Sale of Total Garage?
Posted 13 September 2010 - 17:52 PM
Posted 13 September 2010 - 19:10 PM
Well that would be a good thing given Total's track record.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 14:36 PM
ASDA, Hollingbury: £113.9
ASDA, Marina: £113.9
Total, Eastern Road, Brighton: £114.9
Shell, Preston Park: £114.9
Shell, Old Shoreham Road: £114.9
Sainsburys, West Hove: £115.9
Jet, Shoreham: £117.9
Tates, Old Shoreham Road: £117.9
Total, Shoreham: £117.9
I wonder how our local filling stations stay in business. Or rather, I'm hardly surprised when they don't (such as the old BP in Upper Shoreham Road).
I normally use Shell in Hove. About a penny more than Asda, usually cheaper than Tesco, and it's decent petrol. having said that, most supermarket petrol is exactly the same as you get at the branded filling stations, only the additives change. The main exceptions are Tesco, which buys its petrol from a single supplier, and Jet, which will often buy petrol which the main companies reject. Or rather, that was the case when I worked for the petrol business, some years ago.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 17:47 PM
Wonder if the fuel will be cheaper or even taste any different ....
If it's the same franchisee that owns the Preston Park and Old Shoreham Road Shell Stations, the price will probably be competitive. They are both usually cheaper than Tesco, although not as cheap as Asda.
p.s. Anyone notice how Tesco's petrol goes up at LEAST 3 or 4p whenever they are running their 5p off when you spend £50 in the shop promotion? So they think we are THAT stupid? (Actually, judging the queues there, we probably are!)
Posted 28 November 2011 - 18:20 PM
Nooooo. Surely not
Posted 28 November 2011 - 18:47 PM
Is that true? If it is it must be the most stupid bit of PR ever. Can I forward your misgivings to Tescos 'talk to us' for an elucidation? We get a 5p off coupon on nearly every weekly delivery to the house. I use the motor so little I regularly give them to my mates who drop in. So if what you claim is correct it's up '3 or 4p' nearly all of the time on their competitors, given the frequency of awarded vouchers.
Don't see that. I don't think Tesco marketing 'are THAT stupid.'
But as usual I stand to be corrected.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 19:04 PM
The better quality ones are simply that, better quality.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 19:14 PM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:44 AM
tesco do put the price up when the 5p off coupon is running - spotted it myself too.
I can always lower the cost of my petrol any time I like, instead of putting in £30 worth I put in £29 worth, bingo lower fuel costs us Lancing peasants aren't so stupid
Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:54 AM
Sounds like Osborne type economics
Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:53 AM
When I worked at Fawley for a brief time I was told Esso had the best cocktail, and that I should never use supermarket fuel. Tesco's fuel is bought elsewhere I believe.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 13:24 PM
Yup - Tesco is the only supermarket where the fuel doesn't come from the normal supply system.
I used to work for Shell - it's amazing how brand loyal the staff are. I once got evil looks from an office full of staff when I admitted buying petrol elsewhere.