<VV> Gas price survery - not what you think
J. R. Read
hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 4 00:17:35 EDT 2013
I guess that each station owner came up with his own solution. I recall pumps that had a "1." pasted on in front of the cents.
From: "Sethracer at aol.com" <Sethracer at aol.com>
To: patiomatt at aol.com; virtualvairs at corvair.org
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Gas price survery - not what you think
I do remember pump displays with the windows notched to the left to
indicate more than 99.9 a gallon. Those must have been the first pumps to be
In a message dated 7/3/2013 8:08:51 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
patiomatt at aol.com writes:
A very informal survey, and I probably won't even keep track.
How many of you remember when the price of gasoline went above $1.00?
Do you also recall that many stations (most?) had to price the fuel by the
gallon because their pumps could not show a price higher than 99.9 cents?
So, I guess that is really two questions.
My answer is Y and Y.
Final question.... What year was that?
My answer.. Don't know.
Fall of '79.... I owned a gas station...in SoCal
In Fall of '81 we had to have full gallon / litre pricing.... litre
didn't go over well... ggg
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