pmm1981 wrote: »
Where do they get these figures from, article is dated today so should be upto date
when was national average for unleaded 123.9, i can't get it for under 125.9 in Yorkshire which is usually cheaper.
£1.43 for a bottle of coke on the high street, only a mug would pay that, boots are doing 2 for £1.40 (on train stations too), is it just a case of going round and putting the worst case figures on??
esuhl wrote: »
Shops choosing their own prices in an essentially capitalist free-market?! Whatever next?!
If certain motorway service station shops charge 91% more for bottled water than on the High Street... I wonder what proportion of profit the High Street shop makes on a bottle of water. A bottle of tap water would cost a few pence, and it's hard to see how mineral water could cost tens (or hundreds) that.
movilogo wrote: »
PS: Buying fuel in motorways, inspite of higher costs, sometimes unavoidable if you car is running low on fuel.
Niksan wrote: »
I don't buy this at all, surely motorways being main arteries to everywhere'ville, surely many service stations are passed en-route to cities to supply the stores there. :huh:
MarkSG wrote: »
It's certainly true that prices are higher at service stations, but that's more to do with the way they're regulated than with the operators. MSAs have to be open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, so they need to be staffed round the clock as well even though they don't sell much in the middle of the night. They also have to provide free parking and facilities such as toilets, which also have to be available round the clock. And they have to pay the full cost of constructing and maintaining the facilities, even the ones which don't earn money. So when the operators say that their prices are higher because their costs are higher, they do have a point.
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