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Old 07-22-2008, 03:31 PM   #11
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If you go inside and let them swipe your card there is no limit.
That kinda ruins the whole idea of "pay at the pump".

I also found a local station that cut me off at $100.
I was filling a 5 gallon lawn mower can and my truck was below 1/4 so
I went ahead and hung up the hose and started all over.
It held one more gallon.....

If I were going on a cross country trip (we hope to do that again next
summer, in spite of current prices) I will get a discover card so I can fill up and go.
I believe the credit card companies and gas stations will eventually wise up
and raise the limit but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:07 PM   #12
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When filling my truck for the homeward bound trip from Mustang Island SP, I was at a Valero station. It stopped at $100 on my AmEx card. I restarted the pump & unfortunately put another $38 in ($4.79/gal).

It is a royal PITA...

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Old 07-23-2008, 06:25 PM   #13
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When filling my truck for the homeward bound trip from Mustang Island SP, I was at a Valero station. It stopped at $100 on my AmEx card. I restarted the pump & unfortunately put another $38 in ($4.79/gal).

It is a royal PITA...

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:53 PM   #14
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Wally World did also

We have a Discover card from Walmart and it also stopped at $75 at Murphy gas station. That is Walmarts station here. Just restarted it. If they get a fee for so be it as long as we get our $.03 discount.
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May I also point out that merchants have to pay a fee to the credit card company for each transaction. Why do I have a feeling of absolute certainty that the merchants would rather not have to do so? Food for thought!!!!
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:55 AM   #16
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Merchants don't pay it, YOU pay it. Use your debit card to avoid limits and to keep the merchant costs down
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:52 PM   #17
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my credit union card about 80% of th etime just keeps on going
but to ensure i always get filled up, i use flying J and have their rv club card which is a credit card sized thig that scans first then you scan your credit card and it wil let you fill up a tanker truck.

plus get cents off over so many gallons

loves used to do it but now their pumps and cashiers are to rude , they want to hold your card hostage while you pump so it sort of takes the wind out of the whole deal
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:03 PM   #18
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Just prepay your gas.......if you know you will take 80 bucks.........prepay that 80 bucks. Works for me. I have a prepaid debit card that never has any NSF or OD fees, if you don't have it, it will not allow the money to be charged to your account. FYI, 2003 the Feds allowed the cards to allow the overdrafts, which has killed me as its hard to keep with it all. I use a Netspend prepaid card. It texts you after all transactoins on your cell phone.
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Just thinking...

Hey guys, I'm not sure if I'm thinking right or not, up in Canada it might be different, but we don't have to sign for a pay at the pump purchase... Could it be the credit card companies covering our butts in the event that our credit cards get stolen?

I could be wrong though...
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:02 PM   #20
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That is why they do it. You do not sign for trans at pump.so if someone steals your card they could stand there and fill up every Tom Dick and harry's car.For the cash. That is the reason for the limits. They will also make you go inside and sign if you use your card more than 3 times in 1 hour.
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