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nikki716
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:51:04 PM

I know of one gas station ( Shell) on Bridge Street, East Windsor CT. that charges 2 different prices for each grade of gasoline... one is for credit card purchasee and the other is for cash purchase. Cash purchasee is about 10 cents less than the credit card.
I've bought gas there many times (90% of the time with cash) but never thought to check which gas price I was being charged for. There are 3 recent occasions where I've made a cash purchasees but was charged at higher price. consumers... be aware while you filling the gas tanks.
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urpostman
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 11:05:51 PM

no
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 6:42:46 AM

no
cv
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 6:37:26 AM

Yes, back in era of the old dollar bill machines I got ripped.
petromonitor
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 1:04:12 AM

No, I was never been ripped off.
eyeplant
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 12:55:02 AM

yes, from posted one price and charging something else. charging extra for going in the store after a center time. i even been charge for paying with cash they told me it was company policy and i was not posted.
Desoto49
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 12:10:51 PM

Yes
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:08:56 AM

I've used pumps that were noticeably miscalibrated so that although there was a posted savings at the station, the reality was that I was paying for more gasoline than I was actually getting.
TMartin7101
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:01:25 AM

Never...
weddy11
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:50:38 AM

not that I know
bigtankBC
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:31:25 AM

no
pt88
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 9:00:56 AM

we are right now gas
BIRDlE
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 9:00:06 AM

no
Maxer105
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 8:54:02 AM

no
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 8:50:53 AM

Ripped off? Hell I'm feeling ripped off each time I fill up. They are literally taking money from your pockets and stealing it without the use of a weapon.
sheba24
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 7:15:45 AM

Every time I fuel up, with these prices.
grim_farva
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:19:54 AM

whenever I get gas...LOL
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:18:34 AM

Yes pretty much every time I buy gasoline.
bigtankBC
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:14:52 AM

no
stlhawk
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:27:04 PM

every time I fill up near an airport just before returning a rental car.
twt
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:55:03 AM

I would not buy gasoline, from a station that does that.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 2:59:55 AM

no
chipote
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 2:53:12 AM

No
olympusman2004
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 2:13:14 AM

YES
estroh
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 12:21:33 AM

Nope
DRIVEOFFWI
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 4:30:15 PM

n
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 3:46:07 PM

no
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:57:04 PM

Not that I am aware
sheba24
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 6:56:38 AM

every day with these prices!!!
LauraLea5
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 6:45:32 AM

Yes!
twt
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:29:12 AM

No, I watch the price as I fill up. Stop at ten gallons to check the price, then proceed.
RecklessFire
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1:16:44 AM

Every time you go to Valero.

Also, NEVER use a pump at a station that's permanently closed (as in boarded up).
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1:01:42 AM

no
estroh
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:37:31 AM

nope
BIRDlE
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 10:05:34 PM

no
TXBruin
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 8:44:25 PM

no
cifuentesab
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:24:00 PM

everytime
sheba24
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 7:30:51 AM

every time I buy gas!!!!
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 7:04:34 AM

They seem pretty good about the posted price but I do wonder how accurate the pumps are in measuring the ltrs being pumped.

It makes you wonder.
cv
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 6:28:20 AM

No,not yet.
cifuentesab
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 2:56:48 AM

no
estroh
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:10:47 AM

Nope
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:17:17 PM

No, but I do purchase non-ethanol (E-0) and the cash and credit prices are always identical. E-0 Regular ranges in price from below E-10 Regular to more than E-10 Premium -- go figure!

Here's another gotcha. I have a 5% credit card for gas purchase when used at the pump. If you take the credit card inside the convenience store, the discount drops to 1%. If gasoline is three dollars a gallon the difference is a $.15 reduction versus a $.03 reduction - $.12 a gallon.
estroh
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:15:22 AM

Nope
teltech54
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 5:39:33 PM

I do not know if this qualifies but I bought $20.00 of gas at the Sunoco station on Hamburg near Cardiff in Rotterdam, NY with my Sunoco Card and the credit I got from my Advantage card. I should have gotten a $1.00 credit on my bill but only received a $.15 credit. Seems the station reported I only pumped 3 gallons. The credit card company was nice enough to give me the $.85 credit I deserved. If you use your advantage card and use this station and use a Sunoco card I would check your bills.
PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 5:00:01 PM

Not that I know.
1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 4:32:14 PM

The dealer gets ripped off every time you use the credit card. Just the way it is.
EvPv
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 3:02:48 PM

I was ripped off when I pumped water/gas into my tank. Problem is I used two stations that week and the dealership did not isolate the problem with the fuel injectors. I went to another dealer who found and fixed the issue.....$ 1,000 later.
That is getting ripped off.
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 2:36:28 PM

no
JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:17:32 PM

watch out for cash or credit "switches". there's a station in raleigh that literally doubles in price if a hurricane is within 24 hours of the mainland. cannot even believe they haven't lost their license
PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:54:19 PM

It's the cashier making the error. Report him or her to the manager so they can retrain the retard. You know, they don't hire the sharpest knife in the drawer for those cashier jobs.
gvan
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 12:34:43 PM

I almost got ripped off but I checked the pump price and then drove off without filling up. It's not uncommon for station owners, who I question their ethics, to post a lower price "with car wash" but the lettering is exceptionally small so most of the time it can't be read from the street. Another station has the "with car wash" price posted in large numbers and the regular higher price in small numbers.
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