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JT

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2005 5:36:53 PM

What feature would you like to see added to the web site?
Mapping of gas stations
A wireless web version of this web site
More fuel types listed
Other/None of the above

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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TibbsCT
Rookie Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2008 8:22:54 PM

It would be helpful if we could check a map while we're inputting a price so that we could confirm that we're thinking of the right station. The way it is, you have to submit the information before you can see the location on a map.
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PenguinsON
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2008 3:45:29 PM

Add Safeway as a gas station
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JonnyShalloman
Rookie Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2008 4:00:20 PM

It would be really cool if there was a way to obtain Gas Buddy information populated directly into a GPS system on the car, so you can find the cheapest gas while on the go. Not sure how this would work, but some techy person probably could make this happen easily.
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honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2008 8:08:11 PM

How about a better list of existing gas stations (perhaps with a clickable map - esp. outside the city)? That way, posters won't have to try to get all the info as they pass by in perhaps somewhat unfamiliar territory.
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nilandfred1wa
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2008 6:03:19 AM

Other/None of the above.
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nilandfred1wa
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2008 6:33:04 AM

It's fine the way it is.
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hadro
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2008 12:27:28 AM

I agree with markymaypo, specially nowadays that many more gas station added this feature of charging lower prices for cash payment. Wouldn´t be nice if a gasbuddy.com user decides to head to a particular gas station because he just saw to be the lowest price, but to find out that he would have to pay in cash without knowing it
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markymaypo
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2008 12:43:20 AM

Ability to define fuel price as being either cash or credit. Obviously, this would require additional space. Perhaps make the entries multi-line: Line 1 for cash; line 2 for credit. Line 1 bold if cash & credit are equal.
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markymaypo
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2008 12:41:39 AM

Ability to define fuel price as being either cash or credit. Obviously, this would require additional space. Perhaps make the entries multi line. Line 1 for cash; line 2 for credit. Line 1 bold if cash & credit are equal.
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LedPhut
Rookie Author Miami

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2008 12:13:59 AM

I have to agree with John2000z (posted on 9/10): The easiest (fastest) way to report a price is via cell text message. You'd need to have like a code to identify each station, along with the price. I figure the easiest way would be to type a ZIP code + 4-digit number + price in nnn format would look something like: 101019999239 That would be ZIP 10101, station #9999, price 2.39. So the first 12 digits would be read and the rest would be discarded (to account for signatures). Any non-numericals or bad entries get a return error text. Usage would skyrocket once you learned your favorite codes. The usefulness of this site is directly related to how many entries there are. In a recent poll here, most people voted that the accuracy was the most important thing. If you think about it though, accuracy doesn't mean as much if there aren't enough reports to have any meaning (no comparisons). They have to make it as easy as possible to report prices. Texting is the way to go.
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jpburke
Rookie Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2008 10:15:30 PM

Allow the Gas Price Temperature Map to allow a selection of the grade of gas at all levels of zoom. Also, consider allowing users to select an extra option that finds the lowest cost grade of gas among the Regular, Mid-grade, and Premium grades when either plotting gas prices or running the Trip Calculator.

To explain why this is useful, I live in Iowa, where we highly subsidize or tax ethanol much less. Since the mid-grade gasoline contains more ethanol, our mid-grade gas price is typically 10 cents lower than Regular. This leads to the entire state looking 10 cents more expensive at a national level. It also makes it harder to plan gas purchases using the Trip Planner, since it requires a choice of gas grade, rather than accepting whatever the lowest grade is.
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Showbizk
All-Star Author Akron

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2008 9:37:22 AM

Goldieolds, if you set up a search for the areas in which you are interested, and even shorten the time frame (I use 12 hours)--then save that search--whenever you use it, you can limit what appears to those areas, and even specific brands if you wish. Just set up the search with your desired selections, then give it a name and save it. The saved search names appear on many of the GB pages.
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goldieolds
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2008 5:52:14 AM

Limit the list of lowest price stations in a metro area to the core city (cities) and inner ring suburbs.

It gets very discouraging to see really low prices, day after day, that are in places that I have barely heard of and don't even know where they are, and are too far away to even consider driving to. They are more like rural areas that people live in to commute, or perhaps the residents don't even go into the city. Maybe I should say, "exclude the exurbs".

