[TR] Car Talk

Randall tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Mon Jul 8 15:50:31 MDT 2019

We’ve tried that in the past; used to be stations across the country would have “full service” pumps and “self service” pumps with perhaps only 5 to 10 cents difference in price.

Some quick assumptions show an average cost (to the owner) of roughly $.10 or $.15/gallon (assuming an attendant pumps all gas sold, etc), so it probably wasn’t a ripoff.

Never seemed worth the price, to me; I almost always used the self service pumps.  I’m guessing that’s what the station owners saw as well, since I haven’t seen a full service pump in a long time (outside of Oregon, where it’s required by law).


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From: wbeech at flash.net
Sent: Monday, July 8, 2019 3:04 PM
To: TeriAnn J. Wakeman
Cc: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] Car Talk

Just thinking the other day.  What would it cost a station, in terms of cents per gallon, to hire a guy to pump fuel and clean windscreens?  And, what would the public be willing to pay?
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On Jul 8, 2019, at 10:01 AM, TeriAnn J. Wakeman <tjwakeman at gmail.com> wrote:
On 7/8/19 3:57 AM, David Friedlander wrote:
What's an "attendant"?
The guy in Oregon who fills your fuel tank while you sit inside your car, or while you are cleaning your windscreen.
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