Yeah power to the people, here is an extract from the idea:-
Petrol Prices have began to creep up to the 120p a litre mark again and this was when Oil prices were $140 now they are approx $80 and prices are 111p, imagine if the Oil price hits $140 again we will end up paying 150p a litre if not more.
See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it.
We are hitting 111p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £ 1.20 a ltr. Philip Hollsworth 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 than 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, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the market place not sellers.
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! And 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 whimp out on me at this point... keep reading! and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send it to at least 50 more (50 x 10 = 500)... and those 500 send it to at least 50 more (500 x 50 = 25,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THIRTY MILLION consumers!
If those thirty million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 300 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it... .. THREE BILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all You have to do is invite this to 50 people. That's all.(and not buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take?
If each of us sends this email out to 50 more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!
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.
I think this is a great idea it's just needs enough people, so pass it on and get it done!
One minor question I'd have is that Esso and BP will probarly have a hand in the Supermarket distribution. In saying that it should work out ok if the managers of these BP stations going running off crying to BP and Essso so that we can at least achieve something.