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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 11th Sep 09, 10:16 AM
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    MSE News: Asda cuts fuel costs amid hopes of a price war
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    • 11th Sep 09, 10:16 AM
    MSE News: Asda cuts fuel costs amid hopes of a price war 11th Sep 09 at 10:16 AM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "Motorists were given a boost today after a supermarket giant announced it was dropping the price of its fuel ..."



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  • movingforward2010
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    • 11th Sep 09, 10:22 AM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 10:22 AM
    didn't asda out up prices just before the 2p tax increase anyway? so aren't they now just dropping them to what they had them at before. big con?
    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 11th Sep 09, 11:02 AM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 11:02 AM
    didn't asda out up prices just before the 2p tax increase anyway?
    Originally posted by wxmlad
    Not that I recall. But this is probably going to be a bit of a fruitless gesture, considering fuel will more than likely be at least 2p more expensive in a few weeks anyway.
    • verloren
    • By verloren 11th Sep 09, 11:05 AM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 11:05 AM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 11:05 AM
    DOes cutting prices by less than 2% really count as 'slashing'? Feels more like trimming to me.
    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 11th Sep 09, 11:12 AM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 11:12 AM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 11:12 AM
    DOes cutting prices by less than 2% really count as 'slashing'? Feels more like trimming to me.
    Originally posted by verloren
    Look at a similar story that was reported a few weeks back where petrol prices were set to SOAR!!!
    That was the 2p increase if I remember rightly. Sensationalist reporting at its finest. lol Admittedly. For those around the country that pay more than 107.9p for fuel, this is more of a slash as the article does state that the MAXIMUM drivers will pay for petrol is 102.9p. 5p/L is quite a lot. For the rest of us that pay a bit less for fuel (Currently 103.9p at my local Shell garage), we will feel the impact of this cut a whole lot less.
    Last edited by wizk1; 11-09-2009 at 11:24 AM.
    • GSXRCarlos
    • By GSXRCarlos 11th Sep 09, 11:24 AM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 11:24 AM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 11:24 AM
    Here are our tips:
    Walk or take public transport.

    lol

    i already use asda for my fuel, and have their credit card so i get 1p a litre off too, and it's round the corner from work, and it's the cheapest in the area anyway.

    Asda really are starting to lead the way, but i'm not sure i can reduce my fuel bill much more
    Last edited by GSXRCarlos; 11-09-2009 at 11:26 AM.
  • chrisbf1
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    • 11th Sep 09, 12:52 PM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 12:52 PM
    The only rip off merchants are this government, petrol has risen 3 times in 8 months, and will rise in January when vat goes up again. If Darling wanted to be a 'darling' he could of let vat sink to 15% for petrol , but no he exempted it. When it rises he will put more vat on though. The motorist is an easy target! speed cameras being another prime example!
    • kindofagilr
    • By kindofagilr 11th Sep 09, 1:16 PM
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    Erm ASDA has been charging 102.9 in Ashington, Northumberland till the other day then they put petrol up to 104.9, so if its going back to 102.9 then its jsut returning to the normal price!!
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    • By kindofagilr 11th Sep 09, 1:17 PM
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    • 11th Sep 09, 1:17 PM
    didn't asda out up prices just before the 2p tax increase anyway? so aren't they now just dropping them to what they had them at before. big con?
    Originally posted by wxmlad
    Yes they did in Northumberland anyway.
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  • movingforward2010
    Yes they did in Northumberland anyway.
    Originally posted by kindofagilr
    they did in wrexham too, then they said they would'nt be adding the 2p on - ermm they already had over night a few days before
    • custardy
    • By custardy 11th Sep 09, 6:24 PM
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    Erm ASDA has been charging 102.9 in Ashington, Northumberland till the other day then they put petrol up to 104.9, so if its going back to 102.9 then its jsut returning to the normal price!!
    Originally posted by kindofagilr
    still would be 5p a litre cheaper than my cheapest local station
  • Stephen Leak
    I think we're being a bit churlish here, people. All donations are gratefully received here. Thank you, ASDA. Keep it up.
    • TBeckett100
    • By TBeckett100 11th Sep 09, 9:31 PM
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    LPG is up 1p
  • iNath
    LPG is up 1p
    Originally posted by TBeckett100
    LPG is up by way more where I live (Northampton).

    2/3 weeks ago Morrisons in Wellingborough was 49.9, then 51.9 now 53.9. My local Shell was 53.9, then 54.9 now 56.9. Most BP garages I see are 57.9 and one was 60.9!
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 12th Sep 09, 7:27 PM
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    It's OK if you live near an Asda. Just looking it up for where I used to live and the cheapest is 1.07, Asda is 104.9p if you drive 20 miles.
    • kindofagilr
    • By kindofagilr 14th Sep 09, 9:44 AM
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    still would be 5p a litre cheaper than my cheapest local station
    Originally posted by custardy
    I am not disputing that.

    I am merely pointing out that they increased the price 2p just to drop it 2p the next day.
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    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 14th Sep 09, 9:46 AM
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    Thank you ASDA. Looks like their price drop has fuelled a price war in my local area (see what I did there? ). Local Shell garage has dropped their fuel to 102.9 now
    • DKLS
    • By DKLS 14th Sep 09, 10:00 AM
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    Just wish that Asda would sell Super unleaded.
    Last edited by DKLS; 14-09-2009 at 10:03 AM.
  • Dealmad
    Wow 2 p off , we all suppose to clap our hands on how we get so ripped off in rip of britain

    About time we protested about things like this and not bow down when they only take off 1 or 2p , as it seems most idiots jump for joy at a penny off :rolleyes:
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 15th Sep 09, 9:45 AM
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    You could have fooled me, what "price war"?:confused:

    Hysterical headlines like these really do my cake in!
    Last edited by oldagetraveller; 15-09-2009 at 9:48 AM.
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