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pathygen95
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:29:29 PM

their Gas prices online?
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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 5:22:10 PM

unless forced to they never will.

[Edited by: stlhawk at 1/26/2013 5:22:44 PM EST]
jack4141
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 5:05:17 PM

Another hmmm
EvPv
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:55:11 PM

agreed 1OILMAN.
BMWer
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:22:24 PM

Can't see it happening any time soon...too many variables
1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:09:59 PM

You do realize that the price could change between the time you check it and the time you get there? What is the point?
Maybe, and just thinking here, you could worry about something more important.
nichols
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 11:53:06 AM

not likely , also not that great unless they went to a site like gas buddy.
beachd8
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 11:19:25 AM

No need for more regulation. That said, it could be advantageous for low price leaders to post their prices on their own websites. I would think that it would be a matter of writing a program so it updates online concurrent with actual price changes in their POS systems. That would avoid claims of incorrect prices and potential legal ramifications as long as it works properly.
beachd8
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 11:19:25 AM

No need for more regulation. That said, it could be advantageous for low price leaders to post their prices on their own websites. I would think that it would be a matter of writing a program so it updates online concurrent with actual price changes in their POS systems. That would avoid claims of incorrect prices and potential legal ramifications as long as it works properly.
kjSC
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:00:26 AM

Good question and the technology should be there for them to do this.
TXBruin
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 9:59:20 AM

never
Dennis783
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 10:29:17 AM

never, too much regulation now
wshokie12
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:35:59 AM

Not any time soon.
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 10:39:14 AM

Why should they be required to do thsi?
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 10:22:23 AM

Why do we need more requirements?

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. – Thomas B. Reed (1886)
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YOU can help getting the prices ONLINE by SUBMITTING some prices -- there must be a LOT of stations in Los Angeles, and I understand they have to post both cash and credit street side.



[Edited by: TxJeans at 11/17/2012 10:23:28 AM EST]
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 10:14:07 AM

That is because they are like a huge grizzley bear in the woods, they do what they want, when they want and to whom they want.
valby
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 9:37:02 AM

Never
EdPG
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 9:35:47 AM

will not see it soon
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 9:04:56 AM

I do not think it will ever be a requirement for them to have their prices online.
deporresd
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:37:05 PM

Are stations even required to post their prices? I thought they did it only to attract sales.
jes
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:01:11 PM

Do grocery stores update their prices online? Don't hold your breath.
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:28:03 PM

won't happen anytime soon - that's for sure
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 2:28:30 PM

Soon
brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 2:01:53 PM

As soon as every other retail seller in the country is required to update their prices on line.

Gasoline and diesel is no different than milk, bread of any other food. You need food to live but what you eat is purely up to you. How you choose to get from point A to point B is also purely up to you. Have a car and want to drive? Buy gas drive all you want. Don't want a car, take the bus, call a cab, buy a bike or put on your walking shoes. Like anything else in life, you can choose to buy the product or not, but there is no reason, rule or law that would require anyone to post their prices on line for your benifit.

That's what Gas Buddy is for.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:55:23 PM

Who are you saying that the gas stations should be updating their gas prices to?

To Gas Buddy? To the local or Federal government? To their own website?

And why should gas stations be "required" to electronically update their prices? Are you saying that only gas stations should be required to update their prices online, or are you saying that other businesses should also be required to update their prices, such as car dealerships, insurance companies, doctors and/or hospitals, the company you work for, your local supermarket or dry cleaners/laundry?

Sorry, but you'll have to add more to your question before we can answer your question. Otherwise all you'll get are responses such as "Never", "Why?" or "They should immediately", answers which have no basis or reasoning for intelligent comprehension.
AFOS
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:38:25 PM

the 12th of never

[Edited by: AFOS at 10/30/2012 1:39:35 PM EST]
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