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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2018, 01:29:01 PM »
yeap you are right...

see why I liked filling up my bike in the states! ;-)

and the fuel is actually much better there as well, i got 300kms on a tank and that would be unheard of here, maybe 250kms max

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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2018, 02:05:48 PM »
I'd be happy to pay under $2/gal for fuel. It was $2.70 when I did my first fill up in NY.
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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 03:01:57 PM »
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I'd be happy to pay under $2/gal for fuel. It was $2.70 when I did my first fill up in NY.

I would be over the moon to pay only $2 gallon  :banana:
unfortunately never gonna happen here... this is why we have smaller cars and smaller roads

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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2018, 04:01:40 PM »
$ 3.50 in san diego, gotta pay the sunshine tax
Hey wait a minute it's raining! Gas should be cheaper!

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2018, 04:47:04 PM »
It just dipped to $1.95 here. Don't expect that to last.
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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2018, 04:47:14 PM »
Just filled up the other day in Michigan for $2.09/gal. And I had a $.10/gal coupon, so final price $1.99/gal.  :banana:
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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2018, 04:57:30 PM »
Yesterday a few hours after I filled up for $1.86 it jumped back up to $2.16. After seeing the New Zealand price I suppose I shouldn't complain. ;D
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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2018, 05:15:13 PM »
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Yesterday a few hours after I filled up for $1.86 it jumped back up to $2.16. After seeing the New Zealand price I suppose I shouldn't complain. ;D

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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2018, 05:16:55 PM »
You know the scam that bugs me is at the grocery store where buying a larger quantity or volume actually costs MORE.
I see it all the time.
I guess enough consumers just assume that larger = smaller unit price so the retailers take advantage of that?
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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2018, 05:49:03 PM »
I always check the unit price. There are times where the "sale" really isn't the best deal.

Then I end up with a closet full of toilet paper.
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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2018, 07:07:28 PM »
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You know the scam that bugs me is at the grocery store where buying a larger quantity or volume actually costs MORE.
I see it all the time.
I guess enough consumers just assume that larger = smaller unit price so the retailers take advantage of that?


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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2018, 08:33:52 AM »
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they tried this with dog biscuits here (dried dog food) reduce the packaging size and keep price the same... LOL one of the local big brands got utterly ripped on social media about it! so they reduced the price... briefly...
I guess being in print/packaging I kinda notice when people 'rebrand' in order to reduce packaging size... its such a con.

fuel is the big thing here at the moment: petrol was $2.48 litre NZ when i got back from the states in sept, an all time high, now it has slipped back to 2.06 (in a little over a month) as the govt has decided to investigate fuel company profits... Gee funny thing that


Wow...if my math is right that converts to $9.38782122432 per gallon. I filled up yesterday for $1.86 per gallon. Even the $2.06 per litre comes out to $7.79794827504 per gallon. Please correct my math if that is off.



Ok, its $7.79794827503 per gallon.

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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2018, 09:22:24 AM »
See there...I was using a US calculator instead of a Canadian calculator.
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Re: Paper "scam"
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2018, 09:40:57 AM »
A quick calculation shows me that UK petrol works out at average $7.137 / gallon.

We started selling petrol in litres in the mid 1990s when the price per gallon got too scary.

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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2018, 09:51:56 AM »
In the weird US we price it with the price being something like $2.50 9/10 and people always say it is $2.50 per gallon while in actuality it is closer to $2.51 per gallon. We're suckers for an imagined bargain like a $50,000 vehicle is actually priced at $49,999. What a deal!
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