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Don't Be Conned By Supermarket Fuel Price Advice

26.10.2012

The peak national body representing motorists, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has urged drivers to be cautious about taking advice from supermarkets about where to buy the cheapest fuel.

"My advice to motorists is, don't be conned," AAA Executive Director Andrew McKellar said.

"Supermarkets are not consumer advocates, they are big businesses looking to make profits and increase their market share," he said.

"Woolworths has today announced a phone App claiming to show people where the cheapest fuel is.

"Motoring clubs have serious reservations about this new system," Mr McKellar said.

"The ACCC has previously stated that the sharing of price information among fuel retailers may breach the Competition and Consumer Act and we know they have launched an investigation into this," he said.

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