Warning again re: a few fake gaspy fuel price entries.

Again Cheapies we need to be aware that there are odd times when drongos post fake low fuel prices on Gaspy !. I'm in Auckland and yesterday have seen one im 90% sure was fake (posted mid morning, no confirms, then low price gone and back up to "normal" few hours later when I drove past looking to get petrol). Similar this morning at a different station, low price posted but no confirms, then hour or two later new post but "normal" much higher price. (I suppose these could be very rare spot price promotions for hour or so, but even if so they are useless and offensive to most (Auckland) cheapies as 99% of us can not simply drop our daily work/tasks/life to chase such rainbows at short notice, LOL….). Happy price hunting folks….

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    I noticed some people were tricked by the "new" BP display that has the AA Smartfuel discounted price displayed at the top most position.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah this should straight up be illegal. Price on the road sign should be the pump price, no membership or signup needed. That's how it's always been and to suddenly change that is worthy of ComCom attention.

      Edit: yeah actually made a ComCom complaint as it really pisses me off when companies use deceptive pricing, at least be honest about what the cost is for what you're selling, it's not that hard.

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        But can't you just go in, sign up then cancel straight after if you don't want to be a member? Pretty sure these places just have a card sitting there at the counter anyway for people who "forgot their card" I remember going in once. Didn't have my card. Dude said no worries, just scanned a card sitting by the machine it and I got the discount anyway…….

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          You can do that, yeah sure. The issue I see is with pricing complexity and a well established consumer expectation that the price on the road is simply the price you pay. You shouldn't need to know the right thing to ask for, or "one simple trick" to be able to get the price advertised. Also the card at counter doesn't work for pay-at-pump pricing at all, which is becoming increasingly common.

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    I think these "fake" price entries are actually people putting in the "final price" after discounts that everyone gets, such as saying Z at a certain station is $1.94 (after Flybuys) when the pump price is $2.00.

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    I’ve not seen the pump less than the advertised price before Thursday. 192.7 for 91 when the sign showed 198.7.

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    (OK Cheapies just to make it clear: when I say "fake price posts" on Gaspy, I mean ONLY a few idiot gaspy people - members who actually post fake low fuel prices for whatever station (I'm here in Auckland), which are very unlikely to spot pump price board promotions by the particular station for an hour or two. (?). OK for example may have spotted another suspicious one last night Friday October 25th, one of the Gull's on Rosebank Rd, Avondale. - $1.87 I recall for 91 petrol. - it was posted for an hour or two then disappeared, replaced by a new post with a "normal" price much higher. Any Auckland cheapies seeing fake gaspy prices too ???.

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    Actually Gull had a 21st birthday special with 21c discount. This ended on Friday at noon. It may have been legit ……

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