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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Turnabout is Fair Play: $0.35 Gas

Gas station owners are always jacking-up gas prices for the slightest of reasons, even when there is no need to. Whenever inclement weather is expected, oil prices rise even slightly, rumors of political upheaval surface - or the day just happens to end in "Y." That's what makes this little tidbit so refreshing:

A gas station in Wisconsin had gas advertised at $3.43 a gallon, but the pumps were reading $0.349 (35¢)! And customers were lined-up around the block - some even filling-up cans at the ridiculously low price.

One woman who usually spends about $100 to fill-up her 1998 Ford Expedition proudly showed off her $8.85 receipt for over 25 gallons of gas.

The owner estimated 30-40 people got 200-300 gallons worth of gas at the cut-rate for over 90 minutes before the mistake was discovered and corrected.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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