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Yesterday I was driving to Tynemouth, and as I approached Chester-le-Street I noticed that I was running low on juice. Ahh, tis ok, cos Washington services is around the corner.


Pull in - £1.489 a litre. I stuck 20 quid in, didn't take long.


In Tynemouth it was £1.309.


It is just greedy opportunism. As often as not, when such disparities exist, for whatever reason, it's simply a case of exploitation. Nothing clever. Nothing innovative. Nothing justifiably rewarding hard work, adversity tackled or skilled enterprise.


You are rotters, and cads - and I hope I never see you again.
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Yeah the good lady had to stop off at Scotch Corner services to put some petrol in for the final bit of the leg home from Blackpool last Monday night £1.51
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In the summer I refuelled at a Swiss motorway services as there was a detour for the tunnel and the level was getting low. Hardly ideal for the wallet, but I just checked online and the non-motorway prices in Switzerland aren't much higher than here!
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Yep, but in my defence I was roaringly drunk.
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About a nine on the tension scale there Rube
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Should have stuck in just the bare minimum to get you to a proper station....despicable though
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For any readers unfamiliar with this, itís

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Yeah the good lady had to stop off at Scotch Corner services to put some petrol in for the final bit of the leg home from Blackpool last Monday night £1.51
I also noticed this coming back from the Lakes on Friday. By then it was £1.519. Just down the road at Catterick the Shell station was £1.329. This station is close enough for the price sign to be seen from the motorway and is close to the new slip roads. Problem is there is no filling station on the A66 after Kirkby Thore when heading east so if you are running low Scotch Corner Services are like an oasis in the desert and unless you know that fuel is available at Catterick you cannot take the risk. Heading north from Scotch Corner I recall there is a similar dearth of supply unless you leave the motorway for Darlington or Newton Aycliffe.

I have heard garages in remote areas justify high prices because of the delivery distance (hence cost) involved but this does not apply to Esso at Scotch Corner if Shell at Catterick can sell it nearly 20p cheaper

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Or for anyone running a turbocharged Japanese import (they need at the very least 99RON) it'd be PPPPEE

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are you as much of a malignant bore irl?
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Why do petrol prices always end .9 ? Is there a .9 of a penny coin that I don't know about?
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Why do petrol prices always end .9 ? Is there a .9 of a penny coin that I don't know about?
They don't always. ASDA's end in .7

If they were rounded up to a whole number of pence then 40 litres would cost you an extra 4p or in the case of ASDA 12p.

The real reason is, of course, because it makes the price look cheaper. How many times do you look and think that, when the price is 129.9, it is less than £1.30? and when talking to others say "so-and-so's is 129"; just ignoring the decimal rather than rounding it up.
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I detest putting fuel in at these motorway services, to the point that i won't unless i absolutely have to, even with my fuel card for the company vehicle.
If you know the motorway network well enough then you can usually find a cheaper alternative just off some junctions, i say some, not all but 2 mins off the motorway can mean fuel at 15p per litre less, quite a saving
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