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Old 02-21-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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On Tuesday I went to the Texico on Eldridge and fallbrook and put 25$ of 93 octane in my mustang like iv done many times before. I start the car to drive away and notice iv gone from almost empty to less than 1/4 of a tank. Umm????
By the way my car can pull up empty, pump a full tank, and the second that key is turned back on will read a full tank on the guage(not like my truck where the guage will slowly climb after putting gas as you drive). So let's do some math-15.7 gallon tank on my car At 3.49$ a gallon and I paid exactly 25$ so should get 7.1 something gallons.. That's less than half a tank not less than a quarter! So I go right back into the store and explain and am told "that's odd, those pumps were just serviced. They can't be off don't know what to tell you." I then tried to explain based on simple math I got screwed out of half my gas but apparently gas station attendants are not well trained for simple math lol.
Back to the story.. Today I return with a camera, gallon milk jug, and cooking measuring cup and get a much different reaction. My question to the owner today(yes the owner was there today lol)was why can I put almost 1.8 gallons in a 1 gallon milk jug and why was I told the pumps were just serviced when the sticker on the pump clearly said it's been almost a year? So after my little science project in the parking lot Im reporting them and spreading the word about TEXICO on ELDRIDGE & FALLBROOK and how pump # 4 (maybe others) rips you off.
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On Tuesday I went to the Texico on Eldridge and fallbrook and put 25$ of 93 octane in my mustang like iv done many times before. I start the car to drive away and notice iv gone from almost empty to less than 1/4 of a tank. Umm????
By the way my car can pull up empty, pump a full tank, and the second that key is turned back on will read a full tank on the guage(not like my truck where the guage will slowly climb after putting gas as you drive). So let's do some math-15.7 gallon tank on my car At 3.49$ a gallon and I paid exactly 25$ so should get 7.1 something gallons.. That's less than half a tank not less than a quarter! So I go right back into the store and explain and am told "that's odd, those pumps were just serviced. They can't be off don't know what to tell you." I then tried to explain based on simple math I got screwed out of half my gas but apparently gas station attendants are not well trained for simple math lol.
Back to the story.. Today I return with a camera, gallon milk jug, and cooking measuring cup and get a much different reaction. My question to the owner today(yes the owner was there today lol)was why can I put almost 1.8 gallons in a 1 gallon milk jug and why was I told the pumps were just serviced when the sticker on the pump clearly said it's been almost a year? So after my little science project in the parking lot Im reporting them and spreading the word about TEXICO on ELDRIDGE & FALLBROOK and how pump # 4 (maybe others) rips you off.
You need to click on this link

http://texasagriculture.gov/Home/Tel...dbackForm.aspx
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There is a phone number (or supposed to be) on a sticker on the pump. I had a discrepancy between the pump reading and my receipt at a station in Chapel Hill. The guy inside acted like it was no big deal and got when I threatened to call The number on the pum. It goes to the Texas Agriculture people too.
Needless to say I called.
2 weeks later I drove by there and the station was closed up.
I don't know if it was because I reported them but I like to think so. They were, I believe, doing some kind of hanky panky with their pump readings.
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There is a phone number (or supposed to be) on a sticker on the pump. I had a discrepancy between the pump reading and my receipt at a station in Chapel Hill. The guy inside acted like it was no big deal and got when I threatened to call The number on the pum. It goes to the Texas Agriculture people too.
Needless to say I called.
2 weeks later I drove by there and the station was closed up.
I don't know if it was because I reported them but I like to think so. They were, I believe, doing some kind of hanky panky with their pump readings.
You can either call the Texas Department of Agriculture or report it online at the link I posted. They will investigate
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exactly, just giving another option.
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Interesting and saving that # into my phone.

