How can all prices of gasoline at all pumps I drove by be the same price without collusion? All were at 3.59 and 9/10 except Marathon on Knoxville a penny cheaper.
Does one or two companies supply all the stations in Peoria and threaten them to keep the prices all the same or else?
I was in the retail business for 28 years. It was impossible for all of us to sell the same product at the same price without was was known as price-fixing.
The fix is in in Peoria, believe me. If I find it two or three cents cheaper in another county I will drive there even if it costs me more to do so.