Friday, January 22, 2016

GOOD BASTARDS.


 
That was Tuesday in Halswell Junction road where Nelson Petroleum Distributors have a card only  retail outlet where they sell Mobil fuels.
 
First contact with these price choppers came when the new owners of the Shell brand, "Z" declined to continue the long standing partnership with Akaroa's sole gas station Akaroa Auto Center, Brian Little proprietor and NPD came to the rescue.
 Not only does the new arrangement deliver fuel at city prices of the four rapacious bastards outlets 80 kms away at the other end of Highway 75 but they also give a 10cents a litre off on production of the Gold Card.
 
And there is not a "Gull" site this side of Cooks Straight.
 
Oh and for those with limited knowledge of the situation the big four are nearly always 12 to 15 cents off the pace for diesel and lower grade petrol provided by the Good bastards at NPD, on Tuesday "Z" Carmen just up the road was over 90 cents for diesel.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

77 cents with Caltex card at truck stop in Timmer vegas. With farmlands card take another 12 cents off that!! Pour it on your weeties its cheap!!

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

But but but this is bad for NZ. Deflation, I tell you.

pdm said...

mrspdm was out earlier and saw our local Caltex at $1.61 for 91 - less 06cents with an AA Smartcard and possibly less 10c with the Smartcard tomorrow if the Black Caps win tonight.

There is a Gull, self service closer but Caltex almost always work out cheaper with the Smartcard.

The Veteran said...

pdm ... well done. Thought the BoI wasn't too bad @ $1.75 and Whangarei, close to Marsden Point @ $1.69, better. Spare a thought for those over at Omapere at the entrance to the Hokianga Harbour where $2.01 is the ruling rate.

pdm said...

Actually Vet Hasings is interesting re petrol prices. There are two Caltex outlets about 5ks apart and price at the pump can vary by up to 5c a litre between them with no pattern as to which will be cheaper - although that probably favours the one furthest from us marginally over time.

Go to Napier and Firmans Caltex outlet there can be 5c a litre cheaper again and they beat Gull hands down especially when the Smartcard is taken into account.

Johno said...

I don't know how they get away with it, but Z are always the most expensive. Their Quay St station today has diesel at 92 cents but a couple of hundred yards away Mobil is 78 cents!

Johno said...

Adolf - like your dig at deflation! Of course economists are scared of deflation as it discourages purchasing, but in that context, essential consumption items such as petrol and food really should be omitted as you can't hold off on purchasing them while waiting for a price drop.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Johno

Here in South Australia I do indeed hold off on buying petrol until thee price drops. It does so, every week.. There's usually a 20c/l difference between Saturday and Thursday.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Further to last we have an exellent online service from the RAA.

Search results for cheapest All Brands ULP fuel prices in and around 5118
BP On The Run Smithfield
23-29 Main North Road, Smithfield, 5114
102.9¢
BP On the Run Munno Para
43-45 Main North Road, Smithfield, 5114
102.9¢
On The Run Evanston
496 Main North Road, Evanston, 5116
103.2¢
Caltex/Woolworths Gawler
367 Main North Road, Evanston, 5116
103.2¢
On The Run Angle Vale
31-33 Heaslip Road, Angle Vale, 5117
112.9¢

Johno said...

Adolf, you can't hold off buying petrol for any significant time so it has no real effect on economic activity.

Unless you are happy to stop using your car that is.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Johno

Are you telling me there is no short term (7 day) price cycle in NZ. The operators here are clever. They know that over half their customers are dumb arses who decide late on Friday to drive 400km on Saturday and gas up before they go.

Johno said...

No, what I'm saying is that someone waiting a week to buy something is not part of the economic problem of deflation; the period of economic inactivity is too short. Even more so in your case where you are regularly taking advantage of a cyclic price movement rather than a trending one.

If people start holding off purchases for months or more then that's an economic problem.

Paulus said...

Mobil Tauranga diesel now 76c less supermarket 4c.
I get round town 5 litres per 100kms with a 2 litre diesel
4.6 on a run. 1150 kms with full tank.
Not seen this price for a long time.
Long may it continue