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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    #9 When we first came here in 1991 you didn’t have to get out of the car in some of the garages , they would put the fuel in the tank, check your tyres and pump up if necessary and wash your windscreen all courtesy of the garage? All you paid for was the fuel. Which was then about half the price of the UK. JS
    All that service long gone here now john

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    When i was a kid and sent to shop, sugar was weighed and put in a brown bag, you asked for what you wanted and they got it for you, cheese cut with a cheese wire etc, then came the supermarkets, and the help yourself service. I notice now that more and more is a self service checkout, which i refuse to use, its a job gone for someone, so i go to the checkout as usual. Sometime down the line, instead of going to the doctor, they will give you a website to diagnose your own problem, and then request the prescription from one man in an office instead of a surgery, crazy old world. I don't know of anywhere that has a forecourt service with petrol now.
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    If I remember correct we were paying just under or just over 1 $ a litre at the time the rate of exchange was about
    $ 2.30 to the pound , so you can work it out on your calculator , I’ve lost mine . Cheers JS

    Des will probably know the system on the Kiwi coast . About 1973 I was on the Laurelwood on the Kiwi coast . She was a 30,000 ton or thereabouts clean products carrier .At that time there were 3 ships on the coast carrying petrol from the oil installation tanks in Whangerai to all the ports in New Zealand as far as Bluff. We were similar to Australia when I arrived out here to live though with similar laws , we were only allowed 3 months on the coast at one time. The 3 ships performing this task were 1 kiwi ship with no restrictions , a Greek ship and us a British ship. As the cargo was always the same we did not tank clean in between cargoes and just loaded the same petrol on top of the previous. When discharged in Road tankers it went direct to the garages no matter what garage it was, so BP or ESSO charging different prices is just a con.After 3 months as per law we had to leave the coast so went up to Newcastle NSW to tank clean and then back for the next 3 months.I saw nothing wrong with NZ or Australia protecting the livelihood of their own workforce ,pity Britain never followed suit . Cheers JS
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