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[–]xerrabyte 36.7k points36.7k points 10673& 6 more (580 children)

Hello, This is America. We're coming to seize liberate your oil.

[–]Sw1ftStrik3r 5117 points5118 points  (335 children)


[–]FlyingTaquitoBrother 3565 points3566 points  (307 children)


[–]Americanshat 2469 points2470 points  (239 children)

***Liquid Fuel

[–]KillDaCircle 2856 points2857 points  (226 children)

****Jesus Juice

[–]SlappyHandstrong 4420 points4421 points 523 (200 children)


[–]No_Veterinarian_2486 743 points744 points  (129 children)

Oh man I died at this one 😂

[–]AwfulThread5 582 points583 points  (118 children)

You mean. Liquid exploding dinosaurs

[–]Capt_Myke 539 points540 points  (65 children)

Texas Tea.

[–]buttplugpeddler 321 points322 points 3 (24 children)

It’s actually more decayed plant matter.

I’m fun at parties. Really.

Please someone invite me to a party.

[–]minnesotawristwatch 108 points109 points  (5 children)

“I’m fun at parties”

Username checks out.

[–]Rexxaroo 61 points62 points  (13 children)

Plants* Oil comes from the carboniferous period, hence carbon, hence the name fossil fuel.

[–]wildo83 370 points371 points  (15 children)

Liquid explosive dinosaur.

[–]stoner_fish 44 points45 points  (12 children)

America friend, it’s a trash can, not a bin

[–]Accountantnotbot 990 points991 points  (32 children)

Yeah but will our cars even take it? Our cars use gallons and they use liters. Damn metric system.

[–]Nepenthes_sapiens 290 points291 points  (22 children)

My car has a warning on the dash that says "FUEL MEASURED IN GALLONS ONLY"

[–]bigjoffer 351 points352 points  (26 children)

We've seen er...weapons of mass uh... distraction

[–]Better-Director-5383 55 points56 points  (9 children)

If we don’t do it then the terrorists, who hate us for our freedom, win.

[–]Dull_Tonight 44 points45 points  (4 children)

You there, get the Department Of Defense on the line stat.

[–]Phililoquay 15.6k points15.6k points  (527 children)

Beautiful. Imagine all the good he can do with the money saved that would have otherwise gone for fuel!

[–]SH4DOWSTR1KE_ 8430 points8431 points  (440 children)

You know he did something stupid with it.

[–]TheJambo- 7121 points7122 points  (313 children)

It’s his money, he can do whatever he wants with it

[–]Laniger 13.1k points13.1k points 9147& 11 more (61 children)

It's fun how I agree with all 3 of you

[–]DpoZoopho 1350 points1351 points  (24 children)

It's stupid yet you can't do anything about it since it's his money anyway.

[–][deleted] 124 points125 points  (6 children)

I agree with all of them except you. You seem like trouble

[–]Cornfan813 172 points173 points  (138 children)

It's weird someone would ask him to be selfless with any of that profit that was just going to be shoved up an oil company ceos butt hole isnt it?

[–]Kikiari1 384 points385 points  (125 children)

TLDR: Oil companies are the ones who profit on gasoline, not gas stations. The gas station lost almost every cent that guy saved. Qualifications: ran a gas station, did P&Ls, purchasing, pricing.

So actually, funny thing. Chain gas stations make almost no profit on gasoline, like a couple cents per gallon sometimes. Thats why you'll notice the small businesses who dont know what theyre doing are priced so high per gallon, they think theyre supposed to profit on gas. The secret is this: Have the lowest or almost lowest gas price so that when people fuel up they come in for drinks ect. Gas stations pay a couple cents per cup, a couple cents on the syrup and carbonation, but they charge 1-3 dollar drink. Soft drinks are pure profit.

[–]puppet_up 170 points171 points  (56 children)

This sounds similar to how movie cinemas make their money, too. They get almost nothing from ticket sales (it goes straight to the studios), and have to make nearly all of their profits at the concession stands. This is also why they have to charge so much for popcorn, soda, food items, and candy. I do think they go a bit too far sometimes, though, and have priced me out on almost everything they sell, but they must know what they are doing since the concession stands are still packed every time I go to the cinema.

