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MSE News: Supermarkets to cut fuel prices ahead of the August bank holiday

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  • PenguinJim
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    kandatoo wrote: »
    Where's that, if you don't mind me asking?
    Taiwan. The prices are controlled by the government, too, so the NT$34.6/L (69p) I pay will be the same regardless of the petrol station I use.

    Usually you get a gift such as two free boxes of tissues if you fill up (about £16 for me, once a week), but I've found a station that gives two boxes of tissues AND three bottles of some Red Bull-type stuff! So no more tissues or toilet paper go on the shopping list, and I don't need to worry about investing in a large pension because that Red Bull stuff will kill me long before then. Win-win!

    I'll most likely be in Canada next, where the price/litre seems to be about 65p. :beer:

    (Anyone in the UK feeling bad about petrol prices should take a look at Turkey!)
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  • tykesi
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    that Red Bull stuff will kill me long before then

    Or you could use it to run the car on for another couple of days :D
  • ACG
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    Crabman wrote: »
    Has anyone reclaimed costs from the cartel, where they've filled up in advance of the price "cut" announcement and thus overpaid?

    Perhaps MSE should publish a guide?
    Maybe you could go back to your boss and ask for unpaid wages on the basis that you were paid less before you had a pay rise?
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  • Crabman
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    ACG wrote: »
    Maybe you could go back to your boss and ask for unpaid wages on the basis that you were paid less before you had a pay rise?
    Comparing apples and oranges...
  • pooch
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    Well that didn't last long...

    I noticed early this week that Asda had notched up the price of a litre (and where Asda have, then all other local supermarkets and filling stations in the area also have).
    Having said that, not every Asda has increased the price, but their national price cap has obviously gone up since this article.

    Or are we due another amazing supermarket deal in the next week or so when they will once again slash the prices of fuel for the hard pressed Great British Public? :cool:
  • jimjames
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    pooch wrote: »
    Well that didn't last long...

    I noticed early this week that Asda had notched up the price of a litre (and where Asda have, then all other local supermarkets and filling stations in the area also have).
    Having said that, not every Asda has increased the price, but their national bottom line price has obviously gone up since this article.

    Or are we due another amazing supermarket deal in the next week or so when they will once again slash the prices of fuel for the hard pressed Great British Public? :cool:

    Not happened round us.

    Prices are still a lot lower than before summer holidays.
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  • pooch
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    jimjames wrote: »
    Not happened round us...

    May I ask where you are?

    I drive around a lot and have seen these changes across the land e.g. at Cheltenham in the West and Colchester in the East.
    (But as I also said, it's not at all Asda stores)
  • molerat
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    +1p at Asda here.
  • Castle
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    +1p Increase at Tescos here (now 126.9/Litre)
  • OnanTheBarbarian
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    I don't take a lot of notice too often to be honest, if the car needs fuel, it needs fuel, but at Sainsbury's in York last night I think it was 124 a litre for regular unleaded
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