Getting fisted……

 Leading on from Adam's guess the car quote game I thought why not chuck up some more examples of getting bent over for no apparent reason apart from greed and opportunistic behavior.

My latest example of Thursday Island booze shopping.

$90 for 16 cans of Little Creature Pale ale........ 

Tasted damn good.

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 I don't have any recent

Thu, 2022-03-10 11:21

 I don't have any recent examples but 16 cans is an odd number! Was that a supply issue Chris?

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Nope

Thu, 2022-03-10 12:33

That was the cute little box it came in. Was the only one left and I'd rather pay that price than do the unthinkable and drink XXXX!. 

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boutique beers

Thu, 2022-03-10 12:36

its farked... al the craft brewers are doing 16 packs ( 4 x 4 packs), but the carnts are still charging carton prices and beyond. 

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 Shows how much I know about

Thu, 2022-03-10 13:02

 Shows how much I know about craft beers!

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 Yep! 

Mon, 2022-03-14 07:03

 Yep! 

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Fuel .

Thu, 2022-03-10 11:27

$2.50 a litre unleaded 

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 Interestingly Pirate I

Thu, 2022-03-10 13:04

 Interestingly Pirate I filled up last week at the fuel jetty at Hillarys and only paid $1.98/litre. Mindarie was $2.50 at the time!

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 Yep talk about legitimised

Thu, 2022-03-10 15:18

 Yep talk about legitimised criminals. Might need to change my driving style on the ski haha

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Giving half the weeks wage

Thu, 2022-03-10 15:15

Giving half the weeks wage for food shopping is getting fisted enough. Also having to pay for servicing and tyres on the old car when we were promised the new one in December which has now blown out to October this year, which will be 13months after ordering.

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How about the seafood place on Marmion Avenue

Thu, 2022-03-10 15:28

Was asking $99.99 a kilo for dhufish. ......I still prefer black arse  

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 Where is that Gordon? Can't

Fri, 2022-03-11 10:44

 Where is that Gordon? Can't recall seeing it.

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Marmion ave

Fri, 2022-03-11 12:36

I think he's talking southern suburbs 

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 Of course - Seafresh on

Fri, 2022-03-11 13:57

 Of course - Seafresh on Marmion St. I know the boys that own that business and they do very well!

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 i started brewing all grain

Thu, 2022-03-10 15:56

 i started brewing all grain beer last year in august

1 18l keg costs me around $22 

and tastes better than anything i can buy

mates are now getting on the bandwagon

in 4 hrs we make 4 kegs

takes 2 days - yes 2 days to ferment in the currrent heat (use kveik yeast love s heat)

drinkable in 4 days afterbrew day

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Dentists/thread

Thu, 2022-03-10 15:58

Dentists

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 Price hikes all over the

Thu, 2022-03-10 17:30

 Price hikes all over the place. Just the last couple of days I have got a few things from Coles and woolies,  only getting the regular stuff I buy and all the prices have gone up by at least 35 cents. Don't sound much but it all adds up in the end to the grocery bill. 

Fuel in hedland today was at $2.09 

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 4 servos in town for me 3 at

Thu, 2022-03-10 18:04

 4 servos in town for me 

3 at 1.99  for petrol for bike/boat 1 at 1.75

diesel is 1.78 at all of em

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 Deffo fisted for bait these

Thu, 2022-03-10 18:35

 Deffo fisted for bait these days, $28 for a block of Squid ffs 

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bait prawns

Thu, 2022-03-10 19:11

 $6.50 for a 200gram bag = $32.50 a kg. you can buy fresh ozzie caught eating prawns for $10 less

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bait prawns

Thu, 2022-03-10 19:11

 $6.50 for a 200gram bag = $32.50 a kg. you can buy fresh ozzie caught eating prawns for $10 less

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the headline caught my eye as

Thu, 2022-03-10 19:26

the headline caught my eye as a guy at work was going on about the same thing - but he just got back from Mardi Gra............ :-) :-) :-)

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Yerp

Thu, 2022-03-10 21:33

 Fruit and veg at Coles gone through the roof but expect that to drop after supply chain issues.

How's all the DINKs going now having to pay to fill up their skis, bikes and 4bies lol. Still no kids on their planned future

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Not that i look

Fri, 2022-03-11 17:22

 Fuel

Generally at the fuel prices because if I need it, i get it, or business stops. Today though i did notice the bp sign for $2.40 p/l for premium mind you WTF! also seeing a differance of up to 20c p/l between stations . I thought it was regulated ,though it seems as long as you publicise a price , it can be whatever they want.

