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I'm not panic-buying, I'm just buying!

deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All KnowledgeRegistered Posts: 1,809
I hope no-one else needs petrol today..

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  • coojeecoojee Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 794
    I was just buying yesterday, luckily I got in before the queues started. My tiny tank won't last long though, in fact it will run out before the strike starts so I'll need to fill up again, not looking forward to that :-(
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,441
    I live in the countryside and our two local garages have no queues at all. However in the city where I work the garages are queued up heavily. Prices are a bit higher where I live than in the city but I really can't be bothered to queue!
    Regards,

    Burg
  • Jo ClarkJo Clark Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,525
    I needed to fill up today as car computer said only 18 miles left and gauge was nearly on empty!

    Took 30 minutes to queue and some pumps already out of action. Luckily no restrictions on quantity allowed unlike my work colleagues.

    Hope all of you that need fuel can get it without too much trouble.
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  • mark057mark057 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 354
    I brimmed my car with fuel on Tuesday morning, which was the day after the ballot to strike was
    announced.

    Feeling pretty smart now seeing the the news tonight.

    Mark
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    I suspect that tank will be empty again by the time the strike starts!

    All four petrol stations I passed on the way to work today were closed.. unless you wanted LPG!
  • paulstaffordpaulstafford Feels At Home Registered Posts: 126
    Have any dates for the strike been announced???

    All part of the the negotiation tactics by the union. I'll be suprised if we have a strike.
  • mrb82mrb82 Well-Known Registered Posts: 147
    When the strikes do start, everyone will have full tanks so there won't be any queues!
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    I've got 400 miles in my tank. I've got to get to Gatwick next weekend (Amsterdam, woohoo) and get to work and back, and Mr Monsoon doesn't use his car much and he has a full tank, so I can use that if need be (Lotus Elise? Yes please!), so I'm trying not to panic even though my fuel tank isn't full.
  • RachelRachel Trusted Regular FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 349
    Is it just me who thinks this is all a clever way to boost the economy and encourage buying before the end of the tax year?
  • jamesm96jamesm96 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 523
    Rachel wrote: »
    Is it just me who thinks this is all a clever way to boost the economy and encourage buying before the end of the tax year?

    Lol, you cynic you.
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    I spoke to a retailer yesterday and he said this panic buying (and any impending strike) costs them massively. Although they get a quick cashflow boost from all the buying, they lose a packet on other sales because they just want to get in and pay - they don't tend to buy all the other drinks, snacks etc.

    Plus, now they are out of petrol, no-one comes into the shop and all their fresh goods which have been pre-ordered are getting binned every day. Nice.

    I guess the only ones profiting are the oil companies, as usual..
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    Monsoon wrote: »
    I've got 400 miles in my tank. I've got to get to Gatwick next weekend (Amsterdam, woohoo) and get to work and back, and Mr Monsoon doesn't use his car much and he has a full tank, so I can use that if need be (Lotus Elise? Yes please!), so I'm trying not to panic even though my fuel tank isn't full.

    Lotus & Amsterdam, I'm jealous!

    Luckily for me, I filled up the Land Rover with diesel the day before all this madness started..
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