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Old 04-24-2011, 10:48 PM   #29
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Hugo Chavez is trying to help you out. He doesn't want all your money.

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Old 04-24-2011, 11:58 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by stubeje View Post
Easy way is to carry 2 or 3 cards and keep switching them till you get all you need.
Anyone try pulling forward to a different pump and try swiping your card again? I wonder how "aware" the system might be?

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Old 05-02-2011, 10:02 PM   #31
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Anyone try pulling forward to a different pump and try swiping your card again? I wonder how "aware" the system might be?
I can't pull up to the other pump. The MH is too long at just under 40 ft.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:13 AM   #32
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Why would any american buy Chavez's gasoline?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:19 AM   #33
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If that is the case (and I am not saying it isn't) why do they allow me to swipe the card 2 and 3 times? It still adds up to 150 to 225 dollars? The Costco pumps shut off at $100 and I have swiped the card 3 times with no problem.
Perhaps their liability is PER TRANSACTION.

I can go to 2 Shell stations that are 2-3 miles apart. The limit is $75 at one and $85 at the other. That doesn't sound like my credit card company is establishing a fixed limit.

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Old 05-03-2011, 07:27 AM   #34
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We have a Chevron card. From our experience it does vary from station to station. Some will allow us keep filling with the same card after $125...some require a different card.
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We filled up at the Rainbow Gas Garden just off I95 in St George, SC on the way back north. No card machine at the pump but lots of room and diesel pumps out back and about the best price on the trip. Took just over $300 (ouch!). A few hours later DWs cell phone rings and it is the bank asking if we charged that amount to our Visa. They asked no account number questions. It is nice to know they keep on top of that stuff.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:39 AM   #36
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When my card was refused the 3rd swipe, after two successful ones, I went inside. The clerk tried swiping it but it kept getting declined. There was a $75 limit on the pump swipe and it did allow me 2 swipes.

When I called the credit card company, Navy FCU, the said that it was there policy to lock out the card after the 2nd swipe and it was their $75 limit. I told them my situation of being on travel in a MH and she said she would make a note on my account so when the flag came up they would know.

So go figure! Is it the CC or the service station? The information that I read at Creditcard.com indicates merchant, but that is contradictory to my experience.

Who to believe, who to believe - I'm drowning on the Internet.

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Edited: Shux again. Read This and see that it is a combination of merchant and CC company. CC companies will not pay more than $75 for fraudulent use, so merchants put that limit on their pumps.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #37
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I used my CC at Sam's club and I was only able to
get $100.00 per swipe also. What a pain so I try to gas up when the tank gets down to half a tank or there about providing there is a station nearby. To bad gas isn't. 75 a gallon any more and then we could all fuel up with one swipe. Aw the good old days.
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One thing I will tell you. If you don't mind MURPHY's gas..

If you like cash, go into the store (Wall-Mart) and buy a gift card, I recently put nearly 300 on a gift card at the Wall-Mart in Seneca SC.. Well.... Did not take that much to fill -er up.. (only took 202) but I got 3 cents off per gallon, so that's what, a buck fifty in free gass (about 50 gallons to fill)

So what did I do with the other 78 dollars I had on the card.. Put it back in my pocket and when I pulled off I-75 here in KY, where I'm posting from, what did I see but another Murphy's Gas.. Stuck the card in and put the rest in the tank.

Still saved 3 cents per gallon.

If you use a Murphys' credit card (I may do that in 5 years or so) it's 4 cents per gallon.

But I get to handle cash INSIDE the store, on camera where there is decent security because all the store's cash is nearby (At the customer service desk normally but you can do it at any open register)

At the pump it is card in, card out and if you run out of cart the pump stops.

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