• Report: #692724

Complaint Review: Costco Gas

  • Submitted: Tue, February 08, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, February 10, 2011

  • Reported By: Carlos — Riverside California United States of America
Costco Gas
480 N McKinley St Corona, California United States of America

Costco Gas COSTCO RIPS YOU OFF ON THE GAS !!!! Corona, California

*Consumer Comment: Patti, are you REALLY that stupid? Think about it!

*Consumer Comment: Oh boy.

*Author of original report: I understand that

*Author of original report: info

*Consumer Comment: There are more facts for you.

*Consumer Comment: info request, again

*Author of original report: LOOK WHAT I FOUND THIS PROVES MY POINT !!!!!!!!

*Author of original report: RE BAD MATH

*Consumer Comment: Lighten up

*Consumer Comment: info request

*Consumer Comment: Carlos, your math doesn't add up!

*Author of original report: I ONLY HAVE A 13.00 GAL TANK

*Consumer Comment: WHAT IS YOUR POINT???????

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I Had my car since 1996 it always took 12.50 gals the most to fill it up here just recenty my wife went to Costco in Orange County C.A and fill up the car it took 15.00 gals @ 3.17 gal total of 48.00. I was shock I could not believe it I saw the recepit. Then I filled up the car in Corona C.A it took 14.50 gals @ 3.20 gal tatol of 45.00 I still could not beleive it. So on 2/08/11 I went to Sams Club and filled up my car again it took 12.50 gals @ 3.21 Gal total of 41.00. 

COSTCO RIPS YOU OFF  

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/08/2011 08:31 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Costco-Gas/Corona-California-92879/Costco-Gas-COSTCO-RIPS-YOU-OFF-ON-THE-GAS-Corona-California-692724. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Patti, are you REALLY that stupid? Think about it!

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

Patti,

The OP complained about being shorted on his gas purchases.

This is a weights and measures issue, so.......

The correct math is ESSENTIAL to determine where the rip off is!

Are you REALLY that stupid??

I bet you round the figures in your checkbook register too, right?

And, the OP still avoided the question posed by both me and Coast on the year make and model of the vehicle. This is VERY important too, but was left out.

I bet this guy has a 16 gallon tank, not 13.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Oh boy.

AUTHOR: Robert - (USA)

What's next?  Temperature compensating water meters?  How about temperature compensating liquid hand soap dispensers?  What about my charcoal starter?  Is there really a liter in the can when the temperature hits 10 F?

I can only hope the City of Buffalo doesn't get wind of this nonsense.

The cost of these temperature compensating pumps is going to be passed along to the consumers-how nice.
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#3 Author of original report

I understand that

AUTHOR: Carlos - (USA)

BUT WE ARE TALIKING ABOUT THE SAME MOUTH AND SAME CAR AT TWO DIFFERENT GAS STATIONS + BOTH TIMES I WENT AFTER 4 PM . THE BOTTOM LINE  SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT!!!
 

AND I THING YOU GUYS NEED TO READ THE LAST REPORT I PUT UP IT'S SHOWS YOU THAT THEY FINED FOR WHAT'S KNOWN AS HOT GAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#4 Author of original report

info

AUTHOR: Carlos - (USA)

I HAVE A 96 HONDA CIVIC 4 DOOR
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#5 Consumer Comment

There are more facts for you.

AUTHOR: Inspector - (USA)

The amount of fuel loss they are talking about is not as noticable as the figures you gave, also these special pumps are not used yet so, nobody has them.

It was always known to me that you get less fuel in the summer and a little more in the winter so since I am living in the northeast, I figure it evens out. 
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#6 Consumer Comment

info request, again

AUTHOR: coast - (USA)

What is the make, model and year of the car?
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#7 Author of original report

LOOK WHAT I FOUND THIS PROVES MY POINT !!!!!!!!

AUTHOR: Carlos - (USA)

