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dregoNY
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Long Island

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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 2:22:02 PM

Hess in Great Neck has a full service only policy. Went in to pump gas and attendant suddenly appeared and said he would pump gas. I could have stiffed him or given him a tip which I decided to do. So instead of paying $4.11 the posted price per gallon , not the $4.09 on this web site, I ended up paying more per gallon than other many other stations in that area. Frugal but not cheap; don't like being ripped off.
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cv
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 6:16:17 AM

I haven't seen one in years in my area.
alphanyr
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 2:30:04 PM

NOT NEAR ME
TomB2
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 1:26:20 PM

"Did he check your oil and clean your windshield? Or at least offer to? If not, it's really not a full service station, at least by what I remember them to be."

He'd have to clean ALL windows and check your tires too to be full service.
TomB2
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 1:24:17 PM

NO station provides full service any more regardless of what they advertise.
SpeedyGonzoMD
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 12:02:41 PM

The last time we got "full service" was when we were visiting in NJ. The guy pumped the gas and swiped my card in the pump and handed me my card and receipt. It certainly wasn't FULL service, my windshield was still dirty when we left the station.
Timberline
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 11:45:23 AM

Did he check your oil and clean your windshield? Or at least offer to? If not, it's really not a full service station, at least by what I remember them to be.
WilhamClouse
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 11:41:22 PM

It has been many years since I have been to a full service station.
myst999
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 6:49:41 PM

Full service is required in Oregon.
Camry05
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 11:03:21 PM

Been a long while since i have been able to use a full service gas station
xbAG
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 9:45:42 PM

I haven't 'full sevice' offered since I was a kid.
that was Many, many years ago.
mhradecky
Veteran Author New York

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 7:32:56 PM

Only if the gas is the cheapest.
Dennis783
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 10:54:14 AM

Last station I went to had some full and some self pump
ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 1:25:29 AM

full service in my state & it's cheaper than NY
MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 12:24:27 AM

I don't know of one full service in this area. One just closed that I think was full service.
NCCowboy
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 10:10:16 PM

There is 1 in Edenton, NC at the Exxon.
Jake92876
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 10:03:39 PM

They are still around but they're very few and far between.
magpie2013
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 6:12:39 PM

I have not seen one in a very long time.
outlaw329
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 1:55:51 PM

Haven't seen one since I was in Oregon a few years ago.
Dale Jr.
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 11:43:39 AM

The only full service stations I know of is in Oregon and I believe New Jersey. I rather fill my own gas tank.
shstew
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 10:40:22 AM

I haven't seen a full service station in several years now.
Daddioio
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 9:53:26 AM

Maybe it's the attendent's way of finding a way to get paid more?
blaman
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 9:35:28 AM

None here that I know of.
EdPG
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 8:44:15 AM

I buy at Costco,But two Gulf station{one North & one south of the highway;same owner} just down the road are Full Service &
only a few cents more per Gallon.On very cold days for an extra 50 to 60 cents.I let them fill my car.It is warmer on the inside.
The_Waysiders
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 6:38:33 PM

Got my hand slapped while visiting Oregon. We didn't know at the time about the no self-service.
BartandLisa
Champion Author Newfoundland

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 6:02:01 PM

Most in the city here are self-serve. Many smaller towns still have full-serve
46chief
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:28:14 PM

Only 3 stations in this area full service. I don't use any of them - yet.
SmoknFord
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 3:45:19 PM

Full service stations here do not charge extra for the service.
catladyNM
All-Star Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 3:32:59 PM

I have not seen a full service station in years!
brerrabbitTX
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 4:07:30 PM

Was in Oregon for business and had rented a car. Stopped to fill it up on the way to the airport and forgot about the full service thing. Jumped out of the car heade to the pump when a guy said"fill it up?". It hit me and I said oh, yeah. Then he stood there and waited for something. I asked him what he needed and he said "credit?" When I said yes he held his hand out. I gave him the card and he walked over to the pump, which was essentially a self serve pump with a card reader and the screen advertising cokes and twinkies, and stuck the card in and started pumping gas into the car. He did nothing else. He put the nozzel up when the car was full, tore off the receipt and handed it to me. Really?

The reason I have heard for full service in the two states are basically the strong presence of organized labor and a very liberal political base. Organized labor is one of the biggest supporters of minimum wage increases because so many trades they represent base their negotiated wages on multiples of the minimum wage. A union electrician may get 6 times minimum wage, etc. So as minimum wage jobs grow and maintain a base, then labor can fight to increase the minimum wage and therefore get raises for the more skilled union workers without much negotiation.
MaxGasUp
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:32:57 PM

OK.
justinemt14
Champion Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:21:31 PM

In NJ all stations are full service only :)
TomB2
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:14:31 PM

There are just a few stations left that advertise "full service", but all they do is pump the gas, they are not a true full service station. Full service involves checking the oil and radiator, cleaning all windows and checking the tires plus anything else the owner asks for.
Glasman
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 6:00:01 AM

last full service station I've seen was in Richmond Va. years ago and it cost a nickel more per gallon in that lane.
ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 7:42:49 PM

nj it's all full service & cheaper than ny to boot!
WES03
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 7:02:28 PM

I remember them.
catladyNM
All-Star Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 6:55:46 PM

I have not seen a full-service station in years!
BUSSY
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 6:37:09 PM

I don't understand why you are complaining.....you could have driven off or did he force you to buy?
_Sparty_
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:10:05 AM

What about NJ?
MIT05
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:11:55 AM

What else did he do for full service?
Ratso
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 6:03:11 AM

None that I know of around Northern Ohio ??
jes
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 5:04:12 AM

There are several "full service" stations in my area. I prefer to pump my own gas also.
OceansidePoms
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:37:02 AM

I prefer to always pump my own Gas!
JCLNC
All-Star Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:30:42 AM

I haven't ever seen a full service only gas station in North Carolina.
d_clark
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:09:32 AM

no full service stations in Michigan.
tattoo666TX
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:58:25 PM

There are no self service stations in Texas. Some states, Like Jersey, have laws where it is illegal for a customer to pump their own gas.
DVSRlex
Champion Author Rio Grande Valley

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:50:37 PM

We don't have full service stations.
insightcruzer
All-Star Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 12:55:27 PM

haven't seen a full service station on my drives in California, but in Oregon you are not allowed to pump your own gas. But that's all they do, is pump. no window wasn as in the old days
HOGYLD
Champion Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 12:43:14 PM

In this area the City of Richmond has a local by-law that only allows full service stations. I guess some people like it but a lot don't. (like me)
etothek
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 5:24:59 AM

I too am glad I don't have to put up with that.
TheRavenHeart
Veteran Author Chattanooga

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 9:20:47 AM

Glad I live in the south... I've not been in a station that offered full service in years, and haven't seen one that was only full service ever. Child of the 80's...
ziyulu
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 4:29:43 AM

Do you have to tip the gas attendants if they pump your gas in New Jersey?
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