Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

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Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby BustaUppa » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:17 pm

Sadly, almost every gas station around me has different prices for cash and credit. What is the protocol for reporting prices via Waze's new feature? Should the cash price or credit price be reported?

For me, credit prices would be far more relevant. I hardly ever carry cash on me in the first place. In the past I have been disappointed in services like GasBuddy-- I would track down a station with a seemingly good price, only to find that the reported price was cash-only and thus did not apply to me. So I feel like I'd be doing people a favor by reporting the higher credit price. But I wanted to check here to see what is considered the "right" way.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby gettingthere » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:22 pm

Report the cash prices.

We gave feedback (multiple times) to Waze to build something into the interface to account for different cash and credit prices but they did not. Currently there is no interface to enter in credit prices.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby BustaUppa » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:24 pm

Thanks for the clarification! Oh well, I still dream of an app that will offer both. :|
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:30 pm

Is there guidance we can point to on this issue. If not, there should be now that the gas price feature is in the general release versions. I will admit, I have been entering the credit prices.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby gettingthere » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:34 pm

We asked Waze to put a note on the entry screen to use cash prices. Most/all other applications that track gas prices use the cash price.

Sometimes Waze ignores the details and our suggestions...
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:37 pm

Well, they really need to do this, because consistency is key.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby gettingthere » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:38 pm

I suspect they will not in the short term. But now you know and can be consistent ;)
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby shage13 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:37 am

you would almost need to sep by state then since some states only use one price i think its state regulated, ohio is one i know for sure is one price
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:56 am

shage13 wrote:you would almost need to sep by state then since some states only use one price i think its state regulated, ohio is one i know for sure is one price


Some states don't allow for a higher price for credit, but they're getting fewer and fewer as badly as the merchants are getting screwed by the processing charges for credit cards.

The standard is to post the cash price on Gasbuddy and other sites. If you're using a credit card, you should expect to pay a premium, and if you don't get charged more, SURPRISE!
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby thefatveganchef » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:00 am

Oklahoma has 100% gas and drunk gas, some stations sell both and 100% gas is usually ~.05 higher than drunk gas.
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