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    • Former MSE Paloma
    • By Former MSE Paloma 28th Jul 14, 12:07 PM
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    MSE News: Asda to cut petrol prices by 2p per litre
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    • 28th Jul 14, 12:07 PM
    MSE News: Asda to cut petrol prices by 2p per litre 28th Jul 14 at 12:07 PM
    "Drivers filling up at Asda will see petrol prices fall by up to 2p/litre from tomorrow"

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    Asda to cut petrol prices by 2p per litre



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    • londonTiger
    • By londonTiger 28th Jul 14, 12:22 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 12:22 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 12:22 PM
    they seem to be cutting 2p off fuel every month. So according to my calculation petrol should cost 50p a litre by now.
    • Herbalus
    • By Herbalus 28th Jul 14, 12:41 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 12:41 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 12:41 PM
    So many unanswered questions make this look like a publicity stunt. Like, when does this cap end? Is it permanent? What happens if wholesale prices go up?
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 28th Jul 14, 1:07 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 1:07 PM
    Could have sworn they used to sell petrol by the gallon, and it was about 99p.
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 28th Jul 14, 1:09 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 1:09 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 1:09 PM
    Showing my age here - I can remember the outrage when petrol hit the magical £1 per gallon mark Mind you, I can also remember when beer was significantly less than £1 a pint.
    • harrys dad
    • By harrys dad 28th Jul 14, 1:27 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 1:27 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 1:27 PM
    Sheesh, we get this ridiculous story yet again. Prices go up, prices do down, MSE puts out a "news story". I made an official complaint last time and got a reply from "MSE Andrea" basically telling me off.

    Asda diesel is the same price now it was 12 months ago I think, and in that time we must have had at least 6 of these "stories".
    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 28th Jul 14, 1:40 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 1:40 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 1:40 PM
    I wonder if Tesco will follow they increased theirs by 2p a litre the other day.
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    • tripled
    • By tripled 28th Jul 14, 2:35 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 2:35 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 2:35 PM
    Sheesh, we get this ridiculous story yet again. Prices go up, prices do down, MSE puts out a "news story". I made an official complaint last time and got a reply from "MSE Andrea" basically telling me off.
    Originally posted by harrys dad
    It's click bait, but they're unlikely to admit that
    • TattyBear
    • By TattyBear 28th Jul 14, 3:40 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 3:40 PM
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    • 28th Jul 14, 3:40 PM
    Unleaded at my local rip off Tesco has gone up 2p a litre in the last month, 1p of that in the last week.
    • Hintza
    • By Hintza 28th Jul 14, 6:32 PM
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    Unleaded at my local rip off Tesco has gone up 2p a litre in the last month, 1p of that in the last week.
    Originally posted by TattyBear
    Come on keep up ...........

    That is so they can now announce a 2p cut in the fuel price.

    The thing is MSE now receives revenue from the supermarkets so they have to play ball, how else would MSE Paloma get paid!
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 28th Jul 14, 8:18 PM
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    ASDA must be paying the site to post this SPAM....



    Why no threads when the price goes up?
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    • Herbalus
    • By Herbalus 28th Jul 14, 8:25 PM
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    The thing is MSE now receives revenue from the supermarkets so they have to play ball, how else would MSE Paloma get paid!
    Originally posted by Hintza
    Come on now...MSE doesn't receive money from supermarkets for pieces like this. Any revenue they do get is from credit products like cards and loans, and does not come with promotion conditions.
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 28th Jul 14, 9:25 PM
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    Unleaded at my local rip off Tesco has gone up 2p a litre in the last month, 1p of that in the last week.
    Originally posted by TattyBear
    But you get a 2p off if you spend £50 in store....

    As always raise prices to drop them.

    In the defence of MSE it does seem ASDA are usually the keenest on petrol prices and the first to drop followed by the others, so I do think its worth them reporting this.
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    • Totality
    • By Totality 29th Jul 14, 6:31 AM
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    But you get a 2p off if you spend £50 in store....

    As always raise prices to drop them.

    In the defence of MSE it does seem ASDA are usually the keenest on petrol prices and the first to drop followed by the others, so I do think its worth them reporting this.
    Originally posted by Percy1983
    I think it would be more worthwhile if price rises were reported as well as cuts.
    • minislim
    • By minislim 29th Jul 14, 7:53 AM
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    this is not news anymore. even the report is just a carbon copy of one a few weeks ago. its becoming like spam!

    prices at the pumps sneaked up 2p last week.

    so this isn't a cut its just price manipulation.

    something which all the supermarkets are good at.
    • JustLikeThat
    • By JustLikeThat 29th Jul 14, 8:12 AM
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    A few weeks ago, diesel went down 2p at Asda but petrol did not. I find this 'heads up' useful as it informs my buying decision if I need to fill up soon. Any petrol station is a business and not a charity and their objective is to make profit - hence promotional schemes and price variation. By having all the information to hand about current pricing it helps you decide where to buy. We all wish fuel was cheaper and would keep going down, but have to deal with the reality.
    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 29th Jul 14, 12:48 PM
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    According to Petrolprices.com, the average UK price for a litre of diesel was 135.38p yesterday, while the cost of unleaded petrol stood at 131.10p/litre.
    Kinda makes me feel lucky I have never seen those prices.
    Diesel has been at 132.7p for a few months now, with petrol being 129.7p
    • harrys dad
    • By harrys dad 29th Jul 14, 4:13 PM
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    A few weeks ago, diesel went down 2p at Asda but petrol did not. I find this 'heads up' useful as it informs my buying decision if I need to fill up soon. Any petrol station is a business and not a charity and their objective is to make profit - hence promotional schemes and price variation. By having all the information to hand about current pricing it helps you decide where to buy. We all wish fuel was cheaper and would keep going down, but have to deal with the reality.
    Originally posted by JustLikeThat
    Well that would be fine if we also had the stories in between saying "Asda puts diesel prices up 2p a litre. If you are that price conscious, and actually need to be told what the price is in your area rather than watch it yourself, sign up to a site like www.petrolprices.com and get updates sent straight to your inbox.

    It seems to me that "MSE Paloma" and her colleagues are almost playing at Monty Python....Spam spam spam spam. I suspect I mustn't say any more or I will get another warning from MSE Andrea.
    • michaels
    • By michaels 29th Jul 14, 6:47 PM
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    What a surprise, our local sainsburys had put their prices up this week - they do that every time before they do a 'price cut' - they are now as hated as Tesco for me
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    • patman99
    • By patman99 29th Jul 14, 8:27 PM
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    I drive a diesel, so only use supermarket fuel as a last resort as I discovered that I get a 12% drop in economy in comparison with branded fuel.
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