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Old 06 June 2006, 16:15   #41
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Yes - another day and I would have taken that approach and waited for them to get the OK from regional / head office or whatever. But time was also against us in the consumer battle!

They're probably really nice people when they take their supervisor badge off.

What really annoys me is the 'Oooh that's a bit different - we probably shouldn't allow it' approach with no real foundation of fact or even common sense.

When I've got a spare hour or so, I shall go round and round with a 5l can and put in just the minimum amount (2l ?) and pay on a card.each time. Is that petty enough?
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and don't forget to spill a little as then they'll have to come out and sprinkle it with sand .
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Old 06 June 2006, 16:43   #43
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When I've got a spare hour or so, I shall go round and round with a 5l can and put in just the minimum amount (2l ?) and pay on a card.each time. Is that petty enough?
No. Pay with a 50 note each time and "spend all the change somewhere else" between visits
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...About 40l in they cut off the pump...

......."we don't have the legislation to allow that" ......

.........so just advised them we wouldn't be back and paid up.
Surely if its illegal to sell you petrol if its not in an "appropriate" container then it was against the law for him to charge you for the 40L in the boat and you should have been given it for free
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Old 06 June 2006, 18:05   #45
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Filled up at a Shell station on the A27 for 2p a litre less.
Says it all, really, doesn't it? I've never had any problem filling any boat at a petrol station. Also, I never use supermarket petrol stations!
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We use Sainsburys at Chichester, no probleam, just some times i have to leave a credit card with the payment desk. i like sainsburys because,
Not only can you use your voucher but you get your Necter points
Now i know that sounds a bit sad but we have 80 gal tank and i am mean.
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I used to work for Sainsburys (don't shoot me)!

I was a stock controller, and we once phoned up our petrol station from the main store and told the petrol manager that we were doing a stock take and we needed her to weigh the fuel tanks (which are under ground). About half an hour later, she phoned us back asking if we could come and show her how to do it because her scales for fruit and veg weren't big enough!

The powers that be a Sainsburys will nearly always support the customer. Unfortunately, some of the shop floor staff aren't always the brightest. Education is the key here I feel.

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I fill mine up at Applemore Tesco,no problems so far!
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Guys if your filling up cans just find a pump away from the kiosk, walk to the back of your car, put the cans out of site next to your filler cap and hey presto, fill up as if your filling your car tank up. They don't look that closely.

Oh and recce the place for CCTV as well!

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I've never had a problem filling the boat up, or taking up two pumps at Morrisons in Horndean. In fact one day there were three of us in there on a Sunday morning taking up Six pumps and we were the only ones who were worried.

Normally get a 'Oh thats looks like fun' from the Girlie behind the counter, but she's talking about the boat not me.

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