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Just a flammable topic to complain about this morning. How on earth did these things get cleared to use? Saying they’re a distraction is being mild. Audiovisuals promoting whatever money can buy on a device pumping a potential high explosive and definitely volatile liquid from a great big tank into your vehicle. And they’re not so fragile as to be damaged by a punch or two. Aggravate the crap out of me. In the beginning I just stopped using stations that have them. But now they all do.


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TOTALLY AGREE !!!


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And they play at boomer volume. It’s obnoxious.

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This is one form of obnoxious advertising. It's in the same category as the carbon tv ads we see here on the Fire. I don't know how advertisers think they'll sell stuff when their ads are so despised by the public. It's counter productive.


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Convenience stores really "screwed the pooch" when they added pay at the pump...lost all the impulse buyers. If they really want to get back some of that revenue, they should make those GSTVs some sort of pay-per-view or video game?


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More useless, pointless crap dreamed up some some useless millennial marketing exspurt, trying to justify his useless bullschidt job. The idiots that dream this crap up are cousins to the great marketing minds at Disney and Bud Light.


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When rhey start blathering, start pushing buttons. Usually one of the buttons will silence them. Sometimes one button needs ro be pressed multiple times.

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Originally Posted by 86thecat
When rhey start blathering, start pushing buttons. Usually one of the buttons will silence them. Sometimes one button needs ro be pressed multiple times.

This is exactly what I do, usually one of the buttons on the left-hand side is a mute button.

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I just ignore it. Problem solved.


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Bunch a dern one arm bandits!!
Damn them to hell!!

I hate that they don’t take my Diner’s Club out there at that sophisticated NASA terminal.

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There are still pumps around up here that are analog and you have to tell the old guy inside how much you pumped.


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Most times I just pull in there with my 90ft cattle trailer and block about 4 pump islands. I lock my nozzle lever down and wander inside the take a crap in the john and then I wander over to the attached side diner Maria’s Greasy Wagon Wheel and order liver n onions, then afterwards I go browse the Swisher Sweets before heading out.

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Originally Posted by Kodiakisland
I just ignore it. Problem solved.
It's hard to ignore noise so loud that my hearing aids squeal.


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They are wildly annoying and thankfully have decreased in usage in these parts. I routinely inquired inside the stores as to where the volume could be controlled. I wanted to make sure they knew how g0d damn annoying I thought they are.

Since I discovered the sinclair app and the 20/30 cents a gallon discounts, I just go to those stations by and large. No more ads for me.


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But you N E E D Add-A-Tech.......

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Originally Posted by BKinSD
They are wildly annoying and thankfully have decreased in usage in these parts. I routinely inquired inside the stores as to where the volume could be controlled. I wanted to make sure they knew how g0d damn annoying I thought they are.

Since I discovered the sinclair app and the 20/30 cents a gallon discounts, I just go to those stations by and large. No more ads for me.
Around here, Sinclair stations are generally 20 cents or more higher than Costco or Walmart. The app gives no savings.


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I rarely visit stations that have them, but I've read that there is a mute button.

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Originally Posted by BALLISTIK
I rarely visit stations that have them, but I've read that there is a mute button.

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It works, or has for me. Thinking I read this here & when the screen started blaring I couldn't remember if it was 2nd or 3rd button. It was the second. Kindof a fuzzy feeling, throwing an ad block on their chit.

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Step away from the pump-----

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Originally Posted by slumlord
Most times I just pull in there with my 90ft cattle trailer and block about 4 pump islands. I lock my nozzle lever down and wander inside the take a crap in the john and then I wander over to the attached side diner Maria’s Greasy Wagon Wheel and order liver n onions, then afterwards I go browse the Swisher Sweets before heading out.
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