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Old 03-12-2013, 04:46 PM   #11
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #12
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Hmmmm...I guess I must go back a bit further than most of you. I can remember during my freshman year in college I worked part-time at a gas station. On Sundays, the boss would close the repair bays, and all we'd do is pump gas. And the boss made sure we were a cent or two cheaper than any of the closest stations. And we sold gas for...wait for it...




TWENTY-SEVEN CENTS A GALLON! Most cars could fill up for about five bucks!

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Ah full service gas stations. I have a brief memory of when this era ended.

I recently stopped by an old school gas station and was approached by an attendee who reached for my tank lid. I was thinking.. WTF is this guy doing. Then I realized what was going on.

I guess there are still a handful of stations that still offer full service.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #13
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I think in Oregon you cannot pump your own gas. Been awhile since I was there though

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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I think in Oregon you cannot pump your own gas. Been awhile since I was there though
Yeah, someone mentioned it on here recently, that they still do it, I remember that back 20 or so years ago when I went there.
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In NJ you can't pump your own gas.

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Yuppers, we were a "full-service" gas station. We cleaned your windshield, checked the oil and radiator [overflow] and checked the tire pressure on all four tires! All for 27.9 cents a gallon!

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Back when you had to walk barefoot, up-hill, both ways, in the snow?

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Hmmmm...I guess I must go back a bit further than most of you. I can remember during my freshman year in college I worked part-time at a gas station. On Sundays, the boss would close the repair bays, and all we'd do is pump gas. And the boss made sure we were a cent or two cheaper than any of the closest stations. And we sold gas for...wait for it...




TWENTY-SEVEN CENTS A GALLON! Most cars could fill up for about five bucks!

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Up until when...the late seventies or early eighties the gas filler was behind the rear license plate! My first car was like that. '76 Chevelle with a 305.

Gas was $.79 when I started driving.
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