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yup...but when they do i will be either broke that time or already bought at slightly higher price. Last week i go at Tesco Cheng Melaka, they are lowering the price for Castrol..semi for about rm70 for 4 liter.
Any Giant Hypermart in Melaka? Lately cheap prices for lube coming from them. Shell FS at RM99, and one day promo at RM89, something like that....
 

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Already many months ago Tesco stopped selling Mobil, Total, Elf, Shell, & Repsol and now only has Castrol, Dynolube and Tesco brand. I wonder why, sigh...
thats why need to stalk them like an eagle. as soon as they have them on sale quickly swoop in and buy a few keep stock. At current rate I have stock for 4 years ...
 

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Any Giant Hypermart in Melaka? Lately cheap prices for lube coming from them. Shell FS at RM99, and one day promo at RM89, something like that....
Not sure Melaka still got Giant...the nearest to my office closed down couple month ago. Heard rumors their store are being taken over by TF but so far thay store still vacant.To bad as it had good facility with ample basement parking and the food court is not bad actually.

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Malaysian buyer had already slowly smarten up when spending their hard earned income. If u follow the trend of everything u will notice some changes such as;
1.Toyota lose market to other brand. People are buying other make such as Honda and even Pug.Some proffesional even buy a Proton over Toyota. Why buy overpriced empty car when u can have more for..at times cheaper. Its reliable because its old and so empty that nothing will break.
2.TV station is dying for people to pay them for advert.Give kaw2 discount but people did not bother as social media is free and more effective.

Lots other example. Market had smarten up but too bad some company still sitting comfortably running using old strategy.

Engine oil from hypermart...
I am a loyal user for my waja and blm. My BLM is running on tesco brand semi syn. I will buy it when its cheap and will change at 5k km. Why, because its cheap and easier to track the OCI.
 

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thats why need to stalk them like an eagle. as soon as they have them on sale quickly swoop in and buy a few keep stock. At current rate I have stock for 4 years ...
Like me, have not bought for sometime already, now left 2 bottles FS for my Chery. My other old cars don't run on FS anymore....lol
 

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Not sure Melaka still got Giant...the nearest to my office closed down couple month ago. Heard rumors their store are being taken over by TF but so far thay store still vacant.To bad as it had good facility with ample basement parking and the food court is not bad actually.

Marc60,
Malaysian buyer had already slowly smarten up when spending their hard earned income. If u follow the trend of everything u will notice some changes such as;
1.Toyota lose market to other brand. People are buying other make such as Honda and even Pug.Some proffesional even buy a Proton over Toyota. Why buy overpriced empty car when u can have more for..at times cheaper. Its reliable because its old and so empty that nothing will break.
2.TV station is dying for people to pay them for advert.Give kaw2 discount but people did not bother as social media is free and more effective.

Lots other example. Market had smarten up but too bad some company still sitting comfortably running using old strategy.

Engine oil from hypermart...
I am a loyal user for my waja and blm. My BLM is running on tesco brand semi syn. I will buy it when its cheap and will change at 5k km. Why, because its cheap and easier to track the OCI.
Too bad as nowadays seems Giant sell Shell Helix cheaper than others, and real cheap some more.....
 

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Where did you see with damaged packing? All these while what I saw, was all good, in fact a whole rack of them all in good packing. As for online you have to check out the seller....
I heard only. Never saw because i never buy lubricants from them. But if not mistaken it was a big issue early this year so many people complain about the damaged and leaking packaging. Plus some also claim that the one they bought at supermarket also got mixed with other oil just like workshop usually sell.
 

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Not sure Melaka still got Giant...the nearest to my office closed down couple month ago. Heard rumors their store are being taken over by TF but so far thay store still vacant.To bad as it had good facility with ample basement parking and the food court is not bad actually.

Marc60,
Malaysian buyer had already slowly smarten up when spending their hard earned income. If u follow the trend of everything u will notice some changes such as;
1.Toyota lose market to other brand. People are buying other make such as Honda and even Pug.Some proffesional even buy a Proton over Toyota. Why buy overpriced empty car when u can have more for..at times cheaper. Its reliable because its old and so empty that nothing will break.
2.TV station is dying for people to pay them for advert.Give kaw2 discount but people did not bother as social media is free and more effective.

Lots other example. Market had smarten up but too bad some company still sitting comfortably running using old strategy.

Engine oil from hypermart...
I am a loyal user for my waja and blm. My BLM is running on tesco brand semi syn. I will buy it when its cheap and will change at 5k km. Why, because its cheap and easier to track the OCI.
For me, when it comes to car care theres alot you have to take consider of beside cost. Theres reason why there alot of different kind of engine oil made for engine condition. Some cheap engine oil could damage the engine later afraid have to spend more to do overhauling
 

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For me, when it comes to car care theres alot you have to take consider of beside cost. Theres reason why there alot of different kind of engine oil made for engine condition. Some cheap engine oil could damage the engine later afraid have to spend more to do overhauling
Not cheap until unbranded loh! I was using FS all the while, different brands but mostly buy during sale price. Then when I join the VRC club I find most of them use SS oil only....lol
 

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Not cheap until unbranded loh! I was using FS all the while, different brands but mostly buy during sale price. Then when I join the VRC club I find most of them use SS oil only....lol
Thats the point.....
Market has smarten up.We know what to look for and where to go when buying.

