Would you take advantage of a gas station's mistake?April 11, 2012 @ 3:52 pm (Updated: 4:51 pm - 4/11/12 )
At a Conoco gas station down in Pasadena, TX the attendants couldn't figure out why there was a long line of cars. It turns out the station was accidentally selling gas for $1 per gallon.
People started coming from all over and the line grew so long the wait was 90 minutes. A TV station showed up and interviewed some of the patient people in line.
"When I got here, I ended up filling up my truck, my wife's car, my dad's truck, and his other truck," said one man.
"Filled up two Expeditions and two cars at $1, so that was $57," said a woman.
Jake says he wouldn't take advantage and he'd tell the attendants about their mistake. Would you let the attendants know or just outright steal from the gas station?
Here's what some of you said via D-mail:
Darrell in Normandy Park says "I HAVE bought gas and noticed the price was wrong. It was .399 instead of 3.999. They obviously didn't put in enough digits when entering the price. I figured that was the posted price, so I took it & went. They're out of business now."
Dale in Aberdeen says "How is this any more legal than watching a bag of money fall off an armoured car and pick it up and think it is now yours. Of course it is wrong."
Troy in Tacoma says, "the dollar a gallon for gas. I would have filled up every car I have and every other car and truck I could find...No hesitation."
Adam in Tacoma says, "I would definitely inform them if their gas price was mistakenly low. I also look at my bill at restaurants and will always inform them if they forget to charge me for a drink or appetizer."
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