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angel4me

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 12:18:37 AM

CORPUS CHRISTI - Some drivers in Corpus Christi got an early Christmas gift - cheap gas, really cheap.

You don't usually see long lines at the pump like this unless a hurricane is headed for town.

But for a few minutes Saturday evening, folks lined up around the block when they got word that the Stripes/Valero on Staples at Annapolis was selling unleaded plus gasoline for only 31 cents a gallon.

"A friend told me about it," one man said. I'm told when someone noticed the super low price for gas, he phoned his whole family and several friends to tell them about the computer glitch.

"That the gas was 30 cents for mid-grade, that something was wrong with the tanks," one woman said. I asked, "So what did you do?" "I got in my car and I came down! I need gas," she replied, laughing.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:12:34 AM

and probably one very unlucky employee.
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:04:01 AM

A few lucky folks...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 5:07:45 AM

Happy Black Friday.
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Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 7:17:46 AM

OK
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:01:08 AM

Happy Turkey Day, USA. Safe travels to all.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 5:45:37 AM

I wonder if they would change the charge to card paying customers retroactively...
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 12:21:00 AM

Double check your data entry.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 12:01:31 AM

they will bston, but the person who caused the issue probably won't have a moment of reconciliation of the books. More like, "clerk fired" and nothing more than that.
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bston
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:37:47 PM

They make up for the loss once prices are corrected.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:12:40 PM

Doh!
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steelydawn
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:44:52 PM

And they'll raise the price of gas to make up for their mistake. We pay again.
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derKraut
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:35:08 AM

Should happen more often!
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AnObserver
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:16:14 AM

fluke happenstance
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oilfreak
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:53:47 AM

Looks like there were some good things happening following the glitch.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:55:31 AM

esq: you're right. he probably will. Sad.
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TFowler513
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:45:28 AM

Great break for the consumers but somebody had to pay for it.
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:37:17 AM

not wise ....
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gmcgas
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:22:55 AM

guess the store owner is glad the employee noticed a line, and figured there was a problem.
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:20:41 AM

one car
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BizBombe
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:19:23 AM

Must be nice...
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rtw777
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:18:43 AM

Someone entered the wrong price.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:16:59 AM

Five minutes isn't much. One or two cars at most. I don't think prices are set remotely. Just sent down by headquarters to be entered locally.
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:15:38 AM

Well done.
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bobdec
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:15:29 AM

The poor owner took a big loss
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Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:14:07 AM

just shows how unethical a lot people are when offered a deal
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:13:10 AM

How long did it last?
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Glock26
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:13:08 AM

Old News!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:13:07 AM

ok
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HA4CNN
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:12:49 AM

Theft by conversion.
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obimerrill
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:12:46 AM

Too good to be true for long
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blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:12:29 AM

Go back and charge the customers the correct amount.
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spotterFL
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:11:45 AM

Let me know when it gets down to 17 cents.
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otherdave
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:08:33 AM

I guess Hadji Steve will have to make it up on scratch-offs and squishees!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:07:46 AM

headline jugling me thinks
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defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:07:39 AM

If they used a CARD, watch them go back and charge them the correct price!
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:38:21 PM

Improper headline... should read... Electronic Glitch attracts drivers for 1970 priced gasoline!
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:18:43 PM

Get the fuel at low prices while you can.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:15:04 PM

i like allitteration.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:39:34 PM

Five minute bargain.
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esq262
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:25:43 PM

The poor clerk is probably going to loses job.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:07:22 PM

Like buzzards circling in for the kill.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 9:30:44 PM

Our entitlement citizens showing their public faces!
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knutzAL
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 8:49:00 PM

no different than sucking on the g'ment teet if you to the station.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 7:25:18 PM

To take advantage of the obvious mistake is questionable judgement at best.
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 7:05:33 PM

The gas station will make up for the loss by raising prices.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 7:04:46 PM

WOW
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:59:15 PM

Just stay home.
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:41:33 PM

Lucky for a few, but it might cost someone their job.
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springer03
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:33:42 PM

Nice to get the news put
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SNOWMI
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:16:40 PM

gas companies get enough profit as it is. it's fortunate that some got the cheap gas while it lasted.
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