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Postby ofey » Mon May 07, 2012 6:05 pm

Hmm can't see Troy's post. <-Posting this solved it

aspir3 wrote:I would suggest to inquire how much a 205 Litre drum of oil costs. It works out a lot cheaper then buying it in 5 Litre containers.


There are a couple of problems with this idea.

First you need to pay delivery of the drum.
You will then need in the cheapest instance a decanting tool for A$7 (i.e. funnel and hose) to decant it.

And containers to decant it into.
An empty 5L oil can is as cheap as A$5 to buy.

205L will do 41 cars.
Secondly, it'd be tougher to find 40 other people than just 6.

I did a search of 205L drums and came across this site.

IF that guy is right, its A$7.50 a litre when bought in bulk (versus my A$8.52 per litre price if you do my cheapskate method).

So 5L is A$37.50 from this 205L drum.

Plus the A$5 empty oil can to decant it into takes it to A$42.50.
How much is delivery on the 205L drum? Say A$40.
That adds another dollar per person, reaching up to A$43.50 per person.

You're still a dollar more expensive than my cheapskate method.
PLUS the logistics of it all.

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Postby lancervr » Mon May 07, 2012 6:08 pm

aspir3 wrote:I would suggest to inquire how much a 205 Litre drum of oil costs. It works out a lot cheaper then buying it in 5 Litre containers.



:roll: wow good one troy.....
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Postby ofey » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:12 pm

Just for this weekend. Offer Ends 2359 June 11, 2012.

A$4 an issue is hard to beat.

A$40 for 10 issues delivered of
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Postby ofey » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:52 am

Wow I'm on a roll! 2 offers in 2 days.

Only for those in QLD though...
Browns Plains - Capalaba - Stafford - Yerrongpilly

Fulcrum Suspension is offering a A$49 Wheel Alignment and Suspension check.

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Damn the VIC one isn't offering this.
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Postby ofey » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:36 pm

When working on your car, ever had problems screwing something into its fitment due to the space constriction?

What you need is a thumb wrench set from Super Cheap Auto!

RRP= A$4.99
Offer Price = A$2.00

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Postby Momengah » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:11 am

50% off sale for all Lonely Planet print and digital titles

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Offer not available on pre-orders and bundles. Offer ends 11am 19th July. Maximum 10 products per order. Offer excludes delivery charges. Free standard shipping is automatically applied to all book orders from Australia over $60

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Postby ofey » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:51 pm

OK this one is a little different.

A bit of paperwork and online registration but make A$50.

Suncorp Bank is offering A$50 to each new account opener.

Simply open an everyday basics account,
for this you need your TFN and fill up their online thing,
print out their rego form to take to any AusPost branch.
Use internet banking and put A$2000 into the account, leave it there for about 6 weeks
Then withdraw the lot.
Close your account 2 mths from your opening date so you collect whatever pittance interest there was.

That's some modding funds right there.
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Postby ofey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:40 am

Been awhile...

Our defacto engine oil is on sale finally!

Castrol Edge 5L 5W-30 @A$39.98 each
*Limit of 2 per customer

in SuperCheap Auto's catalogue (9 Jan -> 23 Jan)

What you want to do is go to Repco and show them the catalogue. They will beat it I think, so could well be cheaper. Autobarn will simply price match it.
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Postby chukatsung » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:46 am

Thanks for the heads up =]
Do you know how much Mitsubishi will take off on their regular service price if you supply your own oil?

Last time I went (last Satuday) They used Castrol Magnatec Professional 5w30 and the service was $160
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Postby ofey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:55 am

Depends if you have capped price or not. I'm part of the generation without it, so they take off A$40.
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Postby chukatsung » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:02 am

ofey wrote:Depends if you have capped price or not. Im part of the generation without it, so they take off A$40.

I think mine is capped.
Just called the service centre and they said they can do about $90 if I bring my own oil, hmm
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Postby shamoo » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:40 am

Repco has the Castrol Edge oil on special this weekend only for $47.99
They also have 20% off storewide for this whole month if you show your card-RAA, NRMA, RACV, RAC, RACQ, ect...
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Postby ninjured » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:49 am

i think i got 7c off for supplying my own oil under capped price servicing. booyah!

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Postby alterego13 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:14 am

Date Valid: Till end of 24 March '13
Bargain: Castrol Edge 5W-30 for $39.95
Where: Supercheap Auto

Stock up I say!


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