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Impact Of Fuel Prices

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I caught myself thinking twice last week as to whether or not I should see a certain lady who is 20 miles away. In the end I did, 2 days later and after I had thought about what else I could be usefully be doing driving in that direction - all because of the price of fuel. Gents, is the price of fuel impacting your punting preferences? Ladies, are you seeing anything different? and..no I am not a sociologist. Just interested. Have a good weekend all.

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£2 extra for petrol for travel costs is hardly likely to affect a punt, when the average cost of a punt is £120.

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£2 extra for petrol for travel costs is hardly likely to affect a punt, when the average cost of a punt is £120.

What pisses me off is parking and then the meeting goes over the booked time and in the heat of the moment I either forget about it or miss the SMS and end up paying 60 penalty. Done that a few times :(

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Yes, had to rush the end of a punt recently as the start was unavoidably delayed and I had only put 2 hours worth of parking on the ticket. Got away with it thankfully.

Fuel price has not affected my punting.

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What pisses me off is parking and then the meeting goes over the booked time and in the heat of the moment I either forget about it or miss the SMS and end up paying 60 penalty. Done that a few times :(

Same here. I ensure i pay for more time than i need now but at parties its sometimes the case i have to move the car to another set of bays or be done for feeding the meter.

As to fuel prices they make no difference, i only punt within about a 50 mile radius of my home.

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I tend to punt whilst on route to/from somewhere so extra cost minimal, but then I've always done that so no change, but isn't it time someone investigated the petrol companies - I thought cartels and price fixing was illegal.

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The sad thing is, we would be delighted if the fuel prices went back to £1/litre (not that it would ever happen). Yet, when it hit £1 a couple of years back, there was mass demonstrations, campaigns etc.

I long for the days when I started driving and was filling up at 76.9p/litre

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I realise that I am in the fortunate position of being able to combine most of my punting activity with business activities, am therefore not using much more fuel than I would otherwise and being able to claim most of it as business mileage. However, a lady in the North East ( 250 miles from me) where I have no business clients,has just come on my radar and I think I'm going to have to pay her a visit. I shall be looking at rail fare agsinst petrol cost / overnight stay.

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The sad thing is, we would be delighted if the fuel prices went back to £1/litre (not that it would ever happen). Yet, when it hit £1 a couple of years back, there was mass demonstrations, campaigns etc.

I long for the days when I started driving and was filling up at 76.9p/litre

i worked in a garage in Leeds in 1977 and it was 72p a GALLON!

anyway, i have taken to driving a little slower. makes a huge diff to consumption, and doesnt really affect commuting time.

dont travel far to punts anyway!

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It makes you think, not so many years ago I would on the spur of the moment drive from Kent up to Birmingham/Manchester/Nottingham just for a punt, but the last month I have like everyone had to cut back, I now travel to work by train (and seem to have constant coughs and colds...)and by buying a weekly its proving to be cost effective, I have now sussed that if I do the 5 minute walk to the station at week ends jump on the rattler which as I see it "for free" change at East croydon and jump on the Tramlink and head east using my Oystercard think its a couple of quid return and I get off at the station thats about 3 hundred yards from a nice Parlour! Petrol free punting!

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Showing my age, I remember when petrol was 3/6 (in old money) for a gallon - so 17.5 in new pennies. Premium was 4 bob (20p to you). I wasn't punting then, as I was only about 7 or 8 years old, but the passing of time changes everything - and not just furl prices.

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No I don't - I mean fuel prices.

Never post after a large whisky.........

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I combine some punting with business travel but also travel for punts outside of this. I've done a couple of round trips of 160 miles and 75 miles for two recent punts and the thought of the price of petrol never crossed my mind.

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No I don't - I mean fuel prices.

Never post after a large whisky.........

Why not? If I do that,I upset people, much more fun!

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Due to living in a wg desert, all my punts require a 100 mile round trip, with a fuel cost of £20, my two monthly punts are thus costing me £40 in petrol. If you have unlimited funds it would matter not, but I have a strict budget of £250/month for punting, so it's very relevent to me!

What can be very annoying, is if I go to see a new girl and she decides not to answer her phone, when I've arrived in her street, as happend to me a month or so back!

In an effort to counter higher fuel costs; I now plan on what girl I see, based on whether I have another purpose to visit her town/city. I'm also going to be less fussy, in as much as, I will consider seeing a local girl even if she doesn't tick all my personal preference boxes. I did this in December, the girl I choose was not 100% my type but I had a fantastic time with her, so sometimes things can work out in your favour B)

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