Gas Price - $.002 per gallon

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    OOPS!

    That last bit REALLY burns me though. If somebody had mistakenly paid TOO Much, I bet there's no way in hell the gas station would send a refund.

    "Oops! We had the price set at $2.75, when it SHOULD have been $2.57 - Here's your refund!"

    The Store offered a price. Consumers took them up on the offer. :)

    If a person had come in BEFORE and asked about the price, the store would have been within it's rights to refuse the sale - but after the fact? Too late.
     
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    I know in Michigan that station would be fucked. When I worked retail, if a piece of clothing was mistagged, we'd have to honor that price. Something about fairness in advertising, or something like that. Basically, it prevents the consumer from being responsible for someone else's fuckup.
     
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    We don't have that law here - typos/misprints are not a 'requirement' to sell.
     
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    That's unfortunate. It's like corporate stupidity tax. If you can't be smart enough to get your advertisement right, you have to suck the loss.
     
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    The law makes sense. Retailers shouldn't be bound by printing agencies, etc, or a pissed off clerk. ;)
     
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    Ok.
     
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    I dont think I could sleep of I took advantage of a situation like this. even if its a big company. It just aint right. We have a grocery store chain here called Kroger's, they have a policy[posted for all to see] where if the item you are purchasing scans the wrong price you will recieve the item Free. I get about an item per visit free but its their policy to do so. I am not sure but with the folks that got a 'DEAL' on their gas purchase it was illegel because they knew the real price, and what if the children where there with them? what a way to show you child how to be an upstanding honest citizen.
    Bravo for the Lady that went inside to try and make things right. we need more of the Likes of her good traits to shine through.
     
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    Screw that. When i see the price of gas rise hourly when no new tankers came in, i have zero sympathy for these guys. They can say that they have to give it all to the oil companies but why would they even be in business if they werent making any money. They are making money hand over fist. This guy wont even feel that half an hour loss he took.
     
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    Not only would I take advantage of that price, I'd call up everyone I knew and have them do likewise.
     
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    The station would probably end up taking the hit, which would hurt him a lot considering they don't make their money on the gas. They make it on all the shit they sell inside the station.
     

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