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Petrol station thieves

Discussion in 'General 4x4 Discussion' started by hiluxdriver, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. hiluxdriver

    hiluxdriver Well-Known Member

    In my travels I've found there to be a few fuel stations I've filled up at that seem like they're taking the piss with their pricing, then there are those that seem to be blatantly stealing from me.
    A couple of examples are
    Nanutarra Roadhouse in WA, if you head south an hour or so you'll pay 20cents odd per L LESS at Minilya Roadhouse.
    HiWay Roadhouse south of Daly Waters in NT, head a bit over an hour and a half north to Mataranka for 20 cents odd per L LESS, or south a half hour or so for 8 cents LESS per L at Dunmurra.
    3 Ways just north of Tennant Creek in NT, go to Tennant Creek and pay 23 cents LESS per L.
    20 cents per L adds up when you're filling 150L.
    Anyone else have any examples?
     
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  2. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    yes

    even inner ciity near my house

    closest BP has diesel for 1.519, 2 servos about 2k away from that have it for 1.599 (caltex and shell) bit further to the next BP, its also 1.599
     
  3. time

    time Member

    Petrol Spy is the answer :)
    The biggest thief I found was the 'magic" pump that put 22l into a Jerry Can that had never held more than 20!
     
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  4. smitty_r51

    smitty_r51 Well-Known Member

    Our local servo tried to charge me for 30l of fuel in an 18l motorbike
     
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  5. sharkcaver

    sharkcaver Well-Known Member

    The most expensive fuel in the country??

    [​IMG]

    Mind you, its a freakin long walk should you not want to pay it
     
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  6. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    funny as

    would have like to see them pull that on
     
  7. Mr Rum

    Mr Rum Well-Known Member

    I’ve spent $997.22 there in the last couple of years...

    ...and that’s only two fills.:eek:



    Not complaining though. I could always stay home.
     
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  8. littleGem

    littleGem Active Member

    Simple business economics, supply and demand, if you have a product wouldn't you like too sell it for a s much as possible, don't get me wrong it sucks but end of the day its a smal price to pay for peace of mind of a full tank
     
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  9. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    There's a bit more too it in some cases, sometimes it depends on whether
    company owned and operated site or a leased site where they may have
    to pay an interdependent supplier to deliver.
    They used to have several options to pay for there fuel, based on there choice
    they may have to pay a few cents more per ltr for the delivery up front. If then the whole sale price of fuel drops and they follow, they then sell at a loss.
    That's part of the reason independents are disappearing.
     
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