DISCOUNT DIESEL in Epping vicinity ?

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:36
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Most places around here are quoting around $1.36 a litre and this seems to stay up there , unlike unleaded which goes up and down etc .

If anybody can steer me in the direction of a discounter in the general area , I would appreciate it muchly . Even really muchly .

Thanks ,

Willie
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Reply By: Jarse - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:47

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:47
Willie, I'm in Nth Ryde and find there's sod all around our area. I have to buy from Caltex (Starcard) and find that the one on the cnr Epping & Wicks is cheaper on Tues. Take a look in the one in the Woolworths cnr Epping & Balaclava Rds. They used to sell diesel about 1-2c cheaper than the others.

Alternatively, the Caltex on the cnr Woodville & Merrylands Rds, Merrylands always seems a few cpl cheaper than the rest if you're ever down that way.
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Follow Up By: agsmky - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:24

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:24
I still don't get this "driving around to save 1-2c per litre" stuff.....For arguements sake, if you used 5000 litres a year you would save less than a tank of fuel.

Just buy the stuff and support our poor oil cousins! They need food on their plates also.....

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Jarse - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 16:20

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 16:20
agsmky, if you read my post, you would note I wrote "if you're ever down that way"......
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 18:16

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 18:16
agsmky, by careful management you can save a "tankful a year" by buying at the right time without driving around.
Here in WA you can check a website to see all the prices for the next day.
But by buying from the cheapest you are encouraging them to be competitive. The big mobs like BP Caltex etc hook into the business card customers who have a fuel card and neither pay nor care what the price is. Nor do they have a choice of where to buy.
Thats why these companies are almost always considerably more than others. And people who cant be bothered looking around for better price are just the icing on the cake for them!
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Follow Up By: agsmky - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 20:14

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 20:14
Thanks....i can see your argument ....though i still dont think it really works like that. I don't believe the statement that buying from the cheapest encourages them to be competitive. Call me a pessimist! For all this talk of high fuel prices, why isn't there more competition like there used to be years ago?

At the end of the day , servos seem to be about selling the add-on products like food etc (the name escapes me of this process). By enticing people into their store with 1cpl off etc they can make the money from our chocolate cravings :-)

By all means shop around if you want, its just not worth the hassle for me.

andrew
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 20:56

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 20:56
there isnt more competition because so many people are supplied fuel by corporate deals and others dont care how much they pay. Relative wages are higher than they used to be.
The fuel companies tested the waters over the last year and found that as high and quickly as fuel moved over this last year, no body changed their habits.
Realistically, who said, Im not going to the beach-shops-work-pictures etc because fuel was 10-20-30cents a litre more?
The fuel companies know now that we will take more of a slug than that no probs at all.
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Reply By: traveller2 - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:08

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:08
Willie just go down to Marrickville and fill it with B100, $1.24 a litre all the time.
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Reply By: chump_boy - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:35

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 15:35
I passed a United (I think it was) on Windsor Road last night with diesel for $120.9.

It was where all the road works were just before McGraths Hill, on the Southern side of Windsor Road.

If I wasn't already full, I would have stopped....always the bloody way!

Willie, I'm in Dundas. Theres a cheap place down near Rydalmere station that gets a lot of trucks through. Used to be a few cents cheaper.

Cheers,

Chump

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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 18:38

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 18:38
Thanks everybody . If I find somewhere supercheap I will post it .

I always toss up whether to load in 280 litres at a cheap price and lug all that weight around , or just get it in dribs and drabs .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Andy H - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 20:15

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 20:15
Good point. You probably willl you use more fuel carrying a full load rather than leaving the wagon half full.
However if you run half tank(s) won't you encourage bug growth etc?
Tricky
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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:17

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 18:17
Having had 4wds with dual tanks for the last 30 years, mostly with one empty when sitting in the garage Ive yet to have any bugs grow in any tank. sometimes the troopy would sit for a couple of months with nothing in one tank.
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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 22:24

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 22:24
Not an area renouned for discounting Willie (born in Epping), when i lived in Eastwood the Mobil after Epping Rd, just before Dick Smith (now) was usually the cheapest in the area.

Go south or west for cheap fuel.

Baz.
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