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rick_evans

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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:11:52 PM

What value is there to displaying a list of the highest prices in the last 24 hours below the lowest prices? Don't most people come here looking for low prices? The highest prices are a mild curiosity but it would be nice if the option existed to display the next group of low prices instead.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 11:47:21 AM

OK
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 10:09:52 AM

I like seeing the highest prices as well. I can tell which stations I need to avoid.
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 2:16:20 PM

Maybe GasBuddy.com could give us an option to not see the list of highest priced gas station. Like a little box we could click onto in order to eliminate from our eyes.
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BulletRC
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 5:52:21 AM

I like browsing the highest priced stations & glad they have it on the website.
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krazkar
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:24:47 PM

I live in Calgary and with a city as spread out as this, it is nice to see high and low prices. Different areas seem to always be higher and lower than others. Many times I can tell if someone may be posting incorrectly if I see a lowball price in an area that every other station nearby is higher.
That is just I look at anyway.
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PassmyGas
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:21:40 PM

bp
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:17:34 PM

I believe you have a cogent point, Rickster. But, some of the geezers who have been posting in here for a good portion of their lives aren't very adaptable to change. I, for one, have little interest in which gas station has the highest prices. I'd rather they use that space to let us know which of the convenience stores sell SuzyQ's.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 4:59:41 PM

Not sure why this is an issue for you rick_evans since you admit that you get your pricing information from the map view.

Other members may want to know who and where higher priced fuel is simply to avoid them.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 3:46:01 PM

@Gas_Buddy -- wrote "It's not that you're listing the highest prices, but rather that your'e listing prices regardless of what they are."

I know that.

However if the mission of the gasbuddy website is to help consumers find the best, i.e. lowest, price what economic value could possibly be derived from following a list of the 15 lowest prices with a similar list of the 15 highest prices.

I doubt many drivers are interested in finding the highest regular prices. I personally use the map display to find prices. However a better use of the list would be displaying the 30 lowest prices or allowing users click and display the next 15 prices, etc.

"Not knowing what device you're using to post or view prices "

A laptop running Firefox.
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ttcruiser
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 2:47:20 PM

I agree that it is just for curiosity sake, at least that is why I look. I would rather see more of the lower prices shown.
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slicerette
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 2:05:46 PM

However the highest price list shows the problem spots to avoid,

examples in Indiana / highest prices are at two toll road service plazas, highest price listing let's us know not to get on Indiana's eastside I-80/90 low on gas in Indiana.

Same is true with price gouging gas stations near airports that screw the rental car crowd.

And tourist traps, we have a Speedway that charges forty cents more 'cause its by a casino.

I've also noticed that stations near college campus are higher.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 2:04:59 PM

Maybe "most" do, but I come here for my daily dose of laughter. This site never fails to deliver.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 1:57:21 PM



It's not that you're listing the highest prices, but rather that your'e listing prices regardless of what they are. You're letting people know what the stations in a competitive area are charging, and people can make their own decisions regarding whether it's worth driving an additional distance to buy fuel or if additional driving isn't worth the the money (spent on fuel while driving), time, or convenience.

Not knowing what device you're using to post or view prices (the full website or a mobile app), prices can be displayed "by price", that is, from one extreme to the other (low to high). Your "nice if the option existed" already exists.

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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:22:26 PM

@PassmyGas -- Sounds like you read the headline but not the post.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:22:21 PM

PassmyGas what does your response have to do with the topic?
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PassmyGas
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:19:29 PM

BP in this area
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