Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

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Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:31 am

Maybe I missed some threads on the incoming 3rd party updates on gas stations, but two stations in the last two days have shown in the client app the price for only one or two fuel types with the rest as N/A. In one case the actual price listed at the station was correct on the two prices provided. The other case was at least $0.05 per gallon different on the few they provided.
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I can see if the 3rd Party only had new data for two of the prices then they should leave the other two alone, but to say N/A indicates it is Not Available and that is somewhat useless.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby DangerDaneDK » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:30 am

N/A usually means not applicable and NOT Not Available, which could be percieved as they don't have the price for those 2 fuelgrades.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby Unholy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:42 am

Hi kentsmith9,


Does any 3rd party gas price updates is inaccurate?
Does it happens in specific stations/area?


Thanks,


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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby gianekaren » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:13 pm

it happen also in my place (luzerne county PA)... a lot of gas station have really wrong prices. Updated By third party today but updated wrong..
as soon as i go out from the office i''t try to get a screenshot.. if that can help
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby Unholy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:23 pm

Hi gianekaren,

Yes indeed it may help - I would appreciate it.



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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:33 pm

I've seen the same thing. It'll say that the gas prices were updated by 3rd party X days ago. And the price on Waze is higher than it is at the station. This is impossible because for the past month, prices have been steadily climbing and the particular station I check frequently hasn't lowered their price even a penny since the price increases started.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:45 pm

I just noticed a Chevron station this morning which had "NA" for the mid and premium grade, which definitely had prices last week. Last updated by 3rd party.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby CBenson » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:31 pm

I noticed a similar occurrence last Thursday for the Shell station at 7111 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby Mike-1323 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:49 pm

I saw the same thing yesterday at a Sunoco station in Newington, Va.
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby Spil » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:44 pm

"Kwik Fill" in North Hornell, NY carries all four grades. 3rd party reported accurate prices yesterday for regular, mid, and premium, but N/A for diesel. Over the past week or so, I've noticed that 3rd party has been providing incorrect prices for regular and diesel at that station, with N/A for mid and premium.

BTW -- when is "Kwik Fill" going to get added to the list of preferred gas stations in the US? I've been asking for it for quite a while now ... their chain almost always has the lowest price across upstate NY.
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