The Caltex at Braddon are using a practice that I believe is illegal.
Realising my tank was low and it was Thursday morning and probably too late to beat the weekend price spike, I was surprised to see the Caltex had E10 at 135.4c, so ducked right in. Started pumping and the bowser came up 11c/l more!
When I went in I told the cashier they would have to recalculate the bill on the advertised price. She bucked, so I said fine – I’ll just be calling ACT Fair Trading, and she then went for the supervisor. Meanwhile another ten customers were being similarly ripped off, while the supervisor was belatedly out there changing the sign. But even though they heard my complaint, they meekly lined up and paid the higher amount. My tiny tank was only about $4 difference but the others behind me were likely getting shafted around $10 each.
I eventually paid a lower amount, but this sort of behaviour stinks. And I am amazed that people put up with it. Why do Canberra people put up with the regular rip offs that are so prevalent around this town?
In WA the petrol pricing commissioner requires prices for the next day to be lodged nightly by each station. prevents this sort of crap happening. Bring it on.