Skip to comments.(vanity) A reminder when purchasing gasoline....
Posted on 12/13/2011 4:32:16 AM PST by Doogle
..for those of us who must let gas attendants pump the gas in stations, watch for this ripoff. When you ask the attendant to pump a certain amount of gas you expect to get what you pay for...the ripoff works like this You ask for $30 regular, and then go about digging out the cash, retuning the radio, taking a sip of the morning coffee The attendant programs the pump for $28, the pump clicks off when programmed amount is reached, you hand the guy the $30 as requested, and drive off...UNLESS YOU CHECK THE PUMP FOR AMOUNT PUMPED you lose! Try to make it a habit of looking over your shoulder to be sure you got what you requested
What is the reason the state requires someone else to pump your gas? Sounds like a payoff to someone....
I haven’t had anyone but me pump gas into my vehicle for about a thousand years or so. :-)
I didn’t even realize they still did that.
I have never in my life had someone else pump my gas. Are there still some states that do not have self service gas stations?
Also, never buy gasoline when the tanker truck is pumping gasoline into the underground holding tank.
You do not want the dirt, leaves, bits of gravel, water and other stuff that is normally resting peacefully on the bottom of the tank to get in your gas tank and plug your filter or worse.
New Jersey and Oregon; the only states that require the attendant to pump it for you.
That is why I pump my own gas....and if they won’t let me I go to a different station.
*shruggs*...to help Oil Industrial Engineers, that’s what it say’s on their visa’s when they apply for entry to the US, so that they could have jobs...
Ah, just one of the many joys of living in the People’s Republic of New Jersey.
Has Christie ever commented on it???
>> states that require the attendant to pump it for you
Seriously! Wow! Why? What is “the state” saving “the masses” from with THAT silly rule? Spilling gas into the environment? Breathing fumes? Getting their hands dirty? What??!?
...the NJ dept of Weights and Measures (Morristown) has heard from me so many times, they simply say “where now Mr**********”...*smiles*, ...another few months we’ll be on first name bases.....
You gotta wonder about a state that doesn’t trust its people to pump their own gas. Or who feels the need to subsidize the gas station attendants.
>> Oil Industrial Engineers, thats what it says on their visas when they apply for entry to the US...
Let me guess: they are coming into NJ from areas of the world with lots of sand, camels, moon worship, and dynamite.
Did I get that right?
I haven’t seen an attendant gas station in years!
In local paper (Northjersey.com) nailed some stations
for selling regular gas as premium
Another thing - DO NOT PAY WITH CREDIT CARDS
Several people I know (including my mother) found that
credit card was scammed by the attendents
yeah Heavy populated by middle easterners Bergen country has a huge problem that still isn’t bagged yet.
The NJ hustle. Happens 50,000 times a day in NJ! Snooki would be proud!
I've not seen that in over 30 years!
Good job for the homeless tho....
It's not a different gas station, it's a different state, New Jersey.
You have no choice in this demonRAT state and you will notice, that even Mr. Conservative fat boy Christie, hasn't said a word changing this travesty that forces the citizens to have to pay for forced labor.
Hey, mistah Christie;
Nice little guvnuh's mansion youse got heah. Be too bad if sumpin was ta happen to it.
Ya know what I mean?
Also, never buy gasoline when the tanker truck is pumping gasoline into the underground holding tank. You do not want the dirt, leaves, bits of gravel, water and other stuff that is normally resting peacefully on the bottom of the tank to get in your gas tank and plug your filter or worse.
Was there supposed to be a </sarc> tag there?
Look at the the point where the delivery hose attaches to the pump, you will see an expensive fuel filter attached there. Then you have another [inexpensive] fuel filter that should be inline on your car's fuel line.
The biggest enemy to the fuel isn't this alleged "dirt, leaves, bits of gravel" but that damned ethanol - and that is a far greater danger.
Besides, aren't all tanks pumped from the bottom where all of the precipitants are waiting to be drawn in? One would think that the act of filling the tank would stir up and disperse the "dirt, leaves and bits of gravel" not consolidate it provide a concentrated mix of evil.
What’s the point of not filling up? You just have to stop for gas again that much sooner.
There isn't a filter before the gas pump? You'd thing they'd want to protect their equipment.
That would be VERY difficult to do in New Jersey.
You don’t get a receipt?
There are two.
One is New Jersey and the other is... ...not New Jersey.
Washington, maybe? or Oregon?
..that is a fill up for me..($30)
There is; and they do.
Check to make sure you get what you pay for?
Is this really newsworthy?
Could you also post an “article” in Latest *Articles* about counting your change? Giving the wrong change is a much more common scam, and it’s not limited to customers in SUVs or minivans.
Creates jobs, don'cha know.
..under chit chat and posted as vanity....a problem?
you must ask......
See number 24.....
What is the per gallon price in N.J.? I just filled up in Miss. and it was 2.98/gal. First time it has been below $3.00 in a very long time.
Oregon for one. It keeps a few thousand high school drop-outs out of the bread line.
In Oregon, you'd have to drive to a different state.
That is a fairy tale, the gas is filtered before it even gets to your tank. Leaves..gravel...you believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa too don’t you.
When I was in northern NJ around Thanksgiving the price averaged about $3.15. At the same time, it was about $3.19 in PA, and closer to $3.50 in NY. MD was about $3.30 and at home in Virginia it was around $3.19.
The cheapest I saw on the way to work this morning was $3.15.
Nope. The underground fuel tanks are sealed. There is at least one sealed cover (many have two) over the the filler neck and the opening itself has a sealed and locked cap.
When the tank truck attaches it is sealed and locked at the fill neck. When the driver is through dropping the load he will "stick" the tank to ensure the proper volume was dropped. On the last foot of the measuring stick the driver places a paste that detects water. If there is any water it is noted and recorded. Water will be pumped out if detected.
On top of that, most underground storage systems have water detection systems that can record as little as 1/2 inch in a 16,000 gallon tank. There are also leak detection systems under the tanks (the tank is not buried directly into the ground). If a leak is detected the contents will be tested for any contamination.
As the gas is pumped to a vehicle, it passes through three filters in the system before reaching the filler neck of the vehicle.
Something similar happened to me in my mid 20s. I went to a Mom and Pops gas station in Winston Salem. I put low grade gas- 11 gallons worth and was charged on my cc for 25 gallons of premium. The fat bastard actually argued with me even though my car only held about 13.5 gallons.
The owner showed up by the time I started screaming. I was eventually given the difference in cash and the owner sided completely with the liar. I went to every car at a pump on their lot and explained to every woman that they were a target for dishonesty by the employees there simply for having breasts. I also went back to the owner and asked him how he could sleep at night knowing how the thief who worked for him had access to his cash drawer.
I never went back and I certainly spread the word. If that jerkstore got disentigrating testicular cancer, I would hardly have felt a molecule of sympathy. Sorry SOB, hiding behind his boss’s apron.
New Jersey has lower gas prices than neighboring states.
Because their taxes are less per gallon.
Their taxes on virtually everything else are incredibly high, but they keep their fuel taxes low.
Thank you for the correction.
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