Gas Delivery Scam?
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:07 AM
The other day a gas guy whom I knew came by unannounced. I needed gas so I asked for 500 pesos worth. I got the receipt saying I got 80 liters of gas at 6.something per liter. The math was correct, but my gas tank went from being 20% full to only 40% full, a 20% difference.
My gas tank holds 180 liters, so 80 liters is almost half a tank. So, obviously I was shorted. I now realize that I have to check the gas levels myself IFO of the guys before and after.
This particular delivery guy who speaks English, has aggressively marketed himself in my area, leaving cards several times. But I no longer want to use him.
Some time ago someone had posted about ways of gas delivery trucks shorting customers somehow - you get a mathematically correct receipt, but you don't actually get what you paid for.
So, who is a good, reliable gas truck delivery guy these days??
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:10 AM
El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:56 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:10 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:43 PM
Their Drivers are now working on Commission for what they pump
I was warned by by neighbor but got stung anyway
I ordered gas 2 weeks ago for 1,000.00mxn 1/2 my tank size
live in 24 hr security gated Coto- last week while I was out - the Guards admitted Zeta for 1 of my neighbors- they stopped at my house went up on the roof and filled the tank to the tune of 1000.00mxn and slipped the receipt under my door with instructions to go to their office to PAY
Several of my neighbors also had this happen - one of the advantages of living in a gated community is power The Administrator of our 23 house Coto has now banned all Gas Trucks from entering our Coto unless homeowner advises Security Guards ahead of time that we ordered gas for a particular day.
I have not yet paid the bill
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:38 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:24 PM
I don't think I'm getting ripped off though. I put $500 in recently and it gave me about a 40% increase - and gave me 80 liters. I've been told my tank holds around 200 liters. So that would be about right?
Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:31 PM
So if the last person bought say 74 liters and they don't zero out the meter you will be paying for that 74 liters again plus whatever gas you buy.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:49 PM
Can you give a number for them? I have been with others and have been shorted from 10% to 20% short of what they charge.
I use Z...works for us...
Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:14 PM
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:34 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:42 PM
What I don't know is how accurate the meter is on the gas truck. I highly suspect that the meter on my tank that shows %s is not that accurate. Sometimes doing the math and knowing the tank size the amount of gas goes up or down a few % points from where I computed it should be after purchasing say 300 liters. My tank is 500 liters and now with solar panels, I don't kill it but once every 10 or so months. Oh and happy birthday Mike
That's right, Peter... my most recent delivery, I saw the digital gauge on the truck starting at 0000.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:07 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:10 PM
I track gas use (litres/day) and always fill to 80% on guage, then call when near 20% left. It has never varied more than a few (less than 10, usually no more than 5) liters
per fill in all that time... in 3 different houses... except for seasonal extra use (Christmas baking / turkey, etc.) when I've had to call a little sooner than my usual 95 days.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:18 PM
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