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OU8121959

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2011 12:15:08 PM

Boycott Sam's Club for being on gasbuddy.com.
You HAVE to be a member to buy gas there in Michigan!!!!
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harmensteele
Rookie Author Montana

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 7:30:14 PM

Just factor the membership into each time you purchase gas.
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Tomct5755
Rookie Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 2:18:27 PM

So? It's a perk for members. It's called a Membership Warehouse, so are people surprised they can not purchase gas there? As a member of such a club, why should I not have access to GasBuddy to check for the latest prices to determine if I should gas up there, or to even find a club while traveling? SMH!!
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BKH75006
Rookie Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 6:39:44 PM

That seems like a pretty shallow reason to boycott someone.

I hope someone boycotts you for making a decision one day. Actually I really don't. But I do hope that if someone makes a business decision (regardless of how brilliant or idiotic) that they are able to reap the rewards or bitter harvest based on the merit of the idea and not because some liberal activists try to force an arbitrary change on them.

Let the market decide if they should be a club or an open shopping system. Stay out of their business . . . literally.
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jonjax14
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 1:33:12 PM

ok
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ssgdonp
Rookie Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 10:11:59 AM

Sam's is 100% and cheaper
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realtking9
Rookie Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 2:27:46 PM

I buy food from there and gas when I stop if they have the cheapest gas. Not guaranteed lowest price.
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car54BC
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 7:16:27 AM

They have cheaper gas
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pghbill
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 10:47:52 PM

how can you boycott something you don't belong to? You have to be a member to buy gas at Sam's.
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drmiller0711
Veteran Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 4:18:40 AM

You have to be a member to buy gas there everywhere as far as I know
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Jayburt
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 10:34:09 PM

Boycott them because they are part of the Walmart Empire that is helping to destroy America...
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tnhusker
Rookie Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 7:44:55 AM

I am a Sam's Club member and like the cheaper gas.
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klutz347
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 7:29:57 AM

No you don't.

If you're not a member, you just don't get the 5 cents off a gallon.
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TuNnL
Champion Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 2:24:55 AM

I fail to see how this is different from Costco requiring membership for their gas stations, or the military requiring that you have base credentials to use theirs. A boycott will have no effect because 99.9% of current users ALREADY are members! DUH.
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pilotdlh
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 6:41:12 AM

Just join. I save more than the membership fee just on milk, which is from 50 to 90 cents cheaper than anywhere else. And I buy about 8 gallons a week.
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Yankee1979
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 10:31:22 PM

No you don't. The Sam's Club in Saginaw has member's prices and non-member's prices, you can also use a Walmart gift card at their station, and I'm sure it's the same at the other Sam's Club's in Michigan.
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pghbill
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 11:05:56 PM

get over it, join
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GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 4:05:29 PM

Same as Costco.
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Tucsonhomes
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:08:24 AM

Renewed my membership yesterday
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Safari7350
All-Star Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 3:34:18 PM

Don't pay a membership to shop in a store. It's ok with me if you want to.
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Tucsonhomes
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:53:59 AM

I think I'll head over that way now
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twingirl1
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 8:03:52 PM

LOVE SAMS
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Tucsonhomes
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 7:21:37 PM

You do have to be a member, but price is usually good
No AMEX
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kinggw23
Veteran Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 10:41:36 AM

k
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retiredssgt
All-Star Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 6:13:33 AM

In Jacksonville, NC, you have to be a member to use the fuel station at Sam's Club. Sam's Club gas prices are always the cheapest of all gas stations in Jacksonville, NC
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badbobKY
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 4:06:03 AM

never
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kfx1988
Champion Author Allentown

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 12:58:04 PM

In New Jersey, it is illegal to require a membership for gas sales, so Sam's Club, BJ's, and Costco all are required to sell gas to the general public as well as it's members. In my home state of Pennsylvania however, membership is required.
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JKazakus
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 6:07:38 AM

my boss has us buy gas at Sam's sometimes when it's the cheapest.
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GrumpyCat
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 5:33:51 AM

"The reason we do not fuel station is that SAM's doesn't own the property."

Due to tax laws very few fuel station operators own the property upon which their station is located.

If you rent then 100% of your rent payments are a cost of doing business dedication each year. If you own then a much smaller amount is allowed, and only for a limited number of years.
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Tommyguns45
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 6:34:23 AM

I wonder if their gas is from China too??
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TJC47
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 5:29:26 AM

Our local SAM's doesn't have a station which is a few miles from home.
I have to drive 8-10 miles away to another SAM's to fill up.
The reason we do not fuel station is that SAM's doesn't own the property.
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GrumpyCat
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 9:21:39 PM

There are some states and some products for which one does not have to be a member to purchase at Sam's.

For example in Alabama anyone can use the Sam's Pharmacy.
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cdrrod
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:01:28 AM

Duhhhhh! Everyone knows you have to be a member at Sam's! There are times when Sam's Club is even not a deal!
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andersonns13
All-Star Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 11:32:58 PM

All big box stores require you to be a member to buy their products. I'm thankful Gas Buddy shows EVERY option out there. How else would I know my local Sam's Club is a good 6 cents cheaper than the rest?
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collinsms2
Rookie Author Washington DC

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 12:55:12 PM

Costco is also good for gas...but nothing beats gas points
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cv
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 1:14:02 AM

Because the gasoline distributors dictate gas prices in my area, Sam's is no cheaper than the nearby stations. I can buy gas cheaper at a BP station near my neighborhood.
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58Harley
Champion Author Waco

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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 2:56:54 PM

Don't buy from them or their sister walmart
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13hartc
Veteran Author Ohio

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Message Posted: May 25, 2014 4:26:07 AM

Sometimes Sam's Club is acutely more expensive
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linku2gasbuddy
Veteran Author Dallas

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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 6:14:33 PM

Give me a break!
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mrhatandcoat
Veteran Author Illinois

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Message Posted: May 22, 2014 12:36:57 AM

walmart has low prices for gas
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cv
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 1:46:58 AM

The big box stores (including Sam's) have the lowest gas prices in my area but you are required to be a member to purchase from them.
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superpower0
Sophomore Author Durham

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 12:31:51 PM

It's cheaper in Sam's Club, and that (you have to be a member) is the reason!!
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dieselpower2014
All-Star Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 9:24:57 PM

My sams don't carry diesel. So I cant buy from them
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deant99
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 5:16:04 PM

Sam's the Record Man here, was until he died
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rodmiser
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 6:55:12 AM

never will I shop Sam's
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KansasGunman
Champion Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 5:44:10 AM

"You HAVE to be a member to buy gas there in Michigan"

.....

And your point is...?

So become a member or stop whining about it...always going to be someone who wants something for nothing.
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Awing1
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 5:38:19 AM

No Sam's club in my area, anyway.
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aaamanMI
Champion Author Ann Arbor

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:09:03 AM

This is crazy. Sam's Club and Cosco have the cheapest prices in my area. That helps to keep all of the other stations around them low or close to their prices. Why would you want them to be boycotted from Gas Buddy? If you are jealous than buy a membership and you can get the savings from the gas.
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luvmyburgi
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 6:37:22 PM

Great prices
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 5:39:46 AM

Not all Sams are member only. In this area anyone can get fuel there but members and those with Walmart gift cards get a discount.
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borsht
Champion Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 7:47:10 AM

All the price gougers would love it if the membership clubs were forbidden from posting. Their prices help keep the local prices in check.
I buy at Costco's, but I pass many, and I look for the cheapest Costco.

Everyone knows Costco or Sam's club are for members only
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cv
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 3:50:00 AM

You have to be a member in my area also, and it is not always the lowest price.
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