BP terminates Velocity Agreement effective 30 June 2017 - Velocity sues

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Wow - that didn't last long! Going to be tough to unwind.
i gather they will be repainting all the signs anyway :)
I am more annoyed that the Woolworths petrol stations will be converting to BP, which means their prices will be going up by 7 cents a litre, at least.
(and thats not taking into account the 4c woolworths discounts)> I dunno what its like in other areas, but BP charge way more than everyone else around here.
 

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For me BP is just about the cheapest I can get without going right out of my way. Combine that with the velocity pts & no surcharge for AMEX and they are my go to station. I fill up a couple of times a week with them. Will be disappointing when the Velocity deal is no more.
 

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For me BP is just about the cheapest I can get without going right out of my way. Combine that with the velocity pts & no surcharge for AMEX and they are my go to station. I fill up a couple of times a week with them. Will be disappointing when the Velocity deal is no more.

Quite the opposite experience here - getting Velocity points is about the only "plus" for us in fuelling up at BP. Their prices are usually well above the other fuel retailers in the area, and of the 5 BPs that are easily accessible to us (near home or on the way to/from work), 4 have an AMEX surcharge.
 

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I dunno what its like in other areas, but BP charge way more than everyone else around here.
For me BP is just about the cheapest I can get without going right out of my way.
Quite the opposite experience here - getting Velocity points is about the only "plus" for us in fuelling up at BP. Their prices are usually well above the other fuel retailers in the area.
This question seems to be fairly regularly canvassed on this forum and there appears to be no defined pattern, some areas BP are cheap, some they are more expensive.
 

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I wonder if it's because the affiliation wasn't the revenue generating bonanza BP thought it would be. Perhaps it couldn't offset the fact that they charge way above what the station across the street charges. Or the fact that half the time your Velocity card wouldn't work in their outdated POS systems. Or could it be their dumb TV promos weren't that great. Or that the points took forever to appear.

Or............should I keep going?
 

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This question seems to be fairly regularly canvassed on this forum and there appears to be no defined pattern, some areas BP are cheap, some they are more expensive.

BP is very inconsistent here in Sydney - there's one nearby which is cheap, so I've ended up using it reasonably frequently. But more often than not BP are the second most expensive to Shell/Coles Express. I've stopped collecting the Coles fuel vouchers because they're more than 4c more expensive 99% of the time.
 

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I am not an expert so we will see how the court case goes - will all hinge on the definitions in the original legal agreement.
 

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This question seems to be fairly regularly canvassed on this forum and there appears to be no defined pattern, some areas BP are cheap, some they are more expensive.

On the Gold Coast they're outrageously priced sometimes. Certainly more than the United, 7-Eleven and Woolworths-Caltex all in my area.

As for the actual topic, I can see why they need to end their partnership considering they've bought into Woolworths service. They didn't actively seek out a deal with Qantas but because of Woolworths deal with Qantas it puts them in a tricky position. Could be very interesting if for a small period of time you could choose your frequent flyer program or even double dip.

Sort of unfortunate I just got a Starcard because of Qantas Business Rewards as I might need the BP equivalent soon.
 

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On the Gold Coast they're outrageously priced sometimes. Certainly more than the United, 7-Eleven and Woolworths-Caltex all in my area.

Seem to recall the outlet near OOL being at least 20c a litre more expensive than the nearby Coles Express, presumably to capture that lucrative "return rental with full tank" market.

I feel like in this case Velocity are better off seeking some sort of compensation from BP for ending the agreement early, better than having a partner who is actively trying to ditch you!
 

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Another aspect is that since the original deal, Velocity have effectively partnered with Shell via Flybuys
 

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On the sunny coast BP are usually the dearest and cheapest.Unfortunately the ones near us are usually the dearest.The BP at Palmwoods often makes the grade as the cheapest on the coast.Near us the Coles/shell are quite often the cheapest.
 
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In Perth BP are very expensive. So much so that I only used them when Velocity had a bonus points offer. I find the cheapest are independents like Vibe - especially with an IGA receipt. No AMEX surcharge. But no FF points either!
 

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In Perth BP are very expensive. So much so that I only used them when Velocity had a bonus points offer. I find the cheapest are independents like Vibe - especially with an IGA receipt. No AMEX surcharge. But no FF points either!
Likewise in Gippsland. Not sure how they sell any fuel due their prices.
 

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If outlet A gives Velocity points, and outlet B gives Qantas points, do you really care where you shop?

Most Australians would collect both currencies, right?
 

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If outlet A gives Velocity points, and outlet B gives Qantas points, do you really care where you shop?

Most Australians would collect both currencies, right?

That's a yes from me. I am a long time Woolies rewards card member (as well as Coles) so I shouldn't complain. With my spend at Woolworths I can choose from either QFF points or Christmas bonus points to redeem at the checkout in mid December.

Hmmmm, points for an airline I hardly fly, or a nice fat ham leg on the Chrissy table?
 

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I am in the dearest BP camp... BP always 8 - 10 cents dearer than say Woolworths before 4c discount.

A lot of people feel it is dearer and based on fact, a lot are dearer, so benefit / cost does not stack up
 
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