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Since: 12.2.02
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#521 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.56
$2.54 at Speedway in Mentor, and now I see $2.54 at Giant Eagle in Painesville. Hot diggity dog!




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Since: 9.2.02

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#522 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
...and for reasons (wral.com) I still can't wrap my brain around, the average price per gallon in Raleigh is still $3.48 (gasbuddy.com) (although a single station did sell gas the other day for $2.98 - now back up to $3.25).
Matt Tracker
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Since: 8.5.03
From: North Carolina

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#523 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
Western North Carolina ranges from $3.99 to $3.07.



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Since: 11.12.01

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#524 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.42
I believe I paid 3.38 (well, I paid -$0.10/gallon club card discount than that) this morning.
Mr. Boffo
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Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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#525 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Just minutes ago we went down to $2.999. But that might be short term, as the cost of gasoline (to us) went up $.10 today. Luckily we got our load last night.
Reverend J Shaft
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Since: 25.6.03
From: Home of The Big House

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#526 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.76
Paid $3.059 yesterday, but it was about $0.08 cheaper is you paid cash instead of credit.

By the way, does everyone else have different prices for credit vs. cash? I never really saw different prices until the spike in oil this spring. Not quite sure I get the reasoning behind that.
Zeruel
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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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#527 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    Paid $3.059 yesterday, but it was about $0.08 cheaper is you paid cash instead of credit.

    By the way, does everyone else have different prices for credit vs. cash? I never really saw different prices until the spike in oil this spring. Not quite sure I get the reasoning behind that.


Merchant services fees from the credit card companies. Most of them charge a small fee per transaction (like $0.10) plus a percentage. It's really small, about a percent I think, but it adds up over time. A gas station's profit from gas is really small and those fees actually eat up most of what little profit they make.

(edited by Zeruel on 14.10.08 1719)


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Since: 11.12.01

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#528 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.42
To my knowledge there is not a different price for cash vs. credit here. But, we don't pump our own gas in Oregon either.
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Since: 11.12.01
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We paid $3.59 in Grand Island near Niagara Falls on Sunday, and $2.90 in Winslow, Maine yesterday.




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Reverend J Shaft
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Since: 25.6.03
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#530 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.76
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
      Paid $3.059 yesterday, but it was about $0.08 cheaper is you paid cash instead of credit.

      By the way, does everyone else have different prices for credit vs. cash? I never really saw different prices until the spike in oil this spring. Not quite sure I get the reasoning behind that.


    Merchant services fees from the credit card companies. Most of them charge a small fee per transaction (like $0.10) plus a percentage. It's really small, about a percent I think, but it adds up over time. A gas station's profit from gas is really small and those fees actually eat up most of what little profit they make.



      I can understand that, but why would they start charging customers a fee for using credit once prices shot up? Wouldn't they already be making a healthier profit if the merchant fee has a percentage cost to it? Or perhaps they're reducing their margin over other costs and offering the cash option to incentivize customers? Not sure.

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Since: 7.11.02
From: Dallas, TX

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#531 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
Another reason to offer a discount for cash would be to get customers in the store. We're family friends with someone who owns a gas station, and they make more money on someone buying a cup of coffee than from an entire tank of gas. Customers in the store means they may buy food, drink or lottery tickets.
MUTigermask
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Since: 8.10.03
From: Columbia MO

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#532 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.09
$2.59 pretty much everywhere I go in mid-Missouri. My job requires a lot of travel, but thankfully my company gives me a pre-paid gas card that covers my business mileage(and pretty much all my personal miles, but don't tell them).
Bullitt
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Since: 11.1.02
From: Houston

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#533 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.13
$2.36 at a WalMart station just outside of Houston yesterday.
DrDirt
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Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

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#534 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.79
They had a blurb on NPR about a station where they accidentally had the computer set the price at $00.35/gallon. The brilliant attendant didn't notice and couldn't figure out why he was so busy. I don't remember that price since hihg school.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: MN

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#535 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
It's $2.53 here this afternoon, but I filled up for $2.45 yesterday afternoon 45 mintues south of here. If you go here: http://www.minnesotagasprices.com/index.aspx the price that shows for Cambridge has been two days ahead of us for the past month, so it looks like it's still going down!

(edited by JimBob Skeeter on 20.10.08 1441)
Zeruel
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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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#536 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
It's down to $3.04 near my place. It's still about double the pre-Katrina price, but a buck down from the all-time high this summer.



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Since: 8.10.03
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#537 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.79
Wichita, KS at $2.31 on 10/20/08.



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Since: 20.6.02
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#538 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.37
Hallelujah! Gas has dropped in price: Here in Hamilton, Ontario: A buck a litre!





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Since: 12.1.02
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#539 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
3.15 per gallon.
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Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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#540 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.27
Read it and weep, fella


Still in the high $3.20's.



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