Whinging & whining about petrol prices.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:41
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An interesting comparison I found on another Forum...

I just found a web page that quotes the price of petrol in 1974 as 12.3c lt.
Today in Orange, NSW, the average price at the bowser is 159.9c lt. Thats 13 times the price in 1974.
Multiply the price of the Monaro from '74 by 13 and you get $65,000. About the price of a new Monaro when you could get them last.
So, based on the "Monaro Principle" petrol prices have not gone up since 1974!

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:59

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:59
Signman,

I think you need to do a big trip. You mind is starting to go on the trip but you are not with it.:-))

Another thing about fuel price rising. Last year fuel at Well 33 $2.80. This year $3.00. I know that it is expensive but the cost of fuel out there has not risen as much as in the city.

I wounder where they get the cheap fuel from???

BTW Rang VKS this morning and they are going to email a new VKS call sign to me today.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:13

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:13
Yea Wayne- I was deciding between Bejing or Birdsville !!
Didn't take long to decide.
On 08/08/08 the Bejing games start- but on that day I'm off to the Simpson area- including Birdsville.
Catch ya !!

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:59

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:59
Wayne,

Don't the rest of Australia's tax payers subsidise the fuel that you & I buy at the Well 33 community????

Dave

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Reply By: DIO - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:36

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:36
It never fails to amaze me that so many people get hung-up about the price of fuel. What about the increases in food, banking fees, alcohol (if you happen to need it), Health Insurance, Electricity etc etc. Too many people seem to get around with blinkers on and lose track of reality.
If you are planning to go on a long trip into the outback and remote ares of Australia, the fuel WILL COST MORE. It's all a matter of supply and demand and captive market (in secluded places). Why continue to go on about it. It's a choice that you (or anyone else)makes in planning.
What about an o/seas trip, just to get there (Europe) will cost $2,000 - $3,000 plus you are then at the mercy of tourist operators and the prices they charge. No one seems to complain about the air fare o/s so why continue to complain about the fuel cost for a trip around Oz. It's all about choices. If you choose to go - YOU PAY. If you stay at home then you can spend your money on other things or SAVE until you have enough to to what you want and go where you want.
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:43

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:43
Ere ere !!!

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:31

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:31
Hooray !!! I thought I was the only one who got fed up with the non-stop bitching about fuel prices. It's a fact of life. Get over it.

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Follow Up By: al - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:38

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:38
you are having a whinge about people whinging about a subject ! thats what this forum is all about every body can have a say !so stop whinging.
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:39

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:39
Onya Gramps-
and wouldn't it be better if all the whingers about fuel prices put it all into one post- instead of the hundred over the last few weeks.
Would save more forum space for whinging about mobile phone service, tyres, fridges, generators and the rest !!!!

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Reply By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:59

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:59
I remember reading somewhere a comparison between wages and fuel costs over the past 30 or 40 years and the general theme of the article was that fuel is actually cheaper now than ever before, when you take in to account the average wage v the cost of fuel.

I did read this article about a year ago, so things may have changed a little in that time.

Who knows? I can't for the life of me find the article, though!

Cheers,

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:23

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:23
The same could probably be said when comparing fuel cost to a number of other bills also. Individually it looks good, but hiked together, it's a disaster which is only going to get worse.
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:22

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:22
Now to make it more confusioning...Brisbane fuel prices.. diesel $169.9 ULP $141.9 28 cents difference....Now Bedourie... diesel $202 ULP $196 ....6 cents difference, "why " maybe they sell heaps more diesel out there, but we keep getting told that diesel costs is a lot more to refine now, as there is not enough refineries, well some crap like that. Anyway my 20 cents worth.

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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:28

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:28
Anyway, I'm not whinging about petrol costs. I don't use the stuff. But the cost of diesel is a different matter!
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 13:18

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 13:18
Jim
Maybe you could apply the Monaro Comparison to a (say) 40 series (did they come in diesel- and what consumption were they getting) in comparison to a new Cruiser diesel with their consumption.
And the costs of diesel fuel then and now ??
Could be an interesting exersise ??



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Reply By: Member - Glenn G (QLD) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 18:30

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 18:30
I was talking about this today with a bloke at work.In 1984 in NSW I was paying 40 cents a litre, and comparing to what I earned then to now and the cost of fuel now, its about the same !Only difference is I now have a wife and 3 kids to also support ! dont get me wrong ,I would still love to buy cheap fuel !

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Reply By: Scrubcat - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:17

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:17
A litre of ----
Petrol say =$1.60.
Milk =$ 1.10 / $1.40
Bottled Water = $3.00 /$4.00

A Litre of Beer over the bar =$10? / $12 ? / $13 ? /$ 14 ?

What are we whinging about ?

Any way a whinge a day makes you feel good. LOL

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Follow Up By: Off-track - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:59

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:59
LOL, I cant get over the people that have to buy bottled water. What a bloody con that is, and it's only in the last decade that it took off...why?
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