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rocknvox

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 6:39:28 AM

just drove thru 7 states in 3 weeks and bought a lot of gas. california was the only state where the pump price was higher when i used a credit or debit card.
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MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:35:49 AM

The cash customer should always get the discount, but that isn't the case in most places.
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jes
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:29:03 AM

Where I live, I have NOT found a station that charges any different for cash OR credit.
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2Tall
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 7:45:11 AM

depends
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EdPG
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 7:35:05 AM

Most station here same price for cash or credit
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ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:54:27 AM

come to the north east... 8-10 cents higher when using a CC vs cash
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glambgirl
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:09:08 AM

Gas prices are the same whether paying by cash or credit.
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Jmac2008
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 2:50:42 AM

no
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_Sparty_
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 1:48:05 AM

It's been that way around Chicago for as long as I can remember. Same with the car wash bait and switch.
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valby
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 11:15:57 AM

I refuse to use a station that charges extra to use a credit card.
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PDN57
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 11:05:36 AM

One reason I wont go to arco they charge 50 to use your cc
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johnkoza
Veteran Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:30:35 AM

Most MI area stations charge extra for credit....usually $0.10. In my travels toward FL most stations do not charge extra.
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PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:23:45 AM

The pump price here is the same if I use cash or credit.
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borsht
Champion Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 6:47:01 PM

I don't buy from a station that charges higher prices for credit.
The station owners understand the cost of carrying all that cash on premise.
Some high volume gas stations sell over 10,000 gal.day. that is over $30,000/day. i'm sure insurance companies understant the cost of this risk.
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PithyOpiner
Champion Author Stockton

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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 2:47:24 PM

Well, it costs the proprietor of the station to process your charges using a card. Do you want him to absorb that extra cost? I mean, you are enjoying the convenience of using your card. Why should he or I have to kick in for your enjoyment?
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valby
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:26:29 AM

I refuse to buy gas if they charge me a premium to use a credit card.
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Dennis783
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:19:44 AM

same price here (lower with my rewards)
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Buddy2264
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 5:37:18 AM

Two stations I report on in my area charge more if it is credit.
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2Tall
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 4:37:36 AM

depends
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twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:59:08 AM

No difference, here in eastern Va.
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vulcan96
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 2:42:58 AM

lower price here
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BMWer
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 11:59:20 PM

In Canada, I get an extra 3.5 cents/liter off if I use a credit card at Refill (Real Canadian Superstore)
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Bus936
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 11:24:20 PM

It should definitely be higher when you use a credit card. Cash customers should always get any discount available.
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CptSteve
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 11:21:19 PM

Not here
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ratfree
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 3:05:41 PM

Pretty common in Milwaukee but less so outside the city
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AFOS
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 2:59:12 PM

It's slowly becoming more common around here.
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PithyOpiner
Champion Author Stockton

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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 12:24:33 PM

Gotcha! You come again, you hear. We'll have the welcome mat out for you.
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OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 8:09:51 AM

With all the oilfields surrounding the Bakersfield area, you'd think they could give the stuff away, but California has the highest fuel prices in the lower 48 states -- go figure.
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