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  # 1547441 6-May-2016 08:47
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Businesses (esp retail) who think 'competition' means 'charging the same for X as every other store.'

 

It's rare to see a true competitive disruption where X suddenly gets (permanently) sold for 20% less than every other place so that the retailer doing so gets all the business.






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  # 1547442 6-May-2016 08:48
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Last time I looked it was $1.74 in Hastings. Not at BP, of course.

 

 





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  # 1547460 6-May-2016 09:34
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Geektastic:

 

richms:

 

Geektastic:

 

Petrol stations that disguise their high prices by not having a big sign that advertises fuel prices you can see from the road!

 

 

I would say ones that only show 91 on the sign to compete with gull, and still charge a fortune extra for 95 which is not on the sign. looking at you caltex up in albany.

 

 

 

 

The recently refurbished BP in Martinborough has snazzy new pumps etc but still no sign to let us know that the fuel is 10% + more expensive than, say, Masterton!

 

When my missus was working in Auckland last year, she could buy 91 at $1.77 when it was $2.05 here!

 

 

 

 

The price of living in the back of beyond





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  # 1547555 6-May-2016 11:43
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

When my missus was working in Auckland last year, she could buy 91 at $1.77 when it was $2.05 here!

 

 

She shoulda stockpiled a whole lot of petrol and brought it back with her. tongue-out


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  # 1547815 6-May-2016 20:08
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The Big Chill in Lower Hutt ... for putting Watties Tomato sauce into their Heinz Tomato ketchup bottles.

 

The Petone Working Mens Club for putting a cheap imitation of the real Worcestershire Sauce into the original Lea & Perrins bottles.


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The Running Man fad.





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  # 1547862 6-May-2016 23:40
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

richms:

 

Geektastic:

 

Petrol stations that disguise their high prices by not having a big sign that advertises fuel prices you can see from the road!

 

 

I would say ones that only show 91 on the sign to compete with gull, and still charge a fortune extra for 95 which is not on the sign. looking at you caltex up in albany.

 

 

 

 

The recently refurbished BP in Martinborough has snazzy new pumps etc but still no sign to let us know that the fuel is 10% + more expensive than, say, Masterton!

 

When my missus was working in Auckland last year, she could buy 91 at $1.77 when it was $2.05 here!

 

 

 

 

The price of living in the back of beyond

 

 

 

 

Seriously? 50 miles from the capital of the nation is 'the back of beyond' now?






 
 
 
 


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DaveB:

 

The Big Chill in Lower Hutt ... for putting Watties Tomato sauce into their Heinz Tomato ketchup bottles.

 

The Petone Working Mens Club for putting a cheap imitation of the real Worcestershire Sauce into the original Lea & Perrins bottles.

 

 

 

 

It's the sawdust on the floor and the Woodbines in WMC that I dislike....






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  # 1547864 6-May-2016 23:43
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I'm going to nominate Trade Me.

 

For some reason they have decided to do something to my account which means I cannot use it until they have 'approved' it - yet I do not know why or when it will be approved.

 

If I wish to discuss this with them, it will cost me $2/minute to call them.

 

I can barely describe how much that does not represent any form of customer service, much less good customer service.






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Two kilos of hyperactive kitten tearing around in the lounge at this time of night.


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  # 1547888 7-May-2016 07:39
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Geektastic:

MikeB4:


Geektastic:


richms:


Geektastic:


Petrol stations that disguise their high prices by not having a big sign that advertises fuel prices you can see from the road!



I would say ones that only show 91 on the sign to compete with gull, and still charge a fortune extra for 95 which is not on the sign. looking at you caltex up in albany.



 


The recently refurbished BP in Martinborough has snazzy new pumps etc but still no sign to let us know that the fuel is 10% + more expensive than, say, Masterton!


When my missus was working in Auckland last year, she could buy 91 at $1.77 when it was $2.05 here!



 


The price of living in the back of beyond



 


Seriously? 50 miles from the capital of the nation is 'the back of beyond' now?



Wainuiomata back of beyond here.

It was a joke 🙊




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  # 1547892 7-May-2016 07:54
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DarthKermit:

Two kilos of hyperactive kitten tearing around in the lounge at this time of night.



Got a dog you can borrow that will fix that for you...!





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  # 1547917 7-May-2016 10:00
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Geektastic:

 

DaveB:

 

The Big Chill in Lower Hutt ... for putting Watties Tomato sauce into their Heinz Tomato ketchup bottles.

 

The Petone Working Mens Club for putting a cheap imitation of the real Worcestershire Sauce into the original Lea & Perrins bottles.

 

 

 

 

It's the sawdust on the floor and the Woodbines in WMC that I dislike....

 

 

 

 

woodbines?





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  # 1547932 7-May-2016 10:22
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Only smoked by Real Men.





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floydbloke:

 

The Running Man fad.

 

 

Im ok with @RunningMan 's posts.....

 

 


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