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Motorists beware- credit card price $1-$2 per gal more in New York

GasBuddy Blog -- Beware motorists or travelers in/to New York: take a lot of greenbacks if you plan on filling up, or keep your eyes open: paying credit for gas could get you back hundreds every month.

Some gasoline stations in New York have caused credit wielding motorists to seek harbor at credit-friendly gas stations, with some stations seen charging $1 more per GALLON, not per tank, for using your plastic money. Some gougers even insist on an extra $2-per gallon for use of the funny money Visa or MC.

In this day in age, I suppose I'm very happy our loyal New York spotters make note of this, with the front page of NewYorkStateGasPrices.com dotted with extra comments, such as "($5.59 FOR CREDIT)" or "(credit $2 more)"

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HDROCKIESRIDER
Veteran Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 1:13:59 PM

GREEDY GAS STATION OWNERS ARE TO BLAME FOR THIS RIDICULOUS PRICE GOUGING.
Penny_Pincher
Veteran Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 10:08:01 AM

I stopped at the Indian reservation last time I was in New York. Cheap gas and Cigarettes. Too bad I don't smoke.
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 9:33:46 AM

Wow...I thought the 5 cents more per gallon charged here was high.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 2:50:53 AM

bkosher: lots of things are against the law and are done. Corruption is one. And it happens all over the place.
gasokie
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 5:24:47 PM

Well..they can do like I did. I lived in NYC a few months and just stored my car and rode the public transit. Hard to get around up there anyway and no place to park when you get there.
mamabeck
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 2:42:31 PM

Isn't price gouging against the law? These type of things are insane since fewer people carry cash & more carry debit & credit cards for convenience. There were a few stations that were given HEAVY fines every day until their prices were lowered to compete with all other stations in their immediate area. They stayed on them until it was accomplished and until the fines were more than these stations wanted to deal with! Once for the state and local government....
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 8:04:28 AM

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puinsai808
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 7:48:29 AM

This article is over a week old.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 12:11:25 PM

Wow
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 11:32:31 AM

Yesterday's news
Marson
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 11:15:03 AM

Old News.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 10:40:21 AM

This article is a week old.
Alfied
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 10:05:33 AM

Don't live in New York. Don't plan to, ever.
RobertSpratt
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 9:42:48 AM

Public Transportation
RobertSpratt
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 9:41:40 AM

Stay out of New York
CISA
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 9:11:31 AM

next
naidu72
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 8:34:08 AM

thats a rip off
VernonOR
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 8:25:49 AM

These stations need to be boycotted and hopefully put out of business.
condé
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 8:01:50 AM

Those station owners must beware that a big drop in happy customers may well be headed their way!! This along with the loss of $$$$$$
Don20
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:59:23 AM

Glad I am not in New York, am afraid I would have to go to fist city with those folks... Gouging not authorized..
hibsaw
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:56:39 AM

If you don't like these old articles, pump up another story. There are more articles that you can vote on.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:55:57 AM

good luck, don't go back and tell everybody
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:55:51 AM

ouch, i like bwall's comment
bart_reed
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:55:03 AM

A practice not allowed in California.
BWALL2700
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:53:58 AM

If it happens, don't complain. It's your own fault for not paying attention.
ttfn5tigger
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:53:51 AM

It's not just NY. I traveled through the New England states last week and numerous states are doing this
wildddkattt80
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:53:35 AM

Another old article rehashed
Blazer197
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:53:17 AM

Pay with cash.
eddyp94
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:52:55 AM

This is why I only use cash for gas...
mysub
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:52:40 AM

I read this last week in here.
yakstar
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:52:09 AM

how can they do that and why would they do that?
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:51:53 AM

Thought that scheme was illegal thirty years ago!
chyguy3
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:50:52 AM

And with the snow this week, don't think I'll go to NY anytime soon.
mikesr100
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:49:52 AM

Remember, a few years back, the Democrat controlled Congress and Senate passed new banking laws to protect the consumer and this is one of the unintended consequence of these consumer protection laws!
MrLuigi
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:49:39 AM

not my problem..
Diesel_Ram
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:45:46 AM

To bad for them, buyer beware
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:45:09 AM

Interesting
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:45:00 AM

old news.
dlzastera
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:43:47 AM

Last weeks news.
Rancher23
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:43:43 AM

Whatever !!!!
redhornet
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:43:04 AM

old crap.
Topless2012
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:42:38 AM

Still repeating old stuff.
Car54BC08
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:41:13 AM

This is another repeat
indrix
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:40:17 AM

useful
NorthglennBill
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:40:03 AM

Lets hope that this doesn't become a trend across the country.
Jamer
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:39:42 AM

Wow, that's mind boggling at the very least. Cash is King for sure.
JimL1
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:37:51 AM

Thanks for the warning. I will not use my credit card any place that charges more for using a credit card. I simply go to a station that wants my business enough to not tack on extra charges for using credit or debit cards. I have been doing this for years.
5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:37:45 AM

Remember "Cash is King" and get rid of costly plastic.
sailormon
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:37:00 AM

Didn't I see this on Friday?
mikesr11
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:36:31 AM

MORE OLD NEWS. IS TODAY RERUN DAY?
Susieq60
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:34:40 AM

Outrageous
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