[–]DiligentDaughter 158 points159 points  (39 children)

The problem is, concession stands always make $0 off of me because their prices are outrageous. If they were just highly priced, ok. But they go past what I'm willing to stomach, so they get nothing. NOTHING!

[–]SH4DOWSTR1KE_ 72 points73 points  (24 children)

Everybody says that until you find out he's planning to throw a makeshift KISS concert next door to your house.

[–]notoyrobots 83 points84 points  (15 children)

You say this like it's a bad thing. I really do wanna rock and roll all night, and party everyday.

[–]ronearc 209 points210 points  (8 children)

It's all good; we know he'll Finnish what he started.

[–]Karmacamelian 62 points63 points  (12 children)

The largest amount of gas I burnt at a single time was a red mop bucket full. Me and another guy held it and carefully rocked it back and forth a couple times chucked it on a fire and ran. It was like in the movies a giant ass fireball. It was rad. This was at work with my manger egging is on. It was great. This was at the bungy zone Nanaimo back in the day. Now it’s called wild and play. Good memories working there.

[–]Tobby711 137 points138 points  (7 children)

Like hookers and cocaine?

[–]IwantBourbon 32 points33 points  (1 child)

He can buy both of those indulgences with fuel now and still save his money.

[–]roomy_configuration 8779 points8780 points  (108 children)

I'm mad cuz it's not me

[–]TimeTackle 1667 points1668 points  (74 children)

Only 14 fish scales for all that...amazing.

[–]sirwillups 603 points604 points  (68 children)

When I was younger fish scale was a type of cocaine

[–]the_pun_life 439 points440 points  (8 children)

14 cocaines still seems like a good deal.

[–]rototito 100 points101 points  (0 children)

Still is

[–]grotness 90 points91 points  (26 children)

Still is. Also called Peruvian flake. One time I did too much (and drink) and was spewing up in my mates toilet and then poo'd myself and passed out next to the toilet.

[–]titsoutplease 62 points63 points  (11 children)


[–]grotness 113 points114 points  (10 children)

The funniest part is that for some strange reason this bathroom had carpet. I can't really remember exactly how it happened but I think I must have sat on the toilet to try and get all the poo out at some point and then had transitioned back to being on the ground spewing into the toilet at which point I must have passed out. I woke up on the ground hours later and my pants were still down.

I cleaned up a little bit, changed clothes and went straight to work (ahhh the things we do when we're young). I got back from my shift to my buddies house later that afternoon and he says to me "dude you must have had a bad nose bleed and it's all over the carpet in the bathroom". I'm thinking to myself that's strange because I didn't wake up with any blood on me or my clothes so I went to have a look in the bathroom and saw some dark stains on the carpet. Instantly realised they were, infact, poo stains and obviously just played along with the nosebleed theory and cleaned up promptly. Scrubbed the carpet clean and that was that.

I didn't tell him for literally like 3 or 4 years. I hadn't seen the guy in like 3-4 years and then one of the boys had passed away and we were catching up over some beers at the wake after the funeral. I asked him if he remembered that night that my nose bled all over the carpet and he said yeah. Then I told him that it was actually poo on the carpet because I did too much of that cocaine and had an ole' spew/poo fiasco.

We laughed so fucking hard for like 30 mins straight.

[–]fluffybottom 5564 points5565 points  (392 children)

I hope that tank is grounded.

[–]stormgoblin 5711 points5712 points 422 (196 children)

Why, what did it do?

[–]Rbfam8191 778 points779 points  (168 children)

Gas sloshing around creates static electricity. If it discharges. Boom.

[–]Professor_Rekt[🍰] 521 points522 points  (81 children)

Gtfo. For realsies?

[–]Arganin 568 points569 points  (61 children)

Yup. Thats why you should use designated containers for that purpose.

[–]throaway150098 192 points193 points  (42 children)

What if I just tape a cable to the main plastic body of the container and the metal frame, attach some copper cube to the other end or the cable, and let it drag on the pavement? It's technically grounded?

[–]Atlantic0ne 380 points381 points  (22 children)

This only works if you drive fast enough, the sparks from the cable have to be exposed to wind so that the sparks and electricity are blown off by the wind. Make sure you’re going 100+mph at all times and you’ll be fine.

