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JT

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2004 9:01:01 PM

In New Jersey it is against the law for motorists to pump their own fuel, should that law be extended nationwide?
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kingdick
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2008 7:29:24 PM


The current lowest price in USA is in New Jersey. Proof that self service costs more than the legally required full service
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2008 3:06:00 PM

No
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2008 11:36:56 AM

No
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Bill313
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2007 10:30:57 PM

Yes
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2007 10:19:46 PM

Considering the fact that *SoOcCoNJ* has made many good valid points in previous messages regarding this, I think drivers should have the right to make their owmn choice when it comes to whether they want self or full service but should NOT be against the law. One of the main reasons for this law is to prevent gas driveoffs which has become pretty prevalent over the past few years and is why nearly every gas station in the country has gone to pre-pay. Myself-I prefer to pump my own fuel.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2007 7:12:47 PM

No...
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2007 7:12:34 PM

No
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2007 7:12:13 PM

I don't see that it really matters who pumps the gas. And most of us aren't willing to pay the extra money to have an employee do it for us.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2007 7:11:28 PM

Heck no...leave it the way it is. I prefer filling my own car up.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2007 7:10:34 PM

No, I rather do it myself, I'm not one of the lazy people.
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kingdick
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2007 8:01:20 AM


?New Jersey has the lowest prices most of the time partly because they do not have to pay the high Insurance cost for self service.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2007 5:10:39 PM

No
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throttle
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2007 11:00:55 PM

no
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BB64
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2007 6:51:46 AM

SoOcCoNJ, Thanks for keeping tabs on the posters without thoughts...

I was chatting with a friend (who moved away from NJ but is back there for a couple months working a contract job) -- I asked about fueling and he said "It's almost a pain, compared to Alabama, but on cold, wet days it is awfully nice to crack my window, pass out my credit card and stay warm." With winter rolling in soon (had to scrape my wife's windshield on Sunday) and NJ's already low gas prices, that doesn't sound too bad to me!

Oregon, the other no-self-service state, is in the list of ten states with the highest prices in the nation (though still slightly lower priced than most of their self-service neighbors, except Idaho). I don't have a source (reliable or otherwise) on per gallon taxes / terminal prices of gasoline nationwide -- do you suppose their lower price is a result of no-self-serve or purely taxation?

I almost forgot to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

[Edited by: BB64 at 10/31/2007 9:53:37 AM EST]
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2007 3:39:08 AM

no way
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2007 8:18:53 PM

No
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Bear_Johnson
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2007 12:05:52 PM

No. I only know of one full service station in the area, the rest went completely self serve years ago.
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1stGasSavercom
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2007 11:34:14 AM

No, I use an additive that helps me save gas and money and I do not have the time to wait for the attendant to pump my gas. I like doing it myself and I do not want to spend more money for the service.
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2007 10:52:32 AM

Yes
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2007 10:16:43 AM

No, there is no advantage in making it nationwide. Why would we want to pay more and be legally bound to do it. As it is, Full Serve has been gone from here for many years. No need to bring it back.
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GasXing
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2007 8:51:53 PM

No. If you are fully capable of pumping your own fuel, you should be allowed to pump it yourself.
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Khollandk
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2007 3:02:32 PM

NO WAY.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2007 2:20:24 PM

NO!
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2007 2:07:42 PM

No-not at all
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vilnukoy
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2007 11:30:46 AM

not sure
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2007 11:21:10 AM

No, there is no need to increase the cost of gas by making Full Serve mandatory.
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truckdude
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2007 9:58:13 AM

No
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throttle
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 8:56:28 AM

Why on earth would you want to do so?
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 4:43:24 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 4:27:58 AM

No
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 4:25:59 AM

No
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ysmc
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2007 9:51:38 PM

no-live free or die
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2007 9:20:29 PM

no
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2007 6:21:52 PM

Up2ParrFam: In many places, probably most, stations will pump gas and/or provide other services; the difficulty is what they're charging to do it for you. During the "sniper" period in this area several years, many stations announced they'd pump for you at no extra charge if you asked; the intent being you could remain in your car. Now you'll find several stations, if you look hard and long enough, with a sign that says they'll serve the handicapped or disabled, or have a single full-serve pump, for which they charge upwards of 20 to 30 cents a gallon more.

I know of two area gas stations that provided full service; one, in Mt Airey, MD changed to a self-serve Mobil, the other, near the Watergate Complex in Washington DC, has always provided full service (if you self-serve before they come out, it's the same price), but it charges about 20 cents per gallon more than a nearby self-serve station. That station pays significantly higher rent than most stations, is extremely small, has always charged more and has always provided full service, has average (I've heard) as few as 50 gas customers a day, and provides top of the line service in it's small bay, at a relatively good price.
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Up2ParrFam
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2007 8:08:02 PM

Oregon also has a requirement for service attendants to pump gas. I think people everywhere should have the option to pump themselves or have someone else pump for them.
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cc13
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2007 9:08:54 AM

No, it should be optional for the owner/operator of the service station. I love full-service gas stations, however, and we have only 4 here in Austin.(I've only used 1 of them, but I go out of my way to do so.)
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loulov2009
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2007 7:16:38 PM

No.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2007 6:10:26 PM

SoOcCoNJ:

Just wanted to say thanks for your well thought, well written comments throughout this thread. If I disagreed with your your views (which I don't), if you've done nothing else, you've shown you've read more than just the previous post before you made your comments, comments which are researched and insightful. Many others here are happy to provide a one word or one sentence response, never looking to see what others have said. You've set a good standard for adding value to the thread, not just adding to the thread. Again, thanks.

Gas_Buddy
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2007 3:57:17 AM

I wouldn't oppose it. My first job was pumping gas a a filling station. We checked the oil, water, air in the tires and cleaned the windshield while the gas was being pumped. I bet it would reduce our maintenance cost if we returned to it.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2007 1:23:49 AM

No
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throttle
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 2:07:22 PM

NO
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 11:04:16 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 10:53:00 AM

NO
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psychic
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 9:53:55 AM

No it shouldn't. It is faster with a more secure knowledge of what is hapening to your car to pump your own fuel.
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truckdude
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 9:11:12 AM

no
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: May 16, 2007 5:35:46 PM

No, not at all.
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impala1
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Message Posted: May 14, 2007 8:33:16 AM

Not sure
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truckdude
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Message Posted: May 14, 2007 6:05:05 AM

no
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jadon
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2007 5:10:08 AM

Maybe this could help return to the "service" station concept.
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2007 6:59:57 AM

No, But I think it helps the gas station owners for possible drive offs
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