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    Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

    This is a discussion on Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; All, A while back (shortly after the first fuel blockades) an online forum was started, in an attempt to get ...

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      Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

      All,

      A while back (shortly after the first fuel blockades) an online forum was started, in an attempt to get cheaper fuel for it's members.

      The main story is contained within the email below - but basically the crux is - the organisation needs more members.

      This isn't SPAM - myself and my wife have been members for a long while now!

      Judge for yourselves - you've got nothing to lose.

      Tony
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      Dear Member,

      Some of you may have been wondering what has happened to Pipeline Card and if we are still going. It has been a few months since we have been in touch but I can assure you we are all still here!

      The Pipeline Card is about getting cheap fuel for all of us and, since we didn't have any definite news to tell you on that front, we haven't been writing to you. However, after such a long silence we thought we really needed to tell you what has been happening. This is a membership organisation after all.

      Basically we have been working very hard on trying to get the card off the ground. I won't bore you with the long list of broken promises, false hopes, and corporate inactivity - anybody would think that the petrol companies didn't want to discount their product - but the short version is that our original 'partner' let us down, we have spoken to several others and the industry has clearly closed ranks against us. What a surprise!

      We looked at turning Pipeline Card into a credit card with petrol discount instead of Cashback - not your first choice I am sure - or ours - but, as we envisaged it, a Pipeline Credit Card would deliver discount everywhere in the UK - not just one retail chain. None of the UK banks we spoke to had fully grasped how the Internet works and they certainly couldn't consider launching a financial product that hadn't been tried and tested by at least half a dozen other banks first. It's a shame really - nobody argued with our figures and it could have worked. I guess the banks had problems of their own to worry about.

      We also looked at doing Pipeline Card following the successful Dutch model - but that won't suit everybody as you need Internet banking to make it work.

      So, are we giving up? Certainly not! We have learnt a lot along the way and one of the things we have learnt - the hard way - is that 500,000 members aren't enough. We are now about to launch a new publicity campaign and we aim to double that figure within six weeks. We are very confident that one of the petrol retailers will break ranks - but only if we can get a lot more members.

      Thanks to all of you who have posted on forums and told your friends about Pipeline Card, but if we are all to get cheaper fuel, then we need to keep spreading the message.
      Please use this link Pipeline Card - Recommend on the website to get other drivers who are interested in saving money on petrol to sign up. Send them a copy of this email if they have already heard about Pipeline Card and think that we have gone away.

      Meanwhile we will continue to campaign for lower fuel duty and to look out for other genuine savings that are relevant to our members. Most aren't! Please continue to write in with your queries, suggestions and offers of help. Bear with us if it takes a little time to respond as there are only two of us working here and we both have other jobs. We do read every e-mail and we regularly add more material to our Questions & Answers (Pipeline Card - Questions & Answers) as a direct result of your feedback.

      That's it for now. Don't forget that you can resign as a member at any time by sending a blank email to unsubscribe@PipelineCard.org. (don't just reply to this email - it's the wrong address, OK?)

      Best wishes

      Ben Scammell - Pipeline Card Founder

      p.s. You can now change your registered email address using this link Pipeline Card - Change Email Address.
      Last edited by tony5101; 08-10-07 at 05:57 PM. Reason: spelling


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      Re: Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

      On Hold
      Last edited by richone54; 08-10-07 at 06:14 PM. Reason: wanted to check with mods

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      Re: Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

      Quote Originally Posted by richone54 View Post
      On Hold
      Don't know about being on hold, as the email was only sent to me today.
      Have to admit though - haven't had any emails from them for a while.

      Tony

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      Re: Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

      Tony5101, I dont think that was his post "On Hold", I think he has withdrawn the post he made, As he edited it a minute later,
      Last edited by richone54 : Today at 04:14 PM. Reason: wanted to check with mods

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      Re: Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

      well spotted !

      just wanted to check my post was not spam, here is post from earlier

      sorry this is not directly related to above, but i had an email last week about petrol prices - see below:



      >I'm not a great one for "round robin" emails but if this simple idea works,

      >it might be beneficial to all of us. * *
      >See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it
      >
      >We are hitting 9 8 p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with
      >paying 1 a ltr. Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea:
      >
      >This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day
      >campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just
      >laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by

      >refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a

      >problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea has come up with a plan

      >that can really work.
      >
      >Please read it and join in!
      >
      >Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to
      >think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action
      >to teach them that BUYERS control the market place not sellers. With the
      >price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.
      >The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit

      >someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that
      >WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea:
      >For the rest of this year DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest
      >oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP.
      >If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their
      >prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to
      >follow suit. But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of
      >Esso and BP petrol buyers. It's really simple to do!!
      >
      >Now, don't wimp out on me at this point... keep reading and I'll explain
      >how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
      >
      >I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send i t to at
      >least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten
      >more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the
      >sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION
      >consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten
      >friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes
      >one level further, you guessed it... ..
      >
      >THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
      >
      >Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (And not
      >buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take? If each of us sends this
      >email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION
      >people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8days!!! Acting
      >together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass
      >this message on.
      >
      >PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE
      >RANGE
      >
      >It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol

      >at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and
      >Esso * *

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      Re: Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

      LOL - sorry - I misunderstood!

      Tony

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      Re: Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

      Not wanting to argue, and the fact that I don't drive at all, but I should point out that tax on Petrol in the UK is at around 51p per litre, which is the highest in Europe.

      To lower the price to the 69ppl would mean that many petrol stations would be making a huge loss just on the staffing costs, not to mention the other overhead charges that need to be paid for.

      For the price to come down, what needs to happen is the tax level to decrease to a point where they can lower the prices. As petrol tax makes so much money for the govt I'd be very surprised to see this go down.

      K

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      Re: Cheaper Petrol - Read on and find out how

      What we need for the price to come down is a revolution and behead all the muppets in parliament and stick the heads on spikes on the tower of london oh and those who work for them aswell
      "To help would be a great adventure"

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      I agree, those people who work in the constituency offices are really annoying!!


      Oh wait.. you mean...
      Erm, nah, completely disagree with you!!!

     

     

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