- Forget tuition fees, how expensive is Diesel now
‘Tiz getting stupid really. And unfortunately it seems to be a fair target for the “super green just so long as it wins us votes” Government too.
And not really comparable to beer is it LHS. I pay a hell of a lot more per litre for inkjet ink but that won’t get me drunk or power my car!Posted 7 years ago
LHS – All depends on you outlook I suppose. Yes, I do think it’s expensive, especially when not that long ago it was around 20% less than that.Posted 7 years ago
You could say using the marvel of the internal combustion engine to burn a tiny amount of fuel over 200 miles is worth £30 if the expense isn’t that important/significant to you. Unfortunately, when you do around 30-35k a year, it gets significant.billybouldersMember
Mat – Asda Falmouth, cheapest I’ve found “around our way” 4.5p per litre cheaper than my nearest garage, worth driving the extra miles if you’re filling right up (mind you my slightly less exotic Focus can return a good 50mpg)
What I don’t get is this: If I go to my nearest forecourt, a Tesco store with own brand garage, tankers etc. Diesel is 125.9p per litre yet if I drive 6 or 7 miles to the next Tesco garage it is 123.9p per litre. The same tanker delivers it. The milk (for example) is the same price at both stores. How does that work?Posted 7 years agojonbMember
Diesel is quite cheap when you think how much effort goes into making it.
Still it doesn’t help people who need to drive anywhere. One of our large concerns when buying a house was that we would not have to drive to get around. We have good public transport or we are within cycling distance or even walkin distance at the minute.
You should think yourself lucky you are not reliant on train travel. At least the Diesel coming out of the pump will work.Posted 7 years agospooky_b329Member
It can’t be too expensive yet…I’ll still drive 2 miles to the supermarket once a week rather than walk and do a small shop every couple of days instead…
Most of my neighbours appear to do the same so its obviously worth £1.20+ a litre to them as well!
And we still drag the horsebox about at weekends which means my camper drops to a measly 20mpg…drinks like a fish even when trying to drive economically.Posted 7 years agomolgripsSubscriber
How does that work?
Hehe.. you are thinking in terms of a ‘cost plus’ pricing model. That is, you charge what the thing cost you plus a bit for your trouble.
Most things that sell on a large scale are not priced this way. They charge as much as they can before sales start to drop off too much. So for example, in a town there would be lots of petrol stations competing for business, so prices will be driven down. If you’ve got one petrol station on one side of the road then another on the other side HAS to charge the same otherwise absolutely no-one will go there.
If however you’ve got a petrol station on the bypass a couple of miles from town, you can charge more since loads of non-local people will be driving past and fill up there without knowing that it’s cheaper in town, or not considering it worth it to leave their route.
There will be factors influencing why the other tesco is cheaper – you could probably figure it out if you fancy a puzzle.Posted 7 years ago
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