If you know the price of a gallon of gasoline at a pump is wrong — it’s too low — do you pump and run or do you tell the clerk that it’s wrong?
If it sounds familiar, you’ve probably been reading News Cut since we started it in 2007 because one of the first posts was about a gas station near Rhinelander, Wisconsin where the pump price was set at $.33, instead of $3.29. Let’s just say that a lot of Wisconsinites did not distinguish themselves.
It’s happened again, this time in California. A gas station operator incorrectly inputted the price into the computer, and the pump defaulted to $1.10 a gallon. People lined up quickly at the Los Angeles gas station and the operator lost $21,000.
The owner says he hopes people will come back and pay him the real price.
What would you do?