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Want cheaper Petrol? Use this Government website

Post by BassLine » 17 Mar 2018, 22:28

My car runs on 98 petrol. Someone told me to use this website/app to compare prices. Brilliant!!
www.fuelcheck.nsw.gov.au

Prices were 139.7 - 172.9c/L across Sydney tonight. I bought petrol near Newcastle while driving home tonight at 137.5 c/L. It was 166.9 at my nearest servo
45L x 29.4c difference = saved $13.23 for 3/4 tank.

So, why do fuel prices vary so much?
33.2c/L difference x 60L tank = $20 savings.
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Post by Heath » 18 Mar 2018, 08:52

heres a hot tip, if you want cheap petrol dont buy it in newcastle....the metro at tuggerah consistantly has the cheapest fuel, i tend to fill up there going between home (newcastle) and work (berowra)
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Post by BassLine » 18 Mar 2018, 10:39

Heath wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 08:52
heres a hot tip, if you want cheap petrol dont buy it in newcastle....the metro at tuggerah consistantly has the cheapest fuel, i tend to fill up there going between home (newcastle) and work (berowra)
Thanks Heath. I've bought from there the few times I've been up that way. Yes, it's seems Metro servos are a lot cheaper than the big name brands.

I could buy a MIJ Fender bass every year with the money I'll save. :help
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Post by BazzBass » 18 Mar 2018, 12:17

what other industry allows the retailer to change the price daily to suit the micro demand?

why are they allowed to hike the price up just before a long weekend?

Can you imagine the outrage if the price of beer went up with each rise in temperature.? "It's really hot out there mate, I think I'll charge you $20 for that ice cold pint."
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Post by packrat » 19 Mar 2018, 09:12

BazzBass wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 12:17
what other industry allows the retailer to change the price daily to suit the micro demand?
ALmost all of them, but most of them don't do it because it's techinically changing. Airlines are far worse offenders, but many online retaliers subtly adjust prices based on your history and how enticed they think you are to buy something.

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Post by BazzBass » 19 Mar 2018, 13:23

no, not everyone behaves this way. It'd be like trying out Fender Am Stnd Jazz and Precisions then when the salesman asks which one you like best, he doubles the price of that one.
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Post by packrat » 19 Mar 2018, 13:49

BazzBass wrote:
19 Mar 2018, 13:23
no, not everyone behaves this way. It'd be like trying out Fender Am Stnd Jazz and Precisions then when the salesman asks which one you like best, he doubles the price of that one.
You asked which industries permit it. Certainly not everyone behaves this way, but as the amazons of the world take over more online sales or force people to act like them to survive (anyone who doesn't have some huge value-add of their own, basically), you'll see a lot more of it.

The airlines (and related industries) are a whole other insane ball of wax, but here's a link to an article talkinga bout what amazon were up to almost a decade ago. I'm pretty confident it hasn't gotten less so over the years.

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/ ... ingle.html

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Post by BassLine » 19 Mar 2018, 18:22

Has anyone actually used the website yet that I posted above (or the OP)? The point is you can find it 20% cheaper any day of the year.


Flights vary a lot too, so here's a link I found.
'Best websites for cheap flights'.
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/best ... 2015-4/amp
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Post by Heath » 19 Mar 2018, 22:44

Oh yeah I use the app, nrma also have one that does the same
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Post by MrChameleon » 20 Mar 2018, 08:21

I use it.
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Post by bigswifty » 20 Mar 2018, 20:53

I generally have a decent grasp of the most consistent cheapies where I live, but the app is particularly great when out of town. At the moment I'm out of town 1 - 3 weekends a month so it's a big help to get me away from the shocking Service Centre gouges.

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