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JT
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2010 12:01:01 AM

Aside from cost, what annoys you most often when buying fuel?
Absence or condition of amenities
Unavailability of preferred fuel
Payment issues (pre-pay, no pay@pump, no receipt)
Pump or nozzle problems
Deceptive pricing
Bad habits of other customers
Other problems not listed
NA - I don't buy fu
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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:48:36 AM

Bad habits of other customers
achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 11:07:23 AM

Payment issues
randyt58
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 12:24:46 PM

bad habits of others
googlee
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2011 8:05:08 AM

Payment issues
JJ763
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2011 5:58:33 AM

The smell
estroh
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2011 12:10:24 AM

Absence or condition of amenities
Need_Batteries
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 4:44:25 PM

Customers who decide to do a little bit of shopping inside the convenience store right after they fill up gas. Instead of pulling up to store parking stall, they leave their vehicles at the pump, needlessly holding up those that need a fill.
Oh, and butt-ins certainly brings out the worst in some of us whenever there's a lineup for cheaper gas.
ToolinIt
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 12:12:49 PM

Unavailability of preferred fuel
mattsage
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 9:29:07 AM

Unavailability of preferred fuel
HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 5:47:41 AM

Nozzle problems.
PusaKuting
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2011 12:27:30 AM

bad habits of other customers
estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2011 2:52:23 AM

Absence or condition of amenities
Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 5:36:30 PM

No Full Service
HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 3:15:43 AM

Pump or nozzle problems.
HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 3:15:21 AM

No receipt.

mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2011 4:46:57 PM

prices
utvolsfan007
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Message Posted: May 7, 2011 3:39:08 PM

Pump or nozzle problems
g747
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Message Posted: May 6, 2011 5:23:14 PM

I diots Smoking @ the Pump!!!!!!!!!!!.
july1987
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2011 2:08:48 AM

Pump or nuzzle problems
DB2008
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2011 8:45:52 AM

The idiot who pulls up to the pump in from of you, parks nose to nose because s/he's to hurried to wait in the line up to use the other side of the pump island.
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2011 7:14:06 PM

no recpt. or pumps working slow
laurenbartley
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2011 5:55:03 PM

no receipt =/
SKILLZD
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2011 5:46:37 PM

Deceptive pricing
kegga_99
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2011 1:35:21 AM

Payment issues (pre-pay, no pay@pump, no receipt)
Dee_Kay
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2011 1:32:27 AM

Payment issues (pre-pay, no pay@pump, no receipt)
Always a no reeipt at the pump!
Arcosanti
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2010 10:53:32 PM

When the pump wants a pin number on a credit card.
Dee_Kay
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2010 10:23:08 PM

unavailability of fuel!
Dee_Kay
All-Star Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2010 10:21:41 PM

Bad habits of other customers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
INCONSIDERATE SO & SO'S!!! Going in an out or visa versa. Parked every which way but right!
monty28
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2010 9:19:11 AM

when the pump tells me to see cashier
g747
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2010 10:53:38 AM

Some idiot SMOKING @ THE PUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Dispite signs posted everywhere.
bja0030
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2010 11:01:10 PM

people filling out there paper work on there purchase.
Nicanite
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2010 9:37:03 AM

Someone who has their loud cussing music playing while their pumping gas.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2010 2:17:04 PM

Considering what other things cost, bottled water, cell phone charges, CDs, insurance, the cost of a car, what makes you think cost is the most annoying thing? Fuel, all things considered, is relatively inexpensive. Not inexpensive, but relatively.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2010 10:28:47 PM

people set there and fill there records or just set meessing with there hair or putting lip stick on,
michigan6804
Veteran Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2010 3:53:17 PM

Payment issues (pre-pay, no pay@pump, no receipt)
g747
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2010 12:58:30 AM

The sucker price is on the marqee,but the actual price is higher @ the pump.
SAVEITIL
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2010 7:13:40 AM