BEER

gone of the days carrying a carton or block back home from the bottleo and lightening the load as you go, now you buy a little square slab , put it in the basket on the front of your bike or your back pocket and you are away.

PS some of those little 16 packs taste damn fine!!

FISH

price per Kg i think is quite low considering the quantity you collect off of 1 specimen and what it takes to get them (for some) as compared to beef or lamb/mutton etc which yield far greater quatinty of flesh per unit and are dropped with a lead or bolt to the head .  Shop prices can be half- 3/4 that per kg of what fish is. 

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 To be honest, I cant believe

Fri, 2022-03-11 13:14

 To be honest, I cant believe how many people never use fuel watch but still complain about the price.

Even if you cant be bothered filling at another servo you can still see in advance if will be dearer or cheaper tomorrow

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I towed and parked my 3.5ton

Fri, 2022-03-11 21:30

I towed and parked my 3.5ton boat to work with me today so I could fill up at Costco on the way home. When you need 300ltrs a saving of $0.47 per litre compared to my local shell servo equals a saving of $140! Well worth the effort!

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 Even more amazing is they

Sat, 2022-03-12 06:14

 Even more amazing is they tested Fuelwatch in some Eastern States and it was ridiculed.

Without the legislation to force;

  • once per day price changes at 06:00 (I think)
  • manditory notification by 4 pm prior

It would never work.

In my mind it was done quite cleverly here in WA, and is the best way to pressure companies (and empower buyers) short of simply setting a price

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Double post

Fri, 2022-03-11 21:29

Double tap

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yeah its a must for me Rob,

Fri, 2022-03-11 14:05

yeah its a must for me Rob, with 20 fuel stations within a 5k radius and such a variation in price why wouldn't you...save $5 as a minimum it buys me a coffee.

Big jump in the food shop. $30 increase per week easy atm.

Not sure if I'm reading the real-estate crap right, I cant see no big jump in house prices ? But with our state boarders finally opening that's bound to change.

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 Block price where we are

Fri, 2022-03-11 14:14

 Block price where we are mate is insane.

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 Established properties close

Fri, 2022-03-11 16:06

 Established properties close to the city, beach etc. have definitely moved significantly. Land prices are starting to move but the fringes are always the last to see it. That's the industry I work in. Expect to see some bigger land price rises this year. Established properties have gone up (and are going up more because of build costs, hassles etc.), rents have gone up, house prices have gone up massively and there's been almost no increase in land prices. Our costs have risen and going further so margins have been eroded badly. Affordability is the big loser.

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Try

Sat, 2022-03-12 07:26

 Petrol spy app

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Steel and wood

Fri, 2022-03-11 14:50

 Steel prices going up 30% every quarter and same with wood, if you can get any.

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Adam,That is a common

Fri, 2022-03-11 15:34

Adam,

That is a common understanding, but its not the case out of the foundries anyway! Prices index has dropped 15% in the past 6months but everyone is still gouging

tradingeconomics.com/commodity/steel

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 The main issue is logistics

Fri, 2022-03-11 16:10

 The main issue is logistics and supply, Orrcon sent me an email the other day  regarding the floods and more rail damage holding up delivery here. 

United Steel who a lot of there product are blaming a log jam in Singapore. I've had to get creative with jobs and use alternate sizes, luckily my engineer is good like that he'll just re calc to suit. 


08 March 2022

Update : NSW Rail Outage and road impacts on the Salisbury Tube Production

Dear Valued Customer,

We provide an update to our previous notification about the impact of the recent flood event on our Salisbury operations.

We have been advised that the rail line from Port Kembla through to Brisbane which carries our coil, has been cut in 16 places through NSW taking several days and in some hard-hit areas possibly a week to repair.

Our Salisbury site has sufficient coil stocks if the rail repairs are completed in the time frames advised, so our production schedules will continue largely unchanged. We will advise if the rail repairs take longer than expected and how that might impact our operations.

Significant flooding has also affected major road transport routes south which has disrupted our dispatch programs. Our transport providers are utilizing alternative routes, however there is a shortage of suitable vehicles that will impact on some delivery time frames.

