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Old 24 August 2011, 17:17   #31
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our local Filling station has had a sign up saying no fuel in cans ,when i asked him he said its ok if you are in a car, its if you turn up on foot with can in hand he wont sell it .
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Old 25 August 2011, 02:44   #32
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our local Filling station has had a sign up saying no fuel in cans ,when i asked him he said its ok if you are in a car, its if you turn up on foot with can in hand he wont sell it .
Ah, rioters don't have cars and people who run out of fuel are nothing but trouble anyway - I like his thinking.
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Old 25 August 2011, 07:50   #33
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I would call your local Trading Standards lot on Monday. You are being refused supply of goods that are to be used for lawful purpose.
they don't have to sell you anything! any offer is an "offer to treat" and there is no contract til you make the offer and they accept. Bit like the diamond ring mistakenly in the shop window for £5 instead of £5,000. You wanna buy and they simply withdraw it from sale. The urban myth of demanding they sell it is just that-a myth...or was it a moth?
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Old 25 August 2011, 07:57   #34
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The urban myth of demanding they sell it is just that-a myth...or was it a moth?


I was more thinking that it was a discriminatory breach, rather than full on illegal. I would hope that a quiet word from some bloke from the council would restore momentary common sense to the vendor.
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ASDA is good

ASDA is good as not staffed.

Filled 3 x 25 litre cans this week.
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Old 25 August 2011, 09:35   #36
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surely not! Far beyond their authority and you would have codprawn back on here ranting about the trading standards stazi again! As always the easiest way is keep you head down, fill portable tanks without making it obvious and perhaps pay at t'pump I'm sure the poor s*d at the desk doesn't really want to get involved if it can be helped-but then again their job is on the line if they buck company policy so don't give 'em a hard time eh.
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Thankfully the small village filling station along Loch Duich had no grumbles after I asked first.
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Filled a 22 lt fuel tank from the rib ( placed in car boot ) this morning at my local Tesco, a Tesco staff member standing at pump behind me putting sand over a fuel spillage.........no problem just a big.......... from her.


I assume its because petrol is never used over here in riots/petrol bombs....
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I assume its because petrol is never used over here in riots/petrol bombs....
Curious , What do they use In "PETROL" Bombs there then !
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See http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/kent/factsheets/FS40NEW%20nov07%20petrolhome.pdf for Kent CC advice on petrol in containers.

It would seem from this that there is an assumed difference between a petrol container/can and a (portable) petrol tank.

From a safety viewpoint where do people store there boats/unused fuel when on dry land - is there an issue in putting it in a garage, does the fire service need to be informed?
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