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recieved this e mail thought i would pass it on ..... Price bit out of date but still... We are hitting £1.15 a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £1.20 a litre. Well over… Read More
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
recieved this e mail thought i would pass it on .....

Price bit out of date but still...
We are hitting £1.15 a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £1.20 a litre. Well over £5 a gallon for the older readers!!



As a result, everything else is costing more, too.

Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea:

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work.

Please read it and join in!

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the market place not sellers. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not
purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

Here's the idea:

For the rest of this year DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP.

It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso



If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers. It's really simple to do!!

Now, don't wimp out at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send i t to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it.. ..

THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (and not buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8days!!! Acting together we can make a difference . If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE RANGE

It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
How on earth can they lower their prices to as much as 69p per litre? oil prices are high thats why petrol is high, yes they make profit but not that much!
#2
I've seen this email for a good few years now and it's had no effect at all. Prices have happily risen and risen and risen. Wouldn't surprise me if we're paying £1.50 a litre by the end of the year.
#3
I got this too, but don't know how this would make much difference apart from boosting the profits of the already fat supermarket petrol stations...........

Gordon Brown is the key to the bulk of this, which is why he isn't holding a general election. (was that comment rather too political??)
#4
i had this email months ago as well by the way
#5
hmmm their was a bbc report saying £1.50 by september.... i might put a bet on that!!! (that it will happen of course ;-) )
#6
Sounds like a big waste of time... chances are Esso or BP sell the fuel to the supermarkets and the majority of the cost is Tax and Duty which is the governments part of it
#7
the cost of fuel is actually under 69p anyway (correct me if im wrong) so its never going to go that though, the companies arent going to give it away. we need to boycott the government never ming the petrol companies

(interesting link here)
#8
hmm ... time to look out for them who siphon off your petrol!
http://www.mouseandthebillionaire.com/images/catGun.jpg
#9
You do realise Asda & Tesco get their fuel from Esso? And I'm sure Sainsburys is currently Shell.

Only difference between BP & Esso stations compared to supermarket is the quality of the fuel. Thats usually why its cheaper at the supermarket stations.




You'd think an economist like Philip Hollsworth would know this!
#10
http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/gasout.asp

Every time somebody posts a chain email on here the outcome is the same. Come on guys, wise up, its a hoax - I doubt Phillip Holsworth even exists.
#11
best thing to do is invest in oil - shares. if the barrel price goes up you will benefit with dividend.

if the petrol price goes down, you will benefit with lower petrol prices,

Win win situation,
#12
This ****'s been doing the rounds since forever. It's a load of ******** as usual.

Also screw petrol prices to the far reaches of hell. £1.14 today - £20 didn't even touch the half way point in my tank that used to fill it full.
#13
People dont react to letters, people react to prices, if esso suddenly reduces by 1p to all petrol range, EVERYONE ELSE MUST FOLLOW or else everyone buys esso. Bad for their business as they will be the ones losing out. Hence, this plan will defo not work.

Thread just here to bash at :D
#14
:whistling:that put the cat among the pigeons
#15
bankofmumndad
I got this too, but don't know how this would make much difference apart from boosting the profits of the already fat supermarket petrol stations...........

Gordon Brown is the key to the bulk of this, which is why he isn't holding a general election. (was that comment rather too political??)


For all their ills it should be pointed out that supermarkets make very little profit from petrol sales.
Very good for cash flow purposes but not much else. The petrol station shops do well but even then not fantastically.

regards :)
#16
hottoshop
For all their ills it should be pointed out that supermarkets make very little profit from petrol sales.
Very good for cash flow purposes but not much else. The petrol station shops do well but even then not fantastically.

regards :)


Bang on! :thumbsup:
#17
gordon brown - the unelected prime minister?
#18
Its about time Gordon Brown lowered the tax!! We're highest in EUROPE!! Come'On!!
#19
kippy
gordon brown - the unelected prime minister?


Yes Kippy - Gordon Brown - a Prime Minister that never was and never will be elected I shouldn't wonder if he carries on the way he's started.
#20
dontdothatagain
Its about time Gordon Brown lowered the tax!! We're highest in EUROPE!! Come'On!!


Actually that's not true. In France unleaded is £1.16 and diesels £1.12. It all evens out.

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