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Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 13:45
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not if you use diesel

ulp has dropped to 142 near me but guess who's subsidising it at 180c p/l?

nearly 40 effing cents difference?

they're obviously tembling under the gaze of the "watchdog" that has no teeth
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Reply By: RodKB - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 13:54

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 13:54
It's time to get strategic I think.

WE diesel users need to come up with a joint strategy to try to put some pressure on retailers of fuel.

We will need diesel cars as well as 4WDs to get together to agree on some strategies, such as :
1 only buy at the lowest price outlet on any given day in each city or region, and

2 see if we can get people who buy it wholesale like trucking companies to see if they are licensed to sell to general public at a price lower than retial but still worth their while ( a little profit I guess),

any other brill suggestions?
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Follow Up By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 14:03

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 14:03
I said that months ago.......avoid the most expensive company for a whole month and next month check again.......we have the power but couldn't be bothered to use it. Some smarta@# will say next it wont work .......replies we always get from people who must be in bed with those bastards.

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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 13:58

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 13:58
What watchdog? another make us feel good institution like consumer affairs and the rest of the joke departments.
I drive as little as I can and try to use my 2wheels as much as possible. Petrol companies still making record breaking profits and don't give a stuff might backfire if we consumers are smart enough
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 15:56

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 15:56
I New York they are just discovering the pain in diesel prices. The "Daily Reckoning" finance blog just reported Petrol $4/gal and Diesel $5, that's 25% more. The sweet crude needed for low sulphur diesel is in short supply throughout the world. We are paying an average 15-20% more for diesel so it seems it could be worse. Industry simply passes on the cost, we just have to be brave and strong it seems.....:))....cheers.....silverback
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:58

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:58
And I don't need this new low sulphur diesel for my old rig, what a pain in the a'se.hahahaha

Cheers Bruce
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Follow Up By: Boobook2 - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:59

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:59
Maybe not, but you do need it for you lungs. :-)
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:34

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:34
Typical price in my short travels to day in Newcastle for diesel was $1.80 with ULP about $1.50 It was not that long ago that diesel used to be about 10 cents more, not a whopping 30 cents difference.
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Reply By: peterjs - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:45

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:45
I think that what bugs me the most is that every time the price of oil goes up the government get more GST, why can't they just reduce the GST on oil, oh silly me, government reduce things, I think not. Pete.
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:39

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:39
You may think that at these prices BIO would be the way to go, A guy in Canberra is selling "Home Brew kits" for bio for about $1000 each.... should make investigations I suspect and put my money where my mouth is but of coures everyone has to make cash out of this fuel thing and now fish & chip shops who used to be pleased to pay to have thier used cooking oil disposed of now expect the recyclers to pay them for it....
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Reply By: DIO - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:15

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:15
Yep it's ALL been said before, but what the heck.


IF the public would only realise that and only buy when the price is low, avoid buying when it goes up except for exceptional circumstances and then only buy small amounts until the price drops again. Love 'em or hate 'em USE grocery store discount vouchers after all they do equate to a saving of 5cents per litre at the pump. Don't be hung up about the pricing philosophy of the big grocery chains just use their vouchers to your advantage.

If enough motorists would only adhere to sensible buying practice then I believe that it is possible to force the retailers to extend their discount cycle(s) to the benefit of all motorists.

If you are one of those motorists who made the wrong choices when it comes to fuel types then sorry it was your choice for whatever reason(s). At the time you obviously believed it to be the right one. Circumstances re supply and demand have changed - but you don't need to be reminded of that.

How can you cope, try and reduce usage of that particular vehicle as much as possible while prices remain high. If said fuelled vehicle is your only source of transport you might need to consider obtaining or using alternatively fuelled vehicle(s).
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 19:29

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 19:29
Spot on DIO

I was accepting $1.50 per lt of diesel and driving the Patrol all the time and spending about $100 for the privilage. Now it has hit $1.80 I have found other means of transport and the oil companies get $20 a week from me. So in their apparent greed they have lost about $4100 per year from me. If 1 million motorists achived the same result in this country. It would result in around 4.1 billion dollars in reduced turn over. Now that would be noticed I can assure you

Cheers Stefan
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