Cheap does not mean inferior, expensive does no guarantee ori.
 

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what do you mean by global shopping chain? i thought hypermarket got sell those branded lubricant. but their packaging always damaged. and how about those online shopping platform selling lubricants?
Global Shopping Chain = Walmart, Tesco, AEON, Giant, etc. These shopping chains are global mah. They all have their distribution networks and that includes oil which usually is imported from Europe probably because of some agreement or something. I have never seen a damaged oil package before in these chain stores so I dunno.

Online shopping platform - unless it's the official site, it's buy at your own risk. Some are genuine oil resellers (like Mayalabs) and some are people looking to make a buck and some are conjobs. You just need to know how to differentiate and be a smart buyer.
 
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Those looking for oil, can check out this warehouse sale, but not sure how good the price will be. Many years ago was very good, through the years the prices have gone up, then it was not held for sometime already then Suddenly it is back....lol
 

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But lately, in fact this year very little sales promo from them...
Because the locals are complaining to HQ that they unable to achieve the given target due to too much same ori products offered more cheap at hyper market.

Tesco also been given a warning letter if not mistaken for this EU oils

The EU one very smart that there is no seal after the cap in order to avoid any unnecessary complaint from the locals

:listen:actually EU one better to use than the local one d:marchmellow:
 
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Because the locals are complaining to HQ that they unable to achieve the given target due to too much same ori products offered more cheap at hyper market.

Tesco also been given a warning letter if not mistaken for this EU oils

The EU one very smart that there is no seal after the cap in order to avoid any unnecessary complaint from the locals

:listen:actually EU one better to use than the local one d:marchmellow:
Terrible how the oil companies hold us ransom. Americans are super surprised to hear of our E.O prices. Its sooo cheap over there.
 

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Because the locals are complaining to HQ that they unable to achieve the given target due to too much same ori products offered more cheap at hyper market.

Tesco also been given a warning letter if not mistaken for this EU oils

The EU one very smart that there is no seal after the cap in order to avoid any unnecessary complaint from the locals

:listen:actually EU one better to use than the local one d:marchmellow:
Well, lucky Giant took over and now selling Shell Helix Ultra cheaper than Tesco even.......
 
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Because the locals are complaining to HQ that they unable to achieve the given target due to too much same ori products offered more cheap at hyper market.

Tesco also been given a warning letter if not mistaken for this EU oils

The EU one very smart that there is no seal after the cap in order to avoid any unnecessary complaint from the locals

:listen:actually EU one better to use than the local one d:marchmellow:
Grrr, what's the rights of those local oil distributors to give warning to Tesco if Tesco is selling legit oils??? If I were Tesco I'd give both middle fingers to them! Those local distributors are just damn greedy bastards!Just unfortunately Tesco simply bend over like a dog, sigh..very disappointed with Tesco. Lucky still have Giant but Giant doesn't offer as many brands as Tesco last time. AEON also still has but not as many too and mostly semi synth oils.
 

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2.TV station is dying for people to pay them for advert.Give kaw2 discount but people did not bother as social media is free and more effective.
This one is very noticeable but I din't see many people talking about it until now. Media Prima kept calling people to advertise.
 

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Terrible how the oil companies hold us ransom. Americans are super surprised to hear of our E.O prices. Its sooo cheap over there.
yes.. but the cost of sending it down to here are expensive compare to EU since EU is mostly an import countries not like US got both


Well, lucky Giant took over and now selling Shell Helix Ultra cheaper than Tesco even.......
Ya.. but dont know when it will be last till some jokers go and complaint

Grrr, what's the rights of those local oil distributors to give warning to Tesco if Tesco is selling legit oils??? If I were Tesco I'd give both middle fingers to them! Those local distributors are just damn greedy bastards!Just unfortunately Tesco simply bend over like a dog, sigh..very disappointed with Tesco. Lucky still have Giant but Giant doesn't offer as many brands as Tesco last time. AEON also still has but not as many too and mostly semi synth oils.
1st of all, this is what I had heard dont know if is real or not about the letter
Well, this is very common for survival games on those big companies where you wont know what will happen if you are not working inside since this kind of company are controlling the global sales.

We can not blame any one, just blame that why our G after changed also the tax is still high.
FYI, found one thing is very funny... those branded and 17th inch above tyre price are cheaper in Singapore compare to Malaysia due to tax.. even after convert..
I also feel wired since Malaysia is a rubber producer country... just know it is tax issues when checked around...
 

