Posted by Shell Suit on April 08, 2003 at 13:45:24:
I'VE JUST RECEIVED THIS EMAIL AND I'M DOING MY BIT!
If you are a driver, please read on and it could save you money in the long run.
Just got this email it may be worth a go! A very interesting idea...will it work? We are going to hit close to 89p a litre of petrol by
Want petrol prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action.
Some bright chap, not me, has offered this good idea:
This makes much more sense than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day' campaign that was going around last April or May. The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to 'hurt ourselves' by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us
it was a problem for them.
BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read it and join in.
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP at 77p -80p, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace not
With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol. We can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
Here's the idea:
For the rest of this year, don't purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP. If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers. It's really simple to do. Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people.
If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by
time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers. If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it... .. THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all you have to do is send this to 10
That's all.(and not buy at ESSO/BP)
How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days! I bet you didn't think you
had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.
PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE RANGE
Action: It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Tesco, Sainsburys, Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso. I'm sending this to more than 20. How many can you manage?
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