Basically, there are three types of bottled gas buyers …

  1. The first is the bottled gas buyer who goes through only one or two bottles a year.

Let’s say the nearest gas supplier is $6.00 dearer than another supplier 5 km up the road.

Is the distance there and back, plus traveling time, really worth the effort to save just $12 year?

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So who would blame you if you swap your bottles. But a word of caution – Government legislation in most Australian States/Territories decrees that gas bottles must be officially inspected and safety approved every ten years.  Thus a bottle stamped ‘Feb’ 2009 will be out of date in March 2019 unless inspected by a licenced tester and restamped.

So, at any ‘swap-site”, always have the sales assistant point out the date on the bottle.  Don’t accept it if it has less than 13 months of “life”.
Why? Because next time you want to swap, it may be right out of date, and some sellers … not all … charge a fee to swap an out of date bottle.

2. The second is the traveller who uses a bottle every month, but is unconcerned about the cost. “Hang the expense … we can afford it!” Usually they don’t have the patience to wait while their bottle is refilled.

3. The third is the canny gas buyer who just loves a bargain. This person carefully plans their purchases so they only refill at the best possible price.

They may also own shiny near-new, high quality steel bottles. These are bottles that fit nicely into their RV gas locker or caravan bottle brackets. The idea of swapping them away for the rough (albeit, legal) re-painted, low-grade steel bottles that some swap-shops offer, certainly does not appeal.

So whichever type of gas buyer you are, you’re bound to find what you are looking for on this site.

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04/01/2020 – Ash McLaren wrote:

Wow, long time follower but first-time poster, saved almost $20 just from using your website. Thank you