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L8 APEX
07-06-2008, 09:22 AM
Damn, I try not to buy on holiday weekends. Diesel went from 4.55 to 4.69 overnight at Flying J...

L8 APEX
07-06-2008, 11:47 PM
I was ready to choke a bitch today. I go to Loves since they are 3 cents cheaper and 6 miles closer than Flying J. Well there is a new sticker on the pump stating Visa and Mastercard customers have a $75 limit to save on fuel costs... Feel free to make a second transaction....

Well 75 bucks is 16 gallons, so I make two and go for a third... My card is locked out and says see cashier... I raise hell about not being able to fill up. She verifies ID and starts the pump manually. I go back and finish the fill up another 50 bucks later. Go back in for my card and slip. 25 minutes and 3 transactions to fill up. I am just sick of this crap... I am going to raise hell with Loves and Citibank tomorrow!:throw:

GoldLS1
07-07-2008, 09:58 AM
I was ready to choke a bitch today. I go to Loves since they are 3 cents cheaper and 6 miles closer than Flying J. Well there is a new sticker on the pump stating Visa and Mastercard customers have a $75 limit to save on fuel costs... Feel free to make a second transaction....

Well 75 bucks is 16 gallons, so I make two and go for a third... My card is locked out and says see cashier... I raise hell about not being able to fill up. She verifies ID and starts the pump manually. I go back and finish the fill up another 50 bucks later. Go back in for my card and slip. 25 minutes and 3 transactions to fill up. I am just sick of this crap... I am going to raise hell with Loves and Citibank tomorrow!:throw:
At least you had $75 my discover I've used as my "gas card" for ever since I can remember went down to $50 the last time I used it. I put in 50, 50, 48 BULLSHIT. If you put in your CC you should be able to fill the ****er up!!

tiffo60
07-07-2008, 10:21 AM
seems like I read somewhere is has to do with the fee's they get charged, its a percentage of the purchase amount so they put a limit on the amount to keep there processing fee's as low as possible

TXLIGHTNING
07-07-2008, 01:29 PM
Yep, mine stops at $75 :rolleyes:

Silver_2000
07-07-2008, 02:12 PM
yeah the argument is that when gas was $1.25 a gallon a fuel transaction cost the gas station lets say an average of less than a dollar in fees

Now the gas prices are 4x as high and the transaction is the same yet the cost of the transaction has gone to $4 or more

dboat
07-07-2008, 02:51 PM
yeah the argument is that when gas was $1.25 a gallon a fuel transaction cost the gas station lets say an average of less than a dollar in fees

Now the gas prices are 4x as high and the transaction is the same yet the cost of the transaction has gone to $4 or more

yep, the cost of goods sold has sure gone up..

03LightningRocks
07-09-2008, 03:15 AM
I believe the reason has to do with the card approval process. When you slide the card, it does a pre-approval for the transaction. It has to have an amount to pre-approve. The amount it pre-approves is determined by each location. Saving money by lowering the amount you are pre-approved does not make sense as each transaction incures a transaction fee for the station in addition to the 1.5%-3% fee for the transaction amount. Making you swipe the card a second time will cost the station a second transaction fee. The reason I say 1.5%-3% is that these rates are negotiable and different businesses will pay different amounts depending on several factors...including the card type. American Express and Discover are on the high end and make a business owner want to choke a bitch when you use them.

mikelemoine
07-09-2008, 05:52 PM
If the airline execs support it, then it must be good right? If you can't trust your local airline exec, who can ya trust?:icon_rolleyes:

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Silver_2000
07-09-2008, 05:56 PM
never mind

Ohmsby
07-09-2008, 07:54 PM
at least they are selling you "premium diesel"...... :icon_twisted:

L8 APEX
07-10-2008, 01:49 AM
Shit, the station I paid 4.79 at was selling crap #1 white diesel that gets poor mileage...:flaming:

GoldLS1
07-11-2008, 12:13 AM
Shit, the station I paid 4.79 at was selling crap #1 white diesel that gets poor mileage...:flaming:

Yep... miss the good ole stuff.