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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 9:01:00 PM

Of the gas stations that you see on a typical day, how many have different cash and credit prices?
None
A few
About half
Most
All

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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2014 10:56:16 AM

A few
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:16:30 AM

8
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mandrewwhiteman
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 7:23:44 PM

Not posted. I assume all have the same cash/credit price. I don't use cash. The only way I pay is with credit card and get 5% cash back when I pay at the pump!
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:16:19 AM

half of them
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razorwan
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2013 10:46:10 AM

Very few in GA but they are starting to have some.
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gogetter55
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 5:35:42 AM

I have not seen any. I have seen Walmart have their special with their debit card though.
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ceci28
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 11:18:50 AM

a few do
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 4:58:30 AM

ALON HAS 3.0R 4 DIFFERANT PRICE.ALL DEPENDS ON THE LOCATION.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 6:04:55 PM

none
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Chulie13
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 8:38:38 PM

2
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 4:29:46 AM

I'd say at least 20 lol
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coffeebrake1015
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 10:02:06 AM

20 or more a day
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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 3:15:02 PM

A few
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Samatva
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 3:17:49 PM

There's a Valero on my commute with two prices posted, one labeled cash, the other credit. I've yet to see different prices for more than 6 months now...
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 7:28:56 AM

half
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jimmy123NE
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 2:24:49 AM

A few.
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SnagaDeal
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:27:17 PM

A few around here.
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 3:20:20 AM

none
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jimmy123NE
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 3:05:02 AM

A few.
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Thtmotorsports
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 6:26:48 PM

The practice is seemingly becoming popular again here in SoCal. A lot of stations around here are going to it.

Best advice is to just plan your gas purchases, swing through your bank's ATM at some point during the day you plan on filling up, and drop that cash straight into El Gasman's hands. The bigger your tank, the faster you save, especially if you have a bank/credit union that offers free ATM service.

With my 20-gallon tank, I like to think of it as a "get a tank for free" program -- ten cents a gallon x 20 gallons = $2.00 per fill, which might not sound like much, but when you're filling up a couple times a week, it could easily add up to a free tankfull or two per quarter. Pretty nice reward for minimal effort, IMO.
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 4:18:15 PM

a few (under/around 20%)
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 2:29:53 PM

none
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 2:31:31 AM

3
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dash254
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 3:08:02 PM

In Detroit and surrounding areas almost all the stations charge 10 cents more for credit.

[Edited by: dash254 at 3/3/2013 6:12:29 PM EST]
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PamelaSue2000
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:41:14 PM

My suggestion is that Gas Buddy has 2 lines of boxes for the prices, clearly marked as cash price and credit card price for each gas station.

In my area in the last few weeks gas stations have started charging 7 cents or higher PER GALLON to pay with a Credit card. The prices seen from the road on the huge banner signs are always the lower cash price, and there will be a smaller, often hidden sign showing the CC prices.

I am sure that everyone, like me, want to know what the prices on Gas Buddy refer to. I don't want to drive across town to find the great price I saw on Gas Buddy is cash only.

... also just think how much cash you need to carry to fill up at today's prices. And how long before the bad guys figure out there is a lot of cash at gas stations?
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PamelaSue2000
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:15:19 AM

Check your receipt for price charged per gallon ... that is how we first noticed we were not getting the posted banner price.

They'll have a sign somewhere posting the higher Credit Card price, much smaller, and maybe even hidden by a bush or something.

We are going to use ARCO if we have to pay cash to get the best price, they have always had LOWER prices than the other stations prices, and they have never hidden the fact that they don't take CC.

I never minded paying a couple of cents more at the other gas stations for the convenience of paying by credit card, but now their cash price is higher than at ARCO and the CC price even higher still ( and hidden which bugs me).

I have no affiliation with ARCO or any other gas station, I am just looking for the best price I can, to fit in my budget.
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nopnopnsht
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:00:33 AM

i have never seen or heard of that..i should ask about it maybe they are fooling me with sneaky tactics of their dirty schemes.lol
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PamelaSue2000
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 4:28:45 PM

In the last week or so, all my local gas stations have started charging 7 cents or higher per gallon for credit card payments, I believe a recent change to regulations has made this difference.

They have not reduced the price for cash, they have raised the price for credit cards. Not a surprise.

I don't like that they only show the lower cash price on their banner signs. The credit card prices are much smaller and the sign cannot be seen until you are at the pump.

