• Report: #993077
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  • Submitted: Mon, January 07, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, January 07, 2013

  • Reported By: R. D. — Richardson Texas United States of America
901 E Division Street Arlington, Texas United States of America

QuikTrip QuikTrip gas station deliberately rigs equipment to scam consumers! Arlington, Texas

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I routinely drive in and out of Arlington so this is one of the most convenient gas stations for me. Tragically, they are also one of the worst. I have been ripped off TWICE at this exact location.

The first time I was using my debit card to buy gas but the card reader was broken, so I had to go inside and prepay. I then went out to pump the gas I had paid for, and a few seconds in the pump shut itself off! I had to keep squeezing it to get my money's worth.

I swore then I would never return, but I gave into the allure of convenience and returned a few more times. This last time I was ripped off AGAIN. I had lost my debit card so I had no choice but to use cash. I did just that and again, it kept shutting off.

There was a new twist this time; about 11.5 gallons in, I stopped hearing the characteristic rush in the hose. In a desperate attempt to get my money's worth I pressed on, and the counters went up until I had used up the amount I put in.

I went inside to tell management what was wrong and I was treated like an idiot. The manager claimed that I had gotten what I paid for simply because the counter inside showed it. He gave me a string of canned responses like "We calibrate our pumps frequently" and "it all comes out of one tank in the ground, so why should it matter?" all while wearing a smug little grin on his face.

Consumers, take note: this gas station is exploiting a state law requiring prepayment for gasoline to cheat you out of your hard-earned money! Do NOT buy gas here! You WILL be sorry!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/07/2013 08:57 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/quiktrip/arlington-texas-76011/quiktrip-quiktrip-gas-station-deliberately-rigs-equipment-to-scam-consumers-arlington-t-993077. 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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