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Old 12-15-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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I live in Minnesota, where the vast majority of gas stations allow you to pump first and then pay the cashier (or pay via credit card at the pump, but that's different). But I've heard that in most of the country you have to pay first before pumping. How does this work? Do you have to go into the gas station and hand the clerk your cash? What if you want to fill your tank up to the top to see what your gas mileage is? Do you go back into the gas station and does the clerk give you your change back if you do that? This is confusing...
A lot of small towns across the country are still like that. If they still do that in Duluth, it's probably one of the larger places that don't require pre-payment of some sort. I just use the ol' debit card all the time.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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In my area license plate covers and spray on products that make plates invisible to cameras but leave them visible to the naked eye are big. Even without products I doubt they would find anyone down here.
Those products don't work either. If it is visible to the eye, it is visible to a lens. Those are an old tall tale that still makes the rounds and people still spend hard earned money on them thinking they work. A few minutes spent on the internet will quickly dispel those claims.

Around here we don't have any gas stations that are pre-pay all the time. One place is pre-pay after 11:00 PM and nobody goes there because it is a pain.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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A lot of small towns across the country are still like that. If they still do that in Duluth, it's probably one of the larger places that don't require pre-payment of some sort. I just use the ol' debit card all the time.
Is it just me, or is there not something more civilized about a place where gas stations can trust their customers enough that they don't have to require them to pay before pumping?
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