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myke212
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 12:11:45 PM

I passed a gas station, the other day, that charged more for using a credit card. Credit was 3cents more than paying with cash. I thought this practice died off a long time ago. Does anybody else still see this happening?? BTW this station was in Lake County IL.

[Edited by: myke212 at 6/27/2012 12:12:10 PM EST]
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 1:34:48 PM

Back to the OP's question...
It is more common in some parts of the country than others. In my area, the dual pricing is mostly at stations that are branded as CITGO or EXXON, but a few others - depending on the neighborhood.

Supposedly, the PTB at GBO are working on changes to allow for the cash/credit pricing issue.

I had requested a short term "fix" of a durable flag tied to the MSL that would at least give fair warning to those that use CCs. They have added a check box concerning dual pricing to the MSL.
ny10
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 9:32:02 PM

credit
NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 11:05:17 PM

Credit.
ilax
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 11:49:20 AM

credit card
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 11:30:48 AM

Credit
jo2jo
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 9:25:19 AM

My card gives a 3% cash back on gas, so these days that adds up to over a
9 cent per gal discount. That adds up !
coach39
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 6:33:54 AM

Credit
SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 5:20:20 PM

I prefer credit, paying cash is more of a hassle, since paying credit at the pump is now more widespread. Support those stations that have the same price cash & credit even it cost a little more.
NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 1:25:55 AM

Credit.
ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 1:25:12 AM

Cash.
04Ram1500
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 12:33:43 AM

Credit
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:45:47 PM

The final cost here does not vary, but some stations offer a cash discount
nourdives
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 10:17:51 PM

hardly ever
grim_farva
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 5:07:24 PM

I've only seen 1 station do that
lwood655
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 4:47:26 PM

I don't know of any stations that charge more for credit
rjb34747
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 4:39:24 PM

I avoid these stations if possible. They have a right to charge different prices, but I have a right to not buy from them.
BobBG
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 4:34:52 PM

Many stations charge less for paying with cash. It's illegal to charge more for using a credit card. how's that for semantics!
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 4:33:11 PM

cc
urpostman
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 3:35:31 PM

cash
coach39
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 9:13:04 AM

Credit
2Tall
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 9:11:18 AM

credit
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:28:04 AM

credit/debit
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:23:02 AM

Credit!
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:23:00 AM

credit
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:50:49 AM

credit
enshaw
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:36:36 AM

cash at spots where its super cheap.....but 90 % of the time credit. Points People
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:30:23 AM

credit w/cash back
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 1:52:31 AM

credit
CollegeMan21
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 1:17:10 AM

Credit and the last time I saw gas was higher for credit was on Melrose Ave in Hollywood, CA at a 76 gas station. I know, I saw more, while out there. Recently I have not seen it.
JohnTIZ
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 12:28:03 AM

VISA rewards card. I get a $300 chunk of spending money at the end of November when I really need it.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 8:10:50 AM

credit
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both
cv
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 6:42:06 AM

Credit and cash same price in my area.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 5:43:43 AM

8 to 10 cents more per gallon for using plastic... pathetic
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 5:43:42 AM

8 to 10 cents more per gallon for using plastic... pathetic
twt
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:26:03 AM

Stations here, don't charge extra for credit.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 1:46:40 AM

credit
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:37:39 AM

Creddit
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 6:25:44 PM

Debit
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 3:55:17 PM

credit
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credit
Cottagegirl727
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:07:35 PM

We use credit, unless on vacation - seems alot of stations on interstates have a better price for cash and we carry an extra tank for a total of 76 gallons - 5 cents off adds up.
Michael29644
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:52:51 PM

"Can you imagine how much less gas they would sell at Costco, if everyone tried to pay with cash? Obviously credit cards save them big time and they also give you a substantial rebate for using a credit card."

borsht,

With exception of American Express, Costco does not accept credit cards at all, nor do they accept cash for gas purchases. They do accept Visa and Mastercard DEBIT cards with a PIN number, though. And the vast majority of stations in my area with dual pricing charge you the cash price if you use a debit card. Also, a major local chain here accepts cash at the pumps. So it's not an all or nothing proposition. Charging extra for credit card use makes sense because it costs the merchant dearly to accept them. This has been debated in these forums so many times that I'll not rehash it here.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 5:01:13 AM

credit
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:10:34 AM

cash
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 7:33:51 AM

credit
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:53:37 AM

credit
twt
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:51:03 AM

I always pay with a credit card. No difference here, in the price.
MIT05
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 6:18:40 AM

4 6 up to 12 cents more here.
borsht
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 9:14:03 PM

Charging extra for the use of a credit card is either asinine or an intentional rip off.
If everyone that purchased gasoline had to stand in line to pay, get change etc. They would have to hire more attendants. Thus from strictly a gasoline standpoint alone they save by your using the credit card. They also move people through the pumps a lot faster. Can you imagine how much less gas they would sell at Costco, if everyone tried to pay with cash? Obviously credit cards save them big time and they also give you a substantial rebate for using a credit card.
YOu will notice that almost every station that charges extra for credit has very few customers at the station.
Also, Actually, the one that pays cash usually also makes another purchase. Why do these stations carry merchandise in the store?
They don't charge extra for using a credit card to purchase beer or milk.
So, in actuality, They draw you into the store, give you a little discount for the trouble of making a cash purchase and hope you buy some cigarettes, beer, milk or lottery tickets.
I assume that A robber loves the stations that major in cash transactions.
I avoid stations that charge extra for credit.
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