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Anyone seen something like this before? Seen it for fleets and large quantities of gas, but never for regular vehicles. Basically you pay a subscription fee and the request gas via their app whenever you need it, and it charges you aaa average per gallon for it.

https://www.dumpthepumpnow.com/

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Yeah it works best for people that work in big office campuses. We have it at work. One day a week for the subscribers they can park in a designated area in the back of the lot and the truck will come and fill them up. We also have services once a month for oil changes and tires.
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Seems a bit unnecessary but I always wondered why you can't get home delivery of gas and just refill at home. That seems way better.
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Originally Posted by mitchk View Post
Seems a bit unnecessary but I always wondered why you can't get home delivery of gas and just refill at home. That seems way better.
You can, that is generally how we fill our boat. Truck comes to the hose, drags a hose out to the dock and fills it up. The problem is that it takes 100+ gallons per delivery before it starts to get profitable. Their minimum order is 150 gallons. I don't think it would be profitable to fill vehicles at homes 15 gallons at a time.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Anyone seen something like this before? Seen it for fleets and large quantities of gas, but never for regular vehicles. Basically you pay a subscription fee and the request gas via their app whenever you need it, and it charges you aaa average per gallon for it.

https://www.dumpthepumpnow.com/

I've seen a couple of these, can't see how they will get many customers. I could never stomach the cost
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Yeah it works best for people that work in big office campuses. We have it at work. One day a week for the subscribers they can park in a designated area in the back of the lot and the truck will come and fill them up. We also have services once a month for oil changes and tires.

I could see how this would work if they got a good deal to deliver to that office on a regular basis but not if each person has to be their own subscriber. I guess if you take this in place of "full service" gas.
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You can, that is generally how we fill our boat. Truck comes to the hose, drags a hose out to the dock and fills it up. The problem is that it takes 100+ gallons per delivery before it starts to get profitable. Their minimum order is 150 gallons. I don't think it would be profitable to fill vehicles at homes 15 gallons at a time.

That's what I'm saying, like home heating oil delivery. They fill up your 250 gallon tank on demand, you fill up vehicles as needed. I would hope the bulk purchase would keep the cost low and no more trips to the pump each time you need gas.
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Originally Posted by mitchk View Post
That's what I'm saying, like home heating oil delivery. They fill up your 250 gallon tank on demand, you fill up vehicles as needed. I would hope the bulk purchase would keep the cost low and no more trips to the pump each time you need gas.
I considered doing that at my last house actually. Just never got around to getting the right equipment, didn't want to just put a 250gal pig next to the garage...
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It appears to be an unlimited use subscription plan. It would probably be beneficial for someone that puts on a ton of miles to and from work to have regular fill ups. For someone like me that fills up once every few weeks or someone that is filling up at many random places during the week it wouldn’t make sense.
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I hope my lazy ass GF doesn't find out about this.
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Originally Posted by mitchk View Post
That's what I'm saying, like home heating oil delivery. They fill up your 250 gallon tank on demand, you fill up vehicles as needed. I would hope the bulk purchase would keep the cost low and no more trips to the pump each time you need gas.
This service existed a few years ago at a house I use to live in. There was a 250 gallon tank at the end of the driveway and a gas pump. The bulk gas was about 20 cents a gallon cheaper than at a gas station, and I could put gas in the cars and boat at my leisure. I forget all the rules, but there were a lot of them. Had to be inspected by the county twice a year for leaks, and the gas company required a yearly contract with a minimum purchase.
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I could see how this would work if they got a good deal to deliver to that office on a regular basis but not if each person has to be their own subscriber. I guess if you take this in place of "full service" gas.
Single woman in their 20s who are afraid of the world and never socialize as children are the majority of customers.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Anyone seen something like this before? Seen it for fleets and large quantities of gas, but never for regular vehicles. Basically you pay a subscription fee and the request gas via their app whenever you need it, and it charges you aaa average per gallon for it.

https://www.dumpthepumpnow.com/
i dont think that i have ever been in a situation where a gas station wasnt close by / on my way where this would make any sense for a car although NYC keeps losing gas stations in mahattan but it probably would take forever for the fuel supply to come to you given traffic

and you can get fuel delivered to boats in most places

we have a private fuel supply. a few thousand gallons of diesel and gasoline. prices are almost half of what they are at any commercial marina.
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You can, that is generally how we fill our boat. Truck comes to the hose, drags a hose out to the dock and fills it up. The problem is that it takes 100+ gallons per delivery before it starts to get profitable. Their minimum order is 150 gallons. I don't think it would be profitable to fill vehicles at homes 15 gallons at a time.
I would, without hesitation, spend the $ on a tank and pump, if compliance issues were not such a pain. Most municipalities won’t allow such except for farms and business sites.
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There is a machine that will breathe for you....gives you time and the energy to do other things....what's next?
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I would, without hesitation, spend the $ on a tank and pump, if compliance issues were not such a pain. Most municipalities won’t allow such except for farms and business sites.
Imagine all the cheapos that wold be coming by in the middle of the night trying to get the last drops out of the hose from you.
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Imagine all the cheapos that wold be coming by in the middle of the night trying to get the last drops out of the hose from you.
I’m good at hiding such. Never been an issue with diesel on the farm. Pretty sure I could suffer through it
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Used to be a problem in Miami a few years back.
Illegal trucks set up to deliver fuel.
I was called to make keys to one . dodge van with a big plastic water tank in the back full of fuel . Bad fumes everywhere . Parked in the middle of an apt building.
I refused to do it and left. Was told these guys would steal the gas from stations to sell. They park over the
inspection port on the tanks and pump the fuel out.
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This topic is useless if we don't have the targeted customers represented...women. Many of them are not comfortable with having to pump their own fuel and the dangers associated with it for them. It's not just your so-called "afraid of the world and never socialize as children" types as someone suggested. Wake up guys, this isn't your issue. Some jerk in a parking lot once told me that women are just lazy and spoiled because one we saw didn't return the shopping cart to the store or a distant rack. I told him it was a security concern for them not wanting to be away from the car for very long and he shut up his silly rant. He is probably divorced for good reason.
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You have to be lazy,really busy or paranoid to have to have your gas delivered.

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