Inspired by this thread: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=600619
I live in northern West Virginia. Most of the surrounding areas still allow pre-pay, but in town only one station still does and I make it a point to buy all of my gas there even if it is 5 to 10 cents more expensive.
- I like the fact that they don’t automatically treat their customers like shoplifters.
- I don’t know how much it will take to fill up. I don’t want to go inside, pay $X, go outside to pump gas, and then go back in and get a refund for $y.
- Sometimes I want to pick up other things like chips or soda. Why pay twice?
I know. Pay at the pump eliminates some of the hassle, but I still don’t like it if I am going inside for something.
However, coming from South Florida there were a grand total of zero gas stations that allowed you to pump before paying. What is it like elsewhere? And also let’s get into a good bitch session about pre-pay and/or assholes like me who complain about it.