Subject: FUEL PRICES - Take the time to read this
Forwarded message included:
Petrol prices - worth thinking about!
I called the number on the bottom of the email, and it is for real. This
initiative does come from Barry Minster, worth calling and chatting to him
if you need reassurance.
Apparently we are going to hit close to $1.35 a litre by the winter. If
this happens the prices will flow on down to the price of every thing we
buy! Want petrol prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent,
united action. Philip Hollsworth, offered this good idea.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy petrol on a certain "day"
campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just
laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt ourselves"
by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it
was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with
a plan that can really work.
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think
that the cost of a litre is CHEAP at .89 / .95 cents, we need to take
aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace not
sellers. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need
to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come
down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol!
And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
Here's the idea:
For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest
oil companies (which now are: BP and Mobil). If they are not selling any
petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their
prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact,
we need to reach literally millions of BP petrol buyers. It's really simple
Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how
simple it is to reach millions of people!! I am sending this note to a lot
of people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)...and
those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by
the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have
reached over THREE MILLION consumers!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (and not
buy at BP and Mobil) How long would all that take? If each of us sends this
email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION
people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you
didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we
can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message
PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 80 cents a LITRE RANGE.
It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol
at Shell, Caltex, GAS. or Gull Outlets and drive past BP and MOBIL
Ex Service, Service & Veterans Party
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