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Los Angeles

Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 7:01:26 PM

we need a way to show both prices. or at least select option to choose between one and the other. and for example "arco" dont take credit and charge a $.35 fee for debit. but not always i.e. the arco at olypic and robertson in los angeles takes credit for no fee.

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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:48:31 AM

How many times are people gonna suggest the same thing? And CK keeps adding to the list no one reads!

Moderators please shut this repeat topic down!
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Champion Author Toledo

Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:11:06 AM

Most of the gas stations accept credit cards except few would like to have cash for the better gas price.
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Champion Author Sacramento

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 6:20:45 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.
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Champion Author California

Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 7:12:01 PM

I agree with Bytebug.. anything unusual or different I make a notation in the comment field.
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Champion Author San Jose

Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 4:17:29 AM

Short answer: Known problem, being addressed.
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Sophomore Author Seattle

Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 4:00:16 AM

Yup, lots of Arco stations around me take credit cards and have nixed the $0.35 debit fee. A few aren't participating, and one charges the same for debit and credit and kept the $0.35 debit fee (and may have a credit fee as well). I have a feeling these participating stations are marking up a few cents more than they did before waiving the debit fee. Seems silly that gas stations are the only ones that have to pass on charge fees to consumers--restaurants, clothing stores, and on and on don't feel the need to do so.

But to the issue at hand, ithegenius, the best way to handle this right now would be to add the Arco stations in your area to your Favorite Stations List and indicate in the comments that the price is cash/debit only and that debit incurs a $0.35 fee. That way, every time you post the prices from the FSL, the comment gets posted as well. For most of mine, the comment is "Cash/Debit price. Credit $0.10 more". Or for grocery stores with loyalty cards it's "$0.03 less with xx card"

[Edited by: cookieguru at 11/11/2012 4:01:18 AM EST]
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:54:52 PM

This issue has been (and is being) discussed in multiple threads already.

As for a Los Angeles ARCO station accepting credit cards, according to the ARCO website, ARCO continues to not accept credit cards (other than their own fleet card), although at participating ARCO stations in the Seattle area they will be testing the use of credit cards. And, again at participating ARCO stations in the Seattle area they have eliminated the debit card fee, meaning the debit card and cash price are the same.

This has not, according to ARCO, is only taking place in the Seattle area, and at participating stations; credit card acceptance and no-debit card fee has not been put in place in other areas yet, nor has ARCO announced when the new program may expand or to what areas.

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 11/10/2012 10:57:52 PM EST]
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Champion Author Orange County

Joined:Oct 2001
Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 8:20:31 PM

That's what the comment field is for.
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