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Title: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: terry paget on 27 August 2019, 16:23:40
For years I have used Trade Club for cheap supplies, usually at Drive Vauxhall, Avon Street, Bristol. I recalled TB mentioning that he gets his stuff delivered, so enquired this morning if Drive Vauxhall does so. Yes, I was told. This afternoon goods arrived. That saved me 229, and a 40 mile drive. Thank you TB, and thank you Autobahnstormers!
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: TheBoy on 27 August 2019, 18:12:23
Glad you found it useful.  I too often use their delivery service, for convenience and speed.
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: terry paget on 27 August 2019, 20:31:14
I now suspect that Drive Vauxhall, Bristol, sells more parts and supplies to the trade than it does to the public. There is a parts counter, but when I visit it there is no-one there to serve me. I have to ring a bell, and eventually someone emerges from the office to serve me. And if I want 20 litres of oil, it takes 20 minutes to collect it from an outside lockup.
And anything not in stock (like Dex-Cool today) they will deliver later.
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: aaronjb on 30 August 2019, 15:12:54
Hm .. wonder if they'd deliver to Northampton. Come to think of it, I don't even know which our nearest is, anymore.. or if it's even that worthwhile for just oil (the BMW and Mini both happen to use 5W30). But I'm finally about to run out of the last of the TC oil I bought several years ago  :-X
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: TheBoy on 30 August 2019, 18:27:37
Hm .. wonder if they'd deliver to Northampton. Come to think of it, I don't even know which our nearest is, anymore.. or if it's even that worthwhile for just oil (the BMW and Mini both happen to use 5W30). But I'm finally about to run out of the last of the TC oil I bought several years ago  :-X
The dealer at Kingsthorpe used to do TC and deliver.

TC do many different oil types, and have an online oil selector.  The Jag gets TC oil, a 0W30 C1 if memory serves
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: terry paget on 30 August 2019, 21:27:24
Hm .. wonder if they'd deliver to Northampton. Come to think of it, I don't even know which our nearest is, anymore.. or if it's even that worthwhile for just oil (the BMW and Mini both happen to use 5W30). But I'm finally about to run out of the last of the TC oil I bought several years ago  :-X
20 litres TC 5W30 35 plus VAT from Drive Vauxhall Bristol, delivered.
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: dave the builder on 31 August 2019, 09:54:35
Hm .. wonder if they'd deliver to Northampton. Come to think of it, I don't even know which our nearest is, anymore.. or if it's even that worthwhile for just oil (the BMW and Mini both happen to use 5W30). But I'm finally about to run out of the last of the TC oil I bought several years ago  :-X
20 litres TC 5W30 35 plus VAT from Drive Vauxhall Bristol, delivered.
35 plus vat = 42  ::)
you can get it with 24 hour tracked delivery for 38.99 including VAT here clicky (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Engine-Oil-5w30-Semi-Synthetic-20L-Genuine-GM-Free-Postage/273726468495?hash=item3fbb5e718f:g:CKAAAOSwH2VcSI5-)
or fully synthetic for 41 for 20L with 24 hour tracked delivery, same seller

plus , 10w40 trade club semi for 37.99 inc VAT with 24 hour tracked delivery here  (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20LTR-DRUM-10W40-ENGINE-OIL-new-VAUXHALL-GENUINE-SEMI-SYNTHETIC-PETROL-DIESEL/253266803486?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

which would be better in a high mile 500 rusty vauxhall  :-X

without having to phone or go to or argue about trade club to vauxhall dealers ,many of which won't and don't do trade club

just a few clicks of the mouse to us "lazy ebay buyers " as TB put it

I've purchased many times from that seller, excellent service

as for coolant ,I pay about 11 for 5L of OAT concentrate at my local factors

I will pop to the local vauxhall main stealers Tuesday though......
to have the zafira dash ripped out for the recall  ;D

Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: Kevin Wood on 31 August 2019, 19:05:08
I get mine in 20L tubs from these guys nowadays : https://www.smithandallan.com/ (https://www.smithandallan.com/)

