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Petrol Prices

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster


    A friend sent me this via email so I thought I'd share :)


    We are hitting 98p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £1 a litre. 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
    how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
    I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send it 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!!
  2. vicdigi

    vicdigi New Member Webmaster

    Love it, but it wouldn't work.

    Simply because about 70% = 70p is government tax!

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