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(vanity) A reminder when purchasing gasoline....
me | 12/13/11 | me

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


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...this happened to me a few times and each time I said, you either give me two dollars change or pump another two dollars, your choice. If you drive a minivan or a SUV it's difficult for you to see the pump, and they know it. Just a heads up!
1 posted on 12/13/2011 4:32:19 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

What is the reason the state requires someone else to pump your gas? Sounds like a payoff to someone....


2 posted on 12/13/2011 4:34:15 AM PST by conservativehusker (Ben Nelson makes me ashamed to be a Nebraskan. (Kinda like Bill Calahan once did))
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To: Doogle

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.


3 posted on 12/13/2011 4:34:20 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Doogle

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?


4 posted on 12/13/2011 4:37:05 AM PST by iowamark
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To: Doogle

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.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 4:37:40 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Nervous Tick
I didn’t even realize they still did that.

New Jersey and Oregon; the only states that require the attendant to pump it for you.

6 posted on 12/13/2011 4:37:53 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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To: Doogle

That is why I pump my own gas....and if they won’t let me I go to a different station.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 4:38:03 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: conservativehusker

*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...


8 posted on 12/13/2011 4:38:07 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

Ah, just one of the many joys of living in the People’s Republic of New Jersey.


9 posted on 12/13/2011 4:39:54 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Doogle

Has Christie ever commented on it???


10 posted on 12/13/2011 4:43:07 AM PST by conservativehusker (Ben Nelson makes me ashamed to be a Nebraskan. (Kinda like Bill Calahan once did))
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

>> 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??!?


11 posted on 12/13/2011 4:46:39 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: conservativehusker

...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.....


12 posted on 12/13/2011 4:47:03 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

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.


13 posted on 12/13/2011 4:47:41 AM PST by PjhCPA (I'm an equal candidate criticizer.)
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To: Doogle

>> Oil Industrial Engineers, that’s what it say’s on their visa’s 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?


14 posted on 12/13/2011 4:49:32 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

bingo


15 posted on 12/13/2011 4:50:35 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

I haven’t seen an attendant gas station in years!


16 posted on 12/13/2011 4:56:26 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Doogle

In local paper (Northjersey.com) nailed some stations
for selling regular gas as premium

Another thing - DO NOT PAY WITH CREDIT CARDS

USE CASH

Several people I know (including my mother) found that
credit card was scammed by the attendents


17 posted on 12/13/2011 4:58:26 AM PST by njslim
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To: njslim

yeah Heavy populated by middle easterners Bergen country has a huge problem that still isn’t bagged yet.


18 posted on 12/13/2011 5:01:13 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

The NJ hustle. Happens 50,000 times a day in NJ! Snooki would be proud!


19 posted on 12/13/2011 5:02:09 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doogle
An attendent??? At a gas pump???

I've not seen that in over 30 years!

Good job for the homeless tho....

20 posted on 12/13/2011 5:02:56 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
That is why I pump my own gas....and if they won’t let me I go to a different station.

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.

21 posted on 12/13/2011 5:06:25 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: USS Alaska
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?

22 posted on 12/13/2011 5:10:33 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: BuffaloJack
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.

23 posted on 12/13/2011 5:11:52 AM PST by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: USS Alaska
I live in Jersey...trust me, you can find the lazy attendants. Just look for one with a phone attached to their ear.
24 posted on 12/13/2011 5:12:10 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Doogle
The state I live in allows you to pump your own gas, instead of being nanny a$$ control freaks that force you to have somebody pump your gas. I know some states still have this, but it's still one of the most irritating Big-government stupidities out there.

CC

25 posted on 12/13/2011 5:13:25 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: conservativehusker
To me the most intriguing part of New Jersey's gasoline pumping laws/policies is that despite the need for station owners to pay employees to pump fuel, and despite high fuel taxes, New Jersey has lower gas prices than neighboring states.
26 posted on 12/13/2011 5:13:25 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Doogle

What’s the point of not filling up? You just have to stop for gas again that much sooner.


27 posted on 12/13/2011 5:13:30 AM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: BuffaloJack
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

There isn't a filter before the gas pump? You'd thing they'd want to protect their equipment.

28 posted on 12/13/2011 5:13:33 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
That is why I pump my own gas....and if they won’t let me I go to a different station

That would be VERY difficult to do in New Jersey.

29 posted on 12/13/2011 5:14:35 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Doogle

You don’t get a receipt?


30 posted on 12/13/2011 5:15:26 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: iowamark

There are two.

One is New Jersey and the other is... ...not New Jersey.

Washington, maybe? or Oregon?


31 posted on 12/13/2011 5:15:36 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Turbopilot

..that is a fill up for me..($30)


32 posted on 12/13/2011 5:18:32 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

There is; and they do.


33 posted on 12/13/2011 5:19:07 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Doogle

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.


34 posted on 12/13/2011 5:21:05 AM PST by edwinland
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To: conservativehusker
What is the reason the state requires someone else to pump your gas?

Creates jobs, don'cha know.

35 posted on 12/13/2011 5:25:40 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: edwinland

..under chit chat and posted as vanity....a problem?


36 posted on 12/13/2011 5:26:56 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ItsForTheChildren

you must ask......


37 posted on 12/13/2011 5:30:52 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: WayneS

See number 24.....


38 posted on 12/13/2011 5:31:40 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: WayneS

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.


39 posted on 12/13/2011 5:32:15 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: iowamark

Oregon for one. It keeps a few thousand high school drop-outs out of the bread line.


40 posted on 12/13/2011 5:32:33 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: rightwingextremist1776
and if they won’t let me I go to a different station.

In Oregon, you'd have to drive to a different state.

41 posted on 12/13/2011 5:37:28 AM PST by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: BuffaloJack

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.


42 posted on 12/13/2011 5:41:02 AM PST by DonkeyBonker
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To: Doogle
You don't pay at the pump with a credit card, why? I detest having to walk in these places.
43 posted on 12/13/2011 5:45:33 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


44 posted on 12/13/2011 5:45:58 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

see #17


45 posted on 12/13/2011 5:49:56 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: BuffaloJack
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.

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.

46 posted on 12/13/2011 6:06:25 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Doogle

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.


47 posted on 12/13/2011 6:08:15 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: WayneS

New Jersey has lower gas prices than neighboring states.

Because their taxes are less per gallon.

http://www.api.org/statistics/fueltaxes/upload/Gasoline-Tax-Map.pdf

http://www.api.org/statistics/fueltaxes/upload/gasoline-diesel-summary.pdf


48 posted on 12/13/2011 6:10:17 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Doogle
Another thing I do on many fill ups is to stop at the 10 gallon mark and make sure the pump is giving you 10 gallons at the advertised price. If the gas is $3.22 9/10 and you stop at ten gallons, make sure the total is $32.29 and not more.
49 posted on 12/13/2011 6:12:31 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: thackney
You are correct.

Their taxes on virtually everything else are incredibly high, but they keep their fuel taxes low.

Thank you for the correction.

50 posted on 12/13/2011 6:24:38 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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