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Old 09-01-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Nope...they are the either the 17 yr olds or the 30 yr old dropouts. Nothing pro about them.
Of course not. I was being sarcastic!

The full service gas in NJ is simply a job protection scheme.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Pumping my own gas is a small price I'll pay gladly at every fill-up to not have to live in New Jersey.

How does it feel to pay more than the national average for damn near everything else?
Just as good as it feels to live in a state with a median income consistently in the top 2.



Anyone that brags about the low cost of gas in NJ needs to remind themselves of what they pay for car insurance.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The original objection to self-service was that there was nobody out at the pump island with the responsibility for safety. Leaving the general public to pump gas unsupervised could result in spilled gas, people smoking while pumping, all sorts of things. Mishaps happen rarely, if ever, but with the shrill institutional fear-mongering in our society, I'm surprised it hasn't been banned yet just on that basis.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:10 PM
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Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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The original objection to self-service was that there was nobody out at the pump island with the responsibility for safety. Leaving the general public to pump gas unsupervised could result in spilled gas, people smoking while pumping, all sorts of things. Mishaps happen rarely, if ever, but with the shrill institutional fear-mongering in our society, I'm surprised it hasn't been banned yet just on that basis.
That's pretty much why Oregon passed the self-service ban decades ago. This is a HUGE nanny state....I'm amazed we're even trusted to breathe on our own without government assistance.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:00 AM
 
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Is there a gas station cartel in NJ and OR that's preventing lower-priced self-serve pumps from operating? This is as bizarre as the state-owned liquor stores in Penn. And does Costco even bother with fuel stations at their stores in affected states?
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:29 AM
 
Location: California
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I can't remember a time when someone else pumped the gas. Maybe when I was a kid or something, certainly not since I started driving, and I've been driving for 35 years. I learned to do it along with learning to drive.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: California
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Of course not. I was being sarcastic!

The full service gas in NJ is simply a job protection scheme.
LOL...aren't you always?

My sis from NJ was just here over the summer with her 2 kids.....they were appalled they would actually have to exit the vehicle and pump their own fuel. If my niece asked one more time: "Where's the guy"?......

Not sure if it applies to cars...but when we fuel up the boat, "the guy", will always hand us the pump, saying they are not permitted to fuel up the boats here in Tx.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Is there a gas station cartel in NJ and OR that's preventing lower-priced self-serve pumps from operating? This is as bizarre as the state-owned liquor stores in Penn. And does Costco even bother with fuel stations at their stores in affected states?
In those states it is against the law to self serve gas.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Is there a gas station cartel in NJ and OR that's preventing lower-priced self-serve pumps from operating? This is as bizarre as the state-owned liquor stores in Penn. And does Costco even bother with fuel stations at their stores in affected states?

Costco, Walmart & such do not have gas stations in NJ (that I am aware of).

Our cheapest gas is typically from Wawa or Hess (of the big chains). There are smaller mama papa stations cheaper. Gas is $2.27 for regular in central NJ today.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Just as good as it feels to live in a state with a median income consistently in the top 2.

Anyone that brags about the low cost of gas in NJ needs to remind themselves of what they pay for car insurance.

I have USAA so I don't have to suffer that mess, but I really, really feel sorry for average New Jerseyan who has to pay the exorbitant insurance rates.
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