Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

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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: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:00 pm

Unholy wrote:Hi guys and gals,

We will add a note the "update gas price menu" that it should be cash only.
I'm not sure we'll be able to add it to our next release, but it will be added to one of the next releases.


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Ori

So was this ever done? I can't remember seeing it.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:25 am

Waze was feeding the same 3rd party data back when they told us to use cash prices. I don't think waze thinks the third party data is credit data.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:47 pm

Here in Maryland, stations must post on the big sign you can see from the road the lowest price that they offer (i.e. the cash price). Not really sure what the "legal price" means.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:20 pm

Sure enough. But we should still be consistent and enter cash as that's what waze is using.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:12 pm

Ahh. Glad I asked rather than answering the rhetorical question.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:01 pm

xteejx wrote:If the price displayed is for cash, and all signage says that, why would anyone be disputing this? Seems pretty obvious to me which one is the one to use.

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What's the point of continuing to incite the argument here? There are plenty of good arguments to dispute this. The point is we all need to do the same thing and waze has indicated that we should use cash. Why do you want all the reasons reiterated as to why I would choose credit if I was waze?
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:10 am

I don't think that the argument is that Gas Buddy uses cash prices, but rather that the third party source data that waze is using is cash prices. We need to be consistent, thus should use cash prices.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:08 am

Great, consistency is key. The more people we can get to the same thing the better. Thanks for the input, Ori.
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Re: Reporting Gas prices - cash or credit?

Postby CBenson » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:43 am

kentsmith9 wrote:
failsafe wrote:I will continue to enter in the credit prices...By where I live, cash and credit are the same anyway.

If true then you are actually entering the cash price which is what Waze is asking you to do.

Unfortunately, waze itself has never asked me to enter cash prices. It would be better for the consistent policy to be announced by waze.
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