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In Calwell please sees the attendant inside

By johnboy - 27 April 2012 25

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Rangi’s sent in these pictures of the signage at the Calwell Caltex.

I guess when communicating with a petrol thieving clientelle there’s not much point to proofing the signs.

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milkman 7:24 am 30 Apr 12

dundle said :

EvanJames said :

That sign gives me a vision of a skinny bloke with no front teeth.

In the US, every petrol pump I visited required pre-pay with a card at the pump. It was a bloody nuisence when holidaying there though, using an Aussie card, as often you had to put in your zip code… all 5 digits. I missed my US card at those times.

Hahaha we had the same problem when in the US recently…can’t remember how we figured it out, I think we just put the local zip code.

I couldn’t get my credit card to work in the US at service stations at all, even if I went inside and the attendant ran it through the point of sale device. Instead, I just paid with cash. Interestingly, I never had a problem with the cards anywhere else, just servos.

dvaey 3:58 am 30 Apr 12

Of course, if this service station wasnt in violation of a standing ACCC order with regards to prepaying at the pump, then the whole theft issue could be virtually eliminated. Currently, they have issues with driveoffs AND they violate a ruling which could well reduce their driveoffs significantly.

The real question is how come nearly 2 years after they were ordered to cease their exclusive pay-at-pump deal, that theyre still allowed to continue with it, in violation of several rulings.

swissbignose 9:38 pm 29 Apr 12

dundle said :

EvanJames said :

That sign gives me a vision of a skinny bloke with no front teeth.

In the US, every petrol pump I visited required pre-pay with a card at the pump. It was a bloody nuisence when holidaying there though, using an Aussie card, as often you had to put in your zip code… all 5 digits. I missed my US card at those times.

Hahaha we had the same problem when in the US recently…can’t remember how we figured it out, I think we just put the local zip code.

You might find that typing in 00000 also works.

Evil_Kitten 8:39 pm 29 Apr 12

JC said :

Evil_Kitten said :

It’s not such a strange thing, the BP at Fyshwick has a similar sign and I’m sure the ex-Quix down the road (whatever it is now) near KFC requires you to go inside and pay first, after a certain time of night.

Think you missed the point. What is strange is the fact it is only 1 pump at all times, also unless I am very mistaken the very first post was actually having a shot at the grammar that was used on the sign.

Yeah I realise both those points. Was just adding to the conversation that there’s others around, as some of the posts above had mentioned that it’s a sad sign to see in Canberra.

dundle 11:05 pm 28 Apr 12

EvanJames said :

That sign gives me a vision of a skinny bloke with no front teeth.

In the US, every petrol pump I visited required pre-pay with a card at the pump. It was a bloody nuisence when holidaying there though, using an Aussie card, as often you had to put in your zip code… all 5 digits. I missed my US card at those times.

Hahaha we had the same problem when in the US recently…can’t remember how we figured it out, I think we just put the local zip code.

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