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Old 08-09-2010, 11:07 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
As I had note previously, I will not trust a minimum wage clerk with a CC that has over a $20,000.00 credit limit with my card. Never leave the CC in the hands of another person. They can easily skim the information to help out their boy/girl friend or to sell to a crook. ....
I am sorry but my CC stays within the site of me or my wife. I'll restart the pump if I have to.

I had this happen, to me, last Feb (2009). WHAT A PAIN!!! Discover Security contacted me instantly and even then it was amazing how fast they used it!! They even purchased two Dell Computers. I got the invoices, from Dell, ten days after they bought them (with Lo-Jack!!). Sent a letter to Dell telling them if they would have sent the invoice out WHEN THE COMPUTERS WERE ORDERED-- not SHIPPED, I could have stopped the order and let them know before they shipped. Their bad and now they are holding the bag on two computers because they did not go through the normal approval process. In this day & age it is surprising to hear of a big company, like that, being so stupid.

I will not leave my card with anyone, anymore.

I like the idea of giving two $100 bills and then paying with card. Yes, a bit of a pain to go in BUT remember when that is what you had to do anyway in the days before tech??


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Old 08-09-2010, 11:44 AM   #30
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It is my observation on a just completed trip from Texas to Washington State that Flying J is now charging the highest prices in the country for diesel fuel and in some cases extremely high prices. While I liked the RV Island to fill up, I will not pay 20 to 30 cents more per gal for that convenience.

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Old 08-09-2010, 12:15 PM   #31
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If the Flying J stations are in fact charging 20 to 30 cents per gallon more for diesel fuel than the competition they certainly won't be in business long as the truckers in this country know for sure where the best fuel prices are. The amount of fuel purchased by RV'ers pale in comparison to the trucking industry.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:17 PM   #32
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don't know if citizens bank offer this anymore.but since i direct deposit my pension check in checking acount.i get 15 atm withdrals free a month.so we can pay cash and get cash price at the punp.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:11 AM   #33
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I've given up on Flying J. Their prices are at least .10 a gallon higher for diesel and the service is usually very poor. My solution: buy a gift card from WalMart with $400 on it and use it at the Murphy Oil stations which sell diesel. The price is generally .20 a gallon less than Flying J and there is no limit on gift cards, I can fill up without any problem. I've even notified Flying J of my plan, stating that their policy of charging for the sewer dump was the last straw.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:59 PM   #34
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The easy fix is go inside and give them your credit or debit card. A lot of people have fear over this issue. But the reality is that if your credit/debit card or it's info is stolen. The maximum amount you would be liable to pay is $50. And it is extremely rare when a person who's card/information was used without permission has to pay a penny.

I personally use the pay pal debit card. I use the debit card and it takes money out of my checking account or charges my credit card. And with each transaction I get an email with the amount/location of the transaction, immediately. Text alerts to cellphones are optional.
Paypal also pays me 1 penny for every dollar I spend, once a month.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:01 PM   #35
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CCook- your parable of someone using a stolen card and a 500 gallon tank is slightly far fetched but not impossible however your point is understood and well taken. However note that most big rigs regularly take 200 gallon or more per fillup and a stolen card could be used with out problem there. My usual fill is aprx 125 gallon. JSW - I also use the Walmart gift card which gives me 3 cents gallon off plus % return from CC used to reload WM card
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:46 AM   #36
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Man arrested, charged with gas theft

Observer Staff Reports
Posted: Monday, Aug. 09, 2010

Police have a man in custody whom they say was caught trying to steal gasoline from a trucking company in south Charlotte overnight.

Investigators say they believe the man also was responsible for at least one similar theft last week.

The man, whose name has not been released, was apprehended about 4 a.m. off Westinghouse Boulevard after a brief pursuit. Officers say the man swerved toward them as he was leaving the scene of the alleged theft.

According to police, a man was spotted about 3 a.m. trying to take gas from a company off Tyvola Road. That is when the man allegedly swerved toward officers as he fled. Police say they followed the man to Westinghouse Boulevard, where he jumped from the car and ran. He was captured a short time later.

No injuries were reported.

More than $1,500 worth of gasoline was reported stolen in at least one case last week, police say.

Read more: Man arrested, charged with gas theft - CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:47 AM   #37
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Here is the reply I rec'd from Customer Service at Pilot as a result of my email to them...
I think that they are referring to the RV lanes at the FlyingJ's and not in reference to Pilot stations.
Maybe if more of us would email Pilot, Loves, TA,etc with our displeasure in their service maybe things would change for the better!

Dear Mr Kummer:

Thank you for taking time to email me with your concern. I have
addressed this issue with the tech supervisor and we will probably up
the limit on the RV lanes, but not the gasoline lanes. I'm not sure
when though.

There are so many things to do, they are working the bugs out as quickly
as they can.

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Old 08-13-2010, 03:30 PM   #38
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We also go to the truck pumps when we are towing. No problems
I also give out homemade cookies to the truckers so have not had any problems with the truckers.
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:57 PM   #39
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hi..several years back i charged about $125 gas at a flying j..i noticed on my next statement a charge of $75 but i just figured they would get around to correcting it one day..several months later i tried to use my master card at another flying j and it was not accepted..i went in to the store and the clerk said i was on a do not accept list..she gave me a number to contact, i paid cash for a small amount and left..at home i called the number and was told that the credit company will not pay more than $75 to the merchant unless preapproval is obtained..the credit company also would not give the merchant contact information so flying j could not contact me..so they restricted my card..when i agreed to authorize the balance ,they thanked me for contacting them and removed the hold..no problems ever since..jim..
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I like the Flying J's and really do not like the Pilot people. That said I was never married to either one of them and would go to where it is cheapest and as we all know there can be differences. Here is a link:
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Originally Posted by historyljc View Post
The old Flying J "Country Store Restaurant" was gone, replaced by Denny's with a regular Denny's menu. T
Flying J (now a.k.a. Pilot) has sold their dinning operations to Denny's. In time, all Country Buffet's will be converted to Denny's. It seems the Country Buffet has always been a money losing operation for the "old" stand alone Flying J's.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:11 AM   #42
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Flying J (now a.k.a. Pilot) has sold their dinning operations to Denny's. In time, all Country Buffet's will be converted to Denny's. It seems the Country Buffet has always been a money losing operation for the "old" stand alone Flying J's.
But only because of the way they ran them, which was essentially to provide minimal, overworked service and overcooked buffets.

I've been in the Denny's at the "newish" Flying J north of Austin, and it was a big improvement over any Country Market restaurant I've ever seen.

That said, the Flying J restaurant at the Ogden, UT, Flying J (one of the first locations) was, at one time, very good.

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