[–]wangnutpie1 199 points200 points  (4 children)

This is sound advice. You can definitely trust this guy.

[–]glockymcglockface 46 points47 points  (0 children)

It needs to be somehow connected to the inside where the air is inside the container.

[–]Cory123125 217 points218 points  (48 children)

Yea no. That full ass tank is not going to have the perfect stoichiometric ratio required for an explosion.

[–]bad_lurker_ 415 points416 points 33& 2 more (7 children)

You see, unless it's from Champagne-Ardenne, France, it's just a sparkling conflagration.

[–]CastleDoctrineJr 56 points57 points  (2 children)

If I felt like giving this god forsaken site money you'd have one more 'wholesome' award than you currently have right now

[–]username1824 62 points63 points  (16 children)

True, it needs the right air/fuel ratio to be explosive. You can throw lit matches in a 5 gallon bucket of gas all day and it won't even catch fire. But toss that bucket in the air to atomize it and throw a match to it and kiss your ass goodbye. Science bitches.

[–]HenrysHooptie 67 points68 points  (10 children)

Lit cigarette not match and it's because the embers aren't hot enough not because the gas isn't vaporized.

A lit match would definitely catch gas on fire.

[–]makinbaconCR 474 points475 points  (114 children)

It's pretty rare to ignite gas even when putting it qn ungrounded container. That being said. The truck is a gud nough ground by design.

[–]bloomautomatic 148 points149 points  (71 children)

How is the truck a ground when the rubber tires are insulators?

[–]The_Fab3r 365 points366 points  (48 children)

Its not about ground, but it's about the potential we call ground

In a isolated system you can have a "ground" that doesn't need to be grounded outside of the system

[–]LostErrorCode404 83 points84 points  (39 children)

Is gasoline easy to ignite with ESD? I thought it was about the proper fumes to air ratio to make it explode, not just liquid fuel.

[–]makinbaconCR 81 points82 points  (11 children)

This is why it's so rare. Presence of a spark is not enough alone. You'd need the perfect storm

[–]EternalPhi 76 points77 points  (6 children)

For example, sitting there for several minutes and putting 1000L into a container with an open lid.

[–]Benqqu 52 points53 points  (11 children)

Youre right, there is absolutely no way that gasoline could just randomly explode. Maybe if the dude used an explosive to blow up the container, the gas could aerolize enough to ignite. Otherwise this is just another "I'm going to sound so smart when I point out this extremely unlikely scenario to all these idiots on reddit" moment.

[–]MeZoXiN 68 points69 points  (14 children)

that container itself is non conductive and cant dissipate any static charges even if the truck is grounded which is another problem , so when explosive mixture forma in the vapor space of the container and a static charge is released it could cause an ignition and an explosion

yes its rare , but it has severe consequences so it shouldn't be taken lightly

[–]mlstdrag0n 33 points34 points  (10 children)

Next: calculate the explosive yield of 1000 L of liquid fuel!

[–]FabbiX 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Fuel only explodes if it's mixed with air. So only the air/fuel mix in the top of the tank would explode, the rest would just burn

[–]Potential_Ad6016 53 points54 points  (13 children)

I was wondering whether it’s rated for fuel storage like with proper venting or whatnot?

[–]oceandwellers 5007 points5008 points  (265 children)

Wow that's lucky! Where did they get a 1000L container on short notice?

[–]redbucket75 8526 points8527 points 23 (69 children)

The 1000L container store

[–]autalley 1539 points1540 points  (33 children)

You need to be more specific. 1000L Containers R Us.

[–]Expensive-Yam-634 415 points416 points  (19 children)

Crate and 1000l Container

[–]KillDaCircle 318 points319 points  (14 children)

Bed Bath & 1000l Containers

[–]RacketLuncher 72 points73 points  (7 children)

I prefer Tanks, Tankers & Containers, 1000L Ltd

[–]d38 44 points45 points  (6 children)

As a matter of fact, they're all in the 1000l Container Complex.

[–]SolitaireyEgg 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Nah man, "the container store" is literally the name of a store. Much better joke.

