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Old 08-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #15
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Being a Mobil retiree, first choice is Mobil or Exxon. My second choice is Chevron, my son is on their payroll and not on mine.

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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Some places, BP being one in Kansas I believe who don't add alcohol to their premium or mid range gas...but read the signs. My spouse has to find alcohol free gas for his powerchute because the alcohol eats away at the epoxy fillers and such in his gas tank. We have replaced it once already and the lines and had to clean out the filters and all due to the previous owner not following protocol for them and using the gasohol. Had a few scary incidents in the air with clogged fuel lines....and trying to explain which wheat field he landed in ....well, good thing for gps with lat longitude settings that can translate to roads!

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #17
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I'm about as loyal to gas companies as I am to choice of airlines, which means it really doesn't matter, it's all the same and the service/product is no different. Whoever has the best price, easiest access and schedule (airlines) is the one who gets my business.
Customer loyalty died sometime in the 80's with deregulation. It's the price we pay for "cheap" gas and airline seats. We reap what we sow.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #18
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I pull our 26' boat with our 40' motorhome when we do our vacation (less than 2 weeks away finally!) -- not many places can fit us all in. Especially those places with all the pump lanes at a right angle to the building. If the pump lanes aren't parallel with the building, or at least angled, no need for me to even stop and try.

Ergo, I could care less what BRAND of gas I use, I'll take whatever's at the place I can fit into!
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #19
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What about Diesel? Is there one company better than the other out there?
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #20
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:07 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Wolfpack Fan

Ahhhh! Thanks for the clarification sir.
That is totally not true.

Any chargebacks go back to the merchant. The credit card companies demand 2 way access to the clients bank account, and can and do take away as quickly as they give.

The banks eat nothing. Either the consumer pays, or the merchant does, never ever the bank.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:25 PM   #22
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I will go just about anywhere that sells a quality fuel and I can fit my 60 ft. train. That usually means a truck stop. However, I will only use Exxon if I have absolutely no other choice, regardless of price. I have been boycotting them ever since they refused to take responsibility for the Valdez spill many moons ago. At least BP paid up and then fought responsibility later against the folks who actually caused the spill.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:47 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by JimM68 View Post
That is totally not true.

Any chargebacks go back to the merchant. The credit card companies demand 2 way access to the clients bank account, and can and do take away as quickly as they give.

The banks eat nothing. Either the consumer pays, or the merchant does, never ever the bank.

Yes, but chargebacks are disputed charges due to card theft (vendor needs to check ID - at the pump sales only check zip code) or you just saying you did not make the charge or did not get what you asked for - in the case of gas that is a bit rare. If you just do not pay your bill the vendor is not on the hook.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:54 PM   #24
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76 stations advertise that they don't have any ethanol in their fuel (at least here in the west). Personally, I use tribal gas stations when I can (we have a Swinomish Tribe Chevron in Anacortes), with Costco as my first alternate and Safeway as a second.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:23 PM   #25
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For Diesel we like BP. The pumps are always well marked and the stations clean. JHMO
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:40 PM   #26
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I am loyal to Gas Buddy and no one else. If they are the cheapest and will take a credit card and give you the same price as cash. I am you faithful customer. Using Gas Buddy I can generally save about 30 cents a gallon including the card credits. As far a station access goes, I will call ahead to see if they have RV access and at what pumps.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:10 PM   #27
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In the local area we normally use ARCO as they usually have the best cash price and the one closest to the house is easy to get into and out of even when I'm hauling the car hauler. Never had a problem with it. On the road, The key issues are major brands, including ARCO and accessibility.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:55 AM   #28
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I prefer to use Shell when I can. For whatever reason, all my vehicles seem to perform better, and get slightly better mileage with the Shell. I REALLY wish we could still get ethanol free gas around here, but it's impossible unless you want to pay $6 +/ gal for racing fuel.

BP is my second choice. I will not run Exxon gas at all. Over the years, I have gotten 2 bad tanks of gas from Exxon stations , and both times Exxon refused to pay for repairs. So I'd rather walllk than contribute another penny to Exxon.

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