Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

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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 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 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 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 3:34 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 3:30 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 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 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: Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:07 pm

failsafe wrote:I've been paying attention, and around here, the third party prices are reasonably accurate, at least for the day before. They are also the credit prices, not cash.

Around here the majority of stations don't charge different price for credit than cash, so most of the time it doesn't matter for me. It only matters when I route to the lowest price and it turns out the station is one of the ones that charges a premium for credit. This does happen to me where the low price is the cash price and is labeled as updated by the third party.
So it seems to me the third party does not consistently provide the correct credit prices.
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Re: Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby failsafe » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:25 pm

Spil wrote:
failsafe wrote:... All but once, I've seen credit prices when I see "reported by 3rd party."

All but twice, I've only seen inaccurate and/or missing prices when I see "reported by 3rd party".


I've been paying attention, and around here, the third party prices are reasonably accurate, at least for the day before. They are also the credit prices, not cash.

I can't see anyone who drives a big-tanked vehicle pulling out $60-plus dollars in the US and walking in as often as swiping a card at the pump, especially in the wintertime. Sorry; credit is what we should be using in the US. I can't speak for Israel, but they shouldn't be speaking for us either.
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