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Panic Buying of Fuel...

FactionOne Sep 13, 2005

  1. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Hey all,

    Going on from the fuel-protests thread; I was wondering how many of you have suffered the gridlock caused by panic buying so far?

    I was sat in traffic tonight with the lads from work, and it took us about an hour and a half to travel a distance which we normally cover in 60 seconds; all because of the inbreds of Bolton rushing to fill their mobile-scrapheaps with Asda's finest washing-up-water. I couldn't believe the chaos people manage to create because of the simple lack of a little fore-thought.

    Anybody else suffered the mayhem yet?

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  2. TDI-line

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore Team Floret Silver quattro Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Yes, must places where running out yesterday around here.
     
  3. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes its all gone mad down here too! And apparently "nobody is panicing"!

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  4. Masterm8fo

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    reminds me of the old boy from dads army..

    ''dont panic !!!'

    nuts in SE Ldn - iv got about 2 glns left and light is on - cant be botheree to wait for fuel tho
    luckily car is just for weekends for me
     
  5. hop2407

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    Yep - It's happenin' 'ere too....... Late for work this morning because there was a queue to enter to garage on one side and some chimp in a white van decided to try and enter the garage coming from the other way..... the parked cars opposite the garage entrance didn't help the situation...... what a set of muppets, some drivers have absolutley NO road sense whatsoever - maybe they can drive, but that's only half the battle...... get caught in a queue, middle of road, ambulance coming "OOooooohhh, help, what do i do now"... or F cuk the other drivers - I've got a white van.......

    ..... Off my /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif soap box now.....


    Gunna go and get some juice (hee Hee) - just rung the shell garage up... has spome Opti left but limiting fuel to £20 per car.... FFS....and as said above "Apparently no-ones panicking"...........
     
  6. johnnywb

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    spome Opti left but limiting fuel to £20 per car....

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    so at current prices, how much Opti will that get you!? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  7. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    around here it's £1.009 pence per litre, NICE !!! lol
     
  8. hop2407

    hop2407 Active Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    spome Opti left but limiting fuel to £20 per car....

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    so at current prices, how much Opti will that get you!? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    No Sh!t..... and of course beacause it's a Shell garage there are 1000's of them aren't there, and always 1 located near your house................................ NOT

    £20 = 20 litres, ..... 12 mile round trip FFS
     
  9. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    My closest Shell is 22mile round trip, so i am forced to use Super otherwise, and the local texaco regularily runs out. Like they have ATM, so local trips it is for me then,lol
     
  10. m_o_w_g_l_i

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    My local shell has been closed since 10 am this morning, run out!!
     
  11. recomdos

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    just totaly stupid, as the demand and supply goes totaly out of sync. the people are their own worst enemy. I'm all for cutting down the tax and blah blah blah - but this way we just shoot ourselves in the foot!

    I was empty last night, so had to fill up - and of course there was just mayhem. plus with my new problem with the coolant sensor and or lambda sensor - I couldn't have timed it better for fuel economy to be tit's up! :S

    Rob
     
  12. Kevint

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    All the local garages had long queues this morning, but my local Shell has just shut up shop along with a Q8 and Esso, you should see the queue at BP!

    I'm off to France tomorrow so I'll fill mine up as soon as I get out of the tunnel.

    Kev.
     
  13. richy

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    haha.. its not even funny for me...

    i use half a tank a day.. so by the end of the week if nowhere has petrol then looks like im working from home.
     
  14. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Local BP about 30 minutes ago.... Unleaded? join the queue over here ----> Diesel, absolutely no queue /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif + 40mpg+ /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  15. auroan

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    haha.. its not even funny for me...

    i use half a tank a day.. so by the end of the week if nowhere has petrol then looks like im working from home.

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    Half a tank a day !!!!! I know you have an S4 but what do you do for a living / how far from work are you ?
     
  16. Danielson

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    well i got 1/4 of a tank left and if there isnt any friday, i will get the pushy out. =)
     
  17. CJ A4

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    I had just over my reserve left and filled up at £1.00.9 cost £57...nightmare!!!! Took 20 mins to get into the garage too!!! People have gone mental!!
     
  18. adamrawling

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    Maybe some people are panic buying to purposely exacerbate the situation, so that a good proportion of garages are running low / empty before the protest starts tomorrow.
     
  19. DaveACQ20v

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    All the local garages had long queues this morning, but my local Shell has just shut up shop along with a Q8 and Esso, you should see the queue at BP!

    I'm off to France tomorrow so I'll fill mine up as soon as I get out of the tunnel.

    Kev.

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    Go careful Kev, sure i heard on the news earlier that french lorry drivers may have a surprise in store tomorrow,
     
  20. johnnywb

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    Does anyone else think the protesters are bloody selfish? I mean if they'd started last Weds, we could all have said 'no fuel sorry can't get to work' and watched the bloomin ashes. If only they'd done it a week earlier, they'd have had so much support! But then again, no one would have turned out, unless they put some big screens up showing channel four at the protest sites!

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  21. bainsyboy

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    what i cant work out is how the chavs can afford to keep there supped up novas on the road burning up and down the high street with music blaring and underbody neons glowing, surely there fiddling the social, i suppose they are lucky though at moment as most people are working during the day so the chavs dont have too worry about the cues being to long at the garage.
     
  22. TDI-line

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  23. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    brown will be rubbing his hands. He will be getting a higher tax level off of the higher price at this high turnover.
     
  24. CJ A4

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    Makes me laugh they aint even doing the blockades now apparently!!!!
     

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