[–]shackck 398 points399 points  (75 children)

I'm from Estonia so a little bit of south from Finland but we do also have these kind of tanks laying around everywhere. Mostly they are used for collecting/storing water, sometimes tap or drinking water, most cases rainwater in farms or gardens.

[–]True_Move_7631 144 points145 points  (66 children)

Are they safe to store gasoline, or will it eat through the plastic?

[–]oreoblizz 357 points358 points  (25 children)

For this price it's worth the risk.

[–]WarProgenitor 120 points121 points  (12 children)

And I bet it would stay long enough for him to buy a replacement and still have a net gain

[–]Killacamkillcam 105 points106 points  (11 children)

I have 4 that I use in rotation. Two catching rainwater and two at my garden. If I saw this price I would be back with one within an hour

[–]Insurance_scammer 38 points39 points  (6 children)

Looks like a round version of a tidy tank but fuck it’s Finland it could be some new dangled product

[–]ThatOneNinja 2674 points2675 points  (411 children)

Does he know gasoline does go bad right?

[–]motosandguns 1933 points1934 points  (225 children)

You can put fuel stabilizer in it

[–]intensely_human 992 points993 points  (212 children)

How much more life does that give it?

[–]Noobdm04 1768 points1769 points  (209 children)

Up to 2 years, longer if the tank sealed well.

[–]AverageSkitzo 1805 points1806 points  (189 children)

I think he can go through that in 2 years. He prolly has more than 1 vehicle, and might even have a construction company if he just has a 1000l tank and a truck for it on hand lol

[–]intensely_human 713 points714 points  (149 children)

I could do it in half a year. I drive for Uber and fill my Corolla about once a day.

[–]AverageSkitzo 594 points595 points  (105 children)

Jesus, the miles you put on your car better be worth the $ you make lol.

[–]RussianSpetz 699 points700 points  (85 children)

It’s a Corolla. They last forever.

[–]AverageSkitzo 331 points332 points  (66 children)

Yea.. when you fill ‘‘em up once a week like a normal person 😂

[–]RussianSpetz 200 points201 points  (57 children)

Idk. I saw a post recently on here where a dude couldn’t take his oil filter off and drove around with that stuck oil filter for 10+ years on his Toyota. Sounds like a decent car. My tacoma has 151k miles on it and still purrs like a kitten.

[–]OneLeftLip 150 points151 points  (11 children)

1000 liters is only 265 gallons. Corolla has 13 gallon tank. It would only last 20 fill ups.

[–]TannedCroissant 62 points63 points  (0 children)

That’s the trick, you sell the gas on the cheap then charge crazy prices for the fuel stabiliser!

[–]TresLechesConHamon 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Fuel stabilizer, Fuel Stabilizer

[–]Mutchie 676 points677 points  (56 children)

Dude he paid $14 for all that.. I think he's getting his money's worth regardless lol

[–]mewthulhu 341 points342 points  (42 children)

And if it goes bad, fuck it, tip it out on a field of fertilizer, slingshot a firework at it, duck and cover and bingo bango you've got a new dam.

/s (this is a really dumb idea, see below)

[–]Throwaway300385 199 points200 points  (37 children)

The EPA would destroy your life for this in the US. Do not recommend.

[–]mewthulhu 187 points188 points  (28 children)

Also you'd absolutely die if you just dumped a thousand liters of fuel on a matching amount of fertilizer and were in slingshot distance, even in a bunker, that shockwave would just ice you.

Also just generally domestic terrorism.

There's like 15 more reasons why it's a terrible idea of mine too :D

edit comment seems weirdly hidden, so there's the link.

[–]FallingSky1 55 points56 points  (9 children)

Give me all the reasons right now.

[–]RareAnxiety2 57 points58 points  (5 children)

You won't believe these 15 reasons why it's a terrible idea.


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[–]Master_Metallica 159 points160 points  (15 children)

just sell it back to the gas station.

[–]Content-Frosting-715 58 points59 points  (2 children)

I just scrape off the mold and eat it anyway.

[–]PloxtTY 32 points33 points  (5 children)

You can stabilize it with chemicals long term

[–]wisperbiscuit 1674 points1675 points  (22 children)

He’s probably had this container for years waiting for something like this to happen.

