22 cents a gallon.

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