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Folks, I recently (May 2008) got ripped off at a 'On The Run' station in Nashville, TN.  It's a big one, right on Broadway, near the interstate entrance/exits.  Since I am boycotting The People's Republic of TN, I try not to buy gas or ANYTHING else in that state.  They don't like my smoke (statewide ban), so I figure they don't like ANY of MY money, either. .  I did a bit of cruising there on the day after Memorial Day, on the way home from my holiday cruise in Gatlinburg with my Liberty Van
I have a nifty button in my Nissan Quest (I will NEVER BUY ANOTHER ONE DUE TO NO ASH TRAYS and NO CIG LIGHTER - Poetic Justice - this van is known world wide as the SMOKER'S RIGHTS VAN : ).  Pushing this button shows me my average miles per gallon, and also DTE - Distance Till Empty.  I was running low, and knew I need at least 100 miles (DTE) to be SURE I make it to the Kentucky border, where I usually fill up at Exit 2 (Franklin, KY).  My DTE was showing 85 just before I was going to get on I 40 to head home, so I swung into the On The Run (EXXON) to get ONE gallon, which should have been enough for my needs.  I pumped exactly one gallon on my credit card, then as I was entering the on-ramp, I hit the DTE button.  I nearly jumped, as it said 85!   I paid nearly $4 for a gallon, and DID NOT GET ANYTHING
What to do?  I was already in Interstate traffic, and took me awhile to find another exit to get off.  Decided to discuss this with a police officer.  Took awhile to find one - geesh, they are EVERYWHERE when I don't need them.  He suggested calling dispatch non-emergency number and having an officer meet me at the station.  I didn't want to tip them off, though, so I waited for him.  When he didn't show up pretty quick, I went back to that ExXon station, and tried to pump another gallon - to see if it happened again.  Apparently the woman working had been alerted, as she kept canceling my transaction - so I kept moving to another pump, and trying again.  Switching cards worked.  I did put another single gallon on a different card, and AGAIN - before pumping DTE was 66, and after was ALSO 66.  The officer finally showed up then, and I explained all to him, and got a case number.  He talked to the people in the station, but I doubt it did anything.  The officer explained to me that if I pumped a gallon, and did not pay, THAT is a CRIME - but apparently, if the STORE RIPPS YOU off, that is a CIVIL matter!  Geesh, I'm supposed to go pay for a lawyer, and SUE them for taking my money and not giving me any gas???  I am going to repudiate the charges on my credit card for these two gallons of gas.  On my way out of town, I stopped at a Mapco station and bought TWO gallons, as that's what I needed then after all this extra running around.  My DTE that time went from 52 to 105! There is NOTHING WRONG with my DTE button - the ONLY reasonable explanation for this is I got ripped off!
I did for sure get ripped off at the ExXon - On The Run station on Broadway, in Nashville, TN, on the day after Memorial Day 2008!  Not sure how they are doing it, but pump apparently starts running, but is not delivering any gas for at least the FIRST gallon. Please read below, there are MORE EXAMPLES of GAS RIP OFFS.  Lynda Farley - owner of The Liberty Van
 2 Gas Rip Offs

I am sending this story on because I am certain it happened to me.? I had 
allowed my car to go to totally empty by the time I drove into a Four 
Brothers station here in Wilkesboro on 4/26, then filled it up.? I have a 
20 gallon capacity tank, usually takes only 18,
and my receipt showed 23 gallons when I stopped the fill up at $75?? lmc


 This is a true story, so read it carefully.

 On April 24, 2008, I stopped at a Kangaroo BP gas station, located at 1325

 Main Street , Cartersville , GA. My truck's gas gauge was on 1/4 of a 
tank. I use the mid-grade, which was priced at $3.71 per gallon. When my 
tank is at this point, it takes somewhere around 14 gallon's to fill it 
up. When the pump showed 14 gallons had been pumped I began to slow it 
down, then to my surprise it went to 15, then 16. I even looked under my 
truck to see if it was being spilled. It was not. Then it showed 17 
gallons had been pumped. It stopped at almost 18 gallons. This was very 
strange to me, since my truck has only an 18 gallon tank. I went on my way

 a little confused, then on the evening news I heard a report that 1 out of

 4 gas stations had calibrated their pumps to show more gas had been pumped

 than a person  actually got.

 Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount:

 Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 10 GALLONS in your tank, then 
look at the dollar amount, if the dollar amount is not EXACTLY 10 times 
the price of the fuel you have chosen, then the pumps are rigged. In my 
case as I said the mid-grade was $3.71 9/10 per gallon, my dollar amount 
for 10 gallons should have been $37.19. If I had only checked the pump.
It doesn't matter where you pump gas, please check the 10 gallon price. If 
you do find a station that is cheating, contact the Georgia Agriculture 
Department, (or what ever state you are from) and direct your comments to 
Tommy Irvin, Commissioner. In other states contact proper authorities.

 Please don't delete this until you have sent it to all people in your 
address book. We need to put a stop to this outrageous cheating of 
customers. The gas companies are making enough profits at hones rates.

 We were talking to some people at the Flea market, they mentioned that 
their neighbor was very upset. The police came to her door, saying that 
she had gone to the gas station, and didn't pay for her gas. She hadn't 
been out of the house all day. They got investigating, they discovered 
that her license plate had been stolen. Apparently, used by the thieves. 
They had put it on their car, then got gas, and drove off. Knowing that 
the camera would shoot the pic of the license, and someone else would be 
liable. Keep a eye on your license plate!!!. True story.

Folks, it makes me VERY angry that so many people are getting robbed like this! Gas is so high now, that virtually EVERYONE is suffering from the negative economic consequences. Please forward and cross post this, and let's all wake up, pay attention, and STOP this.

On another note, now non-smokers who DRIVE can begin to feel how smokers feel about extortion cigarette taxes


Lynda Farley

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