failsafe wrote:I will continue to enter in the credit prices...By where I live, cash and credit are the same anyway.
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".
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).
xteejx wrote:If the cash price is displayed on the matrix boards, and the cash price is your standard, stick it in the wiki and stop arguing. Standards are standards, please follow them for the sake of the community.
gettingthere wrote:Maybe a cash and credit checkbox on the entry screen that is optional? That way when Wazers are searching for the lowest gas price they can at least know if the prices that are being displayed are the cash or credit prices. In places where the prices are not separate, the Wazer would not check either box when updating the prices. Too complicated?
xteejx wrote:Add another box to say how much air, water and the car wash is. *giggle*
Spil wrote:"Gas station attendant"? They still have those out your way? Seriously, there is only one full-serve station that I know of within a 50-mile radius of my home -- every other station is self-serve. Oddly enough, that one full-serve station usually has the lowest price in the area too ... so it gets a lot of my business, especially when I'm in a hurry (or in winter, when I don't really want to get out of the van until I reach my destination ).
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