Panic Buying

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  1. Snitrats

    Snitrats Funster

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    O.K. so how many have joined the mass hysteria of panic buying.
    The wife has, 7am this morning, 'Get up we need diesel' no we don't,
    yes we do going away at weekend and there will be none left! (thinking keep the peace Geoff) off we went to find a long queue at the local village petrol station.
    No wonder stations are running out,and now I'm one of the contributors to the mayhem:Eeek:
     
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    Seems odd, but there is some sense in everyone having a full tank in advance of a strike , it would minimise the impact. It does in the short term create a supply problem.
     
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    It's a no win situation...
    We just back from Marjal rally, daughter has conveniently left both cars almost on empty so we have to fill them anyway.. Usually I would go 1/2 a tank but as they mentioned the strike, what did we do.. Fill to the brim....

    Gotta go fill my petol cans later,,, Dont know what I will do it I cant get the Lawn mower going !!!:Rofl1:
     
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    The only problem I can see is thieves will not want to pay for fuel and will know this and will be more keen to steal our fuel so we are making sure our fuel tank is locked.:Angry::Angry:

    We are waiting till the weekend to get ours all the cars will be full then and as they are not on strike for 7 days anyway, the forecourts will get refueled before then, the fuel stations must be laughing, all this extra business!!!!

    If I am wrong we are not going anywhere, ha ha
     
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    Im not aware that they have even announced a strike yet, if and when they do, they have to give at LEAST 7 days notice we might get a months notice
    Or have i missed something:Doh:
     
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    Yes sorry me misquoting, see how rumours start !!!:RollEyes:
     
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    The roads are total mayhem around the Sainsburys petrol station near me. It has caused traffic chaos this morning. The most expensive garage near me must be thinking its Christmas, normally hardly a car in sight, this morning queuing.

    I have half a tank in my car if I run out I run out - However I am feeling a bit uneasy about not having enough diesel in the Motorhome to get us to the Tunnel on Thursday.

    Decisions Decisions should I panic now or really panic next Thursday:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Sonja
     
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    Don't panic Mr Mannering, Don't panic:Rofl1:
     
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    Your all fools :BigGrin: I filled my tanks on Monday :Rofl1: Both truck and van were close to empty so was filling anyway. :Wink:
    terry
     
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    Daren't fill the RV:Eeek:
    That causes a fuel shortage in Mansfield every time i do:Doh:
     
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    Unfotunately just keeping the tank locked does not always deter the Ba$tards as they will just punch a hole in the tank:Angry:......

    ......and probably nick your cat while they are under there:Doh:
     
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    Best tie the dog to the bumper to look after the cat then :Laughing:
     
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    Get your vans filled before Smudger does... he has just had a long range fuel tank fitted on his Monster...

    ... a one man fuel shortage in the area after he fills up... :Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Got enough to get to Chester but if strike kicks in may not be able to get home:Eeek:
     
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    Shove the queues! there isn't even a strike yet!, and if the RV runs dry, i will relax and put my feet up in comfort somewhere nice and put kettle on. There's nowt like a good brew.

    Craig
     
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    Bills just gone to fill the motorhome. Rang morrisons to see if there was deisil, we are rural and its a long way to go if the tanks are dry, poor girl she was nearly crying. She said yes, but the quewes are terrible and people are getting anoyed. she sounded very stressed.
     
  17. Chris

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    No panic from me.

    I rushed out and filled both cars as soon as that Tory tw@t opened his mouth.

    Nice and empty it was:thumb:
     
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    did hear somwhere that the hose pipe ban may effect us filling up the motorhomes with water? anyone else heard about it?
     
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  19. Chris

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    That in itself could cause a run on watering cans.

    Just off to the shop:Rofl1:
     
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  20. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    I don't think so....there's a thread about this elsewhere.
     
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