Are you a hoarder or do you buy oil "as needed"?

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Location
DeKalb, IL
OK, I have a problem. My name is Bob and I'm a hoarder (everyone replies "Hi, Bob!"). My parents grew up during the depression and WW2 and impressed upon me the belief that stashing stuff was necessary for survival. Consequently, I have a three year supply of oil (GC, PP and M1 - all bought on sale) for both of my cars (along with lots of canned goods) stored in my basement. [I dont know] [Bang Head] Do you suffer from the same affliction? Pictures of oil stashes will be appreciated. [HAIL 2 U!]
 
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Location
Norway
I'm not. Well since BITOG I've stashed 2 oil changes (10 qt). There is still 50 years+++ of oil reserves in the North sea and even more in the Barents sea [Smile]
 
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Location
Silicon Valley
Do we really have to go through these confessions every three months? Personally, I buy my oil at WM when I need it. Since WM screws the manufacturer to make themselves more money, and I reluctantly (but confidently, thanks to BITOG) have switched to M1, I relish the irony of WM screwing Mobil at my behest. Then I don't go back to WM for another year.
 
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Location
Scottsdale, Arizona
If I find a good deal, I'll pickup a few here and there. I'm up to about 80 quarts of syn for 6 vehicles right now. My latest buy was 5 quarts of M1 5w-20 and the M1 extended performance filter for $30 earlier today and 20 quarts of Redline 5w-20 via internet about 2 weeks ago. My Pepboys buy3get3 stash from last year was getting low.
 
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Location
Everson WA - Pacific NW USA
I don't tie my money up in oil. Sure prices of oil go up, but I'd rather grow my capital in other more flexable ways. I also agree with Tosh - so many threads are over and over and over. Next time, do a search and just add your post to that.
 
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Location
Nothern USA
If I hit a good deal, I may pickup a few cases. Otherwise, it is buy when I need it. Of course one of the reasons why I stick to Pennzoil is that I can always find it. Paying for it is increasingly difficult. I am even revisiting the economics of synthetic.
 
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Location
Los Angeles
quote:
Originally posted by Tosh: Do we really have to go through these confessions every three months? Personally, I buy my oil at WM when I need it. Since WM screws the manufacturer to make themselves more money, and I reluctantly (but confidently, thanks to BITOG) have switched to M1, I relish the irony of WM screwing Mobil at my behest. Then I don't go back to WM for another year.
Yes, we must go through these confessions every few months. Confession is good for the soul and for oil hoarders (aka oil whores).
 
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Location
Central Florida
I got 181 quarts, but I like to keep them all boxed up and stacked nice and neat. If I was to take them all out and display them the way some of you guys do, my wife would kill me.
 
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Location
Louisiana
I have an odd little stash of around 100 qts. of various odd oils. Not pictured is my BigLots CD-2 collection plus the several quarts of free Castrol Syntec gear oil Wal-Mart gave me.  -
 
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Location
Bosphoria
I actually used to hoard oils. In FIFO basis, thousands of gallons, mostly in 55gal drums, I used to check the spillage and watertightness every day when I was the oil station resposible in the army. Now here I am, with some 6.2 liters of spare, I feel as light as a butterfly.
 
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I think some of you guys may really be squirrels. Check for fluffy tails! [Razz] I keep usually 1 qt extra in my trunk -- that's my whole stash!
 

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Location
Birmingham, AL
I don't hoard, at least not by BITOG standards. The most oil I have had at once was 13 quarts of Motorcraft 5W30 (1 case + 1 bottle). Right now I have six quarts of Motorcraft 5W30 and most of a bottle of Super Tech gear oil.
 
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Location
stanwood, wash.
with 170+ qts of M1 - 50+ FL400s Motorcraft filters - 17 air filters - 10 155R80-13 Goodyear Viva11 tires - 5gals Lucas UCL - 1 extra 01 Suzuki Swift along with the 98 that is my driver - with all of this, I think I am in the "hoarder" catagory!
 
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