AUTOMATED GAS DISPENSER charge??? $1...

AUTOMATED GAS DISPENSER charge??? $1.00 everytime you get gas? WTF!

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Critic

Geneva, NY

#1 Oct 31, 2012
I know Sunoco is doing it and I just got nailed at Kinney Drugs yesterday. Check your receipts my friends. Big oil and/or their distributors are now charging you $1.00 everytime you use a gas pump. Yet another way to squeeze a buck out of you and I suspect you have no clue.
more likely

Camillus, NY

#3 Oct 31, 2012
The banks would be charging for using a credit card
Utica Viscount

Utica, NY

#4 Oct 31, 2012
If you don't like it, shop somewhere else. They are a private business and can charge anything they like!
UMMM

Utica, NY

#5 Oct 31, 2012
Critic wrote:
I know Sunoco is doing it and I just got nailed at Kinney Drugs yesterday. Check your receipts my friends. Big oil and/or their distributors are now charging you $1.00 everytime you use a gas pump. Yet another way to squeeze a buck out of you and I suspect you have no clue.
Just left kinneys, no dollar charge and they have the lowest diesel in town.
Sam

Altoona, PA

#6 Mar 16, 2013
Sheetz gas here in Pa just charged my son the last two time he used his card It says pending so he is waiting to see if it is taken off or not when he pays the account in full..if it isn't tit is out of here foe sheetz od r any other business with that practice
Sam

Altoona, PA

#7 Mar 16, 2013
In another site says the charge is done to insure there is enough credit on the card, it stay there until the credit card co authorizes the payment??? why the wait and authorize at the pump?? thought that is what happens during the wait.I believe it is just a testing out period to see how buyers react and then all credit card companies will follow suit as a use my card fee..just don't trust how our gov, big oil and credit card companies work together for profit anymore " DISGUSTED "
Wow

Kirkville, NY

#8 Mar 17, 2013
I didn't think this was some big mystery. They don't charge you a dollar. That dollar is an authorization hold to see if your card is open and active. They gas station doesn't charge you the full amount you pump because they don't know what you're going to pump. If you notice, the dollar disappears and the only amount that posts, is the amount you purchased.
T bagz

Rome, NY

#9 Mar 17, 2013
Sam wrote:
In another site says the charge is done to insure there is enough credit on the card, it stay there until the credit card co authorizes the payment??? why the wait and authorize at the pump?? thought that is what happens during the wait.I believe it is just a testing out period to see how buyers react and then all credit card companies will follow suit as a use my card fee..just don't trust how our gov, big oil and credit card companies work together for profit anymore " DISGUSTED "
Amen brother... Amen.
Tony

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jun 8, 2015
I see that charge too when the credit purchase is "pending" but then when it posts, its no longer on there.
Zak

Norwood, NY

#11 Jun 8, 2015
This is nothing new. Its an authorization to see if your card is active. Every store does it. Most stores authorize for the actual purchase. Gas stations authorize for a buck since they don't know what your actual purchase will be. Authorizations expire in three days.

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