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Byte_Doctor

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 9:40:37 PM

In the iPhone app, recently I've been getting the "price seems to high" warning inappropriately when entering prices for diesel just about any time I enter a new price. The sanity check is inappropriate for a couple of reasons - first, the prices I'm entering are in line with other diesel prices in the area and second, I get the warning when lowering prices. It seems to me that the diesel price sanity check in the iPhone app might be keying off of the regular gasoline prices (simply because regular gasoline prices have fallen something like 60-75 cents/gallon recently, but diesel prices have barely moved.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 6:39:05 AM

Yup, still happening - any manually entered price seems to cause the warning even if it is the same or lower than the current price.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 2:22:03 AM

I've noticed recently that often merely copying the existing (correct) price over to the diesel input field will trigger the demon. To "THIS SEEMS A BIT HIGH. ARE YOU SURE?" one has the urge to answer, "OK, THEN, WHAT PRICE WOULD YOU LIKE? I'M FLEXIBLE." :-)
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:43:39 PM

I haven't needed to manually enter a diesel price lately since none of them have changed but I'll give it a try tomorrow and see how it goes.
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MudNutZ
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 12:21:03 PM

I emailed one of the GB Moderator and told them about the problem. It seems like it has been fixed in my area.
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spiffy74
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 2:44:38 PM

This is happening to me too, on my iPhone app. If I recall correctly, it's just with diesel, which is currently about 75 cents higher than regular in my area.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:55:31 AM

hyeglenn,

Maybe it's time for a new operator.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 7:38:10 AM

kwzh, that's my best guess also. I was kind of hoping that with the increased participation in this forum by the mods that one of them would acknowledge this post, but it seems that is not going to happen...
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:10:13 AM

I think the Are-You-Sure heuristic is (incorrectly) comparing the price you entered against the average price for *regular*, and hence it's more likely to trigger when you're entering the price for premium.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 8:24:46 PM

I get this message predominately when I'm posting premium prices. I've even gotten the (price seems high) message when I'm entering the same price as the what's already posted. What's up with that?

I have an iPhone 4G.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 10:15:41 PM

Huh? hyeglenn, nothing is wrong with the phone, it is the GB app telling me the price is too high.

FYI, it happened twice again today.

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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 10:17:38 AM

Maybe it's time for s new I phone?
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:14:05 AM

jcs72, are you using the iPhone app?
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jcs72
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 1:06:48 AM

It only happens for the diesel entry. It even happened when I entered something under $4.00 per gallon.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 7:41:36 PM

For me, it is only affecting diesel price entry, and it happens even when I'm lowering the price to at or below the prevailing diesel price in the area. Happened twice on my way home today - lowered price from 4.09 to 3.99 at one station and got the "too high" warning, and another going from (I think) 4.15 to 3.99.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 7:59:35 AM

I got a warning the other day for entering a price of $3.299 for regular saying the price seemed too low. Many stations around the area were in the $3.10s.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 7:08:48 AM

I'm still seeing this, is anyone else experiencing similar behavior?
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