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ty58

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2011 10:24:46 AM

Some stations post one price on their sign but if you look close it's a cash price and the price on the pump is usually about 10 cent higher for credit card price.cash price credit card price
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Beachlovers
Sophomore Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:00:11 AM

I see this a lot in New England
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eptraveler
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 11:31:41 AM

I've seen that rarely, but the biggest difference I remember was 5¢, and usually 3¢.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 12:51:32 PM

I have not seen this in my area, if I did find a station doing that it would be the last time I used that station
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cv
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 4:41:04 AM

In my area, cash and credit prices are the same.
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lindini
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:19:21 PM

I've not noticed this in the zip codes that I frequent.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 11:17:54 AM

we have some here, I won't use the stations that do that
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szd55
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 8:45:21 AM

Convenience costs; it costs the merchant to use the credit card system. Cash is king.
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The_Waysiders
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 9:30:25 AM

No difference here (30161)
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Bradford81
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 10:14:26 AM

In my Area Credit is 3 cents Higher than Cash everywhere! Why I do not know!
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brazilianguy
Sophomore Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 8:31:18 AM

Havent seen it much in my area
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RockShagwell
Sophomore Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 10:22:48 AM

i have no problem with the system. all it does is help people who do pay with cash, although i still use my card
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RockShagwell
Sophomore Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 10:16:06 AM

Havent seen it much in my area
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zippy3231
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 4:36:14 AM

Credit Cards are a excellent pick if one pays off the bill at the end of the month or if a person comes up short of money! We all know we need fuel to get to work and preform other activities!

SOme people lose control or do not track their spending and get into trouble! Some places give you a good discount. Walmart is very good. This only helps if a person pays off the bill at the end of the month or the finance charges will eat up any savings!
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car2n4u
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 1:38:06 PM

I post the cash price. Sometimes I put the credit price in the comment box.
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RaceFan6
Sophomore Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:11:23 PM

is anyone entering both prices 9cash or credit) now that GB is offering that option?
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babycatt116
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 5:20:48 PM

cash

[Edited by: babycatt116 at 11/13/2013 5:20:34 PM EST]
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mafandoi
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 11:31:55 AM

I am starting to notice both the cash and credit card prices now after reading this topic. GasBuddy should have some option for entering and searching for either type of prices.
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pb88
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 4:59:04 PM

my wife went to a station yesterday per the GasBuddy, she noticed that the sign outside with the same prices per thevGasBuddy. When she got to the pump there was a difference in the price from what the sign sign said because the price on pump was a charge price and price on the sign/gas buddy was a charge price!:we need to come up with the system where there's a cash prize and there's a charge price because that's becoming ever more prevalent problem at gas stations and gas station owners are using systems like to get customers to come because they know we're riding by stations &writing the prices from the signs so when people say a price is posted GasBuddy they use our system to go there when they get there they find out the price is not the prices they are really going to have to pay which will cause in the poor feelings on GasBuddy, not the station owner you know it was the station owner who caused all this ill will from being a fraud in the first place by posting a hidden cash price and not real charge price on the sign
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 11:05:07 AM

have only noticed a few stations with both prices....most seem to only have one price.
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 12:49:50 PM

CASH
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SammyDA
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 4:29:46 PM

Best to check first. Both prices have to be posted at the station- It's the law. If not report them to B.B.B. (and bad mouth them to everyone you know that buys gas).
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Louloulou2013
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 2:21:38 PM

Haven't noticed that around here
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mushi52
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:07:56 PM

Have seen it more commonly in the US, but not in Canada
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Satelite2013
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 12:20:36 AM

it is really a bad thing.
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Atomicfire
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 6:20:27 PM

BP is 6 cents cheaper while paying cash, but if you have coupon code from kmart for 30 cents off a gallon, you have to use a credit card, which then cancels out the 6 cents, cause you cant use cash... uggg
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DaveFic
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 6:59:31 AM

It bugs me when people post the cash price and then I get to the station and find the credit price significantly higher
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motehab
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:36:58 PM

Heard about that. Dumb.
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 2:24:46 AM

They usually do this at the truck stop.

[Edited by: diesel8888 at 6/2/2013 2:25:39 AM EST]
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TheRealDeal78
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2013 8:51:38 AM

It's kind of odd here. The stations on the North side of town where most the businesses and restaurants are have a different cash/credit price. On the south side of town it's all the same price. However a station on the south side just recently switched to a different price for cash/credit.
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ace12012
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 7:14:29 PM

have not seen this too much.
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melissak0416
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 8:57:58 AM

Did you know that it is illegal for retailers i.e. gas stations to charge you the credit card price when using your bank/debt card. And that you should report them to the 1-800 number on the back of your card?
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appleNY
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 6:57:09 PM

My station charges the same cash or credit.
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canfor
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 10:51:36 PM

Not done in our area.
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olympusman2004
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 2:16:01 AM

credit
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ugly46
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 11:27:23 AM

Depends on if I have the cash in my pocket.
If I don't have the cash it go on the card...
If there is a cash discount it well be cash.
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TRAIMICHELLE
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 10:32:03 AM

Cash option should have Discounts
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wildallways
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:22:41 AM

Quit a few stations in SoCal do this. Its frustrating to see a low price posted then realize its cash only, or with a wash.
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mblackiston
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 9:21:15 AM

When I first saw the prices at BJ's and Sams Club I thought wow! Then I realized you have to have a membership....
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photobuddy
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 8:57:22 AM

This is becoming more common. How many are out there that you have to have membership to buy from?
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Nascar4848
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2012 8:57:18 AM

we had a small gas station affilated with a grocery store. The store had cetain items that gave you cents off your gas up to 15 gallons. If you got everything you could get your gas free which the people that did that got their pictures on the wall of the store. The station also gave an additional 3cents for paying with cash at the register. Nice thing about that was they always had fresh donuts sitting there also! The store has since closed and along with that the station.
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Ducky1Il
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 6:13:00 PM

Yeah, I've noticed that. Deceiving isn't it?! I guess they figure once your there, you're not going to leave so why post the higher price? The other one that gets me is: Price with Wash vs price w/o Wash. You really have to look closely.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2012 5:03:47 PM

i pay cash for everything...
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2012 10:02:20 PM

This category is "How did you find us?", and is to "Tell us how you found our website."

I'm not sure what this topic, "Cash vs Credit card prices", has to do with how you found this website.
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gmonarch
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2012 9:51:00 AM

I won't go to a station that does this. Usually they do it to cover the costs of accepting credit cards, I figure if you cant afford to do it than don't/\. I want my credit card points, and I'm not going to pay more to get them.
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OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2012 1:23:04 AM

I don’t patronize gas stations that practice this deception.
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bicycler
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2012 11:34:56 AM

Try my best to avoid a station that will not take my card same as cash.
I have an air miles card.
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jodybull
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2012 2:55:22 PM

As far as I can see, that practice has stopped in this area. Good, I say!
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bigrigAZ
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 8:56:34 PM

Only seen one station here that does that and the difference is about 3 cents less for cash.
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 4:12:11 PM

You have to look carefully for how they treat credit/debit cards. This is usual just the small off brands operators.
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W707
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 2:41:15 AM

unheard of in my area
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