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Old 16th July 2011, 22:06   #376
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Too optimistic ?? -
Noticed today the Shell pump near Mundhwa crossing - few people cleaning the fuel dispensers. Are they opening soon? Any info, Punekars ?
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This is good news. Hope they open soon.
Well, not sure what they are planning to do - but today I noticed the same guy in the petrol pump @Shell Mundhwa but no progress towards opening the pump. Only difference noticed between this Shell pump and the one near to Nagar road crossing is - Fuel dispenser @Shell near Nagar Road crossing wrapped with blue color plastic and fuel dispenser at Shell@Mundhwa is open and cleaned. May be I am really too optimistic to expect opening of the pump with these difference
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I have bitten with many rupees when I was not aware of the Puncture wala racket and there tactics in and around pune.


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It seems an interesting topic - can you please share your experience of the Puntucre Wala racket.
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Well, not sure what they are planning to do - but today I noticed the same guy in the petrol pump @Shell Mundhwa but no progress towards opening the pump. Only difference noticed between this Shell pump and the one near to Nagar road crossing is - Fuel dispenser @Shell near Nagar Road crossing wrapped with blue color plastic and fuel dispenser at Shell@Mundhwa is open and cleaned. May be I am really too optimistic to expect opening of the pump with these difference It seems an interesting topic - can you please share your experience of the Puntucre Wala racket.
Where is the shell pump near nagar rd crossing? That would be awesome if it's near kalyani nagar.
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Old 17th July 2011, 12:06   #378
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Where is the shell pump near nagar rd crossing? That would be awesome if it's near kalyani nagar.
Please refer the red dots for the 02 Shell pumps.
Both are closed as of now.

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It seems an interesting topic - can you please share your experience of the Puntucre Wala racket.
Yes, it was very interesting but now I learned and did not fail in there trap.

My brother in law owns indica and I have Zen Estlio, we use our vehicle alternate for family trip, whenever we stop to check air pressure,

1. Tire walls says "Sir hava nahi chad raha hai puncture hai" but off course we ask him to check for puncture to avoid break down on road.
2. When he opens the tube, he use to make punctures using hidden pin in his figure somewhere.
3. Then he says sir there are 5/6 puncture, you need to change the tube. 600 Rs
4. while checking the pin in tire he use to cut the Tyre using screwdriver and says sir you need to patch the tire otherwise new tube will get damaged. 270 Rs (actually price of that patch is 40 Rs)

and at the end handover a bill of more than 1000 rupees.

This happened with us 3/4 times, in frustration my brother in law went to change all the tires, he thought might be rubber is old however tire showroom person explained us about this trap around the city and on highway and asked to change only one tire which damaged because of the puncture wala's patch.

So how you will tackle with situation like this, if punchture wala says the above statement, just ignore him and ask him to leave it as it is. He will insist you to check the puncture but don't lesson to him and just go to another shop.

Best practice is to check air pressure on petrol pump only.

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Please refer the red dots for the 02 Shell pumps.
Both are closed as of now.

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Thanks for this valuable piece of info. Wish the pumps were located a bit closer to k nagar though. Please do update if they open shop. Thanks.
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The same old trick of asking 'how much petrol' and trying to distract the buyer from looking at the meter was tried on me at the petrol pump opposite Mcdonalds/ near Karishma society in Kothrud.
I distracted the attendant by waving a 500 buck note in another direction. When he started dispensing fuel, the meter started at 50 bucks instead of zero but no fuel came out. I closed the tank lid and just stared at him. He sheepishly reset the meter and started all over again.

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So how you will tackle with situation like this, if punchture wala says the above statement, just ignore him and ask him to leave it as it is. He will insist you to check the puncture but don't lesson to him and just go to another shop.
Best practice is to check air pressure on petrol pump only.
I could not agree with you anymore. I had the same problem twice when I got air filled at this puncture wala on Paud road (near Kothrud depot). Both times, the bill came up to around 600 - 700 bucks including a valve being changed.
Since then, I have been getting air filled at petrol pumps and not had a single puncture. Admittedly, I now park inside my apartment building but even the outdoor parking was not so bad to justify so many punctures.

Similar result: Tyre change postponed.
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I could not agree with you anymore. I had the same problem twice when I got air filled at this puncture wala on Paud road (near Kothrud depot). Both times, the bill came up to around 600 - 700 bucks including a valve being changed.
Since then, I have been getting air filled at petrol pumps and not had a single puncture. Admittedly, I now park inside my apartment building but even the outdoor parking was not so bad to justify so many punctures.

Similar result: Tyre change postponed.
I got what you are saying and that's what I have suggested here to check air pressure on petrol pump, however I didn't got on which point you are not agree with me.

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I got what you are saying and that's what I have suggested here to check air pressure on petrol pump, however I didn't got on which point you are not agree with me.
Sorry Vishal, the use of the word 'any' was unnecessary here.
I meant to say I could not agree with you more!
In other words, I totally agree with what you said earlier
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27th May - Rs. 62.45
3rd June - Rs. 58.45
04th July - Rs.54.45
One more price cut for Diesel at Shell albiet a very small one. Diesel is now priced at Rs.53.45 at the Shell bunk in Hinjewadi.

Normal Petrol remains at Rs.67.50
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Just an experience at the Shell Bunk I had the other day :

I filled in petrol, and the actual amount came to something like 2446.xx. However, when I handed over my card, he swiped it for 2449 rupees. So blind was my trust in them , that I didnt notice it and just signed it away. I have both their bill and my slip though, plan to take it up the next time I am there.
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That indeed is a good news. Any cut in fuel prices does excite us, innit?
@Amit: Was this as of today? Last evening, saw Shell prices to be hovering around Rs. 54.XX, for diesel that is.
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Just an experience at the Shell Bunk I had the other day :

I filled in petrol, and the actual amount came to something like 2446.xx. However, when I handed over my card, he swiped it for 2449 rupees. So blind was my trust in them , that I didnt notice it and just signed it away. I have both their bill and my slip though, plan to take it up the next time I am there.
That is very unlike the Shell bunk. Please update us what explanation they give later. I hope this does not become a routine affair.


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That indeed is a good news. Any cut in fuel prices does excite us, innit?
@Amit: Was this as of today? Last evening, saw Shell prices to be hovering around Rs. 54.XX, for diesel that is.
I filled up the tank today. But i was told by the attendant that the price has been reduced a couple of days back.
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One more price cut for Diesel at Shell albiet a very small one. Diesel is now priced at Rs.53.45 at the Shell bunk in Hinjewadi.

Normal Petrol remains at Rs.67.50
I thought normal petrol inside Pune city was around Rs. 68.50.
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I thought normal petrol inside Pune city was around Rs. 68.50.
You are correct; there were a few comments about Shell price now being less than Pune city petrol prices.
We do pay a lot of tax, as against the subsidy. Money just goes from our pocket somewhere else; anyway thats another story for another day.

Summary - For petrol, Shell prices are now less than Pune city normal prices.
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I thought normal petrol inside Pune city was around Rs. 68.50.
Yes normal petrol is a few paise above 68.50.
But it depends on where you fill.
The shell pump on the way to mulshi / lavasa
Is retailing normal petrol for 67.50
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