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so i went to new york via the turnpike from de this past weekend had to stop at a sunoco to fill up ... saw a bright red/yellow sign NO SELF SERVICE STATE LAW!..... uhh ok? so in NJ your not alloud to pump your own gas? whats the deal?...

how do you fill up a gas tank for a lawnmower? says on the signs they arent alloud to put fuel in any container other then a vehicle...

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i always wondered why people from NJ would ask me how to fill up their cars when they where next to me at a gas pump in DE heh. well now I know.
 

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The law was passed back in the 80's by jim florio (I think). I'm not 100% sure why. Some say to create jobs.

Some people will still pump their gas, depending on the situation, but along major highways, it is less likely to be accepted.

For example, you have a classic car with a custom paint job, they are not gonna argue with you about pumping gas.
 

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I pretty much always pump my own gas - every time the attendant gets there first they leave the gas cap dangling - makes me want to leave them dangling from a gallows.
 

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REALLY!? I wanna pump my own gas so bad! I've yelled at jack assed dropping my cap agianst the paint. no care. I wish Jersey goes back. They also say thats why it's cheaper (one reason) is because there is less gas being stolen
 

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Lower price in Jersey is mostly due to all of the lovely refineries we have here. Cant drive down the NJTP without seeing them.
 

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[quote author=myork link=topic=66027.msg1132932#msg1132932 date=1167936007]
Lower price in Jersey is mostly due to all of the lovely refineries we have here. Cant drive down the NJTP without seeing them.
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thats part of my important argument ;)

Perth Amboy as alot as well along the raritan
 

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[quote author=myork link=topic=66027.msg1132932#msg1132932 date=1167936007]
Lower price in Jersey is mostly due to all of the lovely refineries we have here. Cant drive down the NJTP without seeing them.
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I forgot about those things :dur:
 

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It may be illegal.. but the attendants will fill up any "proper" container that you give them.

Also, the law was enacted way back in 1949. At the time, legislators felt it was too dangerous to have untrained people dispensing a flammable liquid. Every year, people try to get it shot down, and every year they fail. I really like the fact that I don't have to get out of my car and have my hands smell like gas afterwards. I haven't pumped my own gas in years. Even though I was born, raised and still live in NY, my house is 2 miles from the NJ state border where gas is considerably cheaper. I've been working in NJ since I graduated from college... so whether I get gas near work or home.. I always get it in NJ. Fortunately, living in NY so many years has granted me the experience of pumping my own gas.. so I don't have to look like a total retard when I go on trips out of state!
 

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I thought it was cool I didnt have to get out either. In Kansas City there is like 1 station still around that pumps for you and I liked not getting out and smelling like gas. Do yall tip the dude who pumps your gas? When I went to NYC this past weekend and got gas in Jersey for the first time I gave him 2 dollars even though its his job.. Also told em not to touch my windows :)

Since you live in NY do you have to pay 6 bux to get into Manhattan like I did? and I think 6 bux to get out
 

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haha...no, we dont tip the gas attendants....I guess you can if they treat you good...Sometimes the guy will ask you if you want your windows cleaned or something like that....Most places are too busy for that anymore.

the 6 bucks your talking about i guess if the bridge toll and yes, unless your a state worker in a state vehical, you gotta pay. (everyone) welcome to ny-nj
 

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I have tipped a gas guy in the past at christmas time if it is a usual gas station with a usual guy, now i go to several gas stations and the guy isn't always the same or speak english. I'm not gonna tip a guy if he doesn't know why he is getting it.
 

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[quote author=krstofer link=topic=66027.msg1135959#msg1135959 date=1168095674]
I have tipped a gas guy in the past at christmas time if it is a usual gas station with a usual guy, now i go to several gas stations and the guy isn't always the same or speak english. I'm not gonna tip a guy if he doesn't know why he is getting it.
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heh i guess if you live there and its an everyday thing then ya wouldnt tip but for us out of staters the lil break is worth a couple bucks :).. i wouldnt tip them if they cant speak english because in my opinion he/she should speak the language of the land to get business from me. ide probably just pull away and find a diff pump.
 

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[quote author=krstofer link=topic=66027.msg1135959#msg1135959 date=1168095674]
i wouldnt tip them if they cant speak english because in my opinion he/she should speak the language of the land to get business from me. ide probably just pull away and find a diff pump.
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Finding someone who pumps gas at a gas station and does speak the language might be harder than you think. :)
 

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It's IMPOSSIBLE to find someone who speaks English to pump your gas here on Long Island or at least at the station
I freuquent often. Pat-Med area and Mineola areas.
 

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[quote author=krstofer link=topic=66027.msg1135959#msg1135959 date=1168095674]
I have tipped a gas guy in the past at christmas time if it is a usual gas station with a usual guy, now i go to several gas stations and the guy isn't always the same or speak english. I'm not gonna tip a guy if he doesn't know why he is getting it.
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:huh: Just 'cause a guy doesn't speak english, or speak very well, doesn't make him dumb.
 

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[quote author=AuxOne link=topic=66027.msg1134787#msg1134787 date=1168026190]
I thought it was cool I didnt have to get out either. In Kansas City there is like 1 station still around that pumps for you and I liked not getting out and smelling like gas. Do yall tip the dude who pumps your gas? When I went to NYC this past weekend and got gas in Jersey for the first time I gave him 2 dollars even though its his job.. Also told em not to touch my windows :)

Since you live in NY do you have to pay 6 bux to get into Manhattan like I did? and I think 6 bux to get out
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As mentioned, we do have to pay also, but only to get into Manhattan. Leaving NY, you don't have to pay.
 

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[quote author=howiek link=topic=66027.msg1137157#msg1137157 date=1168184548]
It's IMPOSSIBLE to find someone who speaks English to pump your gas here on Long Island or at least at the station
I freuquent often. Pat-Med area and Mineola areas.
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Same 'round my way! Westchester county. Those that don't pump gas and just tend the station usually speak English, or tolerable broken English at least. But for those rare places that pump for you, it's not often it's English-speaking guy.
 
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