Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cumberland Farms Salami Slicing Its Customers &mdash 1¢ scheme?

On the way home from work today I stopped at my local Cumberland Farms to buy gas. I swiped my debit card and lied to the machine and told it that the card was not a debit card. I pumped exactly 10.000 gallons. Now my hand is off the pump. A few seconds later I watch in disbelief as the pump adds an additiona .002 gallons to my total raising the amount I am charged by one cent! I suppose the valve on the pump could be malfunctioning, but I did not hear any more gas being pumped into the car!

Now I really don't care about the 1 cent — but if they did to every one of their customers it would add up quick. I still buy gas there as it is the cheapest even after the 1¢ scheme.

Just as a warning to others -- keep a sharp eye out when shopping at Cumberland Farms.

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