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Old 07-05-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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Screwed by Big Oil

Just went to buy my annual pail of engine oil for my Cummin's annual treat and the b******s have changed the 20 litre/5 US gallon pail to 18.9 litres! Same price, of course, but with a filter I use 20 litres. A single litre is about double the price in a pail but worst of all the waste oil won't fit in the stupid smaller pails!

Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhh!
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:26 PM   #2
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XS - How many liters per gallon do you calculate? 20 quarts = about 18.x liters.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:40 PM   #3
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I don't know what you got last time but 18.9 liters is 5 gallons (US). 20 liters is 21,2 quarts or 5.3 gallons. If you spill a liter in the bilge, the 19 left should fit in the pail nicely.
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I don't know what you got last time but 18.9 liters is 20 gallons (US). .........................

You must be using old math cuz new math says 18.9 liters is 5 gallons (US) not 20. Just Sayin'
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Pretty obvious this ain't Mathematics Forum
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Made my day with that one! LOL!!
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XS: When did you last buy a bucket of oil? I have had that problem for years.
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My last bucket was in the spring, nice 20 litre pails, I made the huge assumption that it was equal to 20 US but obviously I never actually ran the numbers. I guess I will just go and buy one. And one litre.
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Maybe he's old school?
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Must have something to do with Brexit.
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One reason I thank my Algebra teacher, my gasoline jerry can is in liters, I buy gas in Imperial gallons and the outboard oil I add is measured in ounces.
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"Cipher Jethro Cipher" sez proud Pa. I guess I better mention that was from the Beverly Hillbillies. Most of ya'all are so young so as not to know...right?
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...worst of all the waste oil won't fit in the stupid smaller pails!
Are the pails really smaller though or are they just doing like the coffee and Cheezies; same container, less product?
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My favorite was when crude went way up, lube oil went up proportionately. Even though only a fraction of the retail cost of the lube is from the crude stock. It should not have risen near that much. If 25% of your product's input triples in cost, should you triple the cost of your product? Yessireebob, says the MBa's.

Oh and then crude prices go back down. Should lube prices go back down too? Oh Nooooo, can't do that says the MBa's.

MBa's should be routinely beaten.
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I agree...I want in line

BTW as often as not those MBA's are employed by the National Chamber of Commerce. Companies do not come up with pay plans, pricing and so forth often using the same bullet points and lingo all at the same time in even unrelated industries by magic. The NCC is so often the common threat. Just a little not so well known factoid.
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Shell, Imperial, Chevron and all the hangers-on like Mastercraft all changed their barrels at the same time. Cartel, anyone?
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