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MrDeath666

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 7:38:42 PM

Does anybody out there remember driving into a gas station & hearing that bell ring & watching the guy running out to fill up your car?
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Pard
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 7:29:49 AM

Won't ever forget hearing the ringing and hoping that the station attendant I had a crush on would answer the bell!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 6:52:06 AM

Yes...I remember..........
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:55:12 AM

when I was a kid I would step on it to make it ring. Just like a boy would do lol
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shstew
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 11:09:33 PM

I remember those well. It's been a long time since I last heard one but it brings back good memories.
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 9:20:33 PM

It feels like only yesterday.
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 7:47:09 PM

remember it well
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 10:59:29 AM

Yes, very well, but its been a very long time.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 9:26:27 AM

yes , long time tine I have heard one
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 9:23:36 AM

Yep, I remember.
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DHomz
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 9:17:17 AM

I recently donated some clothes to a second hand store, and they have a drive-up entrance at the back of the building to unload. Funny thing, they have one of those hoses that rings....sure brought back some memories!
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DerTaubman
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 8:45:36 AM

I think a couple of stations in my area still use those.
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inventorymaster
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 8:40:46 AM

i sure do
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mrhatandcoat
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 8:18:38 AM

I was one of those guys
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gvan
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 8:02:01 AM

Yes. Thanks for the memory!
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kdanish
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 8:28:27 PM

Yes, one station in my area actually has an attendant, but gas is too high for me.
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:33:50 PM

Its been many years
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FuelPump
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 2:43:40 PM

While I was working my way through school, I was one of those guys than appeared at your window when that bell rang.
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 12:47:12 PM

Yes
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 12:37:08 PM

Ding Ding! How can you forget back in the day!
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 11:18:57 AM

loved that sound...some fast food drive thrus should consider getting those to wake up the staff...lol
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bobjd445
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:44:49 AM

y
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 10:55:55 AM

I remember it. My grandfather owned a gas station so I've heard it many times. Ding, Ding!
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 10:52:20 AM

Yes. I was the guy who came out to pump the gas.
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CptSteve
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 10:43:44 AM

Been a long time since I've seen them.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 9:16:41 AM

Yes, manyyears ago at full serve stations
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WES03
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 9:03:54 AM

I do and I remember, as kids, trying to make them ring using our bikes.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 7:44:45 AM

I remember those would always ring while I was trying to flirt with the gas station guy!
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 5:58:44 AM

Wow, I forgot about those!
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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 11:40:38 PM

Don't even remember the last time I saw a full service station.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 11:08:16 PM

Yes, but it has been a while
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 7:20:05 PM

When I was in high school and college I was "the guy."
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 6:06:49 PM

ahhh the good ole days.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 6:04:17 PM

Yep! It would go 'ding-ding'!!, two rings.
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BobFang
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 7:42:52 AM

Yep, and then the guy would check your oil and clean your windshield too.
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 7:23:34 AM

Long time ago
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RadarIN
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 7:02:36 AM

of course
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 6:33:23 AM

yes
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 6:16:40 AM

Those were the good old days when gas was affordable and when you actually dealt with real people.
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Newfoundlander
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 5:40:55 AM

yes
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Timberline
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 5:39:59 AM

Yep, back when Full Service was the only service available, though I suspect it may still be quite common in New Jersey or Oregon.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 11:50:16 AM

Oh yeah! That's back when you would pull in to get a dollars worth of gas! Does that tell you how old I am?
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mhradecky
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 11:35:15 AM

Yes, I'm sure its still used in some places accross the U.S.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 11:27:44 AM

Yes.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 10:41:05 AM

Long time ago, My uncle took us up the mississippi fishing, and he stopped at an oil gas station. I thought it was the neatest thing I ever heard, my parents didn't drive until I was 16.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 10:29:20 AM

old memory
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 10:12:26 AM

Yes, I most certainly do as I worked in an ARCO (Atlantic Richfield) station for sixteen months (1968 - 1969). I also worked as a young mechanic, so it was my job to stop what I was doing to service a customer at the pump when that bell rang. Back then, if an individual bought 8 gallons of fuel, he got his windshield cleaned (weather permitting) and his oil checked or, if you forgot to do so (I never did), the purchase was free!

MertieMan brought up some of the free items given. We also gave S&H green stamps, red balls for the antenna and fish derby scratch off cards. We also sold dinnerware so our back room was filled with cases of motor oil and dishes. Ah, memories :-) !
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 9:42:00 AM

Yep, and also free glasses and plates plus green stamps will a fill up.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 9:17:47 AM

yes now part of history
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Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 9:43:30 AM

Yes I do.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 9:32:50 AM

Yes. That's when they were Service Stations with real auto service.
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