Idea for reducing Petrol Prices

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  1. Just had this sent to me as a fwd.. Read it and take up the challenge or bin it and do nothing..Just thought i would share it...

    Subject: Fwd: Reduce the price of petrol!!!!!

    See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it.

    We are hitting 112.9 p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with
    paying £1.15 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... ..


    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 8 days!!! Acting together we can
    make a difference If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.


    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.

    Tim Black
    3B Solutions Ltd
  2. wouldnt we just still consume the same amount of fuel and just buy it on a different day?
  3. If not buying from ESSO or BP, who does he suggest? That leaves TEXACO, MURCO and to a certain extent, PACE. Bearing in mind only a small proportion of garages are actually owned by the fuel companies, why wouldn't they just switch to a different supplier? The suppliers that now have the market share once enjoyed by ESSO and BP?

    Fucking idiot.
  4. Here's a radical idea for you...

    Use less and then watch the petrol companies drop their prices to try and get your custom back.

    Supply and demand. Simple economics.
  5. sparky steve, your avatar is evil. Inspired. But evil.
  6. Then it truly resembles me in ways other than appearance!
  7. Theoretically, not a bad idea, however seeing that I´m a cynical bastard, I think that Tim works for Shell :D
  8. Who supplies the supermarkets with their fuel? Might be worth checking it isn't BP or Esso :roll:
  9. 8O
    United Kingdom
    Population: 60,776,238 (July 2007 est.)
  10. Whilst i accept that folk dislike the idea or even think it is a total waste of time i personally do not consider it spam..

    Now in theory if everyone for the next month or so was able to and did only buy their fuel from Shell for example i doubt it would have no impact at all on the other companies..

    Like i said read it and do it or read it and not do it..The guy though who sent it originally isn't a fucking idiot as the Eton graduate so articulatley wrote.. Unless that was his name in his signature??? Sorry if it was btw :D

    But thank you all the same for your wit for which i will forever hold dear and hope that i in future posts can aspire to..

    Good afternoon gentlemen.. :D
  11. I refer you to the latest part i have quoted. And i managed to do that all by myself, without help from a graduate.
  12. Its easy. Theft!

    You need:

    1.5 metre of good hose pipe.
    1 x mouth
    1 x Jerry can

    That way petrol stops costing after you have recovered the cost of the can and pipe. Do us scousers have to think of everything???
  13. Well done Steve.. The hours must fly by mate :roll:
  14. BP's refined product sales for the UK for the third quarter of 2007 were US$350m, out of a total global oil sales (not including E&P etc) of $7,251m. BP's PROFIT for the 3 month period was $4,406.

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