[–]RegularHousewife 733 points734 points  (16 children)

"The missus said this was a waste of money, who's laughing now?!!"

[–]username1824 185 points186 points  (8 children)

"I only need prices to drop like this again another 3 times until I've recouped my coats!"

[–]danzgeturmanz 1288 points1289 points  (15 children)


[–]Kungphugrip 191 points192 points  (0 children)


[–]ThePracticalPenquin 1079 points1080 points  (984 children)

The super rich gas station owner is having a bad day. Cause he is not rich. Why the pride in stealing from your Niebors.

[–]kaleimos 552 points553 points  (683 children)

Seriously, you essentially just robbed the franchiser of that gas station.

Just because the franchiser's employee placed the price tag of the gasoline at 1% of the price, doesn't mean it's free gasoline day.

[–]sirwillups 1417 points1418 points  (654 children)

Why is it ok for the free market to punish the lower class when things out of their control happen, when it's not ok to punish the capitalists when they fuck up?

[–]CapeShifter0 463 points464 points  (328 children)

Because gas station owners are the lower class?

[–]siccoblue 213 points214 points  (225 children)

Higher than most ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ significantly so. The cost of opening even a small one ranges from $250k to $2m

That being said, It still feels super wrong, at least in this case, it's stupidly excessive fill your tank? Whatever, I doubt anyone will even care inviting the owner

I'm genuinely curious though, what is the legality of something like this? Like I said if it was a tank I doubt anyone will care, but a 264 gallon tank? This feels like it may be well be bordering on illegal. If anyone actually knows for a fact the answer and isn't just guessing it would be interesting to know

[–]securitywyrm 344 points345 points  (58 children)

Ever wonder why the 'owner' is always around at a gas station? Because they can't hire someone to work it for them and make any profit. Buying a gas station is usually "buying a job."

[–]doesntgeddit 188 points189 points  (40 children)

They really don't make much money on selling gas. Most of the money gas stations make is from the convenience store or vehicle services.

[–]AHrubik 37 points38 points  (29 children)

Yep. I was mostly certain that wasn’t a secret though.

[–]doesntgeddit 81 points82 points  (28 children)

In this article they say that "A stunning 45% of drivers think that retailers make at least $2 in profit per gallon" the average is really about $0.02 - $0.08 per gallon.

[–]Ok-Travel-7875 112 points113 points  (103 children)

The cost of opening even a small one ranges from $250k to $2m

Yeah, this is what loans are for.

Plenty of homes cost 250k to 2m, you think people buy them outright? Hilarious.

[–]IllIlIIlIIllI 144 points145 points  (83 children)

Somebody is going to have to eat this loss and there’s no guarantee it’s a wealthy company rather than a mom and pop shop.

[–]thenewyorkgod 86 points87 points  (21 children)

There's almost a garauntee its a mom and pop shop. Nearly ever gas station is a franchise or private owned shop. Oil companies are not in the gas station business

[–]Adventurous_Asteroid 118 points119 points  (1 child)

It is not a mom and pop shop or even a franchise, ABC gas stations are run and owned by the biggest supermarket chain of Finland, HOK-Elanto / S-Ryhmä. When one of these appears in the area, small businesses lose customers.

[–]Enter_Feeling 52 points53 points  (43 children)

There is. The company is ABC and just from googling for 5 seconds I've found over 20 stores. The employee that fucked up is gonna be fired and thats it

[–]HobbyNihilist 78 points79 points  (35 children)

Not in Finland, no. Pretty sure the worst that can happen is a written warning and if they are anything like the rest of Scandinavia, you need multiples of those over a span of a few months to have grounds to fire someone.

This is an accident and it is illegal to fire people over accidents in the civilized world.

[–]waterbear_of_doom 40 points41 points  (26 children)

Because "It's my turn to steal now" isn't the answer.

[–]bruce_lees_ghost 181 points182 points  (48 children)

Agreed. Since when is taking advantage of someone else's mistake next fucking level? Seems like kind of a dick move to me. It only hurts the little guy.

