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Sep 15th 2019, 10:53 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

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Post Rotella on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Fair price on Rotella on Amazon with the coupon. $71.75 with online coupon for $16.56 off. However, Walmart carries the 2.5G version for just a small amount more if you do the math. Also, IIRC you can get a Rotella rebate through Shell and buy through Walmart or another authorized dealer, but possibly not if you buy through Amazon. Might be worth it if you like the convenience of items shipped to your home and not have to deal with Walmart people. But you might get a better deal overall if you step foot in a Walmart and use the rebate. Regardless, just thought I'd post.
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Sep 15th 2019, 10:56 AM   #2
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Thanks!
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Sep 15th 2019, 11:20 AM   #3
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Sep 17th 2019, 07:34 AM   #4
 
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I buy my Rotella T6 from one of what I consider to be the least obvious places to buy it...Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Shell-Ro...5347/300388016 There's a small automotive section in the store, and they usually have it on the bottom shelf.

The price is $21 a gallon, or $3 less than Amazon per gallon.

And if you qualify for a military discount, you get another 10% off the purchase price. Then the $7 rebate from Shell. There's no better deal on a quality oil.
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Sep 17th 2019, 11:54 AM   #5
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Good to know! I'll definitely remember that for next time!
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Originally Posted by Daboo
I buy my Rotella T6 from one of what I consider to be the least obvious places to buy it...Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Shell-Ro...5347/300388016 There's a small automotive section in the store, and they usually have it on the bottom shelf.

The price is $21 a gallon, or $3 less than Amazon per gallon.

And if you qualify for a military discount, you get another 10% off the purchase price. Then the $7 rebate from Shell. There's no better deal on a quality oil.
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Sep 18th 2019, 10:36 AM   #6
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

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I also like Rotella, but apparently, Shell now makes 'Advance Ultra' motor oil specifically for Motorcycles... for a lot more $$$!

Anyone know anything about this?
Sep 18th 2019, 10:43 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Daboo
I buy my Rotella T6 from one of what I consider to be the least obvious places to buy it...Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Shell-Ro...5347/300388016 There's a small automotive section in the store, and they usually have it on the bottom shelf.

The price is $21 a gallon, or $3 less than Amazon per gallon.

And if you qualify for a military discount, you get another 10% off the purchase price. Then the $7 rebate from Shell. There's no better deal on a quality oil.
Unfortunately at the moment only rural farm and feed type stores are on the approved list of retailers so HD doesn't qualify for the rebate, and neither does Walmart, but I can still get the 10% discount at HD. So it's almost a wash between the above Amazon price and going to HD assuming they have it in my local stores.
Sep 18th 2019, 10:50 AM   #8
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I also like Rotella, but apparently, Shell now makes 'Advance Ultra' motor oil specifically for Motorcycles... for a lot more $$$!

Anyone know anything about this?
I dunno about that, but there are plenty of mc specific oils for a lot more $$$.

The nice thing about Amazon is that you can limit the specific weight of oil you look for, along with other qualifiers, and some other brands you don't hear too much about in the US pop up, such as Liqui-Moly. You can choose your favorite expensive brand of mc oil from there.
Sep 18th 2019, 10:57 AM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
Well yes of course, I only mention it because Rotella Diesel is so popular I was wondering why Shell would also make a MC oil unless they just wanted to charge more for it...

There are some discussions on various message boards, some are wondering about shearing, some are asking about phosphorus, zinc, calcium, etc. Some think 5w-40 is too thin for a shared gearbox, but works great in a Goldwing, etc. As everyone knows, Oil discussions are endless!

It just seems too good to be true that you can get a great oil so cheap...but I guess it's because it's mass produced for thousands of Semi rigs...
Sep 18th 2019, 11:04 AM   #10
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I'm pretty sure it's marketing expenses along with labeling something mc specific which raise the prices of oil. It's the same with (insert your favorite brand of) shoes, clothing, etc. Most all of it is made in the same factories. Of course some of it is probably chemical refining/composition, but most of it is.....marketing. Rotella isn't a 'cool' brand.
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