Fuelwatch

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 12:28
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Do these muppets actually think anyone believes this crap

Should be in Friday Funnies

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Reply By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 12:53

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 12:53
Al - while Fuelwatch may not realise huge savings it will, IMHO, improve competition among retailers to the extent we will not see the wild fluctuation we have over the past month or so. Was in Tuggeranong (suburb of Canberra) on Friday and at the Woolies (Caltex) unleaded was 150.9 before using any docket - the Woolies (Caltex) on the Monaro Highway about 10 km away was 156.9 and at the Caltex on Lanyon Drive a further 5 km away was 164.9 - I'm hoping that fuelwatch will spread the competition even further. Perhaps.....just perhaps mind you....it will work. As far as I can see no one is proposing anything any better. And a it is my firm opinion that a cut in the excise will not find its way to motorists but will only expand profits for the big 4 oil companies.

My 2 bobs worth.

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Pete
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:11

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:11
Pete,

While experience in WA shows that the wild price fluctuations are smoothed out somewhat I've yet to see any convincing evidence of the alleged 2c/litre saving WA motorists are achieving. Lets face it, 2c/litre is neither here nor there.

I agree regarding the cut in excise (or even GST for that matter) will find its way very quickly to the oil companies/supermarkets.

The only decent price reduction we'll see is when there is a sustained reduction in the price of oil per barrel.

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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:14

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:14
with the price of crude going up so rapidly "wild fluctuations'' are probably nothing more than a sign that the servo has either OLD stock or has just had a delivery at the NEW price which any business is forced to pass on
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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 13:12

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 13:12
What a load of crap, has been proven in other state that we are not going to gain anything. As far as shopper dockets go I will save more buying my dunny paper from Aldi's then woolworths. Was better the way it was as at least on a tuesday or wednesday you had a chance of saving a few $$$. Getting screwd get use to it Al, just hit record highs again last night see how long before we cop it at the bowsers, bet they dont sell the stuff we have in stock at the current price, will go up in the next day or too for sure. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:14

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:14
Stephen,

I agree that if you can shop at Aldi rather than Coles/Woollies you'll save more than the pitiful discounts they serve up with fuel dockets. I don't worry about the price of fuel any more. It's something we'll have to get used to as I can't see it coming down appreciably in the future.

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Reply By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 13:18

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 13:18
What fuel watch will do will make you aware WHO IS CHARGING WHAT....The way I see those WHO are trying to rip us off have the most to FEAR and are currently squeeling...let them suffer...it is MY money and I refuse to feather their nest....they have been hiding for too long.....after all, don't you shop around for a better price if you can or are you so rich it does not matter.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:23

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:23
Phillip,

Firstly, I am nowhere near being rich. If I was I would'nt be sitting around here at a PC, I'd be 'out there' pi$$ing you lot off with tales of my travels :)))

Where I am, shopping around for cheaper fuel will end up costing me more than I'll save. At the moment, the two nearest service stations, Shell and United, generally have the cheapest fuel in any reasonable proximity.

Little Kevvy and his mates have all been at pains to deny that Fuelwatch will lead to a drop in the price of fuel. All that they will say is that it will reduce the fluctuations.

Remember, someone has to pay for the bureaucracy to run Fuelwatch and it is'nt going to be the oil companies/supermarkets.

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Reply By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:36

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:36
Gramps !, Are you calling the greatest bunch of government

Disciples this country has ever seen " Muppets"......Or as usual just being polite!?.....:)))))))).


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:40

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 14:40
Hmmmppphhhh !!! Now Axle, I did call him 'little Kevvy' rather than 'Maggot' which is what he reminds me of :))))

I'm just being my normal politically correct sensitive soul self.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:21

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:21
Careful Al, Little Kevvy, Maggot or Dudd is sure it raise the ire of Jim.

God forbid that anyone even think of calling our esteemed PM anything other than his real name,. :-)

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:42

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:42
John,

Jim(bo) will be around soon enough. He's just misplaced his soapbox hahahahaha

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Follow Up By: Stu-k - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:18

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:18
Krud works long days and the country is going down hill, he should just stay at home we would be better off
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Reply By: DIO - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 15:19

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 15:19
Fuelwatch save motorists money, you've got to be kidding !! If you haven't heard the oil companies whinging and moaning about it by now (I certainly haven't) then they must think it's going to be a pretty darn good thing for them, resulting in even more profits.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:45

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:45
DIO,

Looks like we lost some posts during the server issues earlier today.

