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Rookie Author

Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:57:14 AM

Is there any way we can get members to only post the advertised or posted pump prices? Some prices seen on here include one's membership, loyalty or discounted price with a coupon. For the sake of consistency I would like to see just the prices that are advertised on a station's sign or their regular price. We can all figure our discounted price from there, depending on our own situations.

Thank you
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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 5:11:37 AM

I have reported Pmgr for using the topics in this category as post for points topics. This member should be posting in the "Just for Fun" category.
Champion Author Vancouver

Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:18:59 PM

Yburnio, is there any way we can get you to post prices.Some of your points earned seem very low. Perhaps you could lead by example and at least post weekly, or monthly for the sake of consistency. We would like to just see the prices posted. We at least have more prices posted more than your annual situation.
Champion Author Virginia

Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:54:30 PM

WEB0153 - Anyone can enter comments.
Rookie Author Baton Rouge

Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:33:17 PM

I agree. I've pulled up to pumps and the GB price does not match the posted price. Prices on GB should be non discounted prices!
Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:39:57 AM

I assume since my status is a "rookie", I don't have the privilege to enter any information in the comments field.(for example some stations offer 5 cents discount per gallon if you get a car wash)
Veteran Author Cleveland

Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:52:14 AM

Texting while driving--log prices and station info and post after driving ended.
Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:39:02 PM

Is there "any way"?
Not really. The best you can do is remind them to follow the rules that Gas Buddy has established about which price to post. Beyond that, all you can do is harass them, or report them, or make your own corrections to erroneous prices.

Most members, in my opinion, with a gentle reminder will post the correct price. That said, we continue to have people say, in the various discussions, that they post, and will continue to post, the price they think is what should be posted (generally the credit card price), and provide their own rationale why they do so (that's how they pay for gas or that's how the majority of people pay for gas, that's the lowest price because they get a rebate on their gas purchases, that's the price they get if "I spend such-and-such an amount at Winn-Dixie, Kroger, Home Depot on-line, etc". Some people, now matter how much you tell them to "follow the rules of the website", will simply do what they want to do.

So no, other than threatening them with being barred from the website, you cannot get all the members to "only" post the posted pump price. You can try, but you can't get them all to do it.

That said, you might want to set an example for them by posting the correct gas prices, as Gas Buddy simply says to post them. Perhaps just a little more frequently. But that's just a suggestion; that's all. Just a suggestion.
Champion Author California

Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:40:38 PM

I'm glad that your using this site to find gas prices, but it doesn't appear that you are posting prices yourself. It goes both ways.
Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:53:16 AM


When posting prices for stations that offer a discount, we ask users to post the price before the discount when possible. You can still provide the discount information, but please enter that information in the Comments field.

Information entered in the Comments field will be shown within parentheses () after the station address.

- Ryan (RD)
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