Retail giant Costco is settling a lawsuit involving so-called "hot gasoline," agreeing to remedy a problem that lets consumers drive off with less fuel in their tank than they realize. The suit alleges that temperature changes in gasoline cause it to expand and lose mass, thereby leaving consumers with less gas in their tank than they are actually charged for. The standard industry-wide temperature for gasoline is 60 degrees; indeed, pumps are generally programmed to deliver gas at this temperature. But when gas gets hotter, it expands and loses mass, meaning that a "full" tank isn't really full at all. The suit covers individuals in 25 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam, and alleges fraud and conspiracy against the oil industry and individual gas stations. While the difference in volume might not seem significant, over time the money adds up, and the plaintiffs attorneys estimate that affected individuals pay an additional $40 to $100 a year to make up the difference. Ads by Google GasBoy-Petrovend-AutogasIncluding Proprietary Processing Complete and Simple Replacement e3tek.com Medical Malpractice SuitPain & Suffering from Your Injury? Talk to a Local Attorney for Free. www.InjuryHelpLineAttorney.com CSI Fleet Fuel CardGas Cards, California Gas card California Fleet, California Fuel www.csifleetfuelcard.com As part of the settlement, Costco has agreed to install new pumps at stores in 14 states in the south and southwest. The new pumps regulate fuel by delivering slightly more gas for the same price when the fuel is "hot." The new pumps could eventually find their way to seven other states and Washington, D.C., if Costco begins buying temperature-adjusted fuel in those markets. Assuming the settlement is approved, the new pumps will be up and running within the next five years. Trade groups that represent petroleum makers seized on a report that claimed the new pumps would actually cost consumers more money. The study, commissioned by the California Energy Commission (CEC) found that the "net cost to society" of installing price-control mechanisms on pumps "is slightly negative." The report's findings are based on an estimate that modifying fuel pumps in California would cost between $102 and $123 million, and that yearly inspections and maintenance on the equipment could range between $4.4 million and $13 million. Ads by Google Class Action NewsProtect Your Rights Consumer Law Reports www.ConsumerLawReports.com Hip Replacement LawsuitGet Compensated. We Can Help. Easy & Secure Contact Form. Act Now DepuyHipReplacementLawyer.com Don't Pay Debt CollectorsSue Harassing Debt Collectors. Make Them Pay You. 100% Free & Fast Help WeStopDebtCollectors.com/Debt_Help Nonetheless, some industry experts estimate that heat expansion creates a windfall for the oil industry and gas retailers of up to $1.5 billion a year. Retailers also insist that they must sell gas at 231 cubic inches, the industry standard, and that using the new pumps will essentially be illegal. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil of Kansas City dismissed that argument out of hand. Indeed, in a previous order, the judge said that the defendants had "not shown ... that state regulation actually prohibits them from adjusting the size of a gallon of motor fuel to account for thermal expansion." Consumer groups were thrilled with the settlement. "This is fantastic news for consumers," said Judy Dugan of the nonprofit Watchdog organization, in a statement. "Costco is taking the lead in offering drivers gasoline that has the same amount of energy in every gallon, living up to its reputation as a consumer-friendly place to shop." Maybe so, but the fuel and oil industry isn't giving up without a fight. They will no doubt be vociferously opposing possible settlements with other gas station chains; the suit names dozens of gas retailers and chains, including Exxon, Citgo, Hess, and Wal-Mart. In a sign of their stake in the actions outcome, the oil and gas lobby succeeded this month in convincing the Virginia legislature to ban temperature-adjusted sales, at least for the time being.
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#8 Author of original report

RE BAD MATH

AUTHOR: Carlos - (USA)

I'M GOING OFF WHAT MY Recepit Say's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO THAT SHOULD REALLY TELL YOU SOMETHING RIGHT THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG !!!!!. IF YOU GUYS WHERE SMART YOU WILL STOP FIGHTING WITH ME ABOUT HOW DO THE MATH OR WHAT'S MY POINT OR ANYTHING ELSE AND WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF!!!!. BESIDE'S I REALLY DON'T CARE!!! I'M JUST BEING NICE ENOUGH TOO LET EVERYONE KNOW THATS ALL !!!!! 





  
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#9 Consumer Comment

Lighten up

AUTHOR: patti - (United States of America)

Lighten up Steve...they were rounding.  I not commenting on the ripoff nature of the report, just saying that the math isn't far enough off to even merit a comment.
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#10 Consumer Comment

info request

AUTHOR: coast - (USA)

What is the make, model and year of the car?
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#11 Consumer Comment

Carlos, your math doesn't add up!

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

First, what is the year, make, and model of your car?
This is very important info that you left out.

Next, your math is very poor.

You claimed 15.00 gals. @ $3.17 was a total of $48.00.
WRONG! 15x 3.17= $47.55

Then, you claimed another purchase of 14.50 gals. @ $3.20 for a total of $45.00
WRONG AGAIN! 14.50 x 3.20 = $46.40

And finally, you claim 12.5 Gals. at $3.21 cost you $41.00.
WRONG ONCE MORE! 12.50 x 3.21 = $40.13


So, in recap, we have missing essential information, and 3 separate instances of bad math.

Not a credible report.
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#12 Author of original report

I ONLY HAVE A 13.00 GAL TANK

AUTHOR: Carlos - (USA)

MY POINT IS MY CAR ONLY HAS A 13.00 GAL TANK THATS WITH THE RESERVE !!!!!!

UPDATE I WENT ON 2/9/11 TO PROVE MY POINT I TOOK A 5.0 GAL GAS CAN AND IT ONLY
GAVE ME 4.5 GAL'S BUT THE PUMP SAID 5.0 GALS
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#13 Consumer Comment

WHAT IS YOUR POINT???????

AUTHOR: jetames - (USA)

WHAT IS YOUR POINT???????
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