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Old 07-20-2016, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default GCUS-9-2508 Oil Price INCREASE??????

Gas is under $2/gallon.

I know why Dexos1 is going up, it's going to a full synthetic, but there is absolutely no reason for the other items to be going up.

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GM Oil Program Price Increase - August 1, 2016
To: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac Dealers
Subject: GM Oil Program Price Increase - August 1, 2016

Effective August 1, 2016, there will be a price increase for many products on the General Motors Oil and Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Program. Price increases will range from $0.20 - $0.50 per gallon for many popular products including ACDelco Conventional, ACDelco dexos1 Full Synthetic, ACDelco Dexron VI Automatic Transmission Fluid, Mobil 1, Mobil Delvac, as well as other products. Please see the attached price sheet for part number and pricing information.
EFFECTIVE DATE:
August 1, 2016
ORDER INPUT:
Through your local General Motors Oil Distributor.
Contact your local District Manager Aftersales for more information.
To locate the nearest GM Oil Distributor please call 1-800-LubeOIL (1-800-582-3645), Prompt 2 to place an order or Prompt 3 for Distributor help.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please refer to the GlobalConnect EPIC application for complete GM Dealer part and price information.
New price sheets are attached.
Price sheets will also be available through your General Motors Customer Care & Aftersales District Manager Aftersales, local General Motors Oil and Bulk ATF Distributor and your Exxon Mobil Territory Sales Representative.

GM Dealer Oil Price List - August 1 2016.xlsx
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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I would agree that it seems odd that the price GM charges for oil is going up when the wholesale market for oil is flat or falling.

I'm sure GM would argue that the wholesale cost of oil is just one component that needs to be figured when they calculate their selling price but I'm still skeptical that the price increase is necessary - probably just trying to increase their margins.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:13 AM   #3
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GM/Mobil's explanation is the rising cost of chemicals used to make the base stock. I still call BS.
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