Saturday, July 19, 2008

Gas Rip Off

HELLOOOO,,,HOPE THAT YOU ARE GETTING YOUR MONEYS WORTH !!!

JUST AN UP-DATE ON SOME OF THE GAS PROBLEMS,,,THAT WE ALL HAVE !!
IT MAYBE TIME TO GET OUT YOUR CALCULATORS,,,TOO !!

-------Original Message-------

From: Judith Binder


We saw on the news the other night that this is happening everywhere! Brian pumped exactly one gallon of gas. The price did not match the cost
of one gallon, it was higher. He went inside and complained, got a refund.
There is also a number on each pump that you can call and complain.
This is a true story, so read it carefully.
On April 24, 2008, I stopped at a BP gas station in GA. My truck's gas
gauge was on 1/4 of a tank. I use the mid-grade, which was priced at
$3.71 per gallon. When my tank is at this point, it takes somewhere
around 14 gallons to fill it up.
When the pump showed 14 gallons had been pumped I began to slow it down,
then to my surprise it went to 15, then 16. I even looked under my truck
to see if it was being spilled. It was not. Then it showed 17 gallons on
the pump. It stopped at 18 gallons. This was very strange to me, since
my truck has only an 18 gallon tank. I went on my way a little confused,
then on the evening news I heard a report that 1 out of 4 gas stations
had calibrated their pumps to show more gas had been pumped than a
person actually got.
Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount:
Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 10 GALLONS in your tank
and then look at the dollar amount. If the dollar amount
is not EXACTLY 10
times the price of the fuel you have chosen, then the pumps are rigged.
In my case as I said the mid-grade was $3.71 9/10 per gallon; my dollar
amount for 10 gallons should have been $37.19. I wish I had checked the
pump. It doesn't matter where you pump gas, please check the 10 gallon
price. If you do find a station that is cheating, contact the state
Agriculture Department, and direct your comments to the
Commissioner--info is on the gas pumps.
Please don't delete this until you have sent it to all people in your
address book. We need to put a stop to this outrageous cheating of
customers. The gas companies are making enough profits at honest rates.

Thanks John G

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