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Boycotting Toot 'n Totum

"The fact that my dollar per day won't go into Toot 'n Totum's pocket. It makes me feel better, whether it hurts them or not," says Marc. "The fact that my dollar per day won't go into Toot 'n Totum's pocket. It makes me feel better, whether it hurts them or not," says Marc.
"If I'm almost running out of gas I will go on faith and fumes to get gas somewhere else," says Russell Dougless. "If I'm almost running out of gas I will go on faith and fumes to get gas somewhere else," says Russell Dougless.
"I feel like if you're going to stand around and complain, you're not doing anything take a step towards doing something, and that's what I did," says Sami Coghill "I feel like if you're going to stand around and complain, you're not doing anything take a step towards doing something, and that's what I did," says Sami Coghill

The anti-Toot 'n Totum page on myspace is attracting more than just kids. Drivers of all ages are upset about local gas prices being what they call through the roof, so they are joining the boycott. NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg joins us live from the Toot 'n Totum off River Road and Hastings with more on what they hope will come of it.

Supporters of the MySpace site will probably never know if the boycott makes a dent in the gas giants pocket. Right now it's more about making a statement and seeing what happens.

"The fact that my dollar per day won't go into Toot 'n Totum's pocket. It makes me feel better, whether it hurts them or not," says Marc. 

Marc is one of many who thinks he's taking it in the gas. Right now more than 1500 people are logged onto the MySpace site, refusing to purchase anything from toot 'n totum.

"If I'm almost running out of gas I will go on faith and fumes to get gas somewhere else," says Russell Dougless. 

Dougless says it's growing among his peers.

"Even friends of mine I haven't told about it have found it so it's getting bigger definitely," says Dougless. 

"I feel like we're all getting ripped off, I'm a full-time student and I work full-time I don't get paid very much, it's hard to fill my car up when I have to pay for other things since I also support myself," says Shelley Funderburk.

One Amarillo woman who joined the boycott on MySpace today, says she's even contacted the Department of Energy to complain about price gouging, she wanted to do more than just deprive the store of her money.

"I feel like if you're going to stand around and complain, you're not doing anything take a step towards doing something, and that's what I did. It's up to the Department of Energy as to their findings, but I feel like I'm being gouged," says Sami Coghill. 

The MySpace page also alerts users to the cheapest gas in Amarillo and the surrounding area.

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