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Wanna’ Buy A Gas Station

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

For a long time, there was nothing that you could do that would help you more and give you a better promise of always making money than to buy a gas station. As long as there are cars, it seemed, there will be gas stations, and people go to them every day. If you buy a gas station, especially on a main thoroughfare, hundreds of people will fill up at your pumps every day. If you buy gas station and then improve it by selling good snacks and drinks, and always having good hot coffee available, the appeal will be even greater. The fact is that there is no better way to make money in the service industry than to buy a gas station.

Of course, things are changing and buying gas stations seems like a riskier long term investment. No one is quite sure what will happen as the worlds supply of oil continues to slip down and down, year after year. The price will go up, and people will be more pressed to find alternative fuels. Of course, many people think that it is still a reasonable idea to buy gas station. After all, if you buy gas station, you will still have years of business before oil supplies dry up. Many investors also conclude that when they buy gas station, they are not limited by the duration of the world’s oil supplies. Once those are gone, they will be able to put in the pumps for whatever the new fuel is, be it hydrogen, or ethanol. They do not hesitate to buy gas station. After all, investing is all about taking risks, is it not? I suppose you could always find a way to get rich in the stock market.

If you do buy gas station, there are some things that you should keep in mind. Never buy gas station on a road that is not a main thoroughfare, or at least a big trucker stop. If you buy gas station there, no matter how nice you make it, no one is going to go out of their way to come there, since it makes more sense to buy gas on their way to work, or whatever. Also, it can be a good idea to buy gas station from a well known brand. People will tend to trust in it more, as they can be very particular about what they wil and what they won’t put in to their cars. You need their trust to succeed.