Sidestep:old3eyes:networkn:old3eyes: The easiest way to sort out drive offs is to lock the pumps and put pay at the pump terminals in as Zzz has done here in Auckland.. If you don't have a credit or eftpos card go inside and pay cash.. Problem solved. Mobil used to be at the forefront of this but dropped the ball about 5 years ago when the efpost security system changed and they didn't want to upgrade the terminals..
Heh, the reason they gave was to me when I queried it, was it was because they weren't generating the profits they required from petrol sales alone. The cost to upgrade was relatively small, but the loss of the grocery transactions was the real issue.
You're most likely correct but try buying gas in the US . Always pay at the pump.. Not sure what Australia does these days..
Depends where you are. In the State of Oregon you're not even legally allowed to fill the car yourself. The attendant does it.
In some dodgy cities you cant even go inside. Cash in the tray under the bulletproof screen to pay.
In Canada a couple months back. Nearly all our local Gas Stations are "Full serve"
You pull in, the attendant comes, fills your car, washes your windows, takes your credit card inside, comes out with the receipt, sign it & on your way..
At a couple the young attendant girls had step stools so they can reach the windows on your pickup truck.. gas was 95c/litre..
I would be very suspect about giving any pump jockey my credit card to take inside and swipe as the may make a clone of it.. Has happened in restaurants..