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Gas station won't accept out of town CC's

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This is a new one for me. I was in Miami not long ago, and on the way back to the airport, I wanted to top off the tank in my rental car. I have a regular issue that I can't pay at the pump with any of my PR based cards (both credit and debit), anywhere in the mainland US, so I always prepay inside.

 

When I go to pay, I hand my BPPR Visa Debit Card. The clerk runs it as a debit transaction, and I tell her to run it as a credit, since it doesn't work as a debit. She tells me that then I need to go to the pump. I explain that it only works as prepay because it's a Puerto Rico based card. She proceeds to tell me that they only take cards from Miami residents, and calls the person in line behind me. I left and went to the gas station across the street and filled up no questions asked.

 

 

So yeah, just sharing that experience.

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What do you expect for $7.25 an hour? Good service, and a modicum of intelligence? Heck, it's hard to get that for $30K a year....

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What do you expect for $7.25 an hour? Good service, and a modicum of intelligence? Heck, it's hard to get that for $30K a year....

LOL...

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What do you expect for $7.25 an hour? Good service, and a modicum of intelligence? Heck, it's hard to get that for $30K a year....

LOL...

 

Unfortunate but so true.

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This is a new one for me? I have never heard of anything like this that a company only accept in state credit cards.

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This is a new one for me. I was in Miami not long ago, and on the way back to the airport, I wanted to top off the tank in my rental car. I have a regular issue that I can't pay at the pump with any of my PR based cards (both credit and debit), anywhere in the mainland US, so I always prepay inside.

 

When I go to pay, I hand my BPPR Visa Debit Card. The clerk runs it as a debit transaction, and I tell her to run it as a credit, since it doesn't work as a debit. She tells me that then I need to go to the pump. I explain that it only works as prepay because it's a Puerto Rico based card. She proceeds to tell me that they only take cards from Miami residents, and calls the person in line behind me. I left and went to the gas station across the street and filled up no questions asked.

 

 

So yeah, just sharing that experience.

 

 

This is a new one for me? I have never heard of anything like this that a company only accept in state credit cards.

 

Same here...

 

That would be a first...

 

And the proof is going across the street and just having it work regular..

 

I had a similar thing happen yesterday with a company I am familiar with for awhile tell me something I never heard before (likely due to an salamander on the phone) and going somewhere else as fast as I could and having it go through regular. An though that wasn't with credit cards.. Same principle.

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The only thing I can think (other than the previously mentioned $7.25 employee) would be if they considered debit transactions like a check and therefore would only accept local?

 

I do not know if the fees are different, but I recall an independent gas station in my old town that insisted gas purchases with a credit card be made at the pump. They allowed debit inside as some people did not want their bank to put holds on the card.

 

But thankfully, there is a gas station on nearly every corner (or sometimes two on the same corner), so as with all other situations...if you do not get the service/answers you are looking for, go across the street.

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