On 25 Oct 2012 at 5:12pm Driver wrote:
What ever happened to this petrol station being cheaper than the other establishments in town ?
Bit disappointed driving past today to see it was matching Tesco,
I would like to support local business (if the petrol station can be classified as one ) however I get clubcard points at tesco for spending the same amount of money.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 7:22pm Peter Pan wrote:
It cant work , they cant buy in big enough gallonage to sell at redused prices they only have small tanks ,S.E.L the prevouse owners had quite a few sites so brought in bulk and used there own tankers to service the smaller sites
On 25 Oct 2012 at 7:36pm Mungo wrote:
I think it's a fantastic place, i have never come across an independent garage before and at last this gives us the chance to stick two fingers up at the Esso's and Tesco's of this world. Even if it does cost a couple of quid extra per tank at least you know the profis are are going into the local economy and not some share holder's bank account.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 7:46pm Peter Pan wrote:
P.S What I should have said is that it.s a brave effort and deserves all the support we can give them ,so buy your fuel and papers ect from Offham and sod Tesco's
On 25 Oct 2012 at 8:22pm Rookie wrote:
One independent petrol station owner was on the news the other day. He was saying that the supermarkets can sell petrol cheaper retail than he can buy it wholesale. That seems a bit of a problem to me.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 8:41pm dougiedog wrote:
i think its good but they have to keep the prices low and at least match Tesco but it would be better if they were cheaper . I don't know why the independents don't gang up and buy petrol together. I bought some potatoes the other day, delicious, apparently they have a garden where they grow stuff and sell it in the shop , but i wouldn't go there if it wasn't cheap.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 9:55pm shelleys wheels wrote:
don't think possible for independent to compete with colossal supermarkets...love this little shop they sorted my oil and gave me a push to jump start my ol'banger wouldn't get that from a club card
On 25 Oct 2012 at 11:57pm Bloke 2 wrote:
Good luck to them! I try and visit as often as possible (the lady there has a terrific pair, if I may be so bold)
On 26 Oct 2012 at 6:45am googlequeen wrote:
bloke 2 - what a sweet old-fashioned comment - not. Shall we make some remark about the size of your tackle?
On 26 Oct 2012 at 10:12am JIM wrote:
They sell Pear's there too??
On 26 Oct 2012 at 11:02pm bloke 2 wrote:
yes googlequeen, i breed chickens, so you can look at all sorts of cock sizes!
On 27 Oct 2012 at 12:52am Petrolman wrote:
The oil companies sell petrol to the retailers at a high price as they prefer to make their profit at the drilling and refining stage knowing that they have few competitors there. They ensure that there is thus very little profit that can be made in the retail side of the business where potentially there is lots of competition (it being much cheaper and easier to set up as a garage rather than as a drilling company).
Don't buy from the petrol company's own retailers. The supermarkets can afford to compete as they're not so worried about profit in their garages which can serve as a loss leader.
On 27 Oct 2012 at 2:52pm Grandad wrote:
When the lease expired the company running went into liquidation apparently and now the landlord is having a go at running it. Remember that 1 or 2p difference is nothing in percentage terms and and it'll cost you a bit more to drive to Tesco so why not support this great local business?
On 27 Oct 2012 at 4:26pm wanderer wrote:
dont use tesco as the fuel is lower quality this not a personal rate the average millage meter on my car reports 10mpg more using other fuels rather than tesco unknown why or how on the same journey ?
On 27 Oct 2012 at 5:22pm Buzz Aldrin wrote:
Petrol or diesel? Short journeys or long? Cold weather or warm? Sounds like tosh to me W - 10mpg difference would be on the front page of the Daily Mail if it were true!
On 27 Oct 2012 at 7:55pm wanderer wrote:
tosh it maybe but 2p saving one thing it's not!
On 28 Oct 2012 at 12:17am mo wrote:
I would love to sell fuel cheaper than everyone else but not possible as the price changes every time i buy it, all i can say is a big thank you for all the support (that we obviously need! bloke2)