RE: New fuel discount scheme launches

RE: New fuel discount scheme launches

Monday 14th November 2005

New fuel discount scheme launches

Can this really cut petrol prices?


Pay using a Pipeline card
Pay using a Pipeline card
A new discounted petrol scheme has just launched, which said that it expects to be able to offer its members discounts of between 5p and 10p a litre.

The scheme, dubbed Pipeline, was established in 2005 by Ben Scammell, a keen motoring enthusiast. He personally funded the setup of the www.fairfueltax.co.uk Web site in 2004 to funnel the feelings of those of us who disagreed with the financial persecution of the motorist.

Scammell's a member of the Mitsubishi Lancer Register and spends much of his free time organising events for club members, and he races his Caterham 7 Roadsport in the Caterham Roadsport Inter championship.

The Web site reports that Scammell is currently negotiating with a major national fuel retailer and expects to be able to offer cheaper petrol and diesel in most parts of the UK as soon as there are enough members of the scheme.

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Peter Ward

Original Poster:

2,097 posts

214 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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I seems too good to be true, but I've joined anyway. The best of luck to the guy!

Steve2005

16 posts

187 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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from article said:
The scheme, dubbed Pipeline, was established in 2005 by Ben Scammell,


Ben SCAMmell? Oh dear


Well anyway, if it really brings down our ludicrous petrol prices, then fair play to the lad

>> Edited by Steve2005 on Monday 14th November 16:52

mybrainhurts

89,675 posts

213 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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Peter Ward said:
I seems too good to be true!


Big 'ead......

gugan1

15 posts

191 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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Iv signed up good on ben.

PhantomPH

3,436 posts

183 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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Fair play to the lad. Hope this works out.

Ben@PipelineCard

15 posts

179 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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Thanks for yor support!

Cheers,

Ben
www.PipelineCard.org/

angrys3owner

15,855 posts

187 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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Hi Ben.

Fantastic idea, will you actually pay with the card or will it be more like a the shell pluspoints loylaty card? Think if you can get shell to do a deal that would be great, either that or Tesco with their 99RON.

Keep up the good work!

gooby

9,264 posts

192 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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I hope it works and just doesnt end up as another card in my wallet.

I have signed up and my fingers are crossed.

ads

1,357 posts

215 months

Monday 14th November 2005
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I`ve signed up. tesco would be good. I`ve been using 99 ron for a while now and I`m happy with it!
Good luck.

nickytwohats

2,084 posts

199 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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I've signed up and encouraged the 40 or so people who work with me to do the same

trackcar

6,453 posts

184 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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i just filled in. hope it can make *something* happen.

dickymint

18,352 posts

216 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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Good on ya fella

big rumbly

952 posts

242 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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Great idea, I'll pass the message on, good luck

omitchell

19,754 posts

193 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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is anyone else having trouble signing up, every time i've tried it just returns an error and asks me to re submit my info

britnick

1 posts

179 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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I just registered two minutes ago... It seemed fine

moose1978

643 posts

196 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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just registered to!

ZooOOM

109 posts

189 months

Wednesday 16th November 2005
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Thanks, I've signed up too. I hope it works!

Ben@PipelineCard

15 posts

179 months

Wednesday 16th November 2005
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Thanks again for all your support!

Cheers,

Ben
http://hwww.PipelineCard.org/

zoom_jones

838 posts

217 months

Friday 18th November 2005
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I think this is a great idea and have also signed up. Can someone tell me how this will work though? Will pipeline 'virtually' buy a job lot of petrol then 'virtually' sell it cheaper to customers with their card through the suppliers petrol station network? Would be interested to know the specifics of how this would work. 5-10p a litre off is a tall claim.

Also, what's the target membership figure? Being a cynic I suspect there isn't one and if there was the 'mystery' petrol company will be dictating it. i.e. BP (or whoever - wonder why BP immediately comes to mind though...) says if you can get 3million (as an example) to sign up you've got a deal. Knowing that in all likelihood and with the best will in the world any high target is going to be hard to reach.

I really do hope this works, I love it when the small guys goes head to head with big companies. Well done Ben. I will pass this link on to 3 million of my closest friends.....

jonesyx

56 posts

180 months

Sunday 27th November 2005
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im guessing it works like this....

ben goes to BP (or other company) with his proof that 3million members (or however many) will buy petrol from them if they can get a discount. its just simple strength in numbers, negotiating a better deal.

zoom_jones said:
I think this is a great idea and have also signed up. Can someone tell me how this will work though? Will pipeline 'virtually' buy a job lot of petrol then 'virtually' sell it cheaper to customers with their card through the suppliers petrol station network? Would be interested to know the specifics of how this would work. 5-10p a litre off is a tall claim.

Also, what's the target membership figure? Being a cynic I suspect there isn't one and if there was the 'mystery' petrol company will be dictating it. i.e. BP (or whoever - wonder why BP immediately comes to mind though...) says if you can get 3million (as an example) to sign up you've got a deal. Knowing that in all likelihood and with the best will in the world any high target is going to be hard to reach.

I really do hope this works, I love it when the small guys goes head to head with big companies. Well done Ben. I will pass this link on to 3 million of my closest friends.....