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Gas Buddy Question #5388747 03/29/20 03:30 PM
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What does the Highlight yellow box indicate on some gas stations on their list ?

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I can't answer your question.

My experience with gas buddy stopped when I realized that the owners of the stations were posting fake low prices just to get customers to stop in. Upon arrival, when the price was higher, and they needed fuel, they'd fill up anyway. My tip off was that the same people were posting prices the same day. Nobody uses that much fuel!
Then the "POINTS" thing ruined the whole point of the app.

If it's still the same as before, I THINK it means unverified price.

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Screenshot ? I scrolled through some stations and don't see any like that.

Interestingly, the station closest to me, about a 1/2 mile away, has the buttons for 'Wrong price' and 'Right price' on that station even though I'm not there.

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If there is a price posted on GasBuddy and it isn’t right or the price is higher, I’ll just go elsewhere and post the pump price. I can see this happening with the way the price is fluctuating. Usually it will say owner if they post the price.


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Re: Gas Buddy Question [Re: Wolfshead] #5388990 03/29/20 09:46 PM
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There is an Exxon station near me where the Gas Buddy posting is always by the same person. I've gone there to buy premium and found it to be a good bit higher. So now I won't buy a @%$# gallon from this station.

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Originally Posted by GJM120
There is an Exxon station near me where the Gas Buddy posting is always by the same person. I've gone there to buy premium and found it to be a good bit higher. So now I won't buy a @%$# gallon from this station.

I'd think a station that did this would be ticking off all sorts of potential customers. Can't beat stupid.


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Re: Gas Buddy Question [Re: Wolfshead] #5389110 03/30/20 06:43 AM
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FINALLY I get to read something about a "field info gathering" app which people actually comment on.

Perhaps I'll look at Gas Buddy some time.
It sounds like a good idea in principle but it's now apparent any joker slob can post false information......just like TV, radio, newspapers.
The sad part is that an avenue for price comparisons will crumble away through disuse.

Reminds me of my experience with the national non-alcohol gas station listing site.
I can't remember its name because it's been out of my mind for a while....after 3 fruitless attempts in 3 different regions.

I'd map a cluster of these stations so I could easily find one and each appeared closed for a long time.
I theorized that these stations were oldies due for tank renewal and perhaps someone got the idea to try selling the "limited appeal" product.
Perhaps the last lessee was trying to test the market with the remainder of his lease.

Whatever the realities were the app delivered worthless, false info to my computer.

What's even funnier is that the few times I've mentioned it here, nobody has commented. Am I to conclude I was the only one using the app?

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Sucks to hear so many bad stores

I Got the gasbuddy card last week and it already saved me almost $15 in fuel !!! my last fill up Vallero in Ardmore, OK was $1.16 for reg 87 after discount applied thumbsup Haven't paid that low since my HS days in 2002 !!


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Re: Gas Buddy Question [Re: Wolfshead] #5389570 03/30/20 04:26 PM
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Gasbuddy has systems in place that 'detect' bogus info (or they claim to). If someone posts prices that are frequently corrected by others, they will see that and deal with it by not necessarily ignoring the price update, but they'll require others to confirm it first. Waze does the same thing.

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Originally Posted by GJM120
There is an Exxon station near me where the Gas Buddy posting is always by the same person. I've gone there to buy premium and found it to be a good bit higher. So now I won't buy a @%$# gallon from this station.

That shouldn't happen, especially if it's being updated/posted by the same person. Try reporting it to GB.

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Like most other things it’s GIGO.

Garbage in. Garbage out.


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Re: Gas Buddy Question [Re: Wolfshead] #5390649 04/01/20 06:49 AM
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I have been using GasBuddy for a few years now and have rarely found the reported gas price not to be the actual price when I arrive at that station...I might add that during volatile times in gas prices the prices might be different (the app shows you when the reported price was reported) and a few times I have noticed certain stations that have E-85 (when I looked for that) was way off but looking at the reported time, it always showed well over 24 hours earlier that price was reported...

Like many things it is merely a tool...good luck

Bill

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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by GJM120
There is an Exxon station near me where the Gas Buddy posting is always by the same person. I've gone there to buy premium and found it to be a good bit higher. So now I won't buy a @%$# gallon from this station.

That shouldn't happen, especially if it's being updated/posted by the same person. Try reporting it to GB.


I have reported a member that regularly posts old prices. I correct it often and the numnut will post the wrong price again. All I got were death threats from the psycho and no results.


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Originally Posted by MrQuackers
Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by GJM120
There is an Exxon station near me where the Gas Buddy posting is always by the same person. I've gone there to buy premium and found it to be a good bit higher. So now I won't buy a @%$# gallon from this station.

That shouldn't happen, especially if it's being updated/posted by the same person. Try reporting it to GB.


I have reported a member that regularly posts old prices. I correct it often and the numnut will post the wrong price again. All I got were death threats from the psycho and no results.


[censored]. I was thinking about taking the advice to report the bad posting, but, after reading this maybe not frown Besides, I'm not a Gas Buddy registered user.

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Added all my fuel receipts. So far have saved around $75 using Gasbuddy card thumbsup

And If i'm lucky to find Shell gas for cheap, I enter my shell FR card first saving avg .05 cents per gallon, Then the gas buddy card and It lets me DOUBLE DIP on savings thumbsup approved

Saved 25 cents a gallon doing this one time. Topped of my crown vic tank for $17 !!!

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