By Ihadnoidea - 12/12/2015 19:41 - Canada - Ottawa
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Where exactly do you work? I'd love to stop by if the option for that gas price arises again at your store
If only people had the integrity to tell someone... However, double checking can never be done too many times, so look at this as a lesson for next time.
You expect people to show integrity to a billion dollar gas company? Good luck with that.
I filled up my tank once and the total ended up being like $2 which made me realize what happened so I took my receipt inside, informed the cashier and offered to pay the correct price. They just thanked me for telling them and didn't want me to pay the difference. Also @milehigh52 it'll most likely hurt the minimum wage clerk or franchise owner more than the billion dollar company. Is cheap gas worth someone losing their job or business?
Do they even pay you enough for you to be able to make up the lost revenue?
I wanna say the price was supposed to be 89 cents/liter, instead of 8.9c/liter, avg tank is 60ish liters (or so google says).. So .80*60= $48per customer, and assuming 6-8pumps, $48*7= 336, and I'm sure that would have been done a few times in 15 minutes, so could have been a couple hundred dollars to 1000+. If OP is working at a gas station (probably making min wage) that's a good chunk to pay back when you have bills to pay.
I understand why they wanna charge you, but whats the total amount?
Are there cameras that captured the license plates of the people that bought gas? I mean no-one is dumb enough to actually believe that gas should be that price. I think your employer should be able to recoup the loss from them.
It all depends on the country you live. Here, if you obviously try to take advantage of a certain mistake, you are considered to be acting with "bad faith" (translated literally, not sure how you say that in English). You wouldn't be a criminal, but you'd have to return the product, at least.
Ya, most stores (like #40's) has a policy that you go by the ticket price, even if the ticket price is wrong. So if someone mislabels a product for $20 instead of $80, then the customer only pays the $20. If the customer catches a mistake in an ad or wherever else, then the store holds to whatever the mistake was. I agree, that there's a certain extent to which "good faith" should apply, and if I thought that it was an error on op's part and not some sort of promotion or something, I would've spoken up and let him know the mistake he made. But unfortunately, you can't hold others to that. There's no way they would be able to get money back from the customers even if they could prove that the customer knew it was a mistake on op's part. It just doesn't work that way. I feel so bad for op!
It was just an innocent mistake, I don't think you deserve to pay all the money lost.
Are these people kidding? Prices in Australia are literally 15 times that.
That's because US is like the last developed country in the world to get with the memo of having environmentally friendly transportation. Aside from some exceptions like NY, the result is: Low fuel taxes, crappy public transport systems... and Trump wondering why Japan isn't buying American-made fuel-guzzlers. XD
34- that's because most people refer to the USA simply as "America", so if you say America many will assume that you mean the country, not the collection of continents. Generally better to refer to North America or South America respectively if you're talking about the continents. Canada is a part of the continent North America, but is in no way related to the country America.