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MSE News: Tesco and Asda cut petrol prices

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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  • torbrextorbrex
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    Ultrasonic wrote: »
    Why should two different products have the same price? You may as well start a campaign for whisky to cost the same as milk.
    Why is it that 20 years ago diesel was 10p/litre cheaper than petrol?
    Why the turnaround? the products have not changed that much.
  • That is now 12 times this year that we have been informed by MSE Helen (et al) that the supermarkets are dropping their prices. So how the hel.l are they still around the price at the start of the year. January = 130.7; November = 129.0!

    This the same carp that Tesco do with all their prices, smoke and mirrors but the public are on to them (see their results).

    But the great sin is that MSE Helen et al fall for this nonsense every month and like good lap dogs get regurgitating it on here. Time to stop this nonsense MSE!!!
  • UltrasonicUltrasonic Forumite
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    torbrex wrote: »
    Why is it that 20 years ago diesel was 10p/litre cheaper than petrol?
    Why the turnaround? the products have not changed that much.

    No, but the demand has changed dramatically. It's basic economics.
  • IceweaselIceweasel Forumite
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    Ultrasonic wrote: »
    Why should two different products have the same price? You may as well start a campaign for whisky to cost the same as milk.

    If you were to remove the ridiculous amount of tax on whisky there probably wouldn't be much difference between the two on the supermarket shelf. ;)
  • IceweaselIceweasel Forumite
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    torbrex wrote: »
    Why is it that 20 years ago diesel was 10p/litre cheaper than petrol?
    Why the turnaround? the products have not changed that much.

    It still is a fair bit cheaper in most European countries that value their transport/road-haulage industry. :(
  • jase1jase1 Forumite
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    Iceweasel wrote: »
    It still is a fair bit cheaper in most European countries that protect their domestic car manufacturers against Far-Eastern competition.

    Fixed that for you.
  • gsmlnxgsmlnx Forumite
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    Asda put the price up last week, I have to put petrol in the car on Monday and price goes down on Wednesday.

    Happens every time. :(
  • Totality wrote: »
    Tis the MSE way. Don't make a story out of price increases, then make a big deal out of the cuts.

    The one I cycle by each day put a penny on it up to 128.9p this morning.

    I had wondered why...
  • UltrasonicUltrasonic Forumite
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    Scrootum wrote: »
    Nasty smelly things diesels. I would ban them.

    Some people really do have sensitive noses!
  • AquamaniaAquamania Forumite
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    Anyone else noticed that all the supermarkets quietly upped the price of their fuel 1p on a litre this week?

    Strange how there was no big announcement
    Even stranger that the increase occurred at all, what with crude oil prices (in USD) falling and the GBP gaining in strength against the USD.
    Suppose it might be a case of supply & demand, what with everyone going back to work in their cars after the Christmas break and all the lorries getting back on the road.

    Perhaps there'll be another big announcement of how the supermarkets are helping us all slash the cost of motoring in these austere times by knocking 1p off a litre soon?
    Towards the end of this month perhaps?
    :cool:
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