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Old 06-19-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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I go to a gas station that DOESN'T take plastic and pay cash for gas. The gas is cheaper than the other nearby stations. And cheaper gas are my "reward points" .
If a gas station offered a discount for paying in cash, I'd gladly switch from credit to cash. Spec's does!
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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As long as i got a lower cash price it wouldnt bother me.
One local hobby shop I go to I specifically make sure to pay cash at to help out the guy's bottom line.
I always pay cash or debit in locally owned businesses. Big boxes- credit.
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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People who don't want to pay by credit card just avoid anybody to know where they are, ...are probable people who have something to hide. I had a friend who was so much against phone calls being tapped and paying by credit card so they know where she is and how she spend her money...well I found out she is a convicted felon so it all made sense...normal people don't care if people know where they are and what they buy...

I would avoid any pump that doesn't take credit cards. I had my own business and know how much a credit card company charge for a payment and it isn't so much.
What if you use your credit card and your car can't $ 75.- of gas because you just went a little to fast to get more gas....do you have to pay more?
I find it funny that people are paranoid of being tracked....gee, if the govt. was that interested in you couldnt they just bug your house and watch you through cameras etc? Mental illness is a sad thing...I had a friend that swore that the US was being invaded because Russian tanks were seen on a US train crossing the country. Turns out that they were post berlin wall tanks being sent for us to test our guns on etc. at army firing ranges.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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I find it funny that people are paranoid of being tracked....gee, if the govt. was that interested in you couldnt they just bug your house and watch you through cameras etc? Mental illness is a sad thing...I had a friend that swore that the US was being invaded because Russian tanks were seen on a US train crossing the country. Turns out that they were post berlin wall tanks being sent for us to test our guns on etc. at army firing ranges.
They can bug my house or phone..., boring for the person who has to listen to it, but I guess my life is already easy to track since I use a cell phone and pay almost everthing by suing my credit card ( and paying it off immediately) so I earn points and get these nice gift cards.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I find it funny that people are paranoid of being tracked....gee, if the govt. was that interested in you couldnt they just bug your house and watch you through cameras etc? Mental illness is a sad thing...I had a friend that swore that the US was being invaded because Russian tanks were seen on a US train crossing the country. Turns out that they were post berlin wall tanks being sent for us to test our guns on etc. at army firing ranges.
I just had my laugh for the day!
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I think the sign was supposed to say that $75 is the limit and if you need more you have to put it through as 2 transactions.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:33 AM
 
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Are you sure the sign doesn't say Maximum? If not, its probably a typo. Never attribute to malice what can be attributed to incompetence.
No, it said "minimum"~ Trust me, I read it twice in disbelief ~ Maybe it was a typo who knows but whatever it was, it cost them some business. In my case, I just shrugged my shoulders & drove to the next station.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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I think the sign was supposed to say that $75 is the limit and if you need more you have to put it through as 2 transactions.
That was my first thought too! Maybe it was a mistake in wording.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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Not everybody accepts cash. Some businesses will only take cheques or credit cards. My insurance agent will not take cash.
I was referring to gas stations.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Vero Beach, FL
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If there were a local gas station that would give me a lower price per gallon for my cash payment - then I'd be all for it.

However, on the road, a traveler is not going to take a wad of cash to pay for gasoline. It is awfully inconvenient and quite frankly too dangerous to travel with large amounts of cash.

This is the cost of doing business - and the business needs to realize this. I don't see this becoming a growing trend.

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