The opportunist was selling 10 litres of fuel for a whopping £50 in an advert posted today, valuing the fuel at more than four times what it would cost to buy at a petrol station.
The listing in the Marple, Romiley and Bredbury Community Facebook page read: “10 litres e10 petrol. Collection from Romiley. £50 [or nearest offer].
“Cans not included but can fill up on collection.”
The cheeky advertisement to locals in the Stockport suburbs has received several reactions from many users, MEN reports.
One disbelieving woman simply replied saying: “Is this a wind up?”
The listing included a photo of two green petrol cans and now appears to have been deleted.
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Government officials are urging drivers that stocking up on fuel is not necessary and will cause more harm.
Environment Secretary George Eustice said: “There isn’t a shortage. There have been some shortages of HGV drivers getting petrol to forecourts but actually that is quite limited.
“The only reason we don’t have petrol on the forecourts is that people are buying petrol they don’t need.”
He said the sooner people return to their normal petrol buying habits “the better”.
Additional reporting by Paige Oldfield.