Or perhaps have an option for people who use that.
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goldieolds
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2008 5:46:57 AM

Add the suburb of Richfield to the quick search list for Twin Cities, Minnesota website.
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Tommmmyg
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2008 8:31:50 PM

Add previous prices to stations to be able to track the trend of prices.
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h2o_vw
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2008 12:29:12 PM

both an iPhone app that works with the map feature, find one where the phone locates you.

and a way to better sort for e10 or 100% gas...
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Committed
All-Star Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2008 8:29:09 AM

As a new member, I find it difficult to add stations to my list of stations to report prices on. A check box beside each station listed would simplify adding a location to my default list.
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hell26
Rookie Author Gasbuddy

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2008 1:50:01 AM

More fuel types listed
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tdclm
Rookie Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2008 10:12:27 PM

Add a mobile version and E85 station prices.
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Lefty06
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2008 6:12:16 PM

Mapping of gas stations
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JediKnight
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2008 11:27:33 AM

RoaminRob,

Some might say that continued use of E10 might reduce future need to "cleaning out" the fuel systems on your Lawn gear... The gum/varnish build up might clog up a fuel filter but then after a cleaning/swap out it shouldn't continue to cause clogs...

We've been using E10 in SE WI for over 10 years now... Not a problem here. There was some "transition" fears but I'd say that never materialized as a major problem. After some continued use/clean filter/adjustments most equipment has continued to work fine with E10.
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Newcomer1800
Rookie Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2008 1:23:46 PM

Which stations offer full service for seniors and others who may prefer this feature? I know Shell Oil on San San Jose Blvd offers this additional benefit and has a full service garage for those who are looking for a personal mechanic.
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RoaminRob
Rookie Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2008 12:25:56 PM

I would like to have a way to distinguish Ethanol Free gas prices. I avoid using ethanol blends in my vehicles due to higher cost/mile. My 1999 Olds 88 loses a solid 6% in hwy efficiency when using E-10. I've spent untold hours cleaning out the fuel systems on my lawn equipment and absolutely refuse to use any ethanol blend in them.

Having a way to indicate which stations offer EF fuel and the cost would be great!
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ChiTownDale
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2008 11:48:42 AM

There needs to be more stations reported upon. I have noticed whole suburbs without a single station listed for them. One example is Glen Ellyn IL. There are at least six fas stations in Glen Ellyn but Glen Ellyn doesn't even appear as a city in Illinois on this site.
So we need more stations since the more there are, the more to choose from for the users of the site.
Of course this requires more work in setting up the station as well as entering the current prices for fuels, nut that is what makes this site so invaluable to users of the site.
One thing that might be keeping people from adding stations is that for all the work requIted to do si, there are no points awarded for adding new stations. Since it takes extra work to add a station, It should gain the most points and yet you get no points that I can find for adding new stations.

That makes no sense at all. In fact you can't even access the Master Station List unless you have racked up the minimum number of points to become a full blown member. So since I haven't gotten that many points, I don't know if there is even a capabILity to add a new station to the Master Station List or not.
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bgoswami
Rookie Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2008 9:27:58 AM

I have an idea. When I go to my office there are multiple routes available. Let us assume that I need to fill my tank. If we can develop a software which suggests the best possible route based on the gas price listed and the route cost it will be great.
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Showbizk
All-Star Author Akron

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2008 9:06:41 AM

TRIP GAS COST CALCULATOR ALREADY AVAILABLE!!!!!
Speedi800 and anyone else interested, check out the Trip Calculator (in bold) tab at the top of this page. An extremely valuable tool.

[Edited by: Showbizk at 10/16/2008 9:06:55 AM EST]
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Showbizk
All-Star Author Akron

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2008 8:52:24 AM

Atlanta... there is a comments feature where that info might be included by the person reporting...
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atlantisav8ion
Rookie Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2008 5:34:59 PM

Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I would love to see a listing whether or not the station in question has ethanol free fuel available.

Thanks!
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ianross
Rookie Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2008 5:56:46 AM

Not sure anyone has added this, on the chart options, add in the realitive strength of the CDN $ VS US. This impacts the $$$ of gas and will show trends...
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rickl1924
Rookie Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2008 1:04:20 AM

i would like to be able to have the ability on the site to get rid of old listings quicker without having to select the time frame, with the volitility of gas prices changing daily it does us no good to drive across town on a listing 24-36 hrs old. obsolete info does no one any good, have listings expire and be removed after 24 hrs.
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rickl1924
Rookie Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2008 1:00:39 AM

i would like to see stations listings standardized so there is only one listing for that station. once verified it can only be changed with input changed by more than one buddy or the owner of the station. too many times 3 or 4 gas buddies have the same station listed under different spellings, incorrect station address, city or brand name.
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rodzilla123
Champion Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2008 6:13:07 PM

