Just give me the damn gas!!!!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Dave514, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. George Kaplan

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    Anyone who doesn't carry cash is a sheep, complacent in having their location and purchasing habits tracked.

    How is going to an ATM more difficult than using a card at a gas pump?

    American men have become so *********.
     
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    It's not more difficult it's an EXTRA step that isn't necessary. You've got to be pretty wound tight with the old tin foil hat to think people would bother tracking gas purchases but not your ATM withdrawls. Same with your location, bet you own a phone.
     
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  3. Dave514

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    F THAT!

    After 5 minutes of waiting in line behind Captain Undecided Scratch-Offs and Sally EBT on these Energy drinks......
    Me: Fill up on 4
    Them: I need an exact amount
    Me: I don't know how much it will take to fill it.
    Them: blank stare...
    Me: I'll take $40 on Pump 4.
    Them: regular?"
    Me: Sure.

    Pumping gas.... clicks off at $37.55.

    Now I get to wait in line for another 5 minutes to get my $2.45.
     
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  4. VN350X10

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    I only use 3 local stations, ALL give a $.03-.06 discount for cash.
    And NEVER use a debit card …...for a $30.00 gas purchase you could end up with a $100.00 "hold" on the account for 24 hrs. Happened to the wife, not me, I've used cash only for gas ever since the days of "Sunoco 260" at a whopping $.59.9/gallon. Which was an investment when you were street racing for 50 bucks a gear !


    have to add, I REFUSE to patronize a station that requires "Pre-Pay" . One of the local ones I use doesn't even have the new electronic pumps for their diesel, it's on the honor system. And patronized by a lot of the contractors & landscapers in the area !
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I fill up twice day with a debit card and that has never happened to me in 13 years in this job.
     
  6. George Kaplan

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    That's not what I think at all. The bank might have a record of my withdraws but it ends there. All of my tracking and location services that I have control of on my phone are set to off.
     
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    Sounds like your indoor experience is as frustrating as paying at the pump. No win situation for you.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Your location is pinged every time your phone checks to see if it's within range of a tower. So.... several times per minute. Your ATM transactions are just as easily monitored as your debit card purchases. Doesn't matter if you use it to draw cash or make a purchase.
     
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    Just pump the rest into the trash can, that's what I do if the cashier crosses me wrong.
     
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    The bank has a record of my withdraw. How are my cash transactions from that point forward easily monitored?
     
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    Indoor is WAY worse.

    And your phone is tracking everywhere you go anyway.
     
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    I just learned yet again that GT'ers will argue over anyF'ingthing!

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    Anytime you use the card the same record is made. Doesn't matter where you use it.

    A better questions is who do you think is tracking your purchases besides your bank? If you think some nefarious third party is seeing your transactions they are getting that info from the bank, not the location you made the purchase or withdrew the cash.
     
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  14. George Kaplan

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    Well, you choose what you perceive as the lesser of two evils. Stop complaining about what you experience at the pump.

    Mobil stations in my AO have "Speedpass" Hold the key thing up to the pump and it turns on.
     
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    Yep.

    Make me, boy.

    Good for you.
     
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    Maybe it's an individual bank policy, I'm not sure.
    All I ever use is cash for anything, the old farmer's idea....If I don't have the cash, I can't afford to buy it. Only thing I owe on is the house, and that's because the accountant told me I needed a mortgage for tax reasons ! (Could have paid cash for that too !) ;)
    Yeah, I worked HARD for a living & was taught by my parents to not live beyond my means, and to save more than I spent ! Makes retirement a LOT easier !

    uncle albert
     
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    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

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    I once round house kicked a fill pump so hard they had to re pour the concrete slab it sat on.
     
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    The lesser of two evils IMO would be the time suck. Anything that gets me back on the road faster helps.

    I don't use a station regularly except for my return trip so I end up filling up wherever I happen to be that day. Haven't seen the Speedpass option but I tend to seek out Shell stations. I'll have to check that one out.
     
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    You think people are paying for gas at the pump with a credit card because they need to buy gas on credit due to a lack of having the money to afford gas?
     
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  20. George Kaplan

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    I wasn't quoting you nor was my comment directed at you. Relax.