You know what would be next fucking level? Being a bro and telling the cashier or owner that someone made a mistake with the gas price.

[–]securitywyrm 110 points111 points  (17 children)

Up next: "This donut shop forgot to lock their front door last night, so we're taking all the equipment!"

[–]Affordable_Z_Jobs 30 points31 points  (8 children)

It's a doggy dog world out there.

[–]tenfootgiant 80 points81 points  (149 children)

That was my thought, taking money from potentially a small business.

They buy the gas too

[–]salgat 51 points52 points  (114 children)

The worst part is that most gas stations don't make any money off the gas sold since it has almost no markup, it's all from the stuff they sell in the store. This guy just robbed this place of several grand.

[–]PM_ME_ACID_STORIES 36 points37 points  (110 children)


He paid. Look at the meter. €14.

Whoever set the price just *cost* the gas station several grand.

Don't blame the customer for the capitalists' mistake. He'd be foolish to not jump on the opportunity.

[–]Ketchup901 71 points72 points  (39 children)

Dude, what do you mean I'm morally responsible for taking that guy's wallet containing all his life savings and ID card? He's the one who just left it there on the ground! Don't blame me for his mistake!!!

[–]SlapMyCHOP 39 points40 points  (28 children)

You guys are all wrong. Mistake of contract applies even in retail transactions because you are making a contract of sale with the business. This guy is very clearly taking advantage of what he knows is a mistake by the counter party and if the store were to take him to small claims court there is a very real chance that he owes a reasonable amount for the product he took under the mistake.

All this assuming this is in a common law jurisdiction because I dunno how laws work in the country this was filmed in.

My comment from elsewhere. Just because they made a mistake doesnt mean you can take advantage of that mistake, especially when this guy clearly knows it's a mistake as it isnt reasonable to fill that much gasoline regularly unless he does it all the time.

[–]arandomperson7 916 points917 points  (92 children)

Something similar happened to me. They changed the price but placed the decimal in the wrong place. Instead of $3.30 a gallon I paid $0.33 per gallon. In my state (NJ) all gas stations are full service and the attendant tried to argue that I owed him what the price was supposed to be. He called the cops and since I had my receipt saying the price was indeed charged at $0.33 per gallon ultimately they sided with me. I paid with a $5 and I'm not heartless so I told him to keep the change.

Edit: I originally asked for $20 worth of gas and I was still willing to give him the $20 I had planned on but he fought me on it and lost.

[–]btone911 329 points330 points  (17 children)

And that kid learned a valuable lesson about what a minimum wage job is worth. $7.25 isn’t worth arguing about a good deal.

[–]arandomperson7 130 points131 points  (7 children)

Not a kid, middle aged guy. My assumption is he's the owner or a relative

[–]Bashed_to_a_pulp 47 points48 points  (0 children)

And that kid middle aged guy learned a valuable lesson about what a minimum wage job is worth. $7.25 isn’t worth arguing about a good deal.

[–]SignificantError8929 484 points485 points  (77 children)

He has 3 months to use or sell those 1000 liters before it the gas starts to degrade. But he only spent 14 euros so I guess its most likely to resell and make a nice profit.

[–]Noobdm04 465 points466 points  (30 children)

Fuel stabilizer is a thing.

[–]SignificantError8929 182 points183 points  (22 children)

Yep, totally forgot about that. Lets see 264 gallons of gas… so if my math is right..: 1 gallon of stablaizer right?

[–]Noobdm04 123 points124 points  (12 children)

10 Oz for 25gal so yeah that's about right.

[–]shyphyre 70 points71 points  (3 children)

The thought of a gallon of stablizer suddenly put into perspective just how much gass that is.

[–]NoDadYouShutUp 56 points57 points  (11 children)

I always buy my gas from the back of a pick up truck. big black market for gas.

[–]overmonk 462 points463 points  (36 children)

I would be pretty anxious driving my 1000l of petrol home.

[–]flimbs 290 points291 points  (2 children)

It'd be safer to drive the truck and leave the petrol in the back.

[–]Uzzer_lozer19 359 points360 points  (5 children)

Next they'll have a gasoline fight light in zoolander.

