MSE News: Petrol prices to fall again at three major supermarkets

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If you're planning on filling up your car with petrol, wait until tomorrow at Asda or Sainsbury's as they cut prices ...
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Petrol prices to fall again at three major supermarkets

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  • PincherPincher
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    They really are milking it. Drop 1p every two weeks could go on till Christmas.
  • Yawn. Can you stop posting this non news.

    Nobody give two hoots.
  • TotalityTotality Forumite
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    Pincher wrote: »
    They really are milking it. Drop 1p every two weeks could go on till Christmas.

    "They" being the supermarkets or MSE for ALWAYS posting this (as already pointed out) non news? ;)
  • reduxredux Forumite
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    im-lost wrote: »
    Yawn. Can you stop posting this non news.

    Nobody give two hoots.

    It's a slight improvement.

    They left out the by now very boring cliche about sparking a new fuel price war, perhaps as a result of the government urging companies to pass on price drops - which would seem to imply there has not been a price war yet.
  • DJ_MikeDJ_Mike Forumite
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    People on a tight budget might well care. Why shouldn't a website about saving money post about a national price drop that might... *gasp*... save people money?
  • sh0597sh0597 Forumite
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    It comes across as advertising, either for the supermarkets or the government.
  • TotalityTotality Forumite
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    DJ_Mike wrote: »
    People on a tight budget might well care. Why shouldn't a website about saving money post about a national price drop that might... *gasp*... save people money?

    Because it comes across as promotion for the supermarkets, and because the price increases are (as far as I'm aware) never reported.
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    reduxredux Forumite
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    edited 7 November 2014 at 8:21AM
    DJ_Mike wrote: »
    People on a tight budget might well care. Why shouldn't a website about saving money post about a national price drop that might... *gasp*... save people money?

    MSE only ever bases its articles on supermarket press releases, but prices change at all outlets.

    6 or 7 of the cheapest 10 near me are not supermarkets.
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    Tesco increased its petrol price by 2p/litre over the weekend.

    I'm guessing Tesco didn't issue a press release about that :)
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  • edited 8 November 2014 at 6:35PM
    agarnettagarnett
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    edited 8 November 2014 at 6:35PM
    im-lost wrote: »
    Yawn. Can you stop posting this non news.

    Nobody give two hoots.
    This is exactly why the Petrol Retail Consortiums in the UK get away with rip off prices ... Nobody (in UK ... seems to) give two hoots ...

    There are countries in Europe where the pump price goes up and down with the oil price at large - sometimes more than once daily.

    They have digital roadside fuel price signs, you see. They can be changed instantly using computer controls instead of being manipulated according to the whims of board meetings of conniving greedy barstewards.

    Call it non-news if you wish, but the news this time is that the retailers are well and truly rumbled and being warned.
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