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Another Amsoil Price Increase #4674649
02/22/18 04:50 PM
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Central Valley, CA
e55amgbenz007 Offline OP
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At what point, if not already, does Amsoil begin to lose the core of their base due to continuing price increases? I was once an Amsoil preferred customer and purchased quite a bit years ago. But in reality, oils for half of their price point appear to serve the same purpose with comparable results. Other than die hard Amsoil “fans” who ponies up twice the cash for this company’s lubricants anymore?

Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674652
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I think all oil across the board is gonna have some increase. I just stock up when I can on PUP 0w20 and wait it out.


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Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674653
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e55amgbenz007 Offline OP
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I would assume that is the case. However, we never see Amsoil on “clearance” so the opportunity to purchase it at 25-50% doesn’t occur. The fact that a quality synthetic can be purchased at 25% of Amsoil’s price only begs the question further.

Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674655
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I just bought some Amsoil to try it out in the 4Runner, planning to extend intervals, save oil, good for the planet, etc etc.

But if they keep raising the price and I can get the same results and almost the same length of OCI with a less expensive alternative, then any advantage to extending intervals goes away.


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Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674658
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e55amgbenz007 Offline OP
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You CAN get the same length interval for half the price.

Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674676
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I used to run Amsoil signature series when it was much cheaper. Now, you can go to Walmart and get Mobil 1 EP or AP for a lot less for the same protection. Amsoil used to also have an edge on their beefy oil filters, but with the Fram Ultra available at Walmart for less money without shipping costs and headaches, I don't know why anyone would run Amsoil now.

Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: JLTD] #4674680
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Originally Posted By: JLTD
I just bought some Amsoil to try it out in the 4Runner, planning to extend intervals, save oil, good for the planet, etc etc.

But if they keep raising the price and I can get the same results and almost the same length of OCI with a less expensive alternative, then any advantage to extending intervals goes away.
How is running Amsoil good for the planet?


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Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: CT8] #4674697
02/22/18 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Originally Posted By: JLTD
I just bought some Amsoil to try it out in the 4Runner, planning to extend intervals, save oil, good for the planet, etc etc.

But if they keep raising the price and I can get the same results and almost the same length of OCI with a less expensive alternative, then any advantage to extending intervals goes away.
How is running Amsoil good for the planet?


Extended OCI saves oil vs 5,000 mi changes

Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674700
02/22/18 05:56 PM
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When Amsoil and brand X both can be in the sump for comparable intervals, the 5K argument is moot. The point being that there are alternatives to Amsoil’s 10-15K intervals for half the price. We are not talking about 5K intervals. Dino can do that.

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Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674703
02/22/18 06:03 PM
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What is the date of the increase and how much?


03 Corvette Z06
-Amsoil 5w-30 SS
07 Honda Accord 2.4L
-Amsoil 5w-20 SS
16 Suburban 5.3L
-M1 0w-20, XG10575
18 4Runner TRD Off Road
- Amsoil 0w-30 SS, TRD filter
Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674710
02/22/18 06:06 PM
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Also they just introduced free shipping for members for orders over $100 and a low $4.95 flat rate shipping for orders over $50. They have to make up the money some how.

My experience is that shipping rates have gone up tremendously in the last year.


03 Corvette Z06
-Amsoil 5w-30 SS
07 Honda Accord 2.4L
-Amsoil 5w-20 SS
16 Suburban 5.3L
-M1 0w-20, XG10575
18 4Runner TRD Off Road
- Amsoil 0w-30 SS, TRD filter
Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674711
02/22/18 06:07 PM
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e55amgbenz007 Offline OP
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I received an email yesterday detailing a 3-6% increase to be implemented on 4/9/18.

Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674712
02/22/18 06:08 PM
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e55amgbenz007 Offline OP
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Rising raw-material costs have prompted most major and independent lubricant companies, including ExxonMobil, Castrol, Chevron and Shell, to announce 4-10 percent price increases effective in February and March. These rising costs also affect AMSOIL, requiring us to implement an average price increase of 3-6 percent in the U.S. and Canada effective April 9, 2018.

Updated pricing information is available in the Product Pricing Interface in the Account Zone at www.amsoil.com. To access pricing effective April 9, select a product type in the menu, then select “Future Pricing.

Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: e55amgbenz007] #4674716
02/22/18 06:12 PM
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So 4/8/18 will be the turning point where I order my Amsoil or use oil available from Walmart (5 qt jug) and say it is close enough in protection.

Reality is... the vehicle (seats, suspension, paint, rust, etc.) will wear out before the engine. Also a good possibility I will be worn out before many of my cars.


03 Corvette Z06
-Amsoil 5w-30 SS
07 Honda Accord 2.4L
-Amsoil 5w-20 SS
16 Suburban 5.3L
-M1 0w-20, XG10575
18 4Runner TRD Off Road
- Amsoil 0w-30 SS, TRD filter
Re: Another Amsoil Price Increase [Re: JLTD] #4674729
02/22/18 06:35 PM
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zfasts03 Offline
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What weight oil for your Toyota 4 Runner?


03 Corvette Z06
-Amsoil 5w-30 SS
07 Honda Accord 2.4L
-Amsoil 5w-20 SS
16 Suburban 5.3L
-M1 0w-20, XG10575
18 4Runner TRD Off Road
- Amsoil 0w-30 SS, TRD filter
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