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W9JIM

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2011 9:08:13 AM

I live in Tecate, CA. We are a small town on the US/Mexico border east of San Diego. We have a gas station (privately owned, generic), but it's not listed on the website or the App. How you I get it listed?
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2011 10:54:53 PM

Thanks, bytebug.

W9JIM, on Google Maps at N 32 34.774 W 116 37.833, I see an icon for Remco Petroleum, with address 447 Tecate Road, Tecate, CA 91980; phone (619) 478-9343. (Sat-view indicates that the coordinates are off.) Is that the station you're talking about? If so, you're correct -- it's not in the Master Station List.

Note that (as hinted earlier in this thread) it's possible to post a *price* for a station, even if it's not in the MSL. To do this, use the free-form address field near the top of the page at www.SanDiegoGasPrices.com.
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2011 10:15:51 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecate,_California

Tecate is an unincorporated community in the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County, California, directly adjacent to the Mexican city of Tecate, Baja California. The area is best known for its border crossing between the United States and Mexico, and nearby Tecate Peak.

The population of the area is 207. 71.01% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The ZIP Code is 91980 and the community is part of area code 619.

32°34'38?N 116°37'36?W

[Edited by: bytebug at 11/25/2011 11:17:10 AM EST]
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MAZmobile
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2011 8:27:23 AM

I have the other problem but the map feature helps.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2011 10:59:54 PM

According to Google Maps, Tecate is in Mexico. If there's a US town with that name, perhaps you could zoom in on a map and tell us the exact latitude and longitude of the gas station, so we can all be looking at the same thing.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2011 12:32:38 PM

While you can't add or modify the MSL until you have earned 10,000 points, I think you can access it. If I'm wrong, someone will let me know.
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W9JIM
Rookie Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2011 10:38:58 AM

Thanks to everyone for the helpful responses.
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2011 10:18:31 AM

Access to the Master Station List (MSL) is restricted to people with at least 10K points. Your choices are

1) You could earn 10K points (which can be done in under 10 days for you) and enter it yourself.
2) You could ask someone in your local forum to add it for you.
3) You could go to the station with your android phone with GPS enabled, click on Find Gas Near Me, scroll all the way to the bottom of the stations listed until you see "Can't find a station? Press here to suggest a station". Then follow the directions.

If you choose option 3, I'd be curious how long it takes to get the station added.

[Edited by: Scrapheap at 11/24/2011 11:19:51 AM EST]
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W9JIM
Rookie Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2011 10:14:40 AM

I just love sarcastic comments. Thanks, bytebug!
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2011 10:02:25 AM

>> How you I get it listed?

(A) You consult with members local to you by posting in the San Diego discussion group. You posted to the national forum, and most of us have never been to Tecate.

(B) You post prices. Yes, you! That's how stations get listed. By people like you spotting prices and sharing them with the rest of the people visiting the site.

But, thanks, once again, for providing evidence why new members should not be able to create new topics outside of their local discussion groups!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2011 9:39:18 AM

Check on the California state site. It might be there.
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