Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

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

Postby GFisher863 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:05 pm

I'm seeing the same thing in NJ. I'll update prices then the next day, 3rd party updates them and N/A's the mid and premium prices. Is 3rd party a bot experiment gone bad?
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby FreeMan12 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:56 pm

The Marathon at the corner of SR 26 & US 31 in Kokomo, IN had only regular listed yesterday evening. I know they carry all three grades, and I believe diesel, too. https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 3,16483962 I note there's no address for this station, either, though I've seen them in others screen caps. Actually, I don't recall seeing addresses for any of the stations I've updated here in Central Indiana.

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

Postby eshabtai » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:20 pm

In order to avoid misleading users, the system will turn any grade to N/A if it was not updated/verified in three days. This is obviously wrong as N/A should be used to mark that a grade is missing and we need to find some other way to mark a price as not up to date.
We will push a fix in the client but this will probably miss the coming version.

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

Postby eshabtai » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:27 pm

Missed your recent post about it. Basically any recent example can help, but I think we have enough from what you posted. I'll let you know if we need more info.

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

Postby eshabtai » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:13 pm

3rd party updates should not reset a price to N/A. So if you updated some grade with a price and the next day it was reset to N/A due to a 3rd party updates, let us know.

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

Postby dmcconachie » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:27 pm

On a probably related note, will it be possible for manual updates to exclude grades too? I often want to add/confirm diesel and unleaded but in doing so also confirm the price (or lack of) of super u/l too!

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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 cverbil » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:34 pm

Many people just click on price update, whether the existing price is right or not, just for the points. After all, Waze is just a game for most people...it's all about the points.

It is so easy to manipulate prices, by entering pretty much anything you want. Waze backend is not intelligent enough to know what is a realistic price, and what is not.

And trust me, even the Waze programmers are not intelligent enough to write an algorithm that makes sense of elastic pricing theory, such that exists in the retail gasoline marketplace.

You are right though, in that the pricing database in Waze is worthless. Hey...guess what...the users get what they pay for!
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Re: Gas price updates from 3rd Party are very wrong

Postby CBenson » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:24 am

Just went to Crownsville Automotive and it showed premium N/A as updated by third party one day ago. I didn't update this station this week, but it certainly carries premium and the price for premium has been updated by wazers in the past.
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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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