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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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Foolingurself
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 7:22:46 PM

Not in town.
a2JBro
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 5:48:01 PM

Of the 40+ I frequently spot, one has a difference of 5 cents and the other 3 cents. There are a few additional stations that have double prices on the pump for each grade but they're identical between cash & credit. It's like the pumps are prepared for the difference but the additional costs and hassle for customers to come into the store would be more trouble than it's worth.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 5:35:56 PM

Yes
momstaxivan
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 12:37:35 PM

At a few station's yes
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 2:23:05 PM

Yes, it is no longer the usual 10 cents now it can be 3 to 15 cents differences.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 11:42:53 AM

Yes
tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 6:38:36 AM

no
mohrorless
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 6:35:36 AM

Oh yes I do!
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 5:16:04 AM

Yes!
cujo1977
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 5:04:07 AM

N
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 4:24:13 AM

Yes!
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 6:20:48 AM

nope
mawtaow
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 6:10:43 AM

yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:51:05 PM

Nope.
kris4956
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:47:29 PM

on average, its usually around a 5 cents difference a gallon. That being said, I've only seen 2 stations that have the different prices.
hjl17
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 5:57:27 PM

No
urpostman
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 4:05:22 PM

no
Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 3:21:34 PM

Yes.
tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:57:22 AM

no
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:18:57 AM

Yes!
Maxer105
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:59:31 AM

yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:25:14 AM

Yes!
DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 12:24:17 AM

no
estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 12:22:52 AM

nope
ronaldo13
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 6:50:39 PM

The simplest way to handle this problem for all concerned is to pass a federal/national law that mandates the cost of credit to be shown separate from the item purchased. Also gas is the only item that the advertised price includes the taxes. Just about every other product is sold plus taxes. Is
there a law that requires the taxes be included in the advertised price for gas? Or is it mandated by the oil companies to dealer to include the taxes in the price? I don't recall ever seeing a station that advertised their gas at a price plus taxes.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 5:46:52 AM

Yes!
herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 12:22:16 AM

No, it's the same verywhere around here.
estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 12:13:51 AM

nope
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 5:41:12 AM

Yes.
estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 1:50:37 AM

nope
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 9:53:28 AM

Yes.
QueenMother
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 8:42:27 AM

No difference at the station I get my gas from.
hjl17
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 8:39:59 AM

no
mandydonnaprinc
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 6:01:14 AM

nope
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 5:58:35 AM

yes
estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 12:10:18 AM

nope
Maxer105
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 5:53:29 AM

I go to stations were credit is same as cash.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 5:52:29 AM

Yes!
randy3116
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 5:53:44 AM

there is no such price difference where i live
mawtaow
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 5:52:17 AM

yes
estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 12:33:00 AM

nope
Maxer105
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 6:24:44 AM

yes
mawtaow
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:57:33 AM

yes
Versa808
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:55:20 AM

Yes.
rando991
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 11:22:42 AM

Yes, but getting the station owners from trying to sneak in the same price for cash and credit is a reportable offense and I will report the user doing so to Gasbuddy.
chrisd552
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 10:31:05 AM

Nowhere around here...
jorobins538
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 9:49:35 AM

yes
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 9:42:51 AM

Yes
inventorymaster
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 8:45:35 AM

no
bcressy
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 7:43:23 AM

I very much notice. Never pay with credit when cash is an option unless I have an incredibly steep discount that makes the credit price still lower than cash (for example once I had a $3.00 / gallon discount to Shell so the cash price was .39 cents a gallon and credit was .69 a gallon).
Awing1
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 7:42:37 AM

No differences at my place.
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