Our Distribution Centres inventory levels remain strong and we expect to be able to fill a majority of customer orders.

Contact your Account Manager or Branch Manager for further information relating to local supply.

Kind Regards

Tony Schreiber

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Dealer car service costs

Fri, 2022-03-11 18:54

 Got my last $300 capped price service coming up for my Landcruiser next week and after that can expect to start paying big dollars for each 10k service unless I take the LC elsewhere, which looks like being financially better for me .

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 if its out off warranty

Fri, 2022-03-11 19:48

 if its out off warranty service it yourself. i did and havent looked back. My 200 has 300000 on it and ive done the servicing since 150000

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TLC in O'connor mate...I have

Sat, 2022-03-12 08:25

TLC in O'connor mate...I have been going there for over 10 years.

 

Jason and the team- good honest blokes. Where he can he gets the same mechanic to work or my 100 series. It has helped pick a few things up over the journey.

 

They only work on Landcruisers/toyota 4x4. I'd trust them any day over any other (especially the "Oil and Filter" changout technicians at most dealerships.

 

You need to book WELL in advance though, the only downside. To their credit they could have capitalised and made a much bigger operation years ago, but have remained all about the customer.

 

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Warranty

Sat, 2022-03-12 08:18

 Got 3 more years of warranty to go Eziliving. 

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 Yeah ok 

Sun, 2022-03-13 05:54

 Yeah ok 

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 Getting shafted by qantas

Sun, 2022-03-13 05:53

 Getting shafted by qantas and virgin. $1100 to fly Perth to Hedland on certain flights and days. 

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 Certainly not cheap. We

Sun, 2022-03-13 07:50

 Certainly not cheap. We managed to get return flights for my mum in May a bit cheaper , still a rip off . Cheaper to fly to Bali 

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That’s shit

Sun, 2022-03-13 09:20

Just got a one way from Cairns to Perth $207 with Jetstar. Three flights one from Horn Island to Cairns, Cairns to Perth and Perth to Carnarvon $706 all in. Most expensive leg was the shortest one Perth to C'von!. 

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 That's crazy! My daughter

Mon, 2022-03-14 11:05

 That's crazy! My daughter just booked a return ticket to London with Singapore Air and paid $1600 all up!

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 You can pay $400 Perth

Mon, 2022-03-14 16:13

 You can pay $400 Perth Geraldton for a 40 min flight, sometimes $206-one way

Its often less to fly to Exmouth, same plane 3 times as far

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I got some free bricks the

Sun, 2022-03-13 12:19

I got some free bricks the other 76 of them, told the fella I'd get him a carton for them, he said just a carton of coke so off I trot to shop thinking $15.00 like always.... $45.00 later I was glad I don't drink the shit. 

 Oh and the price of ally good luck whoever wants to build a boat any time soon most likely you will get Chinese ally... 

just glad lamb,pork & beef are still free 

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Try buying a “cheap” car

Sun, 2022-03-13 12:39

Sons girlfriend had accident last week and wrote her car off. She is ok however she needs transport for uni and work , and with her living in Kardinya and the boy here in Carine it's a necessity . So have spent last couple of days looking at cars for her , like I30 huyundai and Corolla etc.

I can tell you that $10 - 12k doesn't buy you much at all at that price point that's not hit high kms or a dud...sold my wife's old car after she bought a new one just before Covid for $6k which I was very happy to get .. would be paying $10k for it now nearly 3 years later if I tried to buy it back !

 

 

 

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At the supermarkets

Mon, 2022-03-14 16:48

 Going to get alot worse

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 I feel sorry for the

Mon, 2022-03-14 18:29

 I feel sorry for the pensioners that already live week to week without any luxuries.  I know of some that have to scrape up the coins just for a loaf of bread or carton of milk. 

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 Use fuel excise to subsidise

Tue, 2022-03-15 11:21

 Use fuel excise to subsidise diesel for transport - reduce prices and inflation in one hit. I must be missing something?

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Got a vacuum hose for the

Tue, 2022-03-15 12:17

Got a vacuum hose for the outboard.

 

350mm long - $112!!! 

 

Even the guy behind the counter choked!.. 

 

All because I was impatient and didn't use pliers to gently remove it, just pulled it coz there was no clamp on it.... $%@&!

 

And no, couldn't join it or get automotive, it runs from EMM to exhaust port. Heat and chemical resistant!!