My thoughts on Planescape Torment...

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Guest, Jul 6, 2000.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    RE: *ROFLMAO*

    >Petrol prices in England are obcene.
    > In one garage down
    >south it was as high
    >as a pound a litre.

    A POUND a LETER?

    Let's see, one Pound(£) is roughly 1.65 dollars($) and a leter is approximately 1/4 gallon.

    So you're paying roughly $6.60 a gallon, YOW! When there was a small glut of oil a few months ago we were paying around 89¢ a gallon. Now we pay about $1.20-$1.40 if I remember right, and we think THAT is high.

    >In England its quite pricey for
    >ADSL. I'm not sure
    >of the installation costs but
    >being BT it'll cost a
    >fortune then 40 pounds a
    >month. I think thats
    >about 60 dollars. Cable
    >modems are expensive to install
    >£200 for the kit £25
    >for installation and £40 a
    >month rental.

    Of course with DSL you're not paying for the per-minute phone rates. That's why normal phone-based internet is usually free in England. They have a deal with British Telecom to earn a percentage of profit from phone bills.

    -Xotor-

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  2. Smackrazor

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    RE: *ROFLMAO*

    >>Petrol prices in England are obcene.
    >> In one garage down
    >>south it was as high
    >>as a pound a litre.
    >
    >A POUND a LETER?
    >
    >Let's see, one Pound(£) is roughly
    >1.65 dollars($) and a leter
    >is approximately 1/4 gallon.
    >
    >So you're paying roughly $6.60 a
    >gallon, YOW! When there
    >was a small glut of
    >oil a few months ago
    >we were paying around 89¢
    >a gallon. Now we
    >pay about $1.20-$1.40 if I
    >remember right, and we think
    >THAT is high.

    Where I am I pay anything from 70¢ to $1.10.

    But it was around £30 for petrol when I went there. Good thing Safeway was having anoffer where you spend over £30 in a store and you'll get 10p off per litre.


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  3. crazy_vasey

    crazy_vasey Guest

    RE: *ROFLMAO*

    Well the government sort of has a 75% tax rate on petrol.
     
  4. Smackrazor

    Smackrazor Guest

    RE: *ROFLMAO*

    >Well the government sort of has
    >a 75% tax rate on
    >petrol.

    Isn't it something like 81%?

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  5. crazy_vasey

    crazy_vasey Guest

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    Its probably gone up I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  6. Smackrazor

    Smackrazor Guest

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    >Its probably gone up I wouldn't
    >be surprised.

    And you know what's funny, petrol taxes went up dramatically in a number of days, and now the govt. say they're going to bring the tax back down again slowly. Hehehe.

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  7. crazy_vasey

    crazy_vasey Guest

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    Petrols been expensive for as long as I can remember. They're putting companies out of business with their stupid tax rates.
     
  8. Smackrazor

    Smackrazor Guest

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    >Petrols been expensive for as long
    >as I can remember.
    >They're putting companies out of
    >business with their stupid tax
    >rates.

    Here's the percentages for the cost of the petrol and who gets what:

    Actual cost of petrol: 15%
    Manufacturor: 2%
    Storekeeper: 2%
    Tax: 81%

    And I think they went up in 1991 or somewhere around there.

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  9. crazy_vasey

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    I wonder how long it'll be before people start going to France to bring back petrol like they do with booze and cigarettes.

    I read something about this gas station that had six million turnover but after tax and expenses he only made something like 20K profit.