Letters: Outraged at gas prices

Two prices at gas pumps sends purchaser into angry rage

At approximately 2:53 p.m. on April 2, 2012 I was driving from the food market towards Otter Point Road and noticed the price of gas at $123.9 so I pulled in, parked by a pump and went inside to ask for $14 of regular gas.  I exited the store, glanced up at the other side of the sign and it was posted at $134.9.  I went back into the store to enquire which price I paid and the person said $134.9.

I told him that on the other side of the sign it was posted $123.9 and I thought I should have paid that price.  He told me they had to physically go out and change it but again the other side now said $134.9 and I saw no one out there changing the sign.  He said there was nothing he could do about it and I told him it was false advertising and that I would be contacting the authorities.

I was told after calling the RCMP that it was a civil matter and to phone the by-law officer who was not available until tomorrow.   I asked for my money back but he refused.

The difference in price was only $1.25, but I feel it is the principle of the matter.  I will also contact the head office of the gas company and the Better Business Bureau.  My 18 year old son was with me and he saw the lower price as well.  Jacqueline

Lamoureux

Sooke

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