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JT

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2008 12:01:00 AM

Do you buy fuel at stations that charge less for cash than credit?
I go elsewhere for a lower price
I go elsewhere to protest the practice
Yes, and I always pay cash
Yes, I pay with a store card
Yes, but I pay with credit if I don't have cash
Yes, credit with rebate if it doesn't cost more
I'll pay more
Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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kwilson3
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2009 5:53:11 PM

i go elsewhere for a lower price
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2009 11:52:38 PM

I pay with cash
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2009 9:42:59 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2009 10:18:03 AM

No, I go elsewhere.
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2009 10:31:41 PM

If you go elsewhere... you're wasting your money... pure and simple... Using plastic is what got America into this situation... HELLO!!!

I will... if I have the cash... and prefer it, if I get a DISCOUNT...
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2009 7:01:01 PM

No. I go elsewhere.
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gazzME
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2009 11:10:01 AM

no
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2009 9:39:49 AM

By coincidence, perhaps; however I pay cash everywhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2009 9:27:50 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2008 10:58:35 PM

Yes, and I pay cash
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radarman
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2008 12:08:08 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2008 10:27:01 AM

Only when I have the cash on hand, otherwise I will go to the cheapest credit station on the way.
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2008 10:27:00 AM

Only when I have the cash on hand, otherwise I will go to the cheapest credit station on the way.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2008 12:14:48 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2008 8:32:52 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2008 7:59:44 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2008 12:03:28 PM

No. I go elsewhere.
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crusader1975
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2008 6:59:52 AM

No, I now buy name brand gasolines with their rewards program.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2008 12:12:07 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2008 2:47:05 PM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2008 7:08:20 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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gazzME
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2008 11:24:16 AM

No
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2008 11:23:41 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2008 11:15:34 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2008 11:21:23 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2008 10:29:43 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2008 9:53:57 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2008 1:49:34 PM

No. I go elsewhere.
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lidude25
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2008 1:38:23 AM

No.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2008 3:35:27 PM

No. I go elsewhere.
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LordElgin
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2008 1:46:06 PM

Rarely, I almost always use my credit card for gas and always look for the best value. Most that charge more for credit, charge 10 cents per gallon. Well now that gas prices have dropped in half, doesn't that make the 10 cents twice as expensive? It seems they need to drop this to 5 cents to be fair. To me it's a cost of doing business, there are additional costs to handling large sums of cash as well. Employee pilferage, armed robberies, cash drawer shortages, time to make up deposits and take to bank. Most of the credit card purchases now go straight into the bank account.
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shn74
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2008 1:14:59 PM

I completely boycott and have encouraged many others to boycott gas stations that charge more for using a debit card vs cash. As a mother It's safer to be able to use the debit card rather that having to take the children out of the bundled up car seat to run into a gas station - wait in line to pay cash - and then have to go back in to get your change. Its inconvenient and its unsafe. Would you shop at a retail store or restaurant that charged more if you use your debit card??? Probably not! And with all the gas competition you can still buy gas at other stations that don't scam consumers for near the same cost. They want you to pay cash so you come into the store and buy something you wouldn't have otherwise considered purchasing. It's a crock!!!
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2008 11:48:15 AM

No, I go elsewhere.
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bareilly
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 1:02:09 PM

no
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 1:01:27 PM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2008 3:05:47 PM

No, I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2008 10:54:19 AM

No, I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2008 10:26:59 AM

No, I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2008 3:24:21 PM

No, I go elsewhere.
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rew41
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2008 7:25:20 AM

I go elsewhere and receive a 3 to 5% cash back on the credit card. Even .05 is less savings than 3% cash back
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bobjeep
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2008 11:22:26 AM

No, I go elsewhere
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radarman
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2008 11:20:29 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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HaleiwaBoy
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2008 8:09:08 PM

Yes, and I always pay cash
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radarman
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2008 12:09:44 PM

No, I go elsewhere.
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2008 7:42:59 PM

I'm absolutely amazed to read that most posters go elsewhere rather than get a discount paying cash!

Would someone educate me on why cash is so bad?!?

And ironically, cash discounts are pretty rare. Here in central Ohio only 1 small independent chain, Swifty, offers a $0.05/gallon discount for cash. In fact, thanks to widespread prepay requirements, most stations have a de facto cash penalty.

So, when a station bucks the trend and rewards cash customers (which means less credit card merchant fees), whats the problem?
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radarman
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2008 8:32:03 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2008 3:16:20 PM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2008 7:27:39 AM

No. I go elsewhere.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2008 12:52:18 PM

No. I go elsewhere.
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2008 8:57:51 PM

Yes, I do... usually it's the lowest price available... I don't go out of my way, so if a "cash" price is available... it's the best deal...
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