Deceptive pricing
wh_bonney
All-Star Author Albuquerque

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2010 1:01:46 PM

No air if I need it
fuel1971
Rookie Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2010 1:20:14 AM

Payment issues (pre-pay, no pay@pump, no receipt)
Pump or nozzle problems
jeffrey561
Rookie Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: May 16, 2010 10:58:57 PM

One thing that really bothers me is when you can't get a receipt at the pump. I believe some stations intentionally make you come into the store in an attempt to get you to buy more than gas.
sybilg
Rookie Author Quebec

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Message Posted: May 1, 2010 1:39:18 AM

the thing that annoys me most is when the driver tank up their cars and leave it in the way of the gas tanks while they chat with people ,and im waiting to get gas, where is the respect today from the people.
jeffrey561
Rookie Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2010 9:36:55 PM

I don't like gas stations where it is hard to get in and get out. My wife and I do a lot of highway miles and I really like the big stations with plenty of pumps, lot of room and a lot of conveniences.
Daytona500FL
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2010 12:07:43 AM

All of the above!
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2010 8:46:34 PM

Jdanek630:
To use the Great A&P as one example, the district office sends out new pricing sheets virtually every day for produce; it does the same for milk and eggs, and it does it for meat and seafood. Most supermarkets do the same thing.
Jdanek630
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2010 12:07:48 PM

Agricultural, commodity, crop, etc prices all fluctuate on a daily basis. Typically, stores do not respond with daily price increases/decreases. The costs regarding the of purchase any particular product in a grocery store usually doesn't change around here except for "sales".

I can't recall the last time I saw the price of a gallon of milk change here in the last year, with the exception [again] being a "sale". You bet the market value price of milk changes on a daily basis.

Speaking of sales - kinda wish gas stations would put their gas on "sale" from time to time... or hey, even a coupon or two in the weekly newspaper inserts. ;)

Yeah, yeah, I know... "in my dreams".
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2010 11:59:35 AM

"why do we allow Gas companies to charge us different prices each day. In fact, if I go a block east it even more expensive."

Why do you allow the price of friuts and vegetables, hog and cattle futures, and the price of airline tickets to change prices each day? Because the market changes.

If you go a block east, are they paying the same wholesale price for gas as other stations? Do they have the same operating expenses? The same rent and salaries they have to pay? The same franchise or debt payment for paying down the purchase price of the station? Are they in a better location than another station and customers will pay the higher price? And, do they make as much money from their convenience sales or are they more dependent on selling gas?

"What ever happen to boycotting?"

What are you suggesting? That you're willing to not use the product? That you want to boycott one day every so often, not buy from certain stations, certain brands? How do you intend to "boycott?"

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 4/19/2010 12:02:37 PM EST]
DonnieOH
Rookie Author Akron

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2010 10:03:18 AM

I am at the corner of Waterloo Rd and Manchester Rd. Akron, OH. What bothers me most is that why do we allow Gas companies to charge us different prices each day. In fact, if I go a block east it even more expensive.

What ever happen to boycotting? Are we afraid we might just have to lose something in oRder to gain. The oil companies know we are scared and most of us don't understand the business world so we accept what ever there is.

So, what do we do?
Keen4Green
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2010 10:17:57 PM

What bugs me most is people cutting in front of me when I clearly was the next in line for a particular pump. Or....when people take waaaaaay too long at the pump!!
g747
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2010 10:46:04 PM

When you look @ the posted price that got you to visit that station;& to find a higher price @ the pump.The posted & pump price aren't in comensarate with each other.
CrazgsupS
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2010 3:46:02 PM

Most major stations have improved the pumps. Fumes are the worst when fueling up. Another factor is unnecessary closing of stations. It's just hard for local business to stay afloat. Lastly, basic supplies, paper towels for window washing, fresh water and soap, & cleaner stores.
dede456
Rookie Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2010 10:03:51 PM

from a distance u think it's a good gas price but when u get close in little small writing it says w car wash or cigg purchase not kool :-(
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