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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 27 Apr 23 10.29pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

It might be how I percieve it, having not touched a drop of the firewater now for over 10 years but the price of booze in the supermarkets seems to have gone much lower now where as the price of booze in the pubs is just beyond silly.

Bought a box of 18 cans of Carling Black Label just to have beer in the house to offer guests and it was £10. How on earth do they sell it that cheap?


Edited by Matov (27 Apr 2023 7.55pm)

The ‘Black Labels Matter’ campaign has helped.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Irisheagle87's Profile Irisheagle87 Flag Co.Derry 28 Apr 23 12.40am Send a Private Message to Irisheagle87 Add Irisheagle87 as a friend

Hard to say this in a nice way. There isn't to many people dying of hunger from where I stand. Met a refugee 2 days go. Had a better phone than me. Aww well

 


THE 17th OF MAY. MY 17th BIRTHDAY. MICHEAL HUGHES SCORES THE WINNING PENALTY, WHAT WAS HIS NUMBER? 17!!!!!

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 28 Apr 23 7.40am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow


I won't ask for hundreds, but please do share some.

According to the Sky News calculator the cost of making spag bol at home has gone down by 5.8% [Link]

They also claim that the cost of a vegetarian meal has gone up by 19% although I don't know any vegetarians that use 500g of mayonnaise and 570g of tomato ketchup in a meal

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 28 Apr 23 8.15am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

It might be how I percieve it, having not touched a drop of the firewater now for over 10 years but the price of booze in the supermarkets seems to have gone much lower now where as the price of booze in the pubs is just beyond silly.

Bought a box of 18 cans of Carling Black Label just to have beer in the house to offer guests and it was £10. How on earth do they sell it that cheap?


Edited by Matov (27 Apr 2023 7.55pm)

You don't like having people around your house then ?

 


"The facts have changed", Rishi Sunak

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 28 Apr 23 8.22am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Obviously people have different requirements for 'stuff', some which may be subject to increases in price, and others less so. I think generally prices are falling/stabilising, but wages are not likely ot increase any time soon. Just ask a junior doctor, a nurse, a teacher, a train driver etc. I know my own colleagues and myself aren't paid anywhere near what we might have expected a few years back. And living in Wales, the salary of 'the Smoke' is a distant dream.
I have a dislike for major supermarkets who kept their prices at the pump high, while independents were selling for up to 10p a litre less. That will stay with me and means i now swerve supermarkets when food shopping now.
And rather belatedly, Morrisons and Tesco's are now competitive with Lidl and Aldi on some products. Prices were all too quick to be hiked, but falling prices take an age to implement.

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"The facts have changed", Rishi Sunak

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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag On the edge of reason 28 Apr 23 10.08am Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

Our local petrol station (50m from my house) the price of unleaded has been fixed at 149.9p for over 3 months. Where as other petrol stations within 5 miles have been as low as 135.9p. I have never known a price fixed for so long. I am sure there must have been a change in the price per barrel in this time?

 


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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 28 Apr 23 6.11pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Apollofuzz

Our local petrol station (50m from my house) the price of unleaded has been fixed at 149.9p for over 3 months. Where as other petrol stations within 5 miles have been as low as 135.9p. I have never known a price fixed for so long. I am sure there must have been a change in the price per barrel in this time?

Aren’t a lot of petrol stations franchises? This means although they might sell Esso or Shell or BP products, they still dictate the retail price at the pump and base this on what neighbouring filling stations are charging. If they think they can get away with a higher price then they do.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 30 Apr 23 4.54am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

petrol prices are a law unto themselves. Whilst driving from Hampshire to Wales yesterday, unleaded prices were :
BP Fourmarks (Hants), £1.55l, Ripley (Hants) £1.53l, M4 Services £1.69l and my local rural station in Wales £1.43l. Market forces ? and just charging the maximum you can get away with. Sometimes when you're low on fuel in a rural place, you're not spoilt for choice on where to fill up.

 


"The facts have changed", Rishi Sunak

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 30 Apr 23 7.30am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

When the price of a barrel of oil goes up the price at the pump goes up pretty much immediately, when the price of oil goes down the retailers tell you that the price they pay for the oil is fixed on long term purchase agreements so it will be some time before you feel the benefit of the lower price.

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 30 Apr 23 9.05am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

When the price of a barrel of oil goes up the price at the pump goes up pretty much immediately, when the price of oil goes down the retailers tell you that the price they pay for the oil is fixed on long term purchase agreements so it will be some time before you feel the benefit of the lower price.

They've been pulling the same stunt with tobacco price increases for as long as I've been a smoker.

Duty goes up at midnight on day of the Budget, shops put prices up the next day - but duty is paid when the tobacco comes out of the bonded warehouse to the wholesaler, so all current stock is 'old price'.

Nice little earner for the retailers!

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 30 Apr 23 9.59am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

it's all the fault of those bar-steward Elites. Printing money like confetti.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 02 May 23 7.53am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

being held to ransom over prices ?

two headlines in the BBC today:
1.Oil and gas giant BP has reported stronger than expected profits for the first three months of the year.

It posted profits of $5bn (£4bn), which was down from $6.2bn in the same period last year but more than the $4.3bn that had been forecast by analysts.

Bumper profits from energy firms have led to calls for them to pay more tax with households facing high bills.

2.Food prices in the UK continued to soar in April despite a drop in wholesale costs, new figures show.

Food inflation jumped to 15.7% last month compared with April in 2022, up from 15% in March, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said.

But the cost of a food shop "should start" to come down in the next few months, the trade body claimed.

The BRC, which represents UK supermarkets, said customers would see savings on milk and other dairy goods.

Last week, Sainsbury's rejected suggestions that prices were too high after the BBC heard that falls in global food prices were not being reflected on supermarket shelves.

 


"The facts have changed", Rishi Sunak

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