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  1. #1

    Default could this possibly work ?

    i know a lot of you guys are not uk but does anyone possibly think this could work.
    It might make a difference - who knows

    Someone offered this idea:

    This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy petrol on a certain day"
    campaign that was going around last April or May!

    The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't
    continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol.

    It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.

    BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can
    really work.

    Please read it and join in!

    Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to
    think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive
    action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace not sellers.

    With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to
    take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come
    down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol!

    And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea:

    For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two
    biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP.

    If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce
    their prices.

    If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow

    But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Esso and
    BP petrol buyers.

    It's really simple to do!!

    Now, don't whimp out on me at this point... keep reading and I'll
    explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

    I am sending this note to a lot of people.

    If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and
    300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by
    the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will
    have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!

    If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends
    then 30 million people will have been contacted!

    If it goes one level further, you guessed it... .. THREE HUNDRED

    Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. .....and not buy

    How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten
    more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could
    conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!

    Acting together we can make a difference.

    If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.


    Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda, Tesco,
    Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc.

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    Ok, if two big oil companies either do no business, OR operate at a loss....They go out of business.

    Fewer companies = less competition
    Less competition = High prices

    If the smaller companies, don't manage to buy all their refinerys, as they go under, less fuel will be produced...

    Lower supply = Higher prices

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003


    This in one form or another is all over the internet and can be described as a classic ''Meta Virus''
    I have seen the same text but with other oil companies such as Esso/Exxon, Shell, BP etc.


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