Talk:Pay at the pump

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I have previously heard a different story regarding the origins of Pay at the Pump. The story I'd heard is that the system was first thought of by a woman who was a senior executive at an oil company, but also a mom. She observed that whereas the trip to-and-from the cashier was relatively straightforward for people not traveling with small children, the trip to-and-from was considerably more complicated for people traveling with small children (unbuckle the child from the car seat, carry the child inside with you, go back out to the car, re-buckle the child, pay for the gas -- or worse, two trips with to-and-fro with the child if you were "filling it up"). I don't have any references for this though. Does anybody know of any references? Truejim (talk) 21:18, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Oregon law forbids customers pumping fuel, but does not mandate full service -- washing windshields, checking oil, tires, etc.

Reference 14 does not link to a reachable source for me. I would like check the reference as here in NZ, there is evidence that Pay@Pump does not reduce convenience store sales; people just wanting fuel, don't go in, meaning that fewer queues inside for those who do want items from the store. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:14, 15 December 2015 (UTC)


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I used it to improve two such references.

It really helps creates a much cleaner list of references. I hope you will try it. S Philbrick(Talk) 16:52, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

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