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When a pump at a gas station malfunctioned, opportunistic motorists were able to buy gas for 29 cents per gallon.
A Marathon station sold a gallon of fuel for less than the price of a first-class stamp for about 90 minutes Friday before the mistake was detected and and the price corrected to $2.79.
While still answering questions from customers about why the price had suddenly gone up, clerk Nida Tayyab said more than 50 people had crowded the store, likely thinking the mishap was a price promotion, and received the bargain. Normally, the station serves about 10 people per hour.
Originally posted by DYepes
pfft, whatever skippy. Thats like finding 30$ on the ground that I aint turning in. I would have called everyone I know to get in on that deal. Sorry buddy when mistakes happen I will capitalize. Yea well it can very well be something that will happen to me one day, but when that happens I will not be able to do anything about it happening in the first place. So oh well. It was the "gasoline god of petronas!" deciding to play a joke on the owner and give regular consumers a break for the hour and a half it was in effect.