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#1 BobWang

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:46 PM

http://www.nj.com/ne...x....xml&coll=1

With New Jersey gas prices averaging $2.53 a gallon, the Rockaway Exxon was offering a better-than-average deal if customers paid in cash. But for pulling out plastic, they would have to pay 18 percent more. That's another $5 to $12 to fill the tank, depending on the size of the car.





#2 GEORGE

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:51 PM

http://www.nj.com/ne...x....xml&coll=1

With New Jersey gas prices averaging $2.53 a gallon, the Rockaway Exxon was offering a better-than-average deal if customers paid in cash. But for pulling out plastic, they would have to pay 18 percent more. That's another $5 to $12 to fill the tank, depending on the size of the car.

...and they are not even paying 5% for the credit card fee

100% FACT

What is the rest of the money for???

#3 more credit less cash

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:51 PM

So who is willing to pay cash to save money? :rofl:

#4 GEORGE

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:00 PM

I bet $1.00 that all the stations across the street and down the block are with-in $0.01--->$0.05 of the cash price

(AND YOU CAN USE YOUR CREDIT CARD)

...unless it was like the ONE place that tried that SCAM and was $0.10--->$0.20 higher than everybody else for the CASH price

(AND YOU CAN USE YOUR CREDIT CARD)

Edited by GEORGE, 11 January 2010 - 06:08 PM.


#5 BobWang

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:04 PM

So who is willing to pay cash to save money? :rofl:

For an 18% discount, I would even pay in coins. :rofl:

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:13 PM

That's the first I've ever heard of such a huge differential between cash/credit prices.

Personally, I think it's probably a one-and-off publicity stunt.

I strongly doubt that the Morris County gas station will keep that differential for long unless other stations are willing to take them head on (in which case it would temporarily dispel my beliefs that gas companies participate in an "unspoken/unwritten collusion").

Gas in northern New Jersey is cheap compared to New York City prices. But the gap isn't as big as it used to be (I recall an average of 30-40 cent differential between Bergen County gas prices and NYC prices about 15 years ago. Now, it's more like a 15-20 cent differential)

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:17 PM

So who is willing to pay cash to save money? :P

For an 18% discount, I would even pay in coins. :P


cheap frugal/thrifty gas shopper! :P

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:19 PM

So who is willing to pay cash to save money? :P

For an 18% discount, I would even pay in coins. :P


cheap frugal/thrifty gas shopper! :P

You can call me cheap. :P

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:20 PM

sounds like a small business that wants to fail.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:21 PM

Big spread for a jurisdiction that refuses to even let you pump your own gas...

#11 GEORGE

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:22 PM

THE ONE PLACE THAT TRIED THAT SCAM HAS BEEN DEAD OVER TWO YEARS

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:25 PM

So who is willing to pay cash to save money? :P

For an 18% discount, I would even pay in coins. :P


cheap frugal/thrifty gas shopper! :P

You can call me cheap. :P


and besides...the miles are already accumulated for the coins and this is just putting them in circulation :P

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:26 PM

sounds like a small business that wants to fail.


IMHO, they are doing a sound business as long as they offer payment type choices to customers.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:27 PM

So who is willing to pay cash to save money? :P

For an 18% discount, I would even pay in coins. :P


cheap frugal/thrifty gas shopper! :P

You can call me cheap. :P


and besides...the miles are already accumulated for the coins and this is just putting them in circulation :P


:P :P

#15 GEORGE

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:28 PM

07866 ROCKAWAY NJ ZIP CODE

Plug it into my search for gas prices

http://autos.msn.com.......p;x=15&y=12

$2.529--->$2.809

(none are $2.939)

I BET ALL OF THE PLACES LISTED TAKE CREDIT CARDS WITH NO BOGUS PRICING SCAM

Edited by GEORGE, 11 January 2010 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:33 PM

07866 ROCKAWAY NJ ZIP CODE

Plug it into my search for gas prices

http://autos.msn.com.......p;x=15&y=12

$2.529--->$2.809

(none are $2.939)


George,

1) It's probably a one-off publicity stunt

2) Databases are not always reliable all the time. Though I daresay card users will probably drive by and go to the nearest pump that has more reasonable prices.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:33 PM

Ehhh....the small restaurant i frequent adds a "10% PITA" fee for credit and debit cards. Owner says dealing with the CC companies, waiting for money etc isn't worth the money, and he wouldn't take them period if not for his partners (wife) insistence. He has been in business for 41 years and is still packed everyday for breakfast and lunch.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:43 PM

07866 ROCKAWAY NJ ZIP CODE

Plug it into my search for gas prices

http://autos.msn.com.......p;x=15&y=12

$2.529--->$2.809

(none are $2.939)


George,

1) It's probably a one-off publicity stunt

2) Databases are not always reliable all the time. Though I daresay card users will probably drive by and go to the nearest pump that has more reasonable prices.


many of hte online price sites will show the lowest price for a grade, not the split pricing.

As to the specific station...it is worth noting that it appears the particular station is not in the ZIP code cited given that there were NO Exxon stations that I could see in the page of listings...

Would I go out of my way to save 40 cents or so a gallon? Not likely. Would I pay cash to do so once I was there? You betcha...even if it was only the Miata and the 10 gallons it takes per month.

#19 GEORGE

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:44 PM

Ehhh....the small restaurant i frequent adds a "10% PITA" fee for credit and debit cards. Owner says dealing with the CC companies, waiting for money etc isn't worth the money, and he wouldn't take them period if not for his partners (wife) insistence. He has been in business for 41 years and is still packed everyday for breakfast and lunch.

PAY WITH THOSE "SPECIAL" $1.00 COINS THEN

or

CHARGE BACK THE 10% FEE THAT IS A VIOLATION OF CREDIT CARD POLICY

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:50 PM

07866 ROCKAWAY NJ ZIP CODE

Plug it into my search for gas prices

http://autos.msn.com.......p;x=15&y=12

$2.529--->$2.809

(none are $2.939)


George,

1) It's probably a one-off publicity stunt

2) Databases are not always reliable all the time. Though I daresay card users will probably drive by and go to the nearest pump that has more reasonable prices.

I know they are not 100% accurate with prices

(at the same time it shows that their "CASH PRICE/CREDIT PRICE" is nothing more than a SCAM)

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:14 PM

sounds like a small business that wants to fail.


IMHO, they are doing a sound business as long as they offer payment type choices to customers.

IMHO, they should focus on creating a business model that means they are profitable enough to deduct biz expenses from their tax liabilities. unprofitable businesses should go the way of the dinosaurs.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

So who is willing to pay cash to save money? :P

For an 18% discount, I would even pay in coins. :)


LOL
+1

That's the first I've ever heard of such a huge differential between cash/credit prices.

+1

#23 GEORGE

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

I (personally) hope it backfires on them BIG TIME

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:04 PM

I saw a "cash only" gas station someplace, and it had no cars at it. 1/4 mile down the road was a Mobil which had most of the pumps with cars at them.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

I saw a "cash only" gas station someplace, and it had no cars at it. 1/4 mile down the road was a Mobil which had most of the pumps with cars at them.

ONE CASH ONLY PLACE finally moved into the 20th century (NOW TAKE CREDIT CARDS)

They are now packed with cars at the pumps (before they only had two cars in the parking lot **EMPLOYEES** and nobody at the pumps)

Edited by GEORGE, 11 January 2010 - 09:09 PM.





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