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    • Former MSE Wendy
    • By Former MSE Wendy 13th Nov 07, 10:15 PM
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    Cheapest Petrol & Diesel Discussion Area
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    • 13th Nov 07, 10:15 PM
    Cheapest Petrol & Diesel Discussion Area 13th Nov 07 at 10:15 PM


    This thread is specifically to discuss the


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    • KingGooner
    • By KingGooner 31st Jan 18, 4:13 PM
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    But they hide certain stations under a padlock that cannot be seen unless you subscribe.
    That together with the pageful of adverts they display means that PetrolPrices.com is a complete waste of time as you have no idea where the cheapest station is and is no longer in my favourites bar.
    Basically they have become a scam site as far as I am concerned. Shame really because they were quite useful when they started out.
    #gapinthemarket
    • adrianmarchant
    • By adrianmarchant 1st Feb 18, 9:46 AM
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    Fuel price rise rip off, yet again
    Firstly, is there a mathematical error on the breakdown of fuel price, the percentage total comes to 103.4%.
    My main grouse now (like everybody elseís) is the oil companies are ripping us off yet again!
    Oil is bought/sold in US dollars / barrel, the price on 26th Jan was $70.51/barrel (heading down, slightly) the dollar/pound exchange rate ($1.41/£1) this makes the price of a barrel a lot cheaper for the uk market. That means the pump price should be falling, NOT RISING. Again itís a case of the oil companies RIPPING OFF THE UK MOTORIST.
    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 1st Feb 18, 10:01 AM
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    But they hide certain stations under a padlock that cannot be seen unless you subscribe.
    That together with the pageful of adverts they display means that PetrolPrices.com is a complete waste of time as you have no idea where the cheapest station is and is no longer in my favourites bar.
    Basically they have become a scam site as far as I am concerned. Shame really because they were quite useful when they started out.
    #gapinthemarket
    Originally posted by KingGooner
    The left column shows the cheapest prices, you don't need to look at the map unless you want to know where the station is.

    If you use AdBlock Plus it removes most of the ads - they don't like it because they leave messages all over the place asking you to disable it!
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    • Geoffrey Coan
    • By Geoffrey Coan 1st Feb 18, 3:18 PM
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    The PetrolPrices weekly email is also now useless since it doesn't actually contain the petrol prices, just a link to the website.

    However the IOS app is still quite useful, easy to find and see what the petrol prices are in the selected area, and no adverts at all.

    Advise to use the app !
    I'd be happier on holiday in Brittany than being at work !
    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 1st Feb 18, 3:22 PM
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    TBH If the cheapest price in the e-mail is the same as it was yesterday and the day before etc., I presume it is the same garage as when I last looked it up.
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    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 1st Feb 18, 4:23 PM
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    There are two petrol stations that have gone completely missing on the petrol prices site for my area now, one of which is usually the cheapest. So not sure I'd even bother trusting it for useful info any more, other than just keeping an eye on the general trend of fuel prices.
    • Robert10
    • By Robert10 6th Jun 18, 8:13 AM
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    petrolprices.com
    Further to this article I've just logged into my petrolprices.com account for the first time in ages, and rather frustratingly it's not as good as it used to be as many forecourts are "locked" - you have to "upgrade to plus" to see them. In my area 5 out of 10 are locked. Grrrr!
    • Geoffrey Coan
    • By Geoffrey Coan 7th Jun 18, 10:31 AM
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    I wasn't aware of this either. I logged in to my petrolprices account, and same thing, loads of petrol stations are "locked" and require joining as a plus member for £20 a year.


    A few months ago I found I had to unsubscribe from the email alerts because they'd been changed to only give the 'highest and lowest in the area' prices rather than giving the detailed prices for my local petrol stations - making the emails pretty much useless.


    The iOS mobile app doesn't (yet) have these restrictions, you can do up to 20 searches (a day?) and it gives all the prices for all the stations in your chosen area. I have occasionally used up all these searches when trying to find cheaper petrol on a long journey and doing multiple searches, a search for 10 miles around a point and then 20 miles around the same point unfortunately count as two searches, but at least the app is still entirely free.


    I can understand that PP want to encourage people to pay as they have to pay to obtain the data from the petrol card companies and they've got the cost of the website, app, etc, but £20 a year is a bit steep IMHO.


    Geoffrey
    I'd be happier on holiday in Brittany than being at work !
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 7th Jun 18, 11:09 AM
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    Might aswell just pay the extra 1p per litre than pay £20 to find the cheapest.
    • Terry98
    • By Terry98 7th Jun 18, 2:57 PM
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    You could try https://www.confused.com/on-the-road/petrol-prices

    From the main article.......

