People What are you paying for Air in you Country?

@marciascott (25553)
United States
July 25, 2007 8:44pm CST
I couldn't believe that they are charging 75 cents to put Air in my tires, that is ridulculious, I can remember when Air was free not anymore. well It use to be 50 cents at some Gas Stations, now it is 75 cents, Boy have things went up. Air and water I thought was the cheapest things you could get in this world, not anymore, what do you think? It is crazy!
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
Yes it is just a matter of time before they charge us for the air we breathe, I haven't heard of them charging air for tyres here in Australia---yet, although most service stations here are self service and have the equipment there for one to use, some people will charge for anything, my neice was driving to work one day when she could see the drive in the car behind her pointing to something at her car, when she took a further look there wa a huge spider on the inside of her back window, she panicked and pulled into the nearest garage, she was hysterical as she hates spiders so the man in the garage got the spider out and charged her for doing it....
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I think it is ridiculous that they charge for air, but then again they will charge for anything these days. It does stink, but I guess there's not much we can do about it, huh? Even water isn't free anymore!
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@gberlin (3836)
27 Jul 07
I can still get it for free by my house but I had a tire that was low while I was out of town and I paid 75 cents for 3 minutes of air.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Yes so you know what I am talking about, don't you? How are you doing good to hear from you!
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@gberlin (3836)
29 Jul 07
I was gone the first 2 weeks in July on vacation to Montana to visit my son.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I know some people have their own litte air compressors in their gargages now. If you watch the different stations you can still find a few that will allow you to put air in your tires. We have one in town here. True that stations used to have things of value and serviced their customers. Now they seem to sell junk and oddities with the gas as their main money makers.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I need to get one, I just can't see paying 75 cents for air, I refuse to do it. I had went to a Auto shop to get some Air. How are you doingf good I hope! have a good Sunday!
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Compressor can be a good investment. They don' seem to wear out, my father had one for many years. We are ok, Just until 8/11 when the sales contract on this rental runs out and we find out if we can truely stay. Are selling my 43 acres and will then turn around and buy this to live in til we get back on our feet and decide where we want to start again or whatever. Take care and you have a great Sunday.
@Vixx06 (162)
26 Jul 07
Here in the UK in some small garages the air is free but most of the time it is about 20 pence which I think is about 37c. I dont mind paying that for it as the water next to it is always free. If the price went any higher then I think I would object. I would not like to pay 75c for it.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
26 Jul 07
well, I guess sometimes you might not have a choice, but I wouldn't if I didn't half to, Have a good day and welcome to Mylot!
@pjanaway (247)
26 Jul 07
I've never seen anywhere charge for it in England. :o
• China
26 Jul 07
It/s iI i It's crazy
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
26 Jul 07
What are you saying, did you make a mistake?
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Write more Sweet-heart just trying to help the more you write the better. have a good day!
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
26 Jul 07
Most of the gas stations in Bangalore India displays a baord stating that the facility to fill air is free service. But generally the vehicle owners pay anything between 10 cents to 20 cents as tip. In fact it is not a difficult job to do it ourselves. It only requires practice and it is even easier with the introduction of automatic machines. In India, the payment is not compulsory but optional.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Well that is cheap, I can remember a time when it was free. I did go to an Automachinic shop where I knew someone. I just refused to pay the 75 cents, I couldn't belive it!
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
27 Jul 07
Even in Bangalore, many people refuse to pay the money on demand by the operators, but sometimes for the sake of preventing any embarrassment, people end up paying the tips. In fact there is a rule by the Indian Oil Corporation (which oversees the gas distribution) that the petrol bunks or gas station to provide (1) free drinking water (2) Free air (3) Paid restaurants (4) other important accessories (5) oil and other lubricants. A few follow this.
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
27 Jul 07
We still have gas stations here in Nebraska, USA that offer free air. I really have trouble with the idea of having to pay for air, and water for that mater. I don't buy bottled water either. I have an electric air pump, so I fill up my own tires at home. So I guess you could say I pay for air because I had to pay for the air pump. But it doesn't seem like I do. I use it for a lot of other things as well so I'm still calling it free air. lol.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Hi, Mark, well I am going to buy me an electric air pump, or compressor. I know it is very rare that you half to use it.
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
Here in the Philippines, there's no charge for the air itself. There is an attendant, a "gasoline boy" who will put the air in your tires. We just give him a tip -- 5 pesos or 10 pesos depending on how many tires he did.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Ok, It used to be like that in Ohio but not anymore.
@tbatenga (105)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
What?!! Tire air here in the Philippines is totally free! Gas stations do not charge for air pumped into your tires, the gasoline boys will even do it for you free of charge. But normally i'd tip the gas boy and give him coins around 5 pesos and that's it!
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Yes it is true, I went to 4 Gas stations yesterday to put Air in my tires and all of the wanted 75 cents, it is a machine you putthe coins in and you get your air. I am going to buy one of thoses Air Compressers like another one of my friends from here.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I don't know what they charge anymore. I have a small air compresser that I keep in my trunk. It was under $10 to buy it. You plug it into your cig. lighter and you have your air. Everything is going up. I was at McDonalds the other day, I asked for a glass of water, they said 35 cents, I told them they could keep their water. I also wanted some mayonaise to dip my fries in, they wanted 35 cents for that. Then I asked if the ketchup was free, wow they didn't charge for that.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
26 Jul 07
That is funny but it is true, ok, I will chat later, I am going to hit the sack!
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
26 Jul 07
Just be glad they have not found a way to charge you for the air that you breathe. When I first read your title, that's what I thought you were speaking of.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Acually They do think about people that is on Oxygen? now that is something to think about. they are being charged frim the Hospitals.
@archy22 (132)
• India
26 Jul 07
Well, that may varin from region to region inmy country. I usully pay around 10 Rs. here in India. I totally aggree with you on the point that air and water should be the cheapest ones. But yes, we only say air and water should be cheap, there's no adjective behind it, the adjective clean is most important. However due to increasing environmental pollutions, clean air and water have become very costly nowadays.
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@sodapop (977)
• United States
29 Jul 07
It's free here in Illinois. I live in central Illinois and I haven't seen anybody charging for air or water. Maybe I should knock on wood. I have a little and I do mean little air compressor about 12 inches by 12 inches that runs off of your lighter in the car that I bought at Sears that I keep in m van. It does the job. Maybe that is something you might want to look into.