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Lighter fuel

Posted: Sun 02 Aug 2015 19:40
by tubs
Have been looking for some lighter fuel to refil my lighters for candles etc. no supermarkets seem to sell it. Any ideas please?

Posted: Sun 02 Aug 2015 20:46
by Sue
Have you tried a Tabac or Gifi?

Posted: Sun 02 Aug 2015 21:05
by tubs
Thanks Sue. Tried Gifi, no luck but not the tabac. Makes sense as they sell cigarettes etc.

Always amazes me that you can't buy plasters, paracetamol and basic medicaments in French supermarkets too.
Been back in UK for 4 days where you can get anything from a needle to an anchor in the supermarket!!!! (Well it seems that way anyway!)

Posted: Sun 02 Aug 2015 21:11
by Sue
Hubby uses it for the bbq lighter and reckons he bought it in Intermarche!

Posted: Sun 02 Aug 2015 22:26
by tubs
I looked in Intermarché St Andre but couldn't find it. Maybe I was looking in the wrong place!

lighter fuel

Posted: Mon 03 Aug 2015 08:41
by Smiley G
last one we bought was from the Tabac at Argeles Plage "essence à briquet"

Posted: Mon 03 Aug 2015 09:16
by Sue
Tubs, I think I am crrect in saying hubby is wrong! I think he picked it up in the supermarket Mercadona in Spain. Don't tell him though. :D

Posted: Tue 04 Aug 2015 00:20
by tubs
Your secret's safe with me Sue! Will try the tabac in St Genis tomorrow.

Posted: Tue 04 Aug 2015 01:11
by Robert Ferrieux
tubs wrote:
Always amazes me that you can't buy plasters, paracetamol and basic medicaments in French supermarkets too.


Of course you can get plasters in supermarkets...condoms too, essential oils and even cosmetic coloured contact lenses.(I bought violet ones!) Paracetamol being a medicine is rightly sold only in a pharmacy where the pharmacist can advise you on what strength to take depending on whether you're taking other medicaments.

HF

Posted: Tue 04 Aug 2015 08:19
by Sue
It does seem strange at first Helen because in UK you can buy paracetamol, cough medicine, antihistamines etc etc in the supermarket.

Posted: Tue 04 Aug 2015 16:18
by Robert Ferrieux
Different country - different rules.
H

Posted: Tue 11 Aug 2015 15:35
by martyn94
Robert Ferrieux wrote:
tubs wrote:
Paracetamol being a medicine is rightly sold only in a pharmacy where the pharmacist can advise you on what strength to take depending on whether you're taking other medicaments.

HF
But when did you last got offered any such advice?

Posted: Tue 11 Aug 2015 17:54
by montgolfiere
aren't we all in a 'Common Market' aka Europe. You cant even buy anti-dandruff shampoo in a Supermarket only in a pharmacy!!! it must be a 'medicament?? a load of 'closed shop' nonsense along with much of the rest of the (failing) french economy!!! where is any real Competition??