Edward50095 wrote:I'm not interested in crowd sourced gas prices.... do you actually "shop" for gas? Do you ever find such a deal that it makes a difference? 10 cents extra in a 14 gallon tank is $1.40. Big whoop. How far will you drive to save $1.40? (Don't tell me.)
Considering the success of GasBuddy's website and apps, millions do shop for cheap gas daily. It all comes down to how fuel is priced in your area, and what type you're using.
Just within 5 miles of where I live, regular unleaded can vary by as much as 24¢ a gallon. That's over $7 difference to someone with a 30 gallon tank in a big gas guzzling SUV. As sketch noted, premium is even wilder. The spread here is over 45¢ a gallon. Unfortunately, it and midgrade are the least reported prices on any system.
I drive a diesel and prices for that fuel can vary as much as premium. I know who has what at what price in my town, generally, but I still post prices on Waze and GasBuddy because I want to help others who may not know cheaper fuel is a few blocks away.
I do wish the implementation on Waze was better, though. If you update just one price, all old prices are updated when you hit Send. The midgrade and premium prices at some local stations are months old because no one is going on to the property to look at those prices. They (we) just update whatever's posted on the sign out front.