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Old 08 February 2005, 13:37   #1
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Oily Problem.

Hi,
I need to source optimax oil at a good rate, we will need lots so can anybody out there supply bigger than 4 litre bottles?
failing that can anyone offer a good rate for say 3/5 boxes a time ??

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Old 08 February 2005, 14:42   #2
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Why do you need so much Mike?
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Old 08 February 2005, 14:43   #3
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You can buy it in 205 Litre drums if thats enough. Can't you get it through you local dealer?
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Old 08 February 2005, 16:07   #4
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why so much?

Thanks chaps for the info. 205 litres will be fine for us. We run commercially.
The other reason was simply that at 23-25 per 4 litres its too much of a factor per run.
The 3rd reason is simply me being tight!!

the drum of 205 litres will be brilliant. My local dealer didn't seem to be aware of it so maybe a call to barrus tomorrow?

thanks for info
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Group buys

As a sad individual who also looks at other forums a lot of the car related ones organise group buys for items that a lot of forum users buy , maybe we should be doing this with stuff like Optimax oil and other high volume items . Just a thought and no I don't want to organise it !
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Old 09 February 2005, 06:58   #6
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Mike, I bought 18 4l bottles (3 boxes with 6 bottles in each) from Barnet Marine when I was picking up my new RIB and it cost me 333 for 76 litres (18.50 for a 4 litre bottle)

Don't know if this is a good rate or not, but its certainly a lot less than what we pay for it in Ireland!! Please post the rate for a 205l drum
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Old 09 February 2005, 13:00   #7
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oil rate

Hi I can get the oil at 600 for 208 ltres plus delivery.(plus vat)
price from a dealer, will try others!

as I am vat registered the price of 640 ish net looks very attractive.
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Old 10 February 2005, 04:50   #8
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Don't see why we can't buy a drum, give to some suitable intermediary, supply our individual plastic bottles....... Am I tight too, or understimating the logistical challenge? Any volunteers?? They should be able to make a reasonable profit...
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New boat then Mike ? I'm still trying to use up the petrol in the Valiant I think the Irish guy's will want to buy a drum between us and split it.... Interested Swginn ??
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oil rate

I have agreed to buy a 208 litre this morning.
The numbers look like this.

Best 4ltr price 17.50 plus vat = 1103.03 for 52 bottles.
best 208 litre price 600 plus vat=727.27 for same quantity plus 30 for pump=757.27

saving to me =346 or approx 1/3!!

definately worth it.

I also found a better rate for the iridium plugs 22.50 from mercury
or 12.00 from the dealer I found subject to 12 being bought each time.
if anyone has found better prices let me know!!
the sprk plug pricing saves me 120 per service (2 engines)

I'm looking at going to us as they sell for only $9.80 in states!!!!!
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