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Grrr, what's the rights of those local oil distributors to give warning to Tesco if Tesco is selling legit oils??? If I were Tesco I'd give both middle fingers to them! Those local distributors are just damn greedy bastards!Just unfortunately Tesco simply bend over like a dog, sigh..very disappointed with Tesco. Lucky still have Giant but Giant doesn't offer as many brands as Tesco last time. AEON also still has but not as many too and mostly semi synth oils.
I think both are BIG MNC, so they agree upon. If small fry they won't not care......lol
 

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Ya.. but dont know when it will be last till some jokers go and complaint

1st of all, this is what I had heard dont know if is real or not about the letter
Well, this is very common for survival games on those big companies where you wont know what will happen if you are not working inside since this kind of company are controlling the global sales.

We can not blame any one, just blame that why our G after changed also the tax is still high.
FYI, found one thing is very funny... those branded and 17th inch above tyre price are cheaper in Singapore compare to Malaysia due to tax.. even after convert..
I also feel wired since Malaysia is a rubber producer country... just know it is tax issues when checked around...
Shell already develop local packing to counter, but consumer looking at prices only, imagine can buy 2 bottles from Giant for 1 from Shell.

Not sure of oil taxes, but for tyres, if they are made in Asean countries have preferential tax rate using form D, that is why many open factories in Asean, like Toyo in Malaysia, Michelin in Thailand, Goodyear have in a few Asean countries and many brands have in Indonesia also. Even China I think can use their form E preferential rate. So if prices are higher could be the importers' margin
 
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Shell already develop local packing to counter, but consumer looking at prices only, imagine can buy 2 bottles from Giant for 1 from Shell.

Not sure of oil taxes, but for tyres, if they are made in Asean countries have preferential tax rate using form D, that is why many open factories in Asean, like Toyo in Malaysia, Michelin in Thailand, Goodyear have in a few Asean countries and many brands have in Indonesia also. Even China I think can use their form E preferential rate. So if prices are higher could be the importers' margin

yup, Shell did got 5-30 semi syn that i like to use a lot and the price is cheaper than 5-40 fully syn from Giant.

indeed there is borang D and E but there are AP that need to import in some special cargoes thus the each country internal tax are different.
import Tax or AP or Sales Tax + local Tax bla bla bla.. means higher selling price..

but compare to other country ours still better
 

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yes.. but the cost of sending it down to here are expensive compare to EU since EU is mostly an import countries not like US got both




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was meaning, even though the local Shell are blended here, yet the price is terribly expensive, even the EU ones are cheaper.
 

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was meaning, even though the local Shell are blended here, yet the price is terribly expensive, even the EU ones are cheaper.

Hard to say man since i am not working in shell.. but this kind of big companies usually got a lot of plantation where the EU one might be blend at other countries than South East Asia where the cost is much more lower..

There is also special import tax for some companies if they able to import in big volume depending on the forwarding agent / how they discuss with the customs:listen:
 

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My honda civic vehicle is under service period, i tend to use semi synthetic engine oil, but the worker request full synthetic, the price is much higher, what should i choose? Did my vehicle really need to use full synthetic or they just want earn more money from me?
 
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My honda civic vehicle is under service period, i tend to use semi synthetic engine oil, but the worker request full synthetic, the price is much higher, what should i choose? Did my vehicle really need to use full synthetic or they just want earn more money from me?
Did you try the full synthetic engine oil before? For me, that will be some different in the engine performance. May b you should try 1 time to compare the 2 types of engine oil. But dont use the fake engine oil, it will make you in a big trouble.
 

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My honda civic vehicle is under service period, i tend to use semi synthetic engine oil, but the worker request full synthetic, the price is much higher, what should i choose? Did my vehicle really need to use full synthetic or they just want earn more money from me?
Well the advantage of FS oil are supposedly better engine protection and longer oil change intervals ( for example if semi needs to be change
aat 5k or 7.5k km then FS can last up to 10, 15, some even 20k km or more!) So now depends on what FS oil is given and how much is the price. Not all FS oil are the same, some are still very close to semi as they're group 3, some are more pure and above group 3 category and also more expensive.

For me, I use FS oils also on all my cars but try find those branded ones at cheap promotion prices. For example Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 at only rm90-100/btl during promotion at Giant.
 

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Call me cynical, but those two fellas seems like the same person logging in twice under different accounts..
This is my assumption but at no point an accusation;
-it was mentioned in the 2nd post that 'to try FS oil' on ground that it makes the engine perform better despite the higher price mentioned by the 1st post. The post is subversively pushing for FS oil but does not condem other oil type so the issue is not the type of oil.
-then the 2nd post mentioned to not go for fake oil. How to be sure? there is a certain company which has an app to ensure the oil is genuine. pushing for that brand?
most probably yes.

Anyway, that certain brand is the choice i go for if Tesco have a sale.