Gas pump malfunction- Gasoline cost as low as 38 cents !!!

India
August 16, 2008 5:26am CST
It happened in San Antonio convenience store when premium gasoline accidentally sold for 38 cents a gallon.. Actually the decimal point has been fixed at the wrong place.. instead of $3.89. The beauty is the none of them reported it and the people just queued up and filled their tanks..until it was found out.. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/14/ap/strange/main4351309.shtml
4 responses
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Wow, I wish I was in that line! With my luck the decimal would have been moved over more and we would have been charged $389 a gallon. Lucky customers!
• India
16 Aug 08
Hi Nova1945.. it seems that you have a kind of luck that is similar to me..haha..
@Humbug25 (12552)
16 Aug 08
Hi ya saivenkaat802003 Wow I wish that would happen at the petrol pumps near me. If the ATM gave out free cash that would be handy too!
• India
16 Aug 08
Grrrr... that was my wish.. ATM pouring out money unstoppingly..only to me..
• Indonesia
16 Aug 08
i wonder why the buyers didn't complain about that. usually we always complain if there are a price changing on commodities we buy. well, maybe the gas pump felt bad because of the raising of the gas price, so it wanted to do a little favor to the ones who are affected by the raising gas price
• India
16 Aug 08
It goes to reveal that people are selfish.. and want to utlise the opportunity.. Any how some kind of relief.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Aug 08
thats great ..people can experienced the lowering of the gasoline even if its only by mistake and very temporary..just wondering what takes them so long to notice the error on the price since it will be unbelievable to lower the cost as such...just like the good old days price