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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by HERONVY, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. HERONVY

    HERONVY New Member

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    Hey guys just wondering if any of you can shed some light on this?

    Over the weekend i drove from Newcastle to sydney and then from sydney back to newcastle.

    When i filled up in newcastle it cost me $1.82/ltr for shell98 VPower , however for vpower in sydney on the way back home i took notice and most of the petrol stations down there and they were selling it for $1.64/ltr

    Why is it justifiable that we here in newcastle are paying an extra 18c per litre as compared to the cheaper pricing in Sydney? I can understand maybe a 5c rise at the most...but 18c seems a little bit greedy and ridiculous.

    It makes no sense to me at all, i thought Sydney being a big city that it is (and an expensive one to live in at that) that it would infact be more expensive?

    It seems on my travels over the last few months that the further away you are from a capital city, you can pay up to 25c/ltr more?

    Can anyone make sense of this??
     
  2. Tasmaniak

    Tasmaniak Not a valid input....

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    You've been driving for how long now and only just noticed this? Don't go to broken hill...

    It's usually put down to transport costs and while I can see how that affects it to a certain extent, I think there is a little more to it..
     
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    c2105026 Active Member

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    There are local and regional price cycles, perhaps if you have had low sales you might drop the price to shift fuel and to encourage punters to come in and buy $3.50 snicker bars and $23 packs of smokes.....
     
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    fuel goes up, but nowhere near as much as anything else.

    by comparison fuel is CHEAP.
     
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    I'm impressed you were at a servo that hadn't run out of 98, last 3 times ive gone for full every pump has been out.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Just work out what it costs for a litre of bottled water and then thank christ your engine doesn't run on the stuff.
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    you get used to it in a way.
    whats to say in Sydney it was at a low and at Newcastle it was at a higher point in prices as they may have different cycles or whatever they call them.

    its kinda funny though.
    in Melbourne itll be say $1.40 (random numbers being used)
    head up the hume and price goes up a few cents. get to middle of nowhere on the hume (new Seymour, Caltex if I remember right), same price as Melbourne :p
    continue on to holiday location up the Murray and its a fair bit more.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    You guys shouldn't complain. 95Ron fuel was $2.18 when I filled up yesterday and we don't get these fuel price cycles either, it's always expensive....
     
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    $1.65/L for standard in Brissy today
     
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    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    was $1.41 at apco today for 91. threw $50 of 95 and gave me 3 quarters of a tank from empty.
     
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    It's around $2.36nzd for BP98 :(
     
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    I read somewhere that diesel somewhere in NT was about 3.50 per litre........not that I want or need to use that smelly poison stuff.
     
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    did it have anything to do with some place near Uluru? cant think of the name of it though.
    apparently there is a servo out there, and to go to some park area its pretty much a full tank round trip.
    and you don't have any other choice either.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    I lol when people use that as a comparison, the big difference? You aren't buying 40+ litres of the stuff at a time at the price of a bottle.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    No, imagine what they would charge if you did purchase it in those kind of quantities for automotive use.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    You can get a 24 pack of 600ml bottles for $9 at Coles. That's 62.5 cpl.
     
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    Damn thats cheap! Last time anything this way was around that price it was back in 2005!
     
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    Do the wages/prices of other things (groceries etc) accomodate to suit? Also, i thought the NZD was always higher than the AUSD anyway?

    Still f$#@ed though that you have to pay that much!
     
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    BP and shell were around $1.44

    price of fuel will get to $2 a litre. just remember it when its this price, it will be bittersweet.
     
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    Wages in NZ crap when compared to Aussie which is why so many Kiwis move to Aus. The Aussie dollar is worth about 20 cents more than the Kiwi i think though the Kiwi is about on par with the Yanky dollar now.
     

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