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Is wednesday actually cheap day in Canberra?

By Octogen 3 June 2008 39

Just found an interesting website from Orima research (on the Australian institute of petroleum website) that suggests, from average retail petrol prices in Canberra mapped on a graph, that Wednesday, as opposed to the usual cheap Tuesday is the day to buy petrol in Canberra, with prices on average dipping slightly further mid week (at least for the past two months). Interesting web site – doesn’t provide any details on specific companies or areas in Canberra, but still worth a look.

http://www.aip.com.au/pricing/retail/monthly/canberra.htm

I buy petrol when...

  • Actually I don't drive a motor vehicle (26%, 24 Votes)
  • When I can afford it on payday (15%, 14 Votes)
  • It's cheapest (59%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 93

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lion 6:12 pm 05 Jun 08

astrojax said :

can anyone explain, simply and clearly, why there is and needs to be this ‘cycle’ that makes the same fuel cost more or less depending on where in the cycle you purchase it?

why? why? farkin’ why??

and so why aren’t bread, milk, sugar and flour subject to such cycles??

Supply and Demand. 🙂

el 5:31 pm 05 Jun 08

No, it’s to tear down idiots. Idiots who believe things that are written by other idiots and then get circulated by e-mail, and who continue to believe these things in the face of overwhelming expert evidence to the contrary (as well as good old fashioned common sense). Idiots like you. The sets of ‘interesting’, ‘new’ and ‘posted by idiot’ do not intersect. In the grand halls of intellectual achievement, you are sitting in a corner by yourself finger-painting with your own faeces.

ROFLMAO! Absolute gold, but probably far too long to be a pool-room quote.

And agreed 100%.

tylersmayhem 5:04 pm 05 Jun 08

Sorry Woody, the Post Office reference eludes me?!

Now, you can’t honestly tell me Fight Club wasn’t a documentary! I always thought it was. How witty that you picked up on the reference on my user name! I stand corrected, you are a genius!

Hingo – I knew someone would find a good forum for Woody, mind you, I’m not game to look up ones for dudes who have fantasies of people they don’t know painting with s**t. Whatever blows your hair back I guess!

I’m pretty sure Woody is that angry wanker who sits across from me at work. C’mon Woody, come clean!

tap 4:56 pm 05 Jun 08

Im in the group non represented in the survey: ‘Whenever the petrol guage hits about 2mm below empty.’

Woody Mann-Caruso 4:33 pm 05 Jun 08

Depends – are the wanker who thinks ‘Fight Club’ was a documentary?

Taking down idiots suits me. Every day, I’m reassured I’m in the right place.

Maybe hingo could give you some money for petrol and you could drive him to the post office? Don’t forget to wait for the new moon, now – the gravitational effect will give you more in your tank, and general relativity predicts it will also give you more time to get to the post office.

H1NG0 3:47 pm 05 Jun 08

tylersmayhem said :

Wow – Woody, take a breath and keep your fantasies to yourself. There are other forums out there more suited to you I’m sure.

Yep. I found this one: http://www.someidiots.com/forum/

tylersmayhem 2:53 pm 05 Jun 08

Wow – Woody, take a breath and keep your fantasies to yourself. There are other forums out there more suited to you I’m sure.

I thought my soap box was big, but I’ve been corrected!?

“Let off some steam Bennet”.

BTW, are you the wanker who works over the partition from me!?

BigDave 10:18 am 05 Jun 08

I don’t know if it makes a difference anymore whatever day you fill up. I think it’s down to luck now. One thing’s for sure, Rip Off Rudd and his cronies aren’t going to do anything anytime soon. Bunch of liars.

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:12 am 05 Jun 08

No, it’s to tear down idiots. Idiots who believe things that are written by other idiots and then get circulated by e-mail, and who continue to believe these things in the face of overwhelming expert evidence to the contrary (as well as good old fashioned common sense). Idiots like you. The sets of ‘interesting’, ‘new’ and ‘posted by idiot’ do not intersect. In the grand halls of intellectual achievement, you are sitting in a corner by yourself finger-painting with your own faeces.

tylersmayhem 9:10 am 05 Jun 08

To clarify Ed, the basis of my last comment was to attempt to put Aurelius in line after the rather rude and pointless comment telling the OP to “put some thought in” about the topic. This topic is a bit of a nationwide quest – not just on RiotACT.

People are more than welcome to call my previous post “stupid”, but it’s a method I stand by, and believe works. Looking at various web interviews and reports, it would seem I am not unfounded in my comments. Some “professional” opinions agree with my comments (in fact I was accused of copying the theory from a mentioned website), and other opinions de-bunk my theory. No problems to me, but interesting views. I personally think more interesting that “Where can I find a nice coffee in Canberra”, but that’s just my opinion.

Is this not the point of this forum?! To throw around thought provoking topics, rather than cut down OPs for posting topics. Soon this forum will be over-ran by those too quick to cut down the rest, and interesting and new topics will be few and far between.

sepi 8:17 am 05 Jun 08

Yep – I still aim for Tuesday, cos then I might remember by Wednesday.

If you forget til Thursday it is bad news.

Absent Diane 7:59 am 05 Jun 08

i am consistently amazed at the lengths people will go to, to get cheap stuff.

junkett 11:45 pm 04 Jun 08

You’ve buggered that idea mate.
All power to the “Riot”, but Wednesday had been the quiet cheapy day in the ACT for years. Tight-Arse Tuesday had nothing on Weasel Wednesday.

I was very disappointed when I had to fill my fuel thirsty 4cyl jap import today, and the “cheapness” of 134cpl had gone up to 150cpl. That’s okay though, because John Nohope has sorted out the busses (insert Goon Show laughing track here now)

astrojax 10:22 pm 04 Jun 08

see, if they didn’t have this entirely arbitrary cycle, there wouldn’t be the queues, better for everyone.

maybe we should start a class action against petroleum corporations generally suing for damages caused through angst. that’s gotta be a winner, yeah?

jake555 10:00 pm 04 Jun 08

I second that Woody. Am I the only one who dares to fill the tank on – wait for it – a Saturday, Sunday or Monday? You probably waste a buck or two in fuel waiting in the line on a pay day.

If filling up on a Thursday causes people so much angst… DON’T DO IT!!! There are 6 other days in the week you know, and 13 other days in a pay period.

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:47 pm 04 Jun 08

I’d rather spend an extra couple of bucks a tank and get in and out in two minutes than line up for ten minutes waiting for a pump on cheap day / pay day.

astrojax 9:44 pm 04 Jun 08

yebbut that doesn’t explain bread milk rice, woody. why isn’t beer cheaper on tuesdays?

Pickle 9:05 pm 04 Jun 08

This survey does not respecting my diversity,
What about diesel?
Is there a cheap diesel day?
or is it just a rush to fill the tank before it goes up again?

someoneincanb 7:52 pm 04 Jun 08

I agree there needs to be a “whenever I need to” option in the survey. And people who fill up their on the days when fuel is more costly aren’t necessarily “dumb”. There are plenty of people like me who need to fill up more than once/week. If I fill up on a Tues/Wed when its cheapest, then the 2nd tank for the week will likely fall on a more expensive day.

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