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Aengmax

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2011 11:15:18 PM

I have notice the price difference between cash & credit. For a long time, it was usually around 4 to 6 cents more per gallon. Now at a few stations it is up 14 to 16 cents per gallon. Are the credit card companies squeezing the gas stations and/or the gas stations just charging to get more money from the public.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 8:17:54 PM

Yes.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 7:39:35 PM

credit is 6 to 10 cents more.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:40:08 PM

Yes.
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 5:12:04 PM

yes
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 1:34:34 PM

yes I have
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drgeeforce
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 1:11:16 PM

Credit card companies charge the gas station owners anywhere from 2-3% on the sales for the use of their credit. That charge amount is passed on to the customer. Assuming the credit card company is charging station owners 2.5%, then 2.5% of $4.00/gal equals 10 cents per gallon. If you see price differences higher than that it is purely profit for the station owners.

[Edited by: drgeeforce at 4/24/2014 1:12:00 PM EST]
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 8:27:09 AM

Not here
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 8:10:19 AM

Do not buy from stations that have different pricing for cash vs credit
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 7:33:26 AM

Yes!
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 5:52:22 AM

no, all the same price.
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wamster
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 5:35:30 AM

Not where I go; it's the same price.
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:59:04 AM

Yes.
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LilyAndreita
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:35:59 AM

Yes
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:34:41 AM

10-20 cents a gallon.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:25:30 AM

Yes
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:05:34 AM

yes
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:05:22 AM

yes
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 5:57:57 AM

Yes.
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CptSteve
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 9:26:50 PM

Haven't seen that in any area where I have traveled in the last 2-3 years.
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bhWY
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:15:25 PM

no
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:02:08 PM

Yes! Happy Easter.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 10:48:28 AM

Here in WI. its is anywhere between 4 to 10 cent difference. Wont pay it give them cash and only a little, we tend to stay away from these price gougers. On a nicer note may you all have a BLESSED AND HAPPY EASTER!:)
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:26:00 AM

No
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jhome
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:54:52 PM

Many stations around my area offer 5 cent cash discount
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The_Waysiders
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:13:53 PM

Don't have that much around here. (30161)
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:11:48 PM

6 to 10 cents in reno
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 6:59:11 PM

Yes!
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 6:33:48 PM

Yes, a gas station in Buellton
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frugalshopper
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:36:21 PM

yes, i do. Most of the time it can be 5 cents.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 2:23:16 PM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 8:50:02 AM

no
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:49:56 AM

Yes!
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:51:08 AM

yes, won't use cc if price is higher. Shell & BP credit same as cash in my area.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:45:06 AM

yes
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 4:44:20 AM

Yes.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 1:16:04 AM

I avoid patronizing those who charge extra for credit.

If I must, I still use credit simply because it's cheaper than paying by cash or debit. I get 3-5% discount on my credit card plus 3c per gallon discount using my FRN card.

Suppose a station charges $3.94/gal for cash and $4.00/gal for credit.
I pay $4 - $0.03 = $3.97 minus 5% = $3.78/gallon with my credit card.

Squeezing me? Nope, I squeeze them. LOL

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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 1:00:24 AM

Yes!
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rando991
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:09:07 AM

Around here (central Missouri) it is about 5 cents
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:27:58 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:32:19 AM

no..........
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:31:04 AM

Not in my immediate area, but I do see this on the Interstates.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 5:46:53 AM

Yes!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 2:22:11 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 1:56:49 AM

yes
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 5:56:09 AM

Yes.
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 11:07:30 PM

Of course I notice, when it happens. Been years since I've paid cash for gas, so I generally buy where the prices are the same (even though it rips off those who pay cash...).
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:57:53 AM

Y
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:39:26 AM

Only go to stations where cash & credit is the same - Sam's, BP & Shell in my area.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:55:05 AM

Yes
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 1:03:08 AM

At one station near me, the difference is 10 cents per gallon. They won't be getting my business
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