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Wife popped out this morning for some quick shopping. She had no problem getting fuel (limited to £30 at Asda but no queues) and reported NO problems as she past multiple filling stations in Dundee.

It does seem to be a regional issue with the fast majority of w@nkers, muppets, f@cktards or whatever you want to call them being in England I am afraid!

Totally agree re the points raised about the BBC. They are shambolic empty vassal compared to previously and the people running the BBC should be ashamed that the nations public service broadcaster is fueling the issues and problems through reckless reporting.  I really do think it is time the BBC's remit was brought back to being the nations Public Services Broadcaster and a thorough review is undertaken to improve the journalistic standards which quite frankly are largely in the gutter these days, along with the Mail, Express, Sun and Angela Rayners mouth!

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2 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

public service broadcaster is fueling the issues

pun intended?

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Same here. Just collected my Evora GTE from its MOT and went the long way home, which took me past the nearest petrol station. I could see that there was very little activity on the forecourt so when I got back, I took the wife’s Polo for petrol. Again limited to £30, although I went a bit over to £32.70, which was plenty of juice for that little engine. Usual price per litre too.

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2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

It does seem to be a regional issue with the fast majority of w@nkers, muppets, f@cktards or whatever you want to call them being in England I am afraid!

I'd imagine population density plays a slight part too.

Drove past the local Shell, they're punting unleaded and diesel out at 1.479 at the moment. Supply and demand and all that but it does seem a little more like blatant profiteering to me.

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56 minutes ago, Bibs said:

I'd imagine population density plays a slight part too.

I agree, the population is definitely denser down there.

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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2 hours ago, Bibs said:

I'd imagine population density plays a slight part too.

Drove past the local Shell, they're punting unleaded and diesel out at 1.479 at the moment. Supply and demand and all that but it does seem a little more like blatant profiteering to me.


I think they’re all franchised. Hence the hike.

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I needed to get some more paint first thing this morning since I underestimated the amount initially required. I intended picking it up from Wickes but couldn’t get near the place. Why? - well our local Wickes store shares the same entrance as Tesco and the queue to get into Tesco was backing up over 2 roundabouts causing gridlock, assume queuing for petrol 🙄 but no doubt some genuine shoppers were caught up in it.

Fortunately it is off a dual carriageway so I could continue round it and go a few miles further to another diy store 😉

Now the bit I can’t fathom is to get to Tesco you have to pass 2 Shell stations, one on each side of a dual carriageway but really just separated by a roundabout. Both Shell stations had fuel and there were no queues, so it would appear that people would rather sit in a long queue just to save 10p/litre (or whatever the price differential is) rather than pay a little more for the convenience of a quick fill up 🙄

As I went past in the opposite direction 45mins later the situation was still the same. ——— Bizarre!

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21 hours ago, Mysterae said:

The latest rumour is a shortage of toys at Christmas.

 

Following on from my response in this thread yesterday to the rumoured Christmas tree shortage, it just so happens that my return load each night will be for a certain Irish-based nationwide toy retailer.

Happy to be doing my bit towards mitigating these potential domestic crises, :D.

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Scirocco had the light on and Rachel has taken the electric car so thought I'd try my luck. Was the last one in before they coned off the entrance, nice timing! 

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30 minutes ago, Bibs said:

Scirocco had the light on and Rachel has taken the electric car so thought I'd try my luck. Was the last one in before they coned off the entrance, nice timing! 

Must be time to get a spare electric car.    Or are you expecting an Evija shortly.

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Still not able to get petrol in the Evora. Been a week now.

All the stations of north London got a fill and all of them were empty within hours.

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London areas seem too be problematic ? News on internet said east and west mids along with London had 25% of empty stations 

however I got full tank for works car tonight at Tesco no queue and I passed a couple other which seem to have fuel. I think diesel a problem petrol seems ok 

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