From: Richard Niemela
Sent: May 27, 2008 8:43 PM
Subject: CclNews> Fw: GAS RIP OFF...PLEASE READ!!
Important point re gasoline...Don't get ripped off..>JRN----- Original Message -----From: Gertrude MinistriesSent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 5:40 PMSubject: Fw: GAS RIP OFF...PLEASE READ!!JR,Here is a good one to pass around.- M._________Gas Rip-Offs
I am sending this story on because I am certain it happened to me. I had allowed my car to go to totally empty by the time I drove into a Four Brothers station here in Wilkesboro on 4/26, then filled it up. I have a 20 gallon capacity tank, usually takes only 18, and my receipt showed 23 gallons when I stopped the fill up at $75.
This is a true story, so read it carefully.
On April 24, 2008, I stopped at a Kangaroo BP gas station, located at
1325 Main Street, Cartersville, 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 gallon's 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 had been pumped. It stopped at almost 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
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, 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. If I had only check 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 Agriculture Department in your State.
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._______________________________________________________________________
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