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johnzone1
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 4:16:59 PM

I've noticed lately people are posting gas prices that are discounted with a car wash or if you have a preferred discount card with that station....stop it! Your giving others the idea that the prices are really that low.
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MIT05
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 5:02:18 AM

Should be cash price.
OceansidePoms
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 1:54:07 AM

yeah stop that!!!!!!!! It happens over 1,000 times per day, everyday.... this thread, will not change it... report your issue to the moderators.
Commute2
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:16:34 AM

Agreed....Yes stop that.
Mindymouse92
Rookie Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:47:14 AM

I agree with that...I try to post it at the listed prices and then add rewards card xxx cents off..
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:41:58 AM

My gosh ... seven or eight "grades" of fuel at one station? My head hurts. I'll just pump "regular", pay cash, and be outa there
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 4:49:57 AM

I've also seen diesel prices posted at stations that do not carry diesel.
etothek
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 3:56:20 AM

Thanks for the direction.
cogas1
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 5:12:04 AM

I see people post diesel prices at stations that don't sell diesel fairly often.
jes
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 4:13:03 AM

In today's society, what would you expect? I'm surprised there isn't more of it going on.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 12:08:26 AM

oceanside posted a good reply... but it was a run-on; could have used some paragraph spacing

some people don't know where the FAQs section is...

look for the HELP link on the blue bar
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 11:10:04 PM

We have had the problem of inaccurate postings here. Including people posting prices for grades which are not sold at that station.
OceansidePoms
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 10:54:10 PM

oh no, that NEVER happens! Everyone is PERFECT!

Just post the correct, Standard CASH PRICE FOR THE GAS/DIESEL.

& Post the OTHER PRICES- SUCH AS Credit or other fuels- such as SUNOCO's ULTRA 93 (4 or 5 Grades) & Stations with 5+ Grades like Many around here, Joe's Gas in an area near me (Lakeville, MA) has 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, Diesel, Kerosene, Home Heating Oil, Propane & MORE! ALL AT THE PUMPS! So post the CASH PRICES in the Boxes they BELONG! & Everything else that fits in the Comment box. Such as "Credit is 8¢+" or "Save 30¢ w carwash" or what I do a lot at the 4-7+ Grade Stations is list the CASH PRICE for Regular 87, Mid-Grade 89 & Premium 91 (if they have this mabny Grades, otherwise Premium is 93 here) & then in comments I write: "87-$3.00 88-$3.05 89-$3.10 90-$3.15 91-$3.20 92-$3.30 93-$3.33", Thankfully it's usually just listing 4 or 5 Grades in comments, not typically 7. & You just add a Credit Increased Price or Prices to the comments box, stating what the Credit Prices are! & Submitting them both! But the box for the official prices is supposed to be & will always be (by me) the CASH PRICE! Unless they ONLY accept Credit. FAQ explains it all!
seabrz7
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 10:01:24 PM

I contacted a moderator when we had someone posting bad prices all over the area. It ceased. I think people do make mistakes, I know I did on my first few postings. I had a really nice buddy show me and it helped.
PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 11:37:53 AM

I haven't noticed that, at all.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 4:03:30 PM

pper:
"Gas Buddy told me that the more people who post the more accurate the postings will be."

Over the course of time, that was true. People made mistakes and, yes, there was the occasional duplicating the price post of someone else in order to ensure you made all "points entries", but with the advent of the mobile apps, typing errors have increased, and duplication (if not outright guessing) has become apparently rampant, for lack of a better word, in part (major part) because of the "awards" you can earn from mobile posting, despite no one knowing about your "awards" other than you.

Unfortunately, as said below, the best we can do at this point, barring the mobile apps "awards" being eliminated, is white boarding the culprits and/or notifying the moderators about the abuse, and over-writing the wrong prices with the prices you correctly observed.
pper
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 6:38:10 AM

Gas Buddy told me that the more people who post the more accurate the postings will be.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 6:07:51 AM

This is not wrong if it is properly stated in the price they post.
ricebike
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 11:49:26 PM

enter the correct price before the discount... over-ride them

write on their whiteboards about posting the correct prices

[Edited by: ricebike at 5/30/2012 12:49:29 AM EST]
Bildawg
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 7:53:56 PM

just smile and think "what a a$$hole" and go on
waterwerks
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 7:33:30 PM

Agree completely, I've noticed here locally that folks are not posting the actual prices for the most commonly used 3 stations, they are only guessing at the mid grades and the only 2 that are correct are those on the signs.
HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 7:27:53 PM

I have given up on correcting false prices or attempting to contact the poster.

This site is becoming less useful by the week and day, with the confusing policy of posting the cash price if it is cheaper and all the new people posting false prices.

It has especially gone down hill since they released their apps for Android and iPhone.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 7:17:13 PM

Do you really think that those people are going to read your thread, your request, in this category? REALLY?

Better that you message them directly and let them know that they shouldn't be doing that or better that you contact the moderators and let them know about the errant price poster so they can inform the member.

valby
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 4:25:05 PM

right on!
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