Glitch leads to gas station price war

They dropped their prices too, to just 17 cents

TOLEDO, Ohio. (WTOL) – Drivers in Toledo, Ohio, got quite the surprise Sunday morning.

Two gas stations got into a bit of a price war, and that meant drivers paying just pennies a gallon for a fill-up and you won’t believe how this all started.

Taylor Kline a local driver said, “I got 22 cents in and I got 13 gallons so far, I can’t complain.”

This morning there was a gas war going on at Hagmann and Alexis road. One that started off accidentally, but left several drivers happy.

Taylor Kline commented again saying, “I’ve never seen anything like this, it’s wonderful.”

It started at two-30 this morning, gas prices at the pilot travel center on Hagmann stood at just 49 cents. And by four am, they dropped to just 19 cents. Now the pilot clerk told WTOL the dropping prices were the cause of a computer malfunction. A glitch that prompted the circle k across the street to get in on the action.

They dropped their prices too, to just 17 cents, and someone even had a receipt reading out at a penny per gallon. But unlike pilot, when we called circle k, the clerk said it wasn’t a malfunction. They adjusted their prices to compete, Leaving customers in disbelief.

Taylor Kline mentioned, “I just filled my whole gas tank up from dead empty for 26 cents. I told her to put ten on it and she only gave me five bucks and now i need to go get my change. That’s too funny.”

And, of course, sharing it with their friends on social media.

Taylor Kline said, “I already took a video, it’s already on Facebook, so yeah, hopefully we’ll see what happens. I don’t know how long it’ll last, but hopefully long enough for people to fill up their gas tanks for cheap.”

The price drop lasted for at least three hours, and if you drive by now you’ll see they’re back up to a buck-51.

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