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  Reply # 2096357 25-Sep-2018 18:33
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Petrol companies' price signs.   For example the price for Unleaded 91 is shown as 240.9 instead of placing the decimal point where it should be 2.409 All the petrol companies do this & it's ridiculous.  They only do this so as to create a false impression of competition when they change the 3rd decimal place.

 

Does this annoy you?


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  Reply # 2096369 25-Sep-2018 19:03
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Petrol companies' price signs.   For example the price for Unleaded 91 is shown as 240.9 instead of placing the decimal point where it should be 2.409 All the petrol companies do this & it's ridiculous.  They only do this so as to create a false impression of competition when they change the 3rd decimal place.

 

Does this annoy you?

 

 

Its sold in cents per liter. Probably made sense when it was 60c/l or something crazy cheap back when it was all sorted out. Its obvious what it means and the problem I have with the signs is they only list the cheap stuff and the tractor fuel on the signs, not the good stuff and in many cases not what sort of good stuff they sell at the station.





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  Reply # 2096939 26-Sep-2018 15:55
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Old farts smugly pontificating on the performance of our young female PM from the font of their vastly superior wisdom. 

 

 





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  Reply # 2096952 26-Sep-2018 16:01
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Passive aggressive cross posting from other threads.

 

 


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  Reply # 2096967 26-Sep-2018 16:13
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Lets keep the politics in its alloted bin 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2096997 26-Sep-2018 17:15
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amiga500:

 

Does this annoy you? 

 

Not as much as the price itself. Particularly when I saw 91 retailing for 205.9 in Rotorua at the weekend yell


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  Reply # 2097097 26-Sep-2018 21:03
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allan:

 

amiga500:

 

Does this annoy you? 

 

Not as much as the price itself. Particularly when I saw 91 retailing for 205.9 in Rotorua at the weekend yell

 

 

Most cars these days need low sulfur fuel - they sell the stuff that fails the test in RotoVegas, cheap.


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  Reply # 2097127 26-Sep-2018 21:48
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(Too) Slow progress with E-Cars, especially here in the country of the premium manufacturers. They still didn't catch it (or they do, but ride the cash-cows until they'll break).





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  Reply # 2097147 26-Sep-2018 22:37
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allan:

 

amiga500:

 

Does this annoy you? 

 

Not as much as the price itself. Particularly when I saw 91 retailing for 205.9 in Rotorua at the weekend yell

 

 

Most cars these days need low sulfur fuel - they sell the stuff that fails the test in RotoVegas, cheap.

 

 

its actually the same fuel that Z energy stations use . PakNSave has a contract with them and the Rotorua  Pak n Save is always 10 cents a litre under what the Z station is a 100 metres away. And i paid $1.99 today so still cheap.





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  Reply # 2097171 27-Sep-2018 02:26
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The YouTube Music app changing the volume level on my phone by itself. Makes driving and trying to listen to music at the same time a right royal pain. As I can't just click play on a long playlist, Adjust volume to what I want, then just drive without needing to touch the phone. Instead I have to keep on pressing the volume up key.

And just turning up the head unit volume doesn't help. As if a phone call or text arrives, the message alert tone then plays at a stupidly loud volume over the stereo.





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  Reply # 2097382 27-Sep-2018 11:37
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The volume control that pops up on iOS (still, after all these years of complaints), when you adjust the volume.

 

Some apps override it and you don't see it, but there aren't many that do this, so you often miss a few seconds of whatever is on the screen...and in a game that's annoying and can result in "loss of life"...





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  Reply # 2097424 27-Sep-2018 12:22
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Upper/Central North Island vs Wellington and South Island "national" petrol prices ..

 

Why do I need to pay $2.409/l vs $1.999/l 


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  Reply # 2097433 27-Sep-2018 12:39
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Upper/Central North Island vs Wellington and South Island "national" petrol prices ..


Why do I need to pay $2.409/l vs $1.999/l 



Because of Phil Goff's Auckland regional fuel tax. And remember it's going up by another 3 cents in the weekend.




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  Reply # 2097534 27-Sep-2018 14:14
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Dingbatt:
nzkiwiman:

 

Upper/Central North Island vs Wellington and South Island "national" petrol prices ..

 

Why do I need to pay $2.409/l vs $1.999/l 

 



Because of Phil Goff's Auckland regional fuel tax. And remember it's going up by another 3 cents in the weekend.

 

I think you got that backwards - it's "$1.999"* in Auckland DESPITE the "regional tax"; vs $2.409 here in Welly.

 

 

 

*Gaspy tell's me "2.11" in East Tamaki Road is the cheapest in "Auckland" - still a far cry from $2.40, which I can see from my window at work...


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  Reply # 2097535 27-Sep-2018 14:16
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*Gaspy tell's me "2.11" in East Tamaki Road is the cheapest in "Auckland" - still a far cry from $2.40, which I can see from my window at work...

 

 

From my office window I can ALMOST see the service station charging the same amount, however less than 1500m away is a place doing it for 25c cheaper.

 

I am in Auckland.

 

 


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