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tpguess

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Message Posted: May 20, 2012 10:29:04 AM

Would like to be able to pull up the last month graph on an individual station.. :-)
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 7:31:49 PM

I would like to see this feature also. I would like to track the price history of several stations in my area to see which ones have the greater volatility: how they follow spot prices, how rapidly or frequently they change prices, especially compared to nearby stations, etc. I have stations near me that keep their price flucuations tiny while others experience large price changes. It adds a third dimension to the heat maps.
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elk5654
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Message Posted: May 24, 2012 3:46:44 PM

good idea and compare them to others to see who is the follower in lowering prices
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 1:33:57 PM

GPP: "Assuming that all of the price posts for a particular station are still accessible data...." Aye, there's the rub.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 1:09:05 PM

Gas_Buddy said: "Gas Buddy isn't solely a "members only" compilation of gas prices and monitoring of discussions, but also includes research and data compilation on a professional level."

Can you please elaborate on the second part of the above comment? What sort of professional research and data compilation is undertaken?

RG
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gaspricepasser
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:02:22 PM

This question is almost identical to a prior thread I started, about being able to track price history at each station. It really comes down to just sorting data that already exists in a different manner. Assuming that all of the price posts for a particular station are still accessible data, then it is simply a matter of a spreadsheet graphing the prices. This is not particularly difficult to do.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 6:48:49 AM

Excellent point Gas Buddy. And what value would graphs for individual station have?
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:23:03 AM

Scrapheap:
"Why should we VOLUNTEER spotters have to pay a fee to GasBuddy when we provided the data to them for free?"

Much of the research that Gas Buddy provides, for a fee, is not based solely on members posting gas prices (correctly, "fraudulently" via the mobile apps, as indicated in other threads, or otherwise), but on research and compilation. Gas Buddy isn't solely a "members only" compilation of gas prices and monitoring of discussions, but also includes research and data compilation on a professional level.

What some people have asked for (as suggestions) seems to go beyond basic information and goes into detailed research. What "we VOLUNTEER spotters" provide to Gas Buddy is returned to the "VOLUNTEER spotters" in greater quantity and in a convenient and useful manner at no cost.

While I understand your point, I disagree with it. Gas Buddy is a business.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 1:50:24 PM

This suggestion has been added to Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.

GB has expressed interest in per-staion stats years ago, but this has not been implemented yet.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 8:24:46 AM

I have the same question as maxstar. What value would that be?
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: May 20, 2012 8:18:42 PM

Why should we VOLUNTEER spotters have to pay a fee to GasBuddy when we provided the data to them for free?

[Edited by: Scrapheap at 5/20/2012 8:18:59 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: May 20, 2012 7:32:21 PM

Considering how many gas stations there are in the United States and Canada, or for that matter just in the San Diego area, that would seem to be a heckuva lot of information you're asking to be provided for free, without providing a reason why such an improvement would be useful for the membership as a whole.

It may be possible, already, that Gas Buddy can provide the information you're asking for for a fee. After all, they do provide research material.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: May 20, 2012 1:08:49 PM

Why?
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