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http://purpledelivery.com/

Per the report on TV, this company will go to any large corp. lot (volume delivery) and fill your gas tank with either regular or premium fuel and do it for an avg. of .05 cents per gal less then at the traditional pump service station.

They use an app, that tells them the info on the car, where it can be found, type of fuel, etc. they charge a CC (I assume) and also fill your tires and clean your windows.

What do you think?
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
http://purpledelivery.com/

Per the report on TV, this company will go to any large corp. lot (volume delivery) and fill your gas tank with either regular or premium fuel and do it for an avg. of .05 cents per gal less then at the traditional pump service station.

They use an app, that tells them the info on the car, where it can be found, type of fuel, etc. they charge a CC (I assume) and also fill your tires and clean your windows.

What do you think?
I think .05 a gallon is a lousy discount.

I have an off road diesel tank and a gas tank here ( both 550's) and we're usually .30 to .40 under.
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It would cost to much for me to drive to their service area to make it worth my while
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
I think .05 a gallon is a lousy discount.

I have an off road diesel tank and a gas tank here ( both 550's) and we're usually .30 to .40 under.
Yep...

I think we are paying 1.8x/gal for on-road diesel right now. It's going for 2.20 or so on the road.
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
Yep...

I think we are paying 1.8x/gal for on-road diesel right now. It's going for 2.20 or so on the road.
That's a good price, at least around here.
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
That's a good price, at least around here.
We have a 2500gal tank and get 1000 gals every 2 days, but that's "volume," right? I've looked into getting a larger tank and it could knock off another .07-.10 off/gal, but comes with more reporting headaches, supposedly.
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Now that I reread the OP, it definitely is a different service...that said, fleet fuel cards usually have something like that or better minus the tire pressure and windshield checks...
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This is for the avg worker. Assume you work at a large industrial park where hundreds of people park their cars, a few dozen use the app to get gas on Fri., the truck pulls in, gasses you up, checks your tire pressure, cleans the windows and bills your CC.

No time out of your day, you save $1 or so and it's full service. I like the idea and could see myself investing in it as a business opportunity. We've got some major commuter parking lots in NJ, where you could service a huge number of clients.
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Will they fill a boat at a marina?
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Originally Posted by Reel Boobs View Post
Will they fill a boat at a marina?
Or fill a boat at the house? Need a 150 ft hose.
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Originally Posted by Reel Boobs View Post
Will they fill a boat at a marina?
If the marina would allow it, and the boat took enough fuel to make it worth the trip, maybe so.

Originally Posted by OffshoreApparel.com View Post
Or fill a boat at the house? Need a 150 ft hose.
The hose length might create a problem, they have a long hose on the truck but I doubt it's that long.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
This is for the avg worker. Assume you work at a large industrial park where hundreds of people park their cars, a few dozen use the app to get gas on Fri., the truck pulls in, gasses you up, checks your tire pressure, cleans the windows and bills your CC.

No time out of your day, you save $1 or so and it's full service. I like the idea and could see myself investing in it as a business opportunity. We've got some major commuter parking lots in NJ, where you could service a huge number of clients.
I guess it may work up north, but down here, I look forward to stopping at the ol' Spinx and grabbin' some beer and a pack of smokes.

Hell, we just got back from there and PowerAde is on sale for .99 and you get .10 in fuel perks. Bought 5 so that is $5 for .50/gal in fuel perks and I think Spinx does 20 gal max....so, $5 for $10 in gas and 5 PowerAdes to boot. I don't drink them often, but they go well on a boat.
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I do my boats that way and it's a 100 gallon minimum for the best price which is normally way less than marina prices.
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Nice... Available in two west coast cities.
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Do we not have a member that does this for boats in Florida?

I am pretty sure he has a app as well.
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Id be for this in Tampa if I could save on NonEth Rec Gas for my boat. I drive out of the way to fuel it up or just get lazy and pay marina prices. Its tough to get a full open aisle at the WaWa buy my house that will fit my truck and boat combo. Most people are assholes, see you waiting and jump in front of you. But to have delivery and save on even station prices....Im in like Flynn.
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Originally Posted by Reel Boobs View Post
Will they fill a boat at a marina?
I don't believe any marina that sells fuel would allow it. Not to mention, Is the delivery service equipped with a containment boom in case of a spillage ? Most likely not due to the size.

People wonder why marine gas is more expensive but they have to take into consideration the costs involved for a marina to get a gallon to the pump (tank maintenance, line maintenance, pump maintenance, cost of a containment boom, spill insurance, etc.).
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I wonder how they handle getting access to the gas tanks. Most cars these days require the lever to open the gas tank access or need the car unlocked to open it from the outside.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
This is for the avg worker. Assume you work at a large industrial park where hundreds of people park their cars, a few dozen use the app to get gas on Fri., the truck pulls in, gasses you up, checks your tire pressure, cleans the windows and bills your CC.

No time out of your day, you save $1 or so and it's full service. I like the idea and could see myself investing in it as a business opportunity. We've got some major commuter parking lots in NJ, where you could service a huge number of clients.
A couple things come to mind.

Barriers to entry are low

Insurance is huge

I wonder how long the owners of the corporate lots will let this truck dispense fuel on their insurance dime

If this were my former place of business, no delivery truck is delivering gas without 1) me clearing it with my insurer, and 2) kicking back some $$$ to me

The .05 discount is a joke and not worth it

The large players in the petrol market control distribution. Should this concept actually materialize they will do one of two things - integrate it, or squeeze you at the point of distribution to kill your margins.

My guess is the latter, as outside of NJ, gas is a lost leader and the stations make their $$$ on the convenience end of the business. Hence, they will squeeze you out of the game.

Edit; If you are looking to invest in a similar business model, what are you going to do to differentiate you from them? And you better not type the words "Offer a better discount".

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Originally Posted by crump190 View Post
I wonder how they handle getting access to the gas tanks. Most cars these days require the lever to open the gas tank access or need the car unlocked to open it from the outside.
good point. Does NJ still not allow self service?

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