[UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby sketch » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:10 am

qwaletee wrote:GasBuddy used to be positively fascist about reporting only credit prices. I think so many people complained, that they decided to make the policy "prefer reports of cash price unless not offered."

They now support cash/credit pricing, so I guess it's moot.
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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby dude463 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:50 am

It would be nice if the app let you choose full price vs. cash/rewards price. It's almost as if people are posting prices more as a "nya nya I got a great deal" instead of posting what most people will have to pay. Sorry, I don't carry $100 cash with me most of the time.
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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby PhantomSoul » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:47 am

You really need to be able to select which price/fuel grade you're looking for, and have meaningful data to present, in order for any gas price finder system to work.
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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby qwaletee » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:59 pm

GasBuddy used to be positively fascist about reporting only credit prices. I think so many people complained, that they decided to make the policy "prefer reports of cash price unless not offered."
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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby PhantomSoul » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:53 pm

You're totally right. That's why all of these things come together to make the gas price feature largely useless to me.
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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby tonestertm » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:20 pm

PhantomSoul wrote:In New Jersey (at least) gas vendors have been given the option of charging a higher price for credit-card-based purchases, for a variety of reasons.
I don't think this practice is peculiar to New Jersey; California, and other states do it, too.
The old guidance for the app used to say, because the update info coming from the Third Party Provider was the credit prices, that credit prices only, should be entered. I haven't actually looked to see what it says recently.

However, because no one ever Reads The Manual, and Third Party updates have now largely disappeared (think there was an announcement?), plus the existence of Cash only stations, and the fact that the most prominently displayed numbers at any station are the cash numbers, if yer payin' by credit, ya just gotta figure that in. :o :)
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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby PhantomSoul » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:08 pm

In New Jersey (at least) gas vendors have been given the option of charging a higher price for credit-card-based purchases, for a variety of reasons. Since the Waze Gas Prices system doesn't account for this, it's not very useful to those of us who prefer to use our gas-reward credit cards.
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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby voludu2 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:29 pm

I don't think the gas prices feature is that obvious or easy to use.
I really like the idea of "find gas prices along my route", but don't wind up using it much myself...
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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby coontex » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:58 pm

sketch wrote:I don't believe so. I don't think Waze wants to put (m)any more resources into the gas prices system, because apparently not that many people use it.


Thanks but I think it would be nice for the people that do use it. Ok I guess that I will need to close out this UR in the next few days if nobody has heard anything else I guess.


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Re: [UPDATE] Gas Station Places USA

Postby sketch » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:31 pm

I don't believe so. I don't think Waze wants to put (m)any more resources into the gas prices system, because apparently not that many people use it.
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