Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    5:51 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Suggest a GasBuddy improvement > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Price Match Back to Topics

Rookie Author

Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 1:41:21 PM

I would like to see retailers allow real time local 'price match' based on Gasbuddy info. Some have a preferred retailer based on location or points/rewards program - but still want best local price. Not sure who would be the one to drive that type of initiative - I would think work for both sides to implement would be required.
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
Champion Author Chicago

Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:12:10 PM

The suggestion is too vague. As is stands now a station can read the prices on this site and adjust their prices if that is what they would like to do. I do not view that as an improvement.
Profile Pic
Champion Author Ottawa

Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 7:37:05 PM

I understand it the way "Gas_Buddy" interpreted it. and that would be ripe for abuse. Why I would just post a fake low price and then quickly run down to the station and demand that they match it. Not good for GB nor the station. This site does help keep prices down when stations are aware that there are savvy clients out there using this site and going where the price is better. It kind of forces a perpetual price war.

Really, Gasbuddy can't practically do anything about prices, they just report them and hope that the ones who do control them will be influenced.
Profile Pic
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 4:31:25 PM


I don't understand what you mean either. Could you provide some more information?

- Ryan (RD)
Profile Pic
Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 6:30:57 PM

If I understand the Gas Buddy improvement suggesetion correctly, you're asking that gas station operators (retailers) change their prices based on the pricing they see on Gas Buddy (prices generally posted by individual members)? That, when you go into a gas station, you tell them you saw the price on Gas Buddy for X amount per liter or per gallon, and they'll match it?

Is that the suggestion, or are you asking something entirely different than what I seem to understand from the origianl post.
Profile Pic
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 6:07:56 PM

Who's assuming???
Profile Pic
Champion Author Sacramento

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:55:07 PM

I would like more information to understand how this process would work. Please list the steps that would take place. Assume I am dimwitted and dull.*

*My holiday gift to one and all.
Post a reply Back to Topics