Morrisons starts charging for air at petrol stations - MSE News

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
Morrisons has scrapped a scheme which offered customers free air for their tyres when they spent £15 or more on fuel at its petrol stations...
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  • BoGoFBoGoF Forumite
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    Does this really merit a thread......
  • QuentinQuentin Forumite
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    Good news for electric car owners though

    They have halved the cost of air from 20 to 10p/min (for all vehicles irrespective of whether or not they use Morrison fuel)
  • Car_54Car_54 Forumite
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    Slow news day ...
  • Inner_ZoneInner_Zone Forumite
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    This happened at Reading about six months ago when they refurbished the petrol station. Old news.
  • RichardD1970RichardD1970 Forumite
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    Haven't used air at a petrol station since I was a kid blowing up an innertube to take down the river. :D
  • Norman_CastleNorman_Castle Forumite
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    :eek: I'm dreading the next RPI figures. Brexit, Trump, Boris, global warming and now Morrisons charging for air. We are doomed, dooooomed.
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  • Paul_HerringPaul_Herring Forumite
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    First the calls for increased tax on alcohol and tobacco, then fat tax, sugar tax and plastic tax, now we finally have an fresh-air-tax...
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  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    First the calls for increased tax on alcohol and tobacco, then fat tax, sugar tax and plastic tax, now we finally have an fresh-air-tax...

    Are you blaming Brexit? Would the air still be free is we stayed in the EU? :)
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  • oldagetravelleroldagetraveller Forumite
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    My nearest Morrisons is about 20 miles away. Now that they are going to charge for air that's definitely confirmed the decision that I'll never shop there!
    Not that I did in the first place.
    Use a damn footpump.
  • Ebe_ScroogeEbe_Scrooge Forumite
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    My local Morrisons stopped giving free almost a year ago.

    What a lot of people people don't realise is that air isn't free. Well, OK, air is free, but a compressor is an expensive piece of kit, and it needs maintenance. It could be argued that a large company could swallow up the costs, but at the end of the day, they're a business not a charity. If offering free air doesn't translate to increased sales, what's their incentive ?

    Anyhow, buy a foot pump from Argos for a fiver, problem solved. With the added advantage that you can inflate your tyres in the comfort of your own driveway :-)
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