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Marine Garage

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Daverc
Daverc
25 May 2015 09:03

A little bird told me the garage will be closing soon.  Any truth in that ?

roberta
roberta
25 May 2015 15:26

This is true, Dani the owner told me. Big shame as I wont use Sainsburys fuel

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leatash
leatash
25 May 2015 18:41

What's wrong with Sainsburys fuel

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Pete
Pete
25 May 2015 20:32

What a shame about marine Garage.. 

Sainburys is like piss water.....wink

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roberta
roberta
25 May 2015 20:36

Loads of people I know had problems after filling up at Sainsburys, that's why I wont use them

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Carer
Carer
26 May 2015 06:49

Never had any problems with Sainsburys fuel and dont know anyone who has.

 

The reason I dont use Marine garage is that he always used to put prices up immediately before public and bank holiday weekends, then miracusley, the prices went down again afterwards.

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roberta
roberta
26 May 2015 08:00

and Sainsburys do exactly the same

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Carer
Carer
26 May 2015 08:56

Not quite Roberta. They adjust their prices so as to reflect the 'local' price but maintaining a cheaper product, but still not on the same scale as MG.

Also, fuel prices have increased dramatically over the past few months which is down to the oil producers and not the garages themselves..

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roberta
roberta
26 May 2015 09:23

MG has been 116.9 for a few weeks now but this weekend noticed Sainsburys increase to115.9 for the basic unleaded

leatash
leatash
26 May 2015 10:21

roberta   You need to visit a refinery the tankers all fill from the same tank all fuel has to comply with BS 228:2008 FUEL IS FUEL IS FUEL Sainsbury's increase is due to a increase in  oil prices my prediction it will slowly creep back to £1.60 per litre.  So where will you fill up Tesco or Morrisons both get fuel from the same place as Sainsburys, plus it will cost at todays fuel price in a average car 39p per mile to get it but hey it's your choice.

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OurSoul
OurSoul
27 May 2015 11:51

Totally agree with Carer and Leatash. The scare stories that do the rounds every now and again re supermarket fuel have little to no basis in fact to them. 

FredBassett
FredBassett
27 May 2015 14:03

Lets put you all straight here as you seem to know very little about the system. There is some truth in the fact that all the fuel comes from the same place but the point thats being missed is the additives that Sainsbury's and others add to the basic fuel. The octane rating used ie 95 for unleaded is the minimum and there is quite a difference in shall we say refined unleaded and unleaded plus additivies. The claim is that the additives help clean your engine, but in effect they also kind of water down the fuel to the minimum end of the scale allowed. You may also have noticed that since it went public about MG Sainsburys have removed their roadside pricing board.

People in this town just wont accept the damage that Sainsburys have caused to local retailing. So now you have no choice of local petrol supplies dont start moaning about the extortionate price they will be charging ready for the school holidays. Yes the fuel they retail at the pump does meet the minium standards, but it is crap and overtime will effect your engines performance.

 

 

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roberta
roberta
27 May 2015 15:44

Thank you Fred smiley
my mechanic told me not to use cheap fuel after my throttle sensor was clogged and filthy, I always used MG so it must have been who owned it before me

OurSoul
OurSoul
27 May 2015 15:56

But there was no local choice of petrol stations for a long time before the arrival of Sainsbury. We just had MG and their rip-off prices. 

 

Sainsbury won't put up prices now that MG are off - that makes no sense seeing as they've always charged less than MG anyway!

roberta
roberta
27 May 2015 16:38

There was a petrol station opposite Shutterton called Firbank Garage

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OurSoul
OurSoul
27 May 2015 18:29

There did used to be, back in the day. But did the 'competition' they provided to MG lower prices for customers? 

leatash
leatash
27 May 2015 20:26

There used to be 3 petrol stations in Dawlish 2 and 4,  Firbank, and Mariner Sainsburys certainly didn't put the first 2 out of buiseness.

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FredBassett
FredBassett
27 May 2015 23:12

@leatash

Wrong Sainbury's did cause Firbank to stop selling fuel. Thats history now though. Just for info on price they are already 2p/litre dearer than Morrisons, and they wont stop there

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leatash
leatash
28 May 2015 10:02

So fill up at Morrisons a tank full say 60 litres you will save £1.20 and it will cost £3.90 to go and get it Sainsbury's know this and will take that into consideration when setting prices.  There is off course the possobility that all the wonderfull things Mr Cameron has promised will be funded by a rise in fuel duty but hey what do i know.

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flo
flo
13 Jun 2015 18:35

Marine Garage closes end of the month although may stay a few days after if they still have fuel. 

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Brian Devon
Brian Devon
06 Jul 2015 12:47

See it's now closed best of luck to all the Ex staff, The workshop at the rear go down side by the Post Office is still OPEN .

 

 

OurSoul
OurSoul
23 Aug 2015 19:24

Noticed today that Sainsbury's Dawlish petrol prices are 3p a litre cheaper than they were when the school holidays started...

leatash
leatash
23 Aug 2015 22:18

Oil prices are falling supply and demand less demand cheaper fuel just the same as milk.

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