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ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! #4631324
01/11/18 11:55 AM
01/11/18 11:55 AM
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BerksCounty/Pa.
thorromig Offline OP
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BerksCounty/Pa.
Was just down at my local Wally World. Had to pick up some Techron Fuel System cleaner for the Acura in signature. Some guy behind me cleared out totally the ST conventional 5W20 5quart jugs at 17 jugs overall & also grabbed three 5 quart jugs of the ST HM 5W20 to make it an even twenty jugs. We just looked at each other and smiled. I would imagine he owns or works at a small garage. I was watching him to see if he grabbed any oil filters afterwards & which brand/brands but that did not happen. I should have asked him what oil filters does he stock up on?? This is not the first time I have experienced the ST conventional 5W20 totally cleaned out while all other brands are nice & stocked up.


00 Dodge Ram 5.2L 4x4 Edge 10W30 FU (91K)
08 Acura TL Type S 3.5L PUPP 5W20 FU (101K)
17 Jetta TSI SE 1.4L Turbo - Edge 0W40 FU (Hers) (4K)
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631336
01/11/18 12:07 PM
01/11/18 12:07 PM
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WNY
redhat Offline
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WNY
While not a bad price for us consumers, shops can usually get amazing prices on conventional oil.

For example, ProLine through AutoPlus or PepBoys commercial (what the difference nowadays!!!) can be as low as $1.00 a quart during promotions.


17 Taurus Limited AWD - MCSB 5W-20 FL500S, 8k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 WIX 57356, 54k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
87 Regal Limited - Carb 5.3 LM7 20W-50 VR1 WIX 51042
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631345
01/11/18 12:15 PM
01/11/18 12:15 PM
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Palmyra, PA
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Palmyra, PA
good oil that does its job at a price that doesn't break the bank; often use ST 10w-40 & 15w-40 in my 2-wheeled machines...15w-40 to thicken oil during hot weather & 10w-40 for winter storage (some riding in late fall & early spring), top off oil, or adding volume to frankenbrews (storage & flushes)


'15 Jeep Patriot Sport (2.4L 4-cyl), '13 Genuine Buddy 125 (125cc air-cooled thumper), '14 Yamaha V Star 250 (250cc air cooled v-twin)
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631381
01/11/18 12:45 PM
01/11/18 12:45 PM
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Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Offline
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Wet side WA
Well if you haven't noticed its looks like the oil companies are getting ready to make a big price increase on their goodies. Todays sale prices are becoming yesterdays regular pricing.


Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 01/11/18 12:45 PM.

2004 Corolla 124805
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: redhat] #4631388
01/11/18 12:48 PM
01/11/18 12:48 PM
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California
nthach Offline
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California
Originally Posted By: redhat
While not a bad price for us consumers, shops can usually get amazing prices on conventional oil.

The local shops here are buying bulk Amtecol oil, blended locally but I have doubts on their quality.

Costco Business Center has some good pricing on oil - not as sweet as parts houses/stores with a shop account but [censored] close for Chevron.

Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631419
01/11/18 01:11 PM
01/11/18 01:11 PM
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Florida
Artem Offline
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Florida
Watch that shop dump the conventional into some empty synthetic labeled jugs and sell it to some poor sucker at a premium.

OR

they are simply stocking up on the cheapest Lube available at Wally World.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631437
01/11/18 01:26 PM
01/11/18 01:26 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
Hope they never discover how cheap the Harvest King 5W20 full syn is ($9.99/5 qt. jug)!


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: bullwinkle] #4631477
01/11/18 02:08 PM
01/11/18 02:08 PM
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Illinois
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Illinois
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Hope they never discover how cheap the Harvest King 5W20 full syn is ($9.99/5 qt. jug)!


Or that the semi-synthetic (5w-20 and 5w-30) in a 5 quart jug is $6.99.

SuperTech oil is overpriced.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631478
01/11/18 02:08 PM
01/11/18 02:08 PM
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South Dakota
otis24 Offline
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South Dakota
Havoline used to be my "stock up" oil when I could get it for 99 cents per quart. I would have to say that TropArtic, or whatever they are calling it now, is about the best bargain out there if you can find it.


1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
(3.6 V6) 46500 miles
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631685
01/11/18 06:21 PM
01/11/18 06:21 PM
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Silicon Valley
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Silicon Valley
Wait, I though ST conventional is only $12 for 5 qt, you sure the $17 one is not Syn ($17.47)?


"You keep asking questions PandaBear and you'll end up a vegetarian like my wife" - Camu Mahubah
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631699
01/11/18 06:43 PM
01/11/18 06:43 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Online content
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Phoenix, AZ
Probably has a small shop. A buddy of mine is a mechanic and before he got his A/C machine last year I picked him up 24 bottles of refrigerant at Walmart. Kind of a weird sight to see.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631776
01/11/18 07:51 PM
01/11/18 07:51 PM
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VA
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VA
For everyday price, ST at Walmart is usually really cheap for oil smile


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4631805
01/11/18 08:30 PM
01/11/18 08:30 PM
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
For the past 2 years you could have bought PP/QSUD synthetic oils from WM for a typical after rebate price of $2.60-$2.75/qt....certainly a better deal than ST conventional at $2.50+ per quart. So far for 2018 Pennzoil is not re-instituting the $10 PP rebate. And stocking up with 3 years worth of QSUD/QS synblend/QS conventional oils for free or at most 28c/qt before rebates in November really put a smile on my face.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: mrsilv04] #4632061
01/12/18 01:59 AM
01/12/18 01:59 AM
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Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: mrsilv04

SuperTech oil is overpriced.


I remember when it was 78 cents a quart


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: ST 5W20 selling like hot cakes!! [Re: thorromig] #4632948
01/12/18 09:19 PM
01/12/18 09:19 PM
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Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
It was Tech2000 back then.

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