Petrol prices- an idea!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by wannabeminime, 23 May 2008 Social URL.

  1. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

    See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it

    We are hitting £ 122.9 a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £1.25 a ltr.

    This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't
    continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT,whoever
    thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work.

    Please read it and join in!

    Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the market place
    not sellers. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not
    purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea:

    For the rest of this year DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP.

    If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers. It's
    really simple to do!!

    Now, don't wimp out at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

    I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send i t to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the
    message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and
    pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it... ..


    Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all.(and not buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt,
    all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8days!!! Acting together we can make a difference . If this makes
    sense to you, please pass this message on.


    It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso.
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  3. blue_grapefruit

    blue_grapefruit Gold Member

    Bloody hell, it's £1.30 here!!
  4. misscheeky

    misscheeky Gold Member

    148.9 for diesel i saw yesterday. im in irleland so prob a bit different than pounds
  5. Glorious_Day

    Glorious_Day Banned

    But where are Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsburys getting their fuel? From Esso and BP........ its simple plain packaging economics, say Tesco want to add a petrol station to one of their superstores, the main fuel suppliers will each vie for the tender and because they are still making a hell of a profit they will allow Tesco or whoever to sell at a slightly lower price...... but inside the service station it will have lubricants etc made by the supplier.

    So, if you to a Tesco's or Asda station and inside the lubricants are say Shell, then you know its Shell who supplied the Petrol........ its not 100% but its a good guide line.
  6. Taz

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  7. minilady

    minilady Gold Member

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    I received this in an email today and have passed it on. I buy mine from Sainsbury's all the time, so am already abiding by the terms.

    I wonder if it'll work? Where do Tesco, Sainsbury's buy there fuel from? Could they buy it from BP or Esso in the first place?

  8. sazzy34

    sazzy34 Gold Member

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    At least you can collect your points at Tesco, if you have to buy petrol.
    its 129.9 here for diesel at the moment.
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