Originally Posted by baraff
But is this a CC issue or an oil company issue? Speedway for example claims its not their policy to limit sales but the banks' policy. Some other gas stations are less clear as to whose policy it is.
All I know is in this time of $4.00+ gas & diesel the $75 limit makes no sense. Even my previous GMC p/u would exceed $75 on a single fill up.
In my case, after swiping the card two times, I went inside and the clerk tried authorizing it only to have it declined. I had to call the CC company and tell them I was in a MH with a 90 gallon tank. They told me they could not change the $75 limit but that they would make a note on my account and that I would be able to use the card at the pump more than two times. It worked for the rest of our trip.
It appears from the different answers that it differs from state to state, card to card, and station to station.
My CC company is one of the larges Federal Credit Unions in the world. They are very good, and very good on security. One time overseas I bought a laptop computer in the military exchange. At the register I had to call the credit union, toll free, and they authorized the purchase. I do not mind their security.