Worth checking their Ebay shop as sometimes it's a little cheaper.
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: dave the builder on 31 August 2019, 19:28:22
I get mine in 20L tubs from these guys nowadays : https://www.smithandallan.com/ (https://www.smithandallan.com/)

Worth checking their Ebay shop as sometimes it's a little cheaper.
Smith & Allan Momentum C3 5w-30 - Fully Synthetic Passenger Car Motor Oil 48 with vat and delivery
C3 5w-30 - Fully Synthetic (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MANNOL-PREMIUM-20L-Fully-Synthetic-5w30-Engine-Oil-Low-Saps-C3-API-SN-CF-dexos2/264357740273?epid=28033162613&hash=item3d8cf2fef1:g:gpwAAOSwN6Fc~z3f) 44.75 with vat and delivery
saving 3.25 ,which is a pint of beer up in these parts  :P
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: Kevin Wood on 01 September 2019, 14:09:05
I get mine in 20L tubs from these guys nowadays : https://www.smithandallan.com/ (https://www.smithandallan.com/)

Worth checking their Ebay shop as sometimes it's a little cheaper.
Smith & Allan Momentum C3 5w-30 - Fully Synthetic Passenger Car Motor Oil 48 with vat and delivery
C3 5w-30 - Fully Synthetic (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MANNOL-PREMIUM-20L-Fully-Synthetic-5w30-Engine-Oil-Low-Saps-C3-API-SN-CF-dexos2/264357740273?epid=28033162613&hash=item3d8cf2fef1:g:gpwAAOSwN6Fc~z3f) 44.75 with vat and delivery
saving 3.25 ,which is a pint of beer up in these parts  :P

Those were the days... ;)
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 01 September 2019, 16:03:02
2.80 a pint in my watering hole, which is very cheap as we are almost greater London.
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: aaronjb on 03 September 2019, 15:24:35
Thanks for the links guys - C3 seems nicely easy and cheap to get.. C1 spec (for the RRS) a bit harder, but still reasonable.

Incidentally, how are you all decanting these 20L containers - windy pump or just man up and pour? ;D
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: Nick W on 03 September 2019, 15:27:08
Thanks for the links guys - C3 seems nicely easy and cheap to get.. C1 spec (for the RRS) a bit harder, but still reasonable.

Incidentally, how are you all decanting these 20L containers - windy pump or just man up and pour? ;D


Use some of the 'savings' to buy yourself a tap, give the container a home on a shelf and use gravity to fill your favourite jug.
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: aaronjb on 03 September 2019, 15:30:57
Next you'll be telling me that the thread size is common between these and water containers..
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: Shackeng on 03 September 2019, 15:31:11
Thanks for the links guys - C3 seems nicely easy and cheap to get.. C1 spec (for the RRS) a bit harder, but still reasonable.

Incidentally, how are you all decanting these 20L containers - windy pump or just man up and pour? ;D


Use some of the 'savings' to buy yourself a tap, give the container a home a shelf and use gravity to fill your favourite jug.

^^^ This, readily available. :y :y :y
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: Nick W on 03 September 2019, 15:37:09
Next you'll be telling me that the thread size is common between these and water containers..


Those containers are used for more than just oil......
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: dave the builder on 03 September 2019, 17:59:55
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drum-Tap-Aeroflow-Dispenser-for-Plastic-Drums-Fits-our-20L-25L-Containers/183557592397 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drum-Tap-Aeroflow-Dispenser-for-Plastic-Drums-Fits-our-20L-25L-Containers/183557592397)
or plenty of other sellers
I also put oil chip papers down in case of spills
(because chip papers have chip oil on and are not recyclable )
I save the empty 20L tubs and put waste oil in to take for recycling
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: TheBoy on 03 September 2019, 18:19:48
Hm .. wonder if they'd deliver to Northampton. Come to think of it, I don't even know which our nearest is, anymore.. or if it's even that worthwhile for just oil (the BMW and Mini both happen to use 5W30). But I'm finally about to run out of the last of the TC oil I bought several years ago  :-X
20 litres TC 5W30 35 plus VAT from Drive Vauxhall Bristol, delivered.
35 plus vat = 42  ::)
you can get it with 24 hour tracked delivery for 38.99 including VAT here clicky (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Engine-Oil-5w30-Semi-Synthetic-20L-Genuine-GM-Free-Postage/273726468495?hash=item3fbb5e718f:g:CKAAAOSwH2VcSI5-)
or fully synthetic for 41 for 20L with 24 hour tracked delivery, same seller

