Good and bad LPG dealers

cr@zydude

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It seems that many people aren't even aware that LPG has regulated prices in SA.

Following on from comments seen here: https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/gas-unavailability.1090357/

I thought that it would be a good idea to have a thread naming low cost LPG dealers and rip off artist, overcharging dealers. I'll also keep the thread updated with current LPG prices, as they change on the first Wednesday of each month. These prices are maximum retail prices, so don't pay more than this. Any dealer who's charging more is doing so illegally and ripping you off.

I'm going to copy over the bad experiences from the above thread into a composite list. Please post good and bad gas dealers going forward, including a date, location and price per kg.

Ideally post your purchase with this template:

Dealer: Name of store
Location: Suburb, City
Date: DD/MM/YYYY
Price charged: R/kg
Regulated price: R/kg (at the date of purchase)
Overcharge/Discount: %

I'm interested to see which dealers offer discounts from maximum retail and what %. I also really want more people to know that LPG prices are regulated and stop gas dealers ripping people off.
 
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cr@zydude

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A compilation of the good and bad dealers people post, as well as their latest % overcharge or discount:

Bad/overcharging LPG dealers:
Brights Hardware, Montague Gardens, Cape Town (10.3% overcharged)
Kismet Hardware, Athlone, Cape Town (42.5% overcharged)
Mega Mica Eastgate, Bedfordview, Joburg (9.7% overcharged)
Oryx Gas
Prestige Gas, North Riding, Joburg (3.5% overcharged)
Sasol, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria (41.2% overcharged)
Sasol, Meyersdal, Joburg (12.1% overcharged)
Shell Zeezicht, Lourensford Road, Somerset West (3.5% overcharged)

Good dealers:
Dial a Gas, Cape Town delivery (1.5% discount + delivery included)
E Gas, Cambridge, East London (2.2% discount)
Extreme Gas, Kilpriver, Joburg (22.4% discount)
Gas Giants, Boksburg delivery (10.8% discount + delivery included) *10.8% discount with a voucher, 5.1% without.
Henry's Gas, Joburg delivery (9.5% discount + delivery included)
Total Cambells, Harry Galaun Drive, Midrand (0.8% discount)
 
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cr@zydude

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Current LPG prices.

These are MAXIMUM retail prices, you shouldn't pay more than this. Prices vary by region, as with petrol. Coastal prices apply to Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban. Gauteng prices apply in all of Gauteng. Prices change on the first Wednesday of each month, just like petrol.

Coastal
January 2020 - R23.79/kg
February 2020 - R23.78/kg
March 2020 - R23.46/kg
April 2020 - R19.68/kg
May 2020 - R17.06/kg
June 2020 - R19.04/kg
July 2020 - R23.52/kg
August 2020 - R23.48/kg

Gauteng
January 2020 - R26.04/kg
February 2020 - R26.03/kg
March 2020 -R25.71/kg
April 2020 - R21.93/kg
May 2020 - R19.31/kg
June 2020 - R21.29/kg
July 2020 - R25.77/kg
August 2020 - R25.73/kg

Coastal and Gauteng residents can check prices here: https://www.cefgroup.co.za/petrol-price-quicklinks/monthly-press-release

Others can check here: http://www.energy.gov.za/files/esources/petroleum/petroleum_fuelprices.html
 
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cr@zydude

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Bad gas dealer experience.

Dealer: Kismet Hardware
Location: Athlone, Cape Town
Date: 21/02/2019
Price charged: R30/kg
Regulated price: R21.06/kg
Overcharge: 42.5%

Even worse than the overcharge was their attitude about it.
 
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cr@zydude

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Bad gas dealer experience, from epah.

Dealer: Mega Mica Eastgate
Location: Bedfordview, Joburg
Date: 25/06/2020
Price charged: R23.29/kg
Regulated price: R21.29/kg
Overcharge: 9.4%
 

cr@zydude

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Another bad gas dealer experience from epah.

Dealer: Mega Mica Eastgate
Location: Bedfordview, Joburg
Date: 01/07/2020
Price charged: R28.27/kg
Regulated price: R25.77/kg
Overcharge: 9.7%
 

Neuk_

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Dealer: Henry's Gas
Location: Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Date: 14/07/2020
Price charged: R23.33/kg (9kg)/23.95/kg (48kg)
Regulated price: R25.77/kg
Undercharge: 9.46% (9kg)/7.03% (48kg)

N.B. The pricing includes delivery to my house.
 

cr@zydude

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Dealer: Henry's Gas
Location: Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Date: 14/07/2020
Price charged: R23.33/kg (9kg)/23.95/kg (48kg)
Regulated price: R25.77/kg
Undercharge: 9.46% (9kg)/7.03% (48kg)

N.B. The pricing includes delivery to my house.
It's interesting that they charge more per kg for the 48kg than the 9kg. I wonder if it's to do with 9kg bottles being more popular or easier to handle.
 

Pho3nix

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Gas Giants
Location : Boksburg but think they just deliver
Price : R220 for 9kg with Delivery
Date : 10/7/2020
+2 but just don’t order in Saturday, you’ll only get gas on Monday. Not sure about Friday but usually the next day deliveries.

Ordering now :
Price : R207 with coupon GASGIANT
Date : 14/7/2020
 
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Quintrix

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@cr@zidude. Suggest you include template in your first post as location is important when looking for suppliers
 

cr@zydude

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@cr@zidude. Suggest you include template in your first post as location is important when looking for suppliers
Added now. Thanks for the tip. Location is absolutely important, a normal price in Gauteng is an overcharge at the coast.
 

Gaz{M}

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You can't say people are overcharging if they offer free delivery. The regulated price per kilo is for the gas only. So you need to exclude the delivery charge, which you don't know.
 

Neuk_

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It's interesting that they charge more per kg for the 48kg than the 9kg. I wonder if it's to do with 9kg bottles being more popular or easier to handle.
Yeah, I don't know, yesterday was the first time I did the calculations so it may be to do with handling as the 48kg's are a pain to move around.
 

cr@zydude

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You can't say people are overcharging if they offer free delivery. The regulated price per kilo is for the gas only. So you need to exclude the delivery charge, which you don't know.
I have thought about this. So far no one has posted a delivered price which exceeds the gas price. Similar issue when buying or paying a deposit on a bottle, those prices aren't regulated either.
 

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Good Dealer

Dealer: Got Gas
Location: Sandton, Johannesburg
Date: 28/04/2020
Price charged: R21.88/kg (18 kg for R394)
Regulated price - R21.93/kg
Undercharge: 0.2%

Delivery extra R100
 
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cr@zydude

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Good Dealer

Dealer: Got Gas
Location: Sandton, Johannesburg
Date: 28/04/2020
Price charged: R21.88/kg (18 kg for R394)
Regulated price - R21.93/kg
Undercharge: 2.2%
Thanks for the information but I don't understand how you calculated a 2.2% discount.
 

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Dealer: Prestige Gas
Location: North Riding, Johannesburg
Date: 15/07/2020
Price charged: R26.67/kg
Regulated price: R25.77/kg
Overcharge/Discount: 3.48% overcharge. But was a special ask, as gas unavailable anywhere else nearby. Happy to pay.
 

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