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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 17th Dec 13, 3:36 PM
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    MSE News: Tesco and Asda cut petrol prices
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    • 17th Dec 13, 3:36 PM
    MSE News: Tesco and Asda cut petrol prices 17th Dec 13 at 3:36 PM
    "Petrol will be cheaper for those filling up at Tesco and Asda from tomorrow, but Sainsbury's won't be cutting prices..."

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    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 17th Dec 13, 3:58 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 3:58 PM
    So that is why the last week it has gone up at our local Tesco station.
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    • Totality
    • By Totality 17th Dec 13, 4:20 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 4:20 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 4:20 PM
    So that is why the last week it has gone up at our local Tesco station.
    Originally posted by Makeandsave
    Tis the MSE way. Don't make a story out of price increases, then make a big deal out of the cuts.
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 17th Dec 13, 4:22 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 4:22 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 4:22 PM
    The difference between petrol and diesel increases again, its about time diesel users got parity.

    MSE should start a campaign to get the price for both fuels the same.
    • fivetide
    • By fivetide 17th Dec 13, 4:27 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 4:27 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 4:27 PM
    MSE should start a campaign to get the price for both fuels the same.
    Originally posted by torbrex
    Absolutely not.

    What do you think would happen? Diesel to come down to the same price as petrol or petrol to go up?

    Basically, everyone would end up out of pocket!

    Money grabbing.... grrr....
    What if there was no such thing as a rhetorical question?
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 17th Dec 13, 4:30 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 4:30 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 4:30 PM
    Ah. Must remember to swing by Asda then.

    (I won't use Tesco juice - a mate in HMRC's Road Fuel Testing Unit described it as being dodgier than the sweepings from the teabag factory floor, & then the diesels with their sensitive engine management systems had that expensive scrunch.)

    Pity Sainburys & Morrisons aren't part of the game yet.
  • Building_Surveyor
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    • 17th Dec 13, 5:38 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 5:38 PM
    My local sainsburys is still cheaper that tesco... How does that work then. Asda and tesco may be cheaper than the day before but not necessarily the cheapest!
  • TurnUpForTheBooks
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    • 17th Dec 13, 6:53 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 6:53 PM
    Is MSE telling us that members of an illegal cartel have decided to artificially set the price of retail fuel from tomorrow by agreement with each other?

    Petrol forecourts can change the price on the forecourt in minutes - they do not have to wait a day or even an hour - so why are so called separate businesses acting in concert ?

    Let's see if they actually do as has been reported they will do, and then we can report them, can't we?
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    • Ultrasonic
    • By Ultrasonic 17th Dec 13, 8:35 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 8:35 PM
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    • 17th Dec 13, 8:35 PM
    The difference between petrol and diesel increases again, its about time diesel users got parity.

    MSE should start a campaign to get the price for both fuels the same.
    Originally posted by torbrex
    Why should two different products have the same price? You may as well start a campaign for whisky to cost the same as milk.
    Last edited by Ultrasonic; 17-12-2013 at 9:09 PM.
    • MEMBER02
    • By MEMBER02 17th Dec 13, 9:03 PM
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    So that is why the last week it has gone up at our local Tesco station.
    Originally posted by Makeandsave
    Wondered why tesco put up prices last week
    • Ultrasonic
    • By Ultrasonic 17th Dec 13, 9:10 PM
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    (I won't use Tesco juice - a mate in HMRC's Road Fuel Testing Unit described it as being dodgier than the sweepings from the teabag factory floor, & then the diesels with their sensitive engine management systems had that expensive scrunch.)
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Any chance you could ask your mate for some more info. on what is wrong with Tesco fuel and share it with us?
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 17th Dec 13, 9:22 PM
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    Why should two different products have the same price? You may as well start a campaign for whisky to cost the same as milk.
    Originally posted by Ultrasonic
    Why is it that 20 years ago diesel was 10p/litre cheaper than petrol?
    Why the turnaround? the products have not changed that much.
    • Hintza
    • By Hintza 17th Dec 13, 9:27 PM
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    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!!!
    • Ultrasonic
    • By Ultrasonic 17th Dec 13, 9:35 PM
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    Why is it that 20 years ago diesel was 10p/litre cheaper than petrol?
    Why the turnaround? the products have not changed that much.
    Originally posted by torbrex
    No, but the demand has changed dramatically. It's basic economics.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 17th Dec 13, 9:51 PM
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    Why should two different products have the same price? You may as well start a campaign for whisky to cost the same as milk.
    Originally posted by Ultrasonic
    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.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 17th Dec 13, 9:54 PM
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    Why is it that 20 years ago diesel was 10p/litre cheaper than petrol?
    Why the turnaround? the products have not changed that much.
    Originally posted by torbrex
    It still is a fair bit cheaper in most European countries that value their transport/road-haulage industry.
    • jase1
    • By jase1 18th Dec 13, 9:57 AM
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    It still is a fair bit cheaper in most European countries that protect their domestic car manufacturers against Far-Eastern competition.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    Fixed that for you.
    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 18th Dec 13, 1:08 PM
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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.
    • ashleyriot
    • By ashleyriot 18th Dec 13, 1:16 PM
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    Tis the MSE way. Don't make a story out of price increases, then make a big deal out of the cuts.
    Originally posted by Totality
    The one I cycle by each day put a penny on it up to 128.9p this morning.

    I had wondered why...
    • Ultrasonic
    • By Ultrasonic 18th Dec 13, 7:36 PM
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    Nasty smelly things diesels. I would ban them.
    Originally posted by Scrootum
    Some people really do have sensitive noses!
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