    'PetrolPrices.com allows you to do 20 free searches a month, which should be enough unless you're doing some serious mileage. But an alternative if you need more is a similar Confused.com tool - it covers slightly fewer petrol stations and is only updated once a week, but you can get up to 20 searches a week with a free account.'
    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 7th Jun 18, 10:54 PM
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    A few months ago I found I had to unsubscribe from the email alerts because they'd been changed to only give the 'highest and lowest in the area' prices rather than giving the detailed prices for my local petrol stations - making the emails pretty much useless.
    Originally posted by Geoffrey Coan

    Surely you only want to know where the cheapest station in your area which is supplied free.


    If you have a larger radius then you can see if there a cheaper garage a few miles away, but bear in mind any money you save may be used by making the extra journey, to and from !



    Perhaps I am lucky I can drive approx 1 mile and see the two stations nearest to me (Shell and Asda) and check their prices. A little bit further away is Sainsburys/
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    • stojom
    • By stojom 13th Jun 18, 6:54 PM
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    Fuel prices
    Petrolprices.com now charge for info on prices outside certain radii, confused.com is more comprehensive. If you shop around you can sometimes get super unleaded cheaper than normal stuff locally just by travelling slightly extra miles, I do so it!!!8217;s a no brainer. Despite the cynics it is better for your car, cleaner and can improve mpg.
    Last edited by stojom; 13-06-2018 at 6:55 PM. Reason: Mistake
    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 13th Jun 18, 6:59 PM
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    My local Asda (London NW9) has today REDUCED the price for unleaded to 124.7p I presume other Asda branches have followed similar.


    Just seen this article. So it is not only Asda then!
    Last edited by I-LOV-MONEY; 13-06-2018 at 7:12 PM. Reason: Adding article link
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    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 13th Jun 18, 7:02 PM
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    What does
    I do so it!!!8217;s a no brainer
    mean?
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    • stojom
    • By stojom 13th Jun 18, 7:02 PM
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    Soz, forgot to mention, does anyone remember dodgy DAVE;s fuel price escalator idea where tax would be adjusted to increases so they would stabilise prices. Another promise swiftly forgotten.
    Last edited by stojom; 13-06-2018 at 7:11 PM. Reason: Typo
    • stojom
    • By stojom 13th Jun 18, 7:03 PM
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    Apologies
    Just a typo
    • Patricia01
    • By Patricia01 16th Jun 18, 3:00 AM
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    If you know someone who's a member of Costco, ask them to go to their petrol pump with you - my mother says it's about £1.20 near her.
    • ernie-money
    • By ernie-money 18th Jul 18, 6:45 PM
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    Workaround the locked garages on petrolprices.com
    Further to this article I've just logged into my petrolprices.com account for the first time in ages, and rather frustratingly it's not as good as it used to be as many forecourts are "locked" - you have to "upgrade to plus" to see them. In my area 5 out of 10 are locked. Grrrr!
    Originally posted by Robert10
    I've just noticed by chance that it's random which garages are blocked out. I wanted to know how much fuel was at the BP, for using an Amex offer, and it was locked when I put my postcode in. As there aren't many garages that side of town, I thought I'd put in a postcode from further that direction & when I did, suddenly I got the prices of the previously blocked garages! A bit fiddly, but possibly useful to know...
    I don't think I can hang on til Friday...
    • sheppertonsound
    • By sheppertonsound 9th Aug 18, 7:31 PM
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    Cheapest Petrol option
    For what appears to have been several months, if one spends £20 in the M&S section of a BP petrol garage which has an attached Marks & Sparks franchise, you get 10p per liter off fuel.


    The problem is that you have to spend that amount in the M&S section and THEN fill with fuel! That means that most petrol pumps are filled with empty cars because their owners have gone to spend the £20+ AFTER filling up!


    This would be so much easier sorting out if, after one spends £20+ in the M&S section, one could receive a voucher offering 10p/litre off petrol, enabling the vehicle owner to revisit the same garage later to use (without clogging up a petrol pump)!


    Bill.
    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 9th Aug 18, 8:44 PM
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    For what appears to have been several months, if one spends £20 in the M&S section of a BP petrol garage which has an attached Marks & Sparks franchise, you get 10p per liter off fuel.


    The problem is that you have to spend that amount in the M&S section and THEN fill with fuel! That means that most petrol pumps are filled with empty cars because their owners have gone to spend the £20+ AFTER filling up!


    This would be so much easier sorting out if, after one spends £20+ in the M&S section, one could receive a voucher offering 10p/litre off petrol, enabling the vehicle owner to revisit the same garage later to use (without clogging up a petrol pump)!


    Bill.
    Originally posted by sheppertonsound
    Anyone who spends £20 in a petrol station M&S is clearly not worried about saving a few pence on petrol anyway
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