We GB members are told not to post inaccurate prices - after all, this site is about getting reliable, accurate information so you can make an informed decision about where to buy fuel - but I haven't seen a thread devoted to how to steer clear of honest mistakes. In that spirit, I thought I'd share some of what I found out in my short time actively posting, and invite those who have other words of wisdom to do the same. (I use the Android app on my tablet to post prices while I'm out and about.)
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 6:39:06 PM
1. If you're using list view, make sure you reload the list before posting prices. Otherwise, (for example) the Exxon at the top of the list might not be the Exxon you're sitting in/next to.
2. Even after reloading, make sure the station you touch/click on is the one you actually want. Don't assume that your built-in GPS function will put a station at the very top just because you're there - it could be the one next door. Look at the name and address to make sure they match. If nothing you see matches, go to map view, because sometimes older reports and unreported stations don't show up in the list. (The app must assume you're looking for gas prices, instead of looking to report them.)
3. If you're at the pumps, remember that the grades aren't always in sequence. We've all been stung a time or two buying higher-priced gas because we assumed the regular would be on the left; the same applies when posting prices.
4. [Your turn - jump in... :) ]