Something similar happened to me awhile back but I didn't even get half a tank lol maybe just a few drops -.-

I filled my truck up from around an 1/8 tank to full for around $80-90 bucks, made it 15 minutes down the road and E light beeps on, whatthefck lol. Barley made it to the next station to fill up again -.-
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On Tuesday I went to the Texico on Eldridge and fallbrook and put 25$ of 93 octane in my mustang like iv done many times before. I start the car to drive away and notice iv gone from almost empty to less than 1/4 of a tank. Umm????
By the way my car can pull up empty, pump a full tank, and the second that key is turned back on will read a full tank on the guage(not like my truck where the guage will slowly climb after putting gas as you drive). So let's do some math-15.7 gallon tank on my car At 3.49$ a gallon and I paid exactly 25$ so should get 7.1 something gallons.. That's less than half a tank not less than a quarter! So I go right back into the store and explain and am told "that's odd, those pumps were just serviced. They can't be off don't know what to tell you." I then tried to explain based on simple math I got screwed out of half my gas but apparently gas station attendants are not well trained for simple math lol.
Back to the story.. Today I return with a camera, gallon milk jug, and cooking measuring cup and get a much different reaction. My question to the owner today(yes the owner was there today lol)was why can I put almost 1.8 gallons in a 1 gallon milk jug and why was I told the pumps were just serviced when the sticker on the pump clearly said it's been almost a year? So after my little science project in the parking lot Im reporting them and spreading the word about TEXICO on ELDRIDGE & FALLBROOK and how pump # 4 (maybe others) rips you off.
I would have spread that gas inside his store and let the owner spread the word about that
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I have had to call the Ag department on a station before. Don't tell them you are going to call, though. Thats like telling a whorehouse the cops are coming.
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Why'd you do that?
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I thought this was going to be another shellnut thread lol

Likewise, I thought you would start busting his for driving all the way back to the gas station and wasting his time/money filming himself fill up a gallon of gas, only to argue with multiple employees over 12.5 dollars worth of gas.

No lame meme of some weird guy in glasses filling up a milk jug with gas?
Wheres the post comparing him to panhandlers exploiting their children?
That extra .8 gallons being a deciding factor every time on which station you go to?
Lendingtree.com so he can afford to fill up?
Trying to his fake rolex so he can afford to drive home?
How much money has he wasted in gas driving around to multiple gas stations filling up jugs to save 12.5 dollars?

Oh, that's right, since all your guy friends weren't already doing it, you didn't jump on the band wagon...


Maybe if I put a borc or halffast picture on my signature, you can follow me around like a little lost puppy dog too.



I always fill my tank up when I stop and sometimes it seems a little higher than it should be, but it's hard to tell. This thread makes you wonder how many gas stations are doing this.
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I've noticed the same thing at other gas stations as well.
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Nope i dont know him. This is different because the gas station is everyone out of allot of money. Basically stealing from people.


You just wined about things that have set prices or $5
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I have a feeling you're not fast enough for a sweeper to follow you
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She wouldn't swallow, you call that a happy ending?
For a minute I thought you were trying to claim that cop money is no good at a whorehouse
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Also didnt spend the extra $5 on good tires and ended up with shinkos so they are not sticky enough for high speed turns
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You just wined about things that have set prices or $5
It was actually the overall experience of rude manager, 5 hour minimum quoted wait time when there were no other customers AND being over priced as per my original post.(which they are overpriced, seeing how out of all the people talking , only one person confirmed actually paying 20 dollars)
If it were two out of three of those problems, I would have STFU and gotten the job done there. But it was all three problems combined. service, long wait, overpriced.

You twisted that around into me being too broke/stupid to afford 5 dollars.
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Likewise, I thought you would start busting his for driving all the way back to the gas station and wasting his time/money filming himself fill up a gallon of gas, only to argue with multiple employees over 12.5 dollars worth of gas.

No lame meme of some weird guy in glasses filling up a milk jug with gas?
Wheres the post comparing him to panhandlers exploiting their children?
That extra .8 gallons being a deciding factor every time on which station you go to?
Lendingtree.com so he can afford to fill up?
Trying to his fake rolex so he can afford to drive home?
How much money has he wasted in gas driving around to multiple gas stations filling up jugs to save 12.5 dollars?

Oh, that's right, since all your guy friends weren't already doing it, you didn't jump on the band wagon...


Maybe if I put a borc or halffast picture on my signature, you can follow me around like a little lost puppy dog too.



I always fill my tank up when I stop and sometimes it seems a little higher than it should be, but it's hard to tell. This thread makes you wonder how many gas stations are doing this.
Are you whining again?
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