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....
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