plus , 10w40 trade club semi for 37.99 inc VAT with 24 hour tracked delivery here  (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20LTR-DRUM-10W40-ENGINE-OIL-new-VAUXHALL-GENUINE-SEMI-SYNTHETIC-PETROL-DIESEL/253266803486?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

which would be better in a high mile 500 rusty vauxhall  :-X

without having to phone or go to or argue about trade club to vauxhall dealers ,many of which won't and don't do trade club

just a few clicks of the mouse to us "lazy ebay buyers " as TB put it

I've purchased many times from that seller, excellent service

as for coolant ,I pay about 11 for 5L of OAT concentrate at my local factors

I will pop to the local vauxhall main stealers Tuesday though......
to have the zafira dash ripped out for the recall  ;D
10w40 semi on TC is 24 delivered.  That makes dealing with the knobjockeys on egay expensive. But ebay usually is about the most expensive place.
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: TheBoy on 03 September 2019, 18:21:22
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drum-Tap-Aeroflow-Dispenser-for-Plastic-Drums-Fits-our-20L-25L-Containers/183557592397 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drum-Tap-Aeroflow-Dispenser-for-Plastic-Drums-Fits-our-20L-25L-Containers/183557592397)
or plenty of other sellers
I also put oil chip papers down in case of spills
(because chip papers have chip oil on and are not recyclable )
I save the empty 20L tubs and put waste oil in to take for recycling
Yeah, I bought a 3 pack of them, they are really shit.  No, I mean really, really shit.

Buy decent ones, or pour.  I do the latter, as I'm bored buying them.
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: dave the builder on 03 September 2019, 19:03:49

10w40 semi on TC is 24 delivered.  That makes dealing with the knobjockeys on egay expensive. But ebay usually is about the most expensive place.
not much good if all the local dealers don't take trade club cards and they want  48 collected ::)
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: Kevin Wood on 05 September 2019, 22:53:50
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drum-Tap-Aeroflow-Dispenser-for-Plastic-Drums-Fits-our-20L-25L-Containers/183557592397 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drum-Tap-Aeroflow-Dispenser-for-Plastic-Drums-Fits-our-20L-25L-Containers/183557592397)
or plenty of other sellers
I also put oil chip papers down in case of spills
(because chip papers have chip oil on and are not recyclable )
I save the empty 20L tubs and put waste oil in to take for recycling
Yeah, I bought a 3 pack of them, they are really shit.  No, I mean really, really shit.

Buy decent ones, or pour.  I do the latter, as I'm bored buying them.

Indeed. I bought myself a nice old half gallon steel oil pouring can from a 2nd hand shop for buttons and it's large enough target to just fire the big 20L tub into it without too much spillage. Gets easier once the first couple of litres have gone, ;D
Title: Re: Trade Club does deliver
Post by: Nick W on 06 September 2019, 00:11:10
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drum-Tap-Aeroflow-Dispenser-for-Plastic-Drums-Fits-our-20L-25L-Containers/183557592397 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drum-Tap-Aeroflow-Dispenser-for-Plastic-Drums-Fits-our-20L-25L-Containers/183557592397)
or plenty of other sellers
I also put oil chip papers down in case of spills
(because chip papers have chip oil on and are not recyclable )
I save the empty 20L tubs and put waste oil in to take for recycling
Yeah, I bought a 3 pack of them, they are really shit.  No, I mean really, really shit.

Buy decent ones, or pour.  I do the latter, as I'm bored buying them.

Indeed. I bought myself a nice old half gallon steel oil pouring can from a 2nd hand shop for buttons and it's large enough target to just fire the big 20L tub into it without too much spillage. Gets easier once the first couple of litres have gone, ;D


Do you know how to roll the container so that it pours properly?