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The price of petrol

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Norbert666, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. Norbert666

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    No, this isn't supposed to be in motors.

    Why is it that petrol is a different price in different petrol stations?

    I mean, a Mars Bar for example is the same price in Sainsburys, as in Tescos, as in the local corner shop all over the country. Why is petrol different?

    I don't get it?
     
  2. Nozzer

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    No it's not :confused:
     
  3. Takhisis

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    My corner shop charges 50p for a normal mars and 75p for a king size :(

    I want a mars bar now :o
     
  4. TripleT

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    You sure about the mars bar thing? Round here they're not all the same price. :confused:

    It's just competition and also different places buy petrol and different rates, thoughfore have it priced differently....
     
  5. Nix

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    Trade and suppliers?
     
  6. iCraig

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    It's competitive pricing, the same with all products.

    I can assure you Mars Bars are not priced the same all across the country.
     
  7. Norbert666

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    yeah yeah OK. I don;t buy sweets or mars bars. I assumed. And apparantly incorrectly.

    So mars bars are different prices around the country? crazy! :o

    I genuinely thought they'd be the same price everywhere. I need to get out more :o
     
  8. PardonTheWait

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    99% of everything is different prices everywhere?
     
  9. Norbert666

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    Man, I so need to get out more :o
     
  10. PardonTheWait

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    So it seems! :p
     
  11. Chronicle

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    Magazines are all pretty much the same price everywhere.....
     
  12. vaultingSlinky

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    thats because most publishers display the magazine price printed on the front of the magazine, and so if the retailer tried to charge more, people would notice and buy from elsewhere?
     
  13. iCraig

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    No, they arn't. A copy of ComputerArts used to cost me £6 until I found a shop that was selling it for £3.50.
     
  14. PardonTheWait

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    They're pre marked with a price though, aren't they :p
     
  15. Chronicle

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    Yeh but so's coke, and *sometimes* you see that being sold for less than the price on the bottle...
     
  16. iCraig

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    I think its the guide price or something, they are entitled to sell it cheaper somehow. Perhaps some sort of deal with the writers?
     
  17. Roduga

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    It's not as bad as AVGAS. :(
     
  18. PardonTheWait

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    I said 99% of stuff. 99% of stuff IS different prices everywhere. I fail to see where you're going with this argument.
     
  19. SB118

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    Nah, what is really confusing is how diesel used to be 10p/l cheaper than petrol and now costs 5p/l more :confused:
     
  20. Kroegen

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    Actually mate, a Mars bar is 50p in my college :eek: