|Value Oil say "No need to shop around" This is NOT the case, I did and found the price A LOT cheaper on cheapestoilcouk|
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Value Oil showed their price compared to a competitors price as for 900lts Value Oil= £338.13 while its stated Competitor= £349.44. When I checked the site link above Cheapest oil, it was £324.81 for 900lts, quite a difference. Also watch out for the premium phone number (55 pence per minute) they use, really does add to their price when calling. A Case Of Buyer BEWARE!
Company response : Dear Eric Lalala,
ValueOils,com price for 900 Litres, up to 12 noon on 7th Oct 2009, was £329.49 In line with market changes, this moved to £338.13 thereafter. From 12 noon on 8th Oct 2009, ValueOils,com price for 900 Litres was decreased to £332.28, again in line with changes reflected on the world oil supply markets. The ValueOils,com commitment to its customers with regard to pricing policy has and always will remain to being consistently lower priced than the market average.
Unlike other companies, we quote only one low price by phone and on-line without card charges. This represents very good value over the year and is consistently less than our key competitors.
The Competitors' Price to which you referred is explained on the FAQs section of our website. The price refers to the Average Price as quoted by the market Leading Fuel Oil distributors in Northern Ireland.
Most of the oil distributors on the price comparison website to which you refer are typically the smaller or rural enterprises which service a very limited distribution radius. You will note most of Northern Irelands key oil distribution companies choose not to appear on cheapestoil,co,uk which is an advertisement driven price comparison web-site. The price of £324.81 which you quote was listed by two companies based in the North West. Do these same companies not charge up to an extra £45 if payment is not made within 7 days – Is this not more a point of “Buyer Beware” ! ValueOils,com customers know that the price quoted is exactly what they will pay.
ValueOils,com is an internet based company and as such the overwhelming percentage of our business is taken on-line. We encourage our customers to order on-line and our premium phone line is available for those who do not wish to use the on-line access. We also have e-mail access for other queries or to request us to make a return phone call to the customer.
The price quoted on the ValueOils,com website is the price charged to each and every customer. We believe in transparency and we quote the same price whether by phone, on-line or by e-mail. Unlike our competitors, we do not quote a higher price to customers who phone us to place their order rather than going online.
ValueOils,com remain confident that with over 20,000 registered users in under 3 years, our customers and potential customers know and understand exaclty what we stand for.
Thank you for your comments.
The ValueOils Team