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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 16-01-2008, 07:51 Thread Starter
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Beware the secret rip off at shell petrol stations

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I went into my local shell station this morning to put some deisel in the car which was advertised as 1.05/ltr/ However half way through putting the fuel in i noticed that the price was 1.11p/ltr.
Looking around it was evident that the fuel i was putting in was one of those super dielsels made primarily for high performance cars. There was only one pump out ot the 8 on the forecourt that was selling it at 1.05 and you couldnt have got to it without waiting ages.

Usualy there is a choice of deisels at the pump and you can choose cheap or "super diesel" but not at this garage.

I shouted to the bloke on the next pump and told him. He didnt realise what he was doing either.

Rip off merchant oil comanies at it again

So just check the price you are paying at te pump. Might be worth checking at whatever garage you use.

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That has happened to me before too - extremely annoying!

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Re: Beware the secret rip off at shell petrol stations

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Rip off merchant oil comanies at it again
oh, come on... you got to feel sorry for these companies... it's understandable that they need to pass onto the customer every tiny raise in the price of a barrel of oil. How else can they maintain their multi-billion profits?
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I have done the same but I do find that I get more miles and the car goes better on the more expensive fuel. Haven't acually worked out if it is economical though! The petrol companies tell us that it is.
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Yes, I've noticed it at a BP station on the A3 last year; definitely a con.


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This appears to be a common practise in my area, even to the degree that all the pumps that can disspence the cheaper grade are locked off, yet the road side sign declares the lower price.
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I have done the same but I do find that I get more miles and the car goes better on the more expensive fuel. Haven't acually worked out if it is economical though! The petrol companies tell us that it is.
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Yes it is the case with me to a degree - it is better fuel but they should advertise both prices. And then i have the chioce.

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I'm a tad more worried about the pounds going to Gordon than half a pee going to Shell

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What Pees me off is that now fuel has gone through the psychological 1 barrier it is in rocket mode, come on truckers lets get them fuel depots blockaded again as that has been the only pressure I have see this government succumb to!

As I am now on me soap box the other fuel rip off is that we pay VAT on the fuel tax, double taxation, talk about highway robbery!
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I put Shell V-Max in the tank when on our recent visit to Germany. Their was only 1 pump available at the time so just went with it. Cost 100 euros to fill (1.42 euros ltr). Still only got 22.9mpg with no better performance .

Lucky for me it was the wifes turn to pay

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