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Old 06-21-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Bend OR
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Just a logistical question, coming from someone who has pumped his own gas most of his life....

What is the protocol for getting mower/chainsaw/etc gas in Oregon?

I have always filled my own gas container, then topped off the car gas tank.

How does that work in Oregon? Do you hand the gas can out the window or point to the back seat and tell him to grab it? Seems awkward. But I know they generally freak if you hop out of the car looking like you might grab a pump. Do they fill it as a normal course of events?

Does everyone own an electric mower?

Just curious.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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You do what everyone else does.

You drive up, get your gas can out, hand it to the attendant, tell them how much you want, he fills it and gives it back to you, you pay the attendant, and then you put it back in your car and drive away.

No need to overthink things.
The attendants do it all the time.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Sorry to bump this, but I ran into a zoo of self-service misery today.

Exited off I-84 in Eastern Oregon at the Stanfield/Hermiston exit 188 coming back from Idaho with the idea to take advantage of low gas prices at The Pilot station, (2.25). Apparently, others had the same idea as when I entered the station there were 2-3 car waits for available pumps. If this was self-serve, it would have been a slight delay, but because this station only had two attendents, I waited for ten minutes. Finally just drove on up to Hermiston and paid 20 cents more, with no wait. Obviously, my opinion on this subject has not changed. Oregon is hell on earth to buy gas. BTW, Hermiston prices are very similar to the Tri-Cities, WA, even considering the higher gas tax in WA.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:31 PM
 
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Oregon is hell on earth to buy gas.
REALLY???
LOL!!!
You are too funny!


I drive about 50,000 miles a year. I've bought gas from Ontario to Astoria. From Portland to Ashland and from Newport to Burns. I buy gas at least 3 times a week, sometimes more if I've been driving my truck, and I have NEVER ran into this hell that you speak of.

I'm not saying that you didn't have a bad experience. I'm sure you did. But "Oregon is hell on earth to buy gas"?


For me, I'd rather keep the 10,000 jobs then turn into Washington State because I have had many bad experiences buying gas in Washington. At least here, 10,000 people are working.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:43 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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REALLY???
LOL!!!
You are too funny!


I drive about 50,000 miles a year. I've bought gas from Ontario to Astoria. From Portland to Ashland and from Newport to Burns. I buy gas at least 3 times a week, sometimes more if I've been driving my truck, and I have NEVER ran into this hell that you speak of.

I'm not saying that you didn't have a bad experience. I'm sure you did. But "Oregon is hell on earth to buy gas"?


For me, I'd rather keep the 10,000 jobs then turn into Washington State because I have had many bad experiences buying gas in Washington. At least here, 10,000 people are working.
Because exaggeration is what we do here on city-data! But this story was not exaggerated. I will agree it is not the norm in Oregon. But nothing is really the norm in Oregon.

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Old 07-18-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Heck, pumping your own gas in WA can be aggravating too. Been there, suffered that, particularly at stations offering the lowest rate in the area.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:57 PM
 
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Heck, pumping your own gas in WA can be aggravating too. Been there, suffered that, particularly at stations offering the lowest rate in the area.
That was his problem. He went to the cheapest place, likely during the busiest time of day, and then complains that there was a backup.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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I think you guys/gals missed my main point here. The back-up was caused by just two working attendants at a four-pier X2 gas station.

But, seriously, don't most of you realize I am just pulling your chain on this thread? It really doesn't matter, but it is fun to discuss!
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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....., don't most of you realize I am just pulling your chain...........but it is fun to discuss!
But most of you, specifically you, don't realize that you are not being fun, you are being annoying.
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:19 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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But most of you, specifically you, don't realize that you are not being fun, you are being annoying.
I won't stoop to your level and insult other posters. Thanks for your input.
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