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MSE News: Asda cuts fuel costs amid hopes of a price war

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"Motorists were given a boost today after a supermarket giant announced it was dropping the price of its fuel ..."

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  • didn't asda out up prices just before the 2p tax increase anyway? so aren't they now just dropping them to what they had them at before. big con?
  • wizk1wizk1 Forumite
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    wxmlad wrote: »
    didn't asda out up prices just before the 2p tax increase anyway?
    Not that I recall. But this is probably going to be a bit of a fruitless gesture, considering fuel will more than likely be at least 2p more expensive in a few weeks anyway.
  • verlorenverloren Forumite
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    DOes cutting prices by less than 2% really count as 'slashing'? Feels more like trimming to me.
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    wizk1wizk1 Forumite
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    edited 11 September 2009 at 12:24PM
    verloren wrote: »
    DOes cutting prices by less than 2% really count as 'slashing'? Feels more like trimming to me.
    Look at a similar story that was reported a few weeks back where petrol prices were set to SOAR!!!
    That was the 2p increase if I remember rightly. [STRIKE]Sensationalist reporting at its finest. lol[/STRIKE] Admittedly. For those around the country that pay more than 107.9p for fuel, this is more of a slash as the article does state that the MAXIMUM drivers will pay for petrol is 102.9p. 5p/L is quite a lot. For the rest of us that pay a bit less for fuel (Currently 103.9p at my local Shell garage), we will feel the impact of this cut a whole lot less.
  • edited 11 September 2009 at 12:26PM
    GSXRCarlosGSXRCarlos Forumite
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    edited 11 September 2009 at 12:26PM
    Here are our tips:
    Walk or take public transport.

    lol

    i already use asda for my fuel, and have their credit card so i get 1p a litre off too, and it's round the corner from work, and it's the cheapest in the area anyway.

    Asda really are starting to lead the way, but i'm not sure i can reduce my fuel bill much more
  • The only rip off merchants are this government, petrol has risen 3 times in 8 months, and will rise in January when vat goes up again. If Darling wanted to be a 'darling' he could of let vat sink to 15% for petrol , but no he exempted it. When it rises he will put more vat on though. The motorist is an easy target! speed cameras being another prime example!
  • kindofagilrkindofagilr Forumite
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    Erm ASDA has been charging 102.9 in Ashington, Northumberland till the other day then they put petrol up to 104.9, so if its going back to 102.9 then its jsut returning to the normal price!!
    Debt £30,823.48/£44,856.56 ~ 06/02/21 - 31.28% Paid Off
    Mortgage (01/04/09 - 01/07/39)
    £79,515.99/£104,409.00 (as of 05/02/21) ~ 23.84% Paid Off

    Lloyds (M) - £1196.93/£1296.93 ~ Next - £2653.79/£2700.46 ~ Mobile - £296.70/£323.78
    HSBC (H) -£5079.08/£5281.12 ~ HSBC (M) - £4512.19/£4714.23
    Barclays (H) - £4427.32/£4629.36 ~ Barclays (M) - £4013.78/£4215.82
    Halifax (H) - £4930.04/£5132.12 ~ Halifax (M) - £3708.65/£3911.20

    Asda Savings - £0

    POAMAYC 2021 #87 £1290.07 ~ 2020/£3669.48 ~ 2019/£10,615.18 ~ 2018/£13,912.57 ~ 2017/£10,380.18 ~ 2016/£7454.80

    ~ Emergency Savings: £0

    My Debt Free Diary (Link)
  • kindofagilrkindofagilr Forumite
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    wxmlad wrote: »
    didn't asda out up prices just before the 2p tax increase anyway? so aren't they now just dropping them to what they had them at before. big con?

    Yes they did in Northumberland anyway.
    Debt £30,823.48/£44,856.56 ~ 06/02/21 - 31.28% Paid Off
    Mortgage (01/04/09 - 01/07/39)
    £79,515.99/£104,409.00 (as of 05/02/21) ~ 23.84% Paid Off

    Lloyds (M) - £1196.93/£1296.93 ~ Next - £2653.79/£2700.46 ~ Mobile - £296.70/£323.78
    HSBC (H) -£5079.08/£5281.12 ~ HSBC (M) - £4512.19/£4714.23
    Barclays (H) - £4427.32/£4629.36 ~ Barclays (M) - £4013.78/£4215.82
    Halifax (H) - £4930.04/£5132.12 ~ Halifax (M) - £3708.65/£3911.20

    Asda Savings - £0

    POAMAYC 2021 #87 £1290.07 ~ 2020/£3669.48 ~ 2019/£10,615.18 ~ 2018/£13,912.57 ~ 2017/£10,380.18 ~ 2016/£7454.80

    ~ Emergency Savings: £0

    My Debt Free Diary (Link)
  • Yes they did in Northumberland anyway.

    they did in wrexham too, then they said they would'nt be adding the 2p on - ermm they already had over night a few days before
  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    Erm ASDA has been charging 102.9 in Ashington, Northumberland till the other day then they put petrol up to 104.9, so if its going back to 102.9 then its jsut returning to the normal price!!

    still would be 5p a litre cheaper than my cheapest local station
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