How much did you pay...

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  1. Sidney

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    I just bought a 6Kg bottle of propane.


    The cost? £19.99 via the shop at Tallington Lakes (near Stamford)


    This thread can do two things...

    Give praise to those charging a reasonable amount

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    Name and shame the more expensive re-sellers.
     
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    £18 at Go Outdoors with their discount card.
     
  4. Sidney

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    Oh I just discovered that the Gaslight business (and in fact all BP bottled gas) has been sold to the Scottish company MacGas.

    I use the 5Kg bottle for my barbecue so I better go and get a refill from Homebase before they change suppliers AGAIN :Angry:
     
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    £19.99 locally but have paid up to £25 while away.
     
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    What gets me is the fact that having been 'persuaded' that Calor were changing their bottles to 'Calor Lite' ones I now have to pay just under £26 to refill with the same amount of gas - Why?

    Wyn

     
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    £25 - that's a bit steep
     
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    There is no justification - just more profit :Sad:
     
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    I was paying £22 plus for 6Kg Calor Lite, fed up with this I installed Gaslow, now £7.40 to fill up.
    What further pi**ed me off with calor is you only get a percentage of your deposit back depending how long you have rented one, so I only got back 40% of my £29. How the hell does that work ? I could understand if I had kept the same bottle (wear and tare) but I probably had 12 different bottles in that period. Another rip off. Goodbye:thumbdown: Calor
     
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    Not trying to defend Calor's prices.. but I would think Calor Lite bottles will cost more to manufacture, they will also have a shorter 'round trip' user life compared to steel bottles.. and will also get damaged more often.. so will need to be replaced more frequently.

    Steel bottles can take a lot of abuse.. I've witnessed them thrown from the top of a pit head winding gear to the ground with no apparent damage .. not good practice I hasten to add..
     
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    6kgs = 12 litres @ 80 cents a litre = €9.60.

    Refillable bottles ROOL. :thumb:

    JJ:Cool:
     
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    Depot prices

    I use to buy mine from the Calor depot at Lee Mill Plymouth for £21.49.
    Go Outdoors cost £18.50
    Quess where I go for refills
     
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    i get a 13kg calor for £25.49 i gave up with the 6 kg ones they are a royal rip off i think its mainly down to a back hander from caravan manufacturers as they seem to be the only size that fits.

    also 90% of caravans will only use 6kg of gas every 12 months.
     
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    £24 for a 6Kg bottle from BP garage just outside the Broadlands show:Sad:
     
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    ASDA LPG 69.7p
    I put 33 litres in for £23 yesterday :BigGrin:
     
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    I took poor Mrs Bungy out for gas at Chester. I was amazed that she had to pay £36 for a 13kg bottle. I thought it steep so made her go back and question the guy. He said it was correct. What a rip off.


    I paid £19 for a calor lite and only 22for a 13kg.

    I'm so glad I have a gaslow system, it's getting cheaper by the day.:thumb:
     
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    In my experience the cheapest place to swap gas cylinders is a builders merchant.

    But with Gaslow I don't have to worry now. :Tongue1:
     
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    That's about 12l which we gaslow people would pay about 12 * 0.75 = £9.
     
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    If you open an account with calor gas you can still pay on collection and get a discount of about £3 on retail price.
    6KG cost just over £16 last week
     
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