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Old 07-28-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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Fill her up! A question for Jerseyites and others at the gas pump.

For those of you who have never been to the [sarcasm]great Garden State[/sarcasm] you probably do not know that it is a state law that at a gas station, only gas station attendants are allowed to operate the pumps.

With that said, my current car has suffered plenty of gas drips and subsequently rust under the gas lid due to some attendants rushing and not caring to make sure there the nozzle is all good and done.

So now onto my question... Do you allow the attendants to fill her up, do they take extra care cause it is a nice new car, or do you insist on doing it yourself? Personally I would prefer to do it myself with my Camaro, but currently with my Accord I really could care less as she is soon to be retired anyway. Anyone have any good/bad stories related to this they would care to share?
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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I had no idea laws like these remained. Is it just to create a job or what?
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Me either!! I actually didn't think any stations still had "attendants" that actually pumped the gas, just those to take your money if you don't use a card at the pump!!!
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:17 PM   #4
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Dripped fuel should not cause rust, are you sure it's rust, or a rusty colored deposit? Tell the "attendant" not to drip anything on the paint. After all, he is a professional.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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Dripped fuel should not cause rust, are you sure it's rust, or a rusty colored deposit? Tell the "attendant" not to drip anything on the paint. After all, he is a professional.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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I had no idea laws like these remained. Is it just to create a job or what?
That is exactly why they do it.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:26 PM   #7
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I believe there are some places in NJ that say "full service" meaning the attendant will do it, but if you choose to do it the attendant can easily honor that. Chances are they will stand along side of you and make sure you are doing it right. Also, if you tend to go to specific gas station more so than others, maybe the attendant will be friendly with you and understand your request. I've seen this several times. My boyfriend does this on occasion, he just gets out of the car and will fill it up. The attendant will talk to him but he also goes to this location quite often.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #8
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I have vowed that no one will put a gas nozzle near my car except for me. You can't believe all the scratches on the fender of my old car all around the gas fill, where they scrape the nozzle against the car.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:50 PM   #9
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I don't think I'm moving to NJ like I originally planned. Between the stupid front license plate law and the no pumping gas yourself law, I think I'm staying in PA after all.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:30 PM   #10
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I’ve been letting them pump it. I hate when those weasels top if off by clicking to get an extra 17¢ from you to make the sale an even number.

Coming from years of living in PA, this is the dumbest law ever. Get with the times. Plus, sometimes it takes forever to get in and get out because one attendant will be running 6 pumps at a time. Dumb law that needs to be abolished.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:33 PM   #11
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Oregon has this silly law too, or at least they still did when I visited in 2004.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:08 AM   #12
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Never heard of such a law in NJ CT or NY for that matter. Just was in Livingston NJ to get the paperwork on my 2LT that I ordered and saw a gas station with a $2.34 price so I zipped in and filled her up MYSELF. Never let a monkey put gas in your Camaro. You just spent a whole bunch of bucks on a beautiful car why would you chance a monkey to overfill or spill gas on the paint ??? Lets not be lazy. my God.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:31 AM   #13
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Ive lived in Jersey all my life and have never had a problem pumping my own gas. I know you are not allowed but I dont think its much of an issue if you want to do it yourself.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:38 AM   #14
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$10,000 fine in OREGON I Was told when I started to pump my own.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:06 PM   #15
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Ive lived in Jersey all my life and have never had a problem pumping my own gas. I know you are not allowed but I dont think its much of an issue if you want to do it yourself.
Likewise - I always pump my own gas - the attendant usually doesn't balk (too busy talking on their cell phones which is another pet peeve of mine - I try to tell them the static discharge of an incoming call ring may ignite the vapors but most ignore it) as long as they get to process the credit card.

It is a farce that this state still hangs on to this...
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:24 PM   #16
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Never heard of such a law in NJ CT or NY for that matter. Just was in Livingston NJ to get the paperwork on my 2LT that I ordered and saw a gas station with a $2.34 price so I zipped in and filled her up MYSELF. Never let a monkey put gas in your Camaro. You just spent a whole bunch of bucks on a beautiful car why would you chance a monkey to overfill or spill gas on the paint ??? Lets not be lazy. my God.
I've lived in NJ all my life, and while I usually don't trust other people with my car, I've never had an attendant spill gas on the paint or anything else on the car for that matter. people aren't as incompetent as you may assume and are certainly not monkeys
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:07 PM   #17
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I filled up in N.J. yesterday on my way back from D.C. My question is: how can gas be 15-18 cents cheaper in N.J. than Ct. and they have to pay an employee to pump it ?. Like a lot of other things, it doesn't make any sense.
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:12 PM   #18
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NOPE

Was there on vacation in June. Attendant gave me the "it's against the law to pump the gas your......" before I told him to go F*&^ himself.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:31 AM   #19
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Was there on vacation in June. Attendant gave me the "it's against the law to pump the gas your......" before I told him to go F*&^ himself.

I hope he told you the same, refused to pump your gas, and then asked you to leave. Sorry, I don't mean to be a jerk here, but how disrespectful is that? The guy was only doing his job, and here in NJ gas stations can be fined, and individuals can get fined/arrested for not following this law. The world would be a much better place if it ran on mutual respect and courtesy.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:16 AM   #20
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Filled up for the first time yesterday, .. I let the guy do it, he seemed careful with handling the pump, but decided to lean on the back of the car with his hand while checking out the car, I started to get steamed but took a breath and let it go.. I enjoy wiping the car down constantly anyway!
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:03 AM   #21
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From working at a gas station in jersey when i was home from college, the "company's policy" was to not let anyone pump their own gas unless requested. It was explained to me as an "insurance thing" so if anything happened to the car (dings, scrapes, etc) the company wasn't liable. I let the attendants pump my gas only if the vehicle doesn't have much sentimental value haha. I always pumped my own gas in my Z28.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:32 AM   #22
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Man, when I was younger I worked at a gas station and this lady came in and said she didnt know how to pump gas. I just kind of stared at her, seeing as she drove to the gas station. She then tells me shes from Jersey. I still just kind of stared at her. I was like and that means????

She then explained that she never pumped gas her whole life. She had to be 40 something easy. Way to breed stupidity New Jersey.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:33 AM   #23
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I would only start pumping my own gas if it was taking too long, but it is def frowned upon...
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:29 AM   #24
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Likewise - I always pump my own gas - the attendant usually doesn't balk (too busy talking on their cell phones which is another pet peeve of mine - [B]I try to tell them the static discharge of an incoming call ring may ignite the vapors but most ignore itt to process the credit card.

It is a farce that this state still hangs on to this...
n bergen co(NORTH EAST) MOST gas stations have credit card like things that unlocks the pump. that cell phone rumer was put to rest by myth busters
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:36 AM   #25
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I am a NYer, and I travel to NJ to work all the time. I get out and slide my credit card type in 50.00. and start to pump. If they say anything, I just say, "See my plate..........NY, we pump our own, besides you do not need the extra liability". Usually they just give you a dirty look or say fine.

NOBODY pumps my gas, until the day I need someone to wipe my A$$.
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