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mileena202

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 1:07:15 AM

I posted the credit prices today for a gas station, even though they were $0.10 a gallon higher. I posted a comment to that effect in the comments section. I also noticed others were posting cash prices, which did not make me happy. I remember there being a change in the gasbuddy FAQ a few month sago where the wanted you to post credit prices instead of cash, since most people prefer to pay that way (including me at one time).

Well, just after I posted the prices, I had a hunch and looked at the FAQ again, and now cash prices are requested.

Not a complaint really, because I know I enjoy this site very much and come here each day, but it gets a little frustrating knowing which price to post, and if the directions are going to change again. I also think there should be a mass email to all members when a major change to the FAQ like this occurs, so we are all on the same page. Again, this is not a complaint, as the people behind this site work hard, but I just wanted to get my two cents in. I know it's hard to keep up the good work on his site when members are constantly slamming you.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 3:32:35 PM

As the issue has been settled (at least for the point of this discussion) and it's known that the cash price should be posted, perhaps the moderators can close this topic.

That said, scoutmaster wrote:
"Yup the change was from credit to cash but as long as you post the cash discount in the comments, no harm no foul."

Actually, there is a foul (even if no harm); you're saying it's acceptable to post the credit price with a cash discount noted in the comments. That's not the rules; the rules are post the credit price and you can, but aren't required to, indicate the credit difference in the comments. Entirely different guidance than you're providing.
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mileena202
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 2:20:47 PM

Hi scoutmaster and kwzh. Yes, you are right in that the FAQ has only been changed in this regard once. My bad. I get so confused...I guess that is a sign of age haha.

Thank Don also for chiming in and clarifying the date! I agree with GasBuddy's decision: cash prices are the ones that should be entered, and comments of credit prices should be entered in the comments box (although this last part is not required).
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Don
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:29:00 AM

The way users are to report cash and credit prices changed on Feb. 6 this year.

Feel free to refer to your local area level price posting guidelines or the FAQ for more info.

GasBuddy was originally developed to help users share the lowest fuel prices in their community. With this in mind it was decided the cash price should be reported over the credit price, this is because in areas where cash/credit prices are applicable, the cash price is the lowest price available to everyone (outside of club cards, memberships, and other discounts).

-Don



[Edited by: Don at 11/15/2012 10:30:43 AM EST]
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:35:42 AM

What, when did they change to cash pricing and WHY?

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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 7:17:04 AM

Another thing that is confusing is knowing which type of fuel to post since there are several stations that sell 100% gas and E10.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 6:23:08 AM

Yup the change was from credit to cash but as long as you post the cash discount in the comments, no harm no foul.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 4:15:08 AM

Hi mileena202 -- I believe you're misremembering the history. The change "a few months ago" was FROM credit pricing TO cash pricing, which is what it is today.
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