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    Default I wish gas stations around here made this mistake...

    http://i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=17357

    Shell station had their gas prices set on the pump for $.002

    Customer's filled up, and drove off.

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    Wow! That brings up all sort of ethical issues, etc.

    On one hand, it's a fair chunk of change for a business to lose. However, every state has truth in advertising laws. A business can be fined if they start posting the wrong price on a sign and then charging something else.

    On the other hand is the fact that people and businesses can and do make mistakes from time to time (not me though :D ). It's not the gas station owner's fault that one of his employees screwed up.

    THEN, the owner of this gas station is a marketing MORON! He has people all across the country talking about HIS gas station. Make a marketing pitch out of it. Go on the local news (maybe it will be picked up nationally) and play it off as a cost of doing business. Then promote your gas station and say that maybe you'll do another "free gas" giveaway from time to time as a thank you for all of the great customers that you've had over the years. Make a HUGE positive out of it. He would probably make 10X what he lost.

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    It was on my local news here in Maine a few days ago.

    I donít know who it is that sets the pumps prices but in that they are all done inside on the computer I bet someone is getting canned.

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    Yeah, probably. Job opening!

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