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lctp72
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 3:40:00 PM

I see this a lot in Milwaukee. It's only a bonus for the gas buyer if you have cash.

The reason why gas stations do the cash/credit prices is it's cheaper for them when you pay with cash. All credit card companies charge fees to companies that accept their cards. So everytime we swipe, the gas station must pay a fee to the credit card company.
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#12#_JkSparro5
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 2:54:06 PM

Most, and while the cash is usually cheaper its nice to have a credit/cash at same price in the middle of the difference. It costs too much in cash to always carry large amounts of money for fill ups. i applaud the places who offer both at a lower rate than the standard 10c higher credit charge.
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walrus1951
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:58:07 PM

These stations are on turnpikes and major interstates around the country
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boatnut2
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:14:31 AM

None, but apparently it's up for discussion.
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:40:59 PM

ə none in my area that i know of, but i pay at the pump and see no difference.
a more sneaky way is that some places want you to use a particular card to get discounts, but the price shown is the highest one before any discounts. ə
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tpinilla
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 5:41:12 PM

a few- no mor than 10%
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daddymopar
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 4:28:05 PM

People could also be posting different prices because it gives you an advantage with your mobile app. There is no bonus for posting the same price multiple times, only for being accurate when changes happen. So it might not be greed by corporations, it could be greed by people allowed to bend the rules when there is nobody there to police them. Welcome to the real world
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Idiotwinz
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 2:59:58 PM

Gas stations have never had it so good. All that internet sites like Gas Buddy do is make it possible for gas stations to advertise freely and run their prices without any competition from others gas stations across town whatsoever, why else do they all move their prices up or down in unison every day? To prove my point, if Gas Buddy really promoted competition, don't you think that the price of a litre or a gallon of gas would've dropped to half the price by now? All Gas Buddy does is enable gas stations to advertise and post false advertisements, usually posted by the owner, or his or her son, daughter, friend to attract ignorant people to their high gas prices from other parts of the city. It amounts to a conspiracy to keep prices high. I've posted true prices only to see the price at a particular station changed to a lower level five minutes later time after time. Prices just don't go up or down that fast. It all sucks, a good idea fallen victim to greedy corporations and their franchises. Screw Gas Buddy.
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toddtee
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 8:02:34 AM

As nearly every station I see both at home in California and on visits to my daughter in Maryland posts separate cash and credit prices it seems to me that the 40% who said they saw "None" doing this were just not paying attention.
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4AAssembly
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 2:11:44 PM

I see many here in South Carolina. In fact, many times I have driven into a station expecting to pay one price and it turns out to be higher.
I agree with someone who said it should be illegal.
This means people who don't have enough money to be approved for a credit card, are penalized for it!
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Pinetown
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 10:26:37 AM

One.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 9:48:09 PM

none
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 9:57:19 PM

None
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kimballard2003
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:48:43 PM

One, if I am inMiddletown (OHIO), none where I currently reside.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:27:58 PM

Just a few for gasoline but about a dozen for diesel.
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cupboy
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1:15:20 PM

That should be illegal and is in some states. I wonder what the percentages are. Cash buyers vs. credit card buyers. Most people seem to pay at the pump, so I'd think credit card.
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RZF350
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:05:36 AM

About half of the ones I use. They advertise the CASH price and the difference when you get to the pump is up to 20 cents
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rd2d
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:46:35 AM

The only places in Ontario that I've seen with separate cash and credit prices are the diesel pumps at truck stops, and the gas stations on First Nations reservations. The truck stops always advertise both prices on their signs. The stations on First Nations reserves have to charge add on fuel taxes to gas sold to non-natives, so if you show up without cash and you're not a band member, expect to pay more than the posted price.

I have wondered which price I should report for diesel at the few truck stops that have separate cash and credit prices. I usually report the cash price, which is lower What do users want to see?
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AgouraGuy1
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1:26:07 AM

Way too Many
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fred64
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 10:19:36 AM

I am seeing this creep into my area and its awful. Wait is longer for the pump, while drivers have to go inside and queue up to pay their cash. Worse is when they fill up and need to go back in for their change. How do these guys make money on the reduced volume?

I really hate it when the low cash price gets posted and I drive out of my way only to find the credit price is a dime higher. Add the wait time and its a real pain in the old...

[Edited by: fred64 at 2/14/2013 1:26:26 PM EST]
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Pinetown
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 9:24:10 AM

A few have different prices. I frequently drive in the Norristown area. Some of the prices vary by 10 cents.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 11:55:15 AM

most
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