The BIG Calor Gas Rip Off

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  1. Robert Clark

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    Just refilled one of my 13kg Gaslow bottles at a motorway services in France - Total cost £12

    To buy a similar size refill in UK £38

    That's a saving £26 on one bottle !!!

    Has anyone worked out the break even point for a refillable system?

    I reckon about 10 refills would cover the cost of a Gasit system
     
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    much cheaper if in uk to use 19kg flogas bottles http://gasdeal.co.uk/gas-cylinders/propane-gas-cylinders/
    well worth a look. saves spending out on the refillable bottles . abroad i use their local bottles . was as little as 13.5 euro this winter in spain . for a cepsa bottle 12kg
     
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    Paid 11€ for the 11kg bottle in Benidorm, and that was in the campsite shop where they are not shy in adding a bit of markup.
     
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    I filled up last week in notloB where the taxi lads go @42p a litre.
     
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    13kg propane at gooutdoors is £23.62 - probably use 26kg/year.

    So £23.62 x 2 =£47.24.
    Refillable would cost £24.00

    I'm paying a premium of £23.24 for using Calor, certainly for me, little point in changing !
     
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    Hhmmm 13kg propane at go outdoors. £23.60 .. Where did you get £38 from . ???
     
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    Got to get back for meeting on Friday
    No time to dilly dally
    Time is money
     
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    There is a thread on here where someone worked out how long it takes for Calor to catch up with refillables. I think it works out about 5 - 6 years for me as not only are go outdoors cheaper than most for Calor, I also get extra "Forces" discount, so 6 Kg only works out £16:80. (y) I don’t have a 13 Kg yet, still hoping for a nice hand out,:unsure: but that would be another good saving there. I can see the advantages for convenience and cost if you go abroad a lot, but not in the UK
     
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    Have you any idea if go outdoors sell calorlite refills please ? .Roy
     
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    Yes they do. Not sure how much though, but every time I ring up, they ask standard or lite.

    £20.92 with discount card
     
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    I fill up 3-4 times a year recon takes around 4 years to cover cost but more importantly I can get gas in any country and don't have to lug heavy cylinders around. Those two advantages are worth the cost alone.
     
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    6kg Calorlite at Go Outdoors £20.92
     
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    I wonder what percentage of bottles get exchanged when they're still partially full?
     
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    Now your thinking too much. ;)
     
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    Thanks just reserved one ,will collect tomorrow.£7 cheaper than the local motorhome /caravan dealers. ..now that is a rip off . !!.
     
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    So what do the 15k Calor cylinders cost to exchange anyone know? I've just fitted one (previously in garden for BBQ) to go next to my Gaslow for when we head up to Scotland and the Isles in July.

    Last time I was there I struggled to get LPG and Calor lite was about as scarce as rocking horse shite!
     
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    £30:37 with discount card
     
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    Whats this please?
     
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