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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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redfish67
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 2:14:35 PM

i post what i see
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jonjax14
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 2:10:05 PM

yes/but i post what i see
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Heavenlybama
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 2:07:15 PM

I'm sure there is but I always post what I see.
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arlo75
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 2:03:12 PM

yes
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thomnrosie
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 2:02:02 PM

Of course
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 5:43:47 AM

Yes I did
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 9:59:14 AM

yes
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94Rod
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 7:23:14 AM

Each and every time.
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47pickup
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 6:55:57 AM

Always
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 5:04:04 AM

Yes
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Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 11:07:46 PM

Yes, and leaderboard posting requires that you be within one half mile of the gas station however it doesn't require you to have a quick price. I do question the leaderboard concept I only post while I'm traveling I question it because it does not seem safe and seems a waste of fuel to drive around just looking for gas prices to be at the top of the leaderboard.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:15:42 PM

Yes
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 3:29:18 AM

Yep. Although today I pulled in to one station and apparently made a boo-boo putting in a midgrade cash price, and rather than someone correcting the mistake over the next 8 hours, two or three different users just OK'd what I had put in. Sad.

It's gotten to the point that if I don't recognize the name on the price, I dismiss it as a false entry, especially for diesel or premium or midgrade. Those are the most-ignored prices. If I pull in to a station and actually copy all the prices off the pump (and not just the one on the sign), those midgrade, premium and often diesel prices will stay current in GasBuddy for up to a WEEK even as the regular is updated with the right price, because people will just OK any old damn thing that's in the field. It's so frustrating.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 12:20:57 AM

yup
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ke4jcd
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 12:09:12 AM

Yes
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 10:15:39 PM

Oui
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 9:29:37 AM

Yes
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Aggieland
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 11:31:42 AM

my seeing eye dog did
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 2:16:18 PM

nope, =but I see'em with my cane. I'm blind you see.
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 12:04:07 PM

yes
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momstaxivan
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 11:34:18 AM

Yes
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ke4jcd
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 12:07:02 AM

yes
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 10:12:40 PM

Definitely
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Yvon2014
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 11:36:08 AM

Yes. I have seen prices being posted for stations closed for service (a couple of weeks)
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 11:15:09 AM

Yes.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 7:35:06 AM

Yes
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 6:37:44 AM

yes I did!

I have seen bad prices posted, even prices for grades not sold at the station!
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estroh
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 2:12:55 AM

yup
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 7:02:57 PM

yes I do, I drive by the stations I post twice a day.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 6:50:06 PM

Yes.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 2:33:20 PM

yes
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 1:03:35 PM

Yes, if you don't your cheating!!
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 11:35:50 AM

yes
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doodinblack
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 11:26:23 AM

We have a user here in Spokane that is posting bogus prices. Reported "IT" to Gasbuddy. We appear to follow a similar route to and from work and I can drive by a station "IT" has posted at less than 5 minutes before and the price is grossly wrong. There's no way a station could change their prices that fast.

"IT" also seems to post prices from stations no where near "IT"'s actual location at the time.

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xbAG
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 10:55:27 AM

yes, I post what "I" see.
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Aggieland
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 9:30:51 AM

y
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Seekingone
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 7:17:00 AM

yes
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 7:10:17 AM

Of course ...
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 6:56:11 AM

Yes
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 1:13:49 AM

Yep!!
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 9:08:25 AM

yes
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 8:25:06 AM

Yes
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 5:58:13 AM

yes I did
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131StStwi
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 9:11:54 PM

For sure. I'm new but have noticed how many times prices are updated in a day and they haven't even changed . Today I updated one and it was updated by someone else to a lower price and it didn't even go down?
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 8:32:10 PM

yup
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marcusp2236
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 5:50:26 PM

I see my prices and have never posted off the website.
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UKGraham
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 12:28:15 PM

Yes I do especially when you see someone from one city posting prices hundreds of miles away on a daily basis.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 12:04:53 PM

Yes
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:45:07 PM

yes
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SAButton
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 11:00:36 AM

Yes
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BANZAI56
Sophomore Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 10:25:38 AM

@drgeeforce, station owners trying to route people to their station may happen, but that user isn't going to have the noticeable activity level of the price parrots we were speaking of. With bogus activity just to garner points, one would think they should be five and done.

The parrot I noticed in my area routinely posts prices at stations that encompass the better part of two counties. If done legit, I couldn't even offer a guess on the total area wide travel time, considering they usually update all prices at each station. A quick no stop trip would be over an hour and that doesn't really account for traffic/traffic lights/etc...

Based on the new "Hyperlocal Leaderboards" on the mobile app, one of the parrots has many many times the activity level as a typical Gas Buddy user from the same area.
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