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jony

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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 3:04:19 PM

do you ever suspect others of copying gas prices off the site to get their points?
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:52:14 PM

Yes
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 5:31:32 PM

yes
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Heath22070
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 10:41:22 PM

yes
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 7:57:49 PM

Yes
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Houmagas
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 6:24:21 PM

Yes
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 1:04:21 PM

I'm not that cynical, yet.
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 12:48:06 PM

Yes
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 6:28:03 AM

yes
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 6:18:53 AM

Yes

[Edited by: mohrorless at 1/16/2015 6:19:00 AM EST]
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 1:07:48 PM

Yep!!
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 1:13:12 PM

Probably, but can't worry about them, just doing my part to help!
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billycar
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 1:10:07 PM

Yes
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shigh2001
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 1:05:02 PM

Definitely. Someone even kept posting prices for a gas station that had burned down for over a week after it happened!
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 8:36:30 AM

yes, easy since I pass by all those I post
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 6:15:45 AM

yes
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 8:30:34 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 6:29:45 AM

yes........
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 6:26:56 AM

yes
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 11:55:10 AM

Yes
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RF4CPhantom
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 1:43:55 AM

I always do a "Visual Check" of Pump Prices. I don't know what Others do about getting THEIR Prices.
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 12:55:41 AM

Yep, but armchair reporting defeats the purpose behind the use of the site.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 10:53:43 PM

I drive by the station n copy down the price for regular!
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 8:17:48 PM

Yes
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 12:29:43 PM

yep.
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47pickup
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 12:37:20 AM

Yes
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 12:11:22 AM

many times
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 12:07:42 AM

Yup
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 6:27:51 PM

I do suspect some people do this. I post those that I see.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 7:12:56 AM

yes
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44Irish
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 4:45:37 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 7:50:02 AM

yes
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 7:49:01 AM

yes
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 5:30:49 AM

yes
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 7:14:44 PM

I really don't know.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 5:35:13 PM

yes
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 7:08:29 AM

yes
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 2:13:45 AM

It happens a lot, but I try to give some folks the benefit of the doubt. You can only back-time prices to an hour now in the app, and I don't think people know you can do that on the website or app at all so they just post old prices as current.

But some folks seem to purposely make up prices. A while back I set up a "sting operation" at a few local stations to catch people red handed.

I posted VERY obviously fake prices at two stations in town and over the course of about 48 hours (a weekend) three different people OK'd or copied my fake price reports. One user did put the correct regular unleaded price at one store but copied the fake prices for mid, premium and diesel.

One of the people was a serial faker and I reported them to GasBuddy. I don't know if GasBuddy banned them or gave them a warning e-mail but the fake prices from that person stopped within a few days.

As for the other fakers, I know who they are and know not to trust their price reports as gospel, especially for diesel, which is what I use exclusively.

Now I will admit I do post prices I don't see at two stations in town, because the price difference between grades never changes. I spot-check the stations about once a week just to be sure, especially if I see a lot of variation from other posters. But 100% of the time it's just people OKing what was in there before even if it was wrong. I don't do that at any other station because the price between grades will vary from time to time and I don't want to pull in and look at the pump for midgrade and premium every time I post, so I leave 'em blank.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 1:09:28 AM

Yes, always
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:24:13 AM

yes always..........
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47pickup
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 7:09:39 AM

Always
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estroh
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:07:10 AM

Yup
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 9:13:07 PM

I'm sure there are some people on this site who are only here for the "generous rewards."

The REAL members post at a station or at least as they drive by (with the app).
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 7:59:25 PM

Yes !!!
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46chief
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 4:30:16 PM

yep
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 1:04:34 AM

Yep, but it really bothers me when I go to post a station and someone has just updated the pricing with the wrong price because they are armchair posting just to get the points. This defeats the purpose behind the use of the site.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:03:46 AM

yup
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 5:35:07 PM

Yes
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 10:39:49 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:34:49 AM

Yes
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 6:21:08 PM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 6:14:13 PM

Always
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