I like the Idea of better maping of stations as well as recieving pricies nation wide mobile on this site. Being able to enter gas prices mobile woula be great. As for "READITBARB' who suggested listings for Oil Change and Emitions Testing sites, "Sounds like a good project/New Website for you to start up. Barb!!!
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DIGUMS
Rookie Author Wichita

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2008 1:24:00 PM

when you put your mouse over the price, have the gas station appear instead of having to click on the gas prices for the station to show.
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bobren
All-Star Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2008 3:16:48 PM

A simple way to input and view both cash and credit card prices at a station. Since the cash discount usually only applies to regular gas, only 1 more column for cash price would be necessary.

A trip mapping selection that shows latest prices along the route; this should also show stations within 1 or 2 miles (selectable?) from the highway or major road.

When selecting "map gas prices" be able to pick what price we seek (regular, plus, premium, diesel, cash, etc).
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samuri629
Veteran Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2008 5:27:01 PM

Any station that makes it on the master list gets a serial number. Then the ability to send a text message with that station number and prices.

format

station #<cr>
price reg<cr>
price med<cr>
price prem<cr>
price diesel<cr>
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thurat
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2008 10:57:09 PM

How about upgrading the database so that stations can appear on multiple home pages. I have noted that there are lots of people living or working around boarder areas who are upset that they have to check multiple pages to get all of the info they need/want or to post all the prices they come in contact with.

I know that there is a start in that direction with the Gas Price Temp. Map. If that can be grown upon it would be very helpful to lots of people, including myself.
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66ImpSS396
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2008 7:37:03 PM

Need a way to indicate that a "listed" station has run out of gas in one or all grades, also need a cash or credit price indication (A way to show both prices would be nice too)
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billpi
Rookie Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2008 6:26:48 PM

I agree with gasbud4 (posted 8/14/08@7:58PM). We need a credit price and a cash price side by side. I know the rules are only post credit prices and put the cash discount in the comments. The trouble is: if you are on a map of your area, only the credit price is shown. You have to click on the price to see a cash differential. In Massachusetts I have seen as much as 11 cents a gallon differences.
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DragRacerX
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2008 3:21:24 AM

I would like to see the phone number of the gas station listed. Then you could call to see if gas is still available & what grades are available.
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mauvam
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 5:34:05 PM

I would definately like to see something on which stations in the area have a supply of gas, updated every few hours so that one does not have to waste gas driving around looking for it...that is why I came to this site in the first place
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speedi800
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 3:57:32 PM

im new to this site but thought that it might be cool if you could some how put a mapping system kind of like mapquest. one where you can map out a trip and place gas station stops along the route based on the reports of the members on this site, and make it printable. :)
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desparado367
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 12:44:31 PM

I would like to see:

(1) Stations that are out of gas locally...esp those that seem to stay that way and are out of the way. Hate to drive and find I have to drive more and use more gas just to get gas.

(2) Availability of gas across the nation so I can even think about planning the trip I have put off all summer (which was going include volunteer work for storm (hurricane) victims.
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Chele62
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 9:53:56 AM

I would like to see a feature that lists where gas is not available so that I don't make a trip out just to find that there is no gas along a certain route. I go to WCU and I have to call ahead to see if there is gas in Sylva or along 19/23 before going to classes.
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nicnix
Rookie Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2008 4:40:45 PM

Would be great to have a iPhone / Blackberry app so that user could submit updates via cellphone.

[Edited by: nicnix at 9/23/2008 4:44:44 PM EST]
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914934
Rookie Author Wyoming

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2008 6:38:50 PM

I would like a txt message letting me know when a new lowest gas price is posted for my preferred area.
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goldieolds
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2008 6:05:35 PM

element07: "Would be nice to see where the stations are at visually in areas where I drive."

Have you looked at the maps? The "Map Gas Prices" is just under the ".com" in the logo at top of page.
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element07
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2008 9:27:30 AM

Would be nice to see where the stations are at visually in areas where I drive.
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Showbizk
All-Star Author Akron

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2008 8:25:35 AM

I'd like the capability to see my favorite stations displayed in order of lower to higher price.
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krustycat
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2008 3:52:34 PM

It would be useful to see a checkmark or something indicating if the price listed is a cash price/regular price.
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55dadman
Sophomore Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2008 9:42:43 PM

ability to map prices to a route would be great for all us distance travelers.
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