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Author Topic: Done With Valero On Webster At 5th St Intersection in East Highland Back to Topics

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San Bernardino

Joined:Jun 2013
Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:23:23 PM

Not only are their prices higher than everyone else, but now they've started pushing the policy of a $10 minimum to use your credit card inside the store. Today I spent $40 at the pump and went in to spend $5 more and got was refused unless I spent $10. It didn't matter to the clerk that I'd just spent $40 at their station.

I've heard ALL the reasons why merchants refuse this or that, or insist on minimums, where cards are concerned. It's ridiculous.

Personally, I've spent my last dime there.
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Champion Author Bakersfield

Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 12:27:13 PM

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Champion Author Cleveland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:22:48 PM

If you want to put some work into it, find out what processing company the station works with.

Contact them as well as your card issuer (Visa, Mastercard, Amex). Visa, Mastercard, and Amex all have policies that there can be no set "minimums" on purchases. Most card processors have the same rules.

But, individual stations (or anywhere that accepts cards) can (essentially against the card's policy) place a spending limit. If they do, turn them in. Not much will happen, probably, but the irritation might make them think about dropping the policy.

I once spent 98 cents on my credit card. I had no cash. I was thirsty.
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Champion Author Chicago

Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:51:25 PM

This topic has what to do with Boycotts or Gasouts?

Outside of your local area, I doubt if members throughout the rest of the US and Canada are really interested in that local station. The topic should be in your local message board where others might be able to comment.
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Champion Author Mississippi

Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 9:48:10 AM

I'll make it a point not to stop there the next time I'm in California
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Champion Author Greenville

Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 12:20:58 AM

We don't care. I don't know why you thought a national audience would. Go post this in the San Bernardino local discussion forum and maybe someone there will care. And welcome to the 1/120 Club(tm).
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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 6:21:05 AM

You joined this site to post this? If you know this station operates this way, why do you go there? And requiring a minimum purchase is usually a violation of the merchants credit card agreement and can result in losing the ability to accept cards.
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