The fact that neither the oil companies nor the supermarkets are complaining about Fuelwatch in WA does not bode well for consumers i.e. US .
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:37

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:37
the oil companies and servo operators are laughing their b***cks off.

Remember what happened to the last govt handout?

$2000 subsidy to convert to LPG: the price of the conversion went up overnight from $2500 to $4500.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:45

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:45
Damn Steve, we're in agreement :)))

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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:01

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:01
I knew you'd have to get it right sometime ;))
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Reply By: The Landy - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:39

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:39
FuelWatch will put an end to the discounting cycle. How can that benefit anyone?

The Woolworths Chief Executive is on record as saying that West Australia is the company's most profitable state for selling fuel.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:46

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:46
Landy,

Can't help but agree completely.

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:45

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:45
I would like to know who voted for this lot, no one seems to admit they did.

The thing is Al we ain't seen nothing yet with this lot either, just wait till start on the super funds.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:05

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:05
YOU must be of only 5 or 6 who did not....if I remember rightiy, much to my shock , the liberals were SWEPT out of office by MOST australians.....pretty convincingly too I might add.
So you just have to just suck it up.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:09

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:09
Well your the first bloke on here to admit you voted for this lot!!!!

Just remember you will have to "Suck it up" also my friend.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:22

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:22
John

As a member it just seems right for me to vote Labor.. ;-)

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:30

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:30
I helped kick our FIRST LADY out of Kirribilly
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:32

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:32
Ahhh!! yes Richard forgot about you so that means Phil is actually the second to admit he voted for Dudd :-))
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:33

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:33
Wasn't that Tammie Fraser???
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:48

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:48
John,

What are you doing communicating with these nutbag rednecks LOL

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:56

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:56
Gramps here you go again

you just can't help you're self can you. the biggest baddest RN left last night.

Richard
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:03

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:03
No Richard, you're still here.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:12

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:12
Al

Now that just goes to show you don't know what the hell you're talking about, me a redneck LOL

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa.......

ROFLMAO HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa.....
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:26

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:26
Richard,

"A white person regarded as having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted attitude"

That just about sums you up.

Don't get too hung up on your perceived meanings of words. It can sometimes bite you on the bum.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:37

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:37
"A white person regarded as having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted attitude"


Now that decribes Doug to a "T"

LOL
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:07

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:07
If you want to see fuel prices come down, stop being conned by fuel discount vouchers & DON'T buy any fuel from supermarket owned service stations, ever. ........ Simple!
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:53

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:53
Exactly why I buy from the local United most times. Need Shell next door though to 'keep the bastards honest'.

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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:11

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:11
not directly related - but the "head of catering" has been shopping alternatively at Franklins and IGA for the pst 4/5 months and has seen her supermarket bill drop from $280 average to $210. We originally shopped at Woollies, then, not so much the price, but the fresh food (both meat and fruit and veg) was not fresh - so she went to Coles for at least a couple of years and that was marginally cheaper and fresher, although not as many of our fave goodies. Since going to IGA and Franklins, again, not as much choice, but a pretty significant drop in prices.

The coupon/voucher thing is a bloody racket.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:22

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:22
We tend to 'cherry pick' depending on who has the best prices for what we're after at the time.


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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:21

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:21
HI etall
Why don't we let fuel watch happen The opp are bleating like sheep and all the Fuel people are po po ing the move why are they doing that
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:28

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:28
Snailbait,

Long time no hear.

The scheme is already operating in WA and has been for quite a while. I have'nt noticed any of our WA brethren rushing to the pulpit to extol it's virtues yet.

The oil companies and supermarkets are very quiet so that immediately makes me suspicious. They know it is'nt going to impact tham at all.

The only ones that will be impacted are the small independents and the consumers.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 21:06

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 21:06
AHEM.....check again
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 22:41

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 22:41
Oooops !!! Sorry Phil. Forgot the 'm', any should be many.

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