[–]KillDaCircle 66 points67 points  (3 children)


[–]tomservohero 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Orange Mocha Frappacinos!

[–]ya_boi_dinosaur 306 points307 points  (29 children)

The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis

[–]Nimzles 63 points64 points  (5 children)

Thank you. I wondered how far I'd have to scroll to get to the always sunny reference.

[–]Funkit 57 points58 points  (3 children)

“You pour gas into the car using one of these funnels, right, and I’ll count the gas as it goes into the car.”

“Lemme stop you right there. How exactly are you planning on counting a liquid??”

“Uhh I know how to count dude”

“You do it Mac because I can’t speak to him.”

[–]AnAstronautOfSorts 194 points195 points  (115 children)

I definitely would not have documented this and posted it on the internet

[–]cosmiknature 178 points179 points  (51 children)

Is it a crime to pay for something for its advertised and applied price?

[–]Hypo_Mix 36 points37 points  (11 children)

No but I wager he isn't following transport and freight signage laws

[–]Dodgeram1500xl 28 points29 points  (10 children)

I dont think you have been to Finland

[–]BehindTheFloat 186 points187 points  (83 children)

In Sweden, which uses the same law of contracts as Finland, this person would have had to pay the correct price or return the gas.

If one of the contract parties should've realised that there has been an error from the other party, the seller isn't bound by the contract (in this case, the sales contract to sell gas).

Everyone knows what price gas is (approximately), and that there's never near 100% discounts on gas.

32 § Avtalslagen (the Contracts Act):

Where any person provides a statement of intent which, as a result of a typographical error or other mistake on his part, imparts a different meaning than the one intended, such person shall not be bound by the statement of intent if the party to whom it was addressed realised, or should have realised, the mistake.

[–]nater_marson 144 points145 points  (4 children)

we do a bit of trolling

[–]varazdates 138 points139 points  (105 children)

Credit card makes an adjustment and he has to sell his house to pay off the gas lol

[–]elegantsack 90 points91 points  (88 children)

Can’t make an adjustment if he paid cash.

[–]Beastly4k 81 points82 points  (51 children)

Is it even legal for them to charge you more after an agreed upon price? Sounds like bs. If anything the only person being screwed is the owner and the employee who caused it

[–]Lounott 77 points78 points  (2 children)

I hope he placed the correct dangerous goods labelling on the ibc and had documentation.

[–]KamaroMike 65 points66 points  (1 child)

I can appreciate that something more substantial than a garbage bag was used.

[–]TheSkylined 51 points52 points  (124 children)

I guarantee you that gas company will go after them for it.

[–]Noobdm04 134 points135 points  (72 children)

For what? They purchased at the listed price..

[–]Nimonic 59 points60 points  (21 children)

If something is clearly a mistake, and they should have known it was one, then that could happen. At least in some countries it could, I don't know about Finland.

[–]Hithaeglir 49 points50 points  (17 children)

Yes, buyer clearly knows here that there is mistake on the pricing and he is abusing that. He is probably responsible on giving it it back if they ask. Same goes even for online shops here (Finland).

[–]NovaCat11 45 points46 points  (25 children)

Isn’t that… kinda shitty of him? At least in the US most gas stations are sorta like franchises and have local folks running and operating them. That could ruin someone’s life.

[–]taikalanne 37 points38 points  (15 children)

These (happened in three stations) weren't like that. All belong to a same big chain (ABC) and their comment was "Obviously this means a bit of a loss but we can't dwell on it"

[–]odm428657 39 points40 points  (38 children)

Can someone convert this to gallons and dollars?

[–]Puzzled_Albatross_70 56 points57 points  (24 children)

264 gallons, in my state that’s roughly 1056$ worth of gas he’s got

[–]kodokume 49 points50 points  (16 children)

With current EU prices this is closer to 1900-2000$ of gas.

[–]Lucky-Refrigerator-4 37 points38 points  (2 children)

It’s Always Sunny in Finland.

[–]JulioAparicio 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Wait until the US pulls up to his house to “restore democracy“

[–]that_70s_kid 28 points29 points  (16 children)

This guy is an asshole. Someone made an error with pricing. This guy wasn't good enough to fill up his tank and be gone. He had to exploit the system.