daknife wrote:Again I ask you all to think about it for a second. What is better, to show up at a station thinking you will be paying $3.499 a gallon and finding out that because you happen to have sufficient cash and are willing to go into the store to the cashier you get an additional discount; or to show up at the station thinking you will be able to fill up at $3.499 a gallon and instead because you have entered the modern economy and use plastic you will have to pay an additional 10 cents a gallon. What is better? To be surprised by an additional savings or to be surprised by a higher price per gallon, particularly if you passed up a station a little closer and supposedly 5 cents more expensive, only to realize that instead of saving money it cost you as the 5 cents higher price is the credit price.
I've followed this thread, I've participated in the thread and I have yet to see a single cognizant argument for cash prices other than "That's what GB does".
daknife, I believe I posted two cognizant arguments for cash prices other than GB. If you don't think they are cognizant, I am sorry.
kentsmith9 wrote:For myself personally, I only use a credit card, but I am very aware that I pay for that convenience. If I compare the price at two stations, I just need to know which is cheaper using the same base measurement system (cash). Once I get there, I am less concerned that what I actually pay is $0.05-0.10 more per gallon because at the other station with a higher cash price, their credit price is going to be higher by the same amount. In that case I went to the cheapest station I could have selected. Objective achieved.
When you really think about it entering only the cash price as the base entered amount is simple, fast, and works the best for the most people (even when most people use a credit card).
Gas prices change so much every week, I am not sure why so many people are so concerned about which one is tracked. Everyone needs to understand that a '''common''' one must be used between us for it to work for anyone. Frankly EITHER one would work for all of us as long as all of us entered the same one. If we all pick cash, the credit people know to add their $0.10. If we all pick credit, the cash people know to expect about $0.10 less.
Now that Waze has picked one for us, maybe we can move on.