You drive up to a mini-mart and the big electronic sign says - $2.90 a gal.
Has anyone seen the pump price different? Is that legal?
These days, the clerk inside can change the price at the push of a few buttons. Does that change the electronic sign and pump at the same time?
I’d swear there was a couple times that the pump price changed before I got out of the car, opened the gas cap, and turned on the pump. :dubious: Can they legally do that?
After Katrina, gas prices went totally crazy. One day the price rose an extra $1 a gal in a matter of hours. It seemed like the stations were changing prices several times a hour. Then, the next day it rose some more.
During that time, I filled my car, the wifes, and my sons without shutting off the pump. Wanted to make certain those greedy so and sos didn’t bump the price before we finished. I assume the price is locked while the pump is on? At least I hope so.
This happens after any news event. Major storm, terrorist attack, or issues in the middle east. Any excuse is all that’s needed. 18 months ago I would have never believed we’d see gas under $5 a gallon again. We better enjoy the cheap prices while they last.