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Originally posted by orionthehunter
I blame the gas stations for the price increase. I used to always pay cash inside but noticed I pay the exact same price with a credit card with no wait. If the gas station is raising their prices to pay for credit and debit card sales, they certainly are not passing any savings along to cash paying customers. I would go inside and pay cash if I saved 5% or more by paying cash. I am not given a choice though. If gas stations acted like pizza delivery companies, we would save a few bucks by going inside the store to pay for the order instead of paying for convenience.
Originally posted by Nygdan
This is a surprise to some people????
The retailers have to pay to charge your card, why else would they only accept a few cards if they were all free?
Using a credit card raises your gas bill, and every other bill, becuase no business just eats the cost of having to pay the credit card companies.
Anyone living in europe, or even canada or australia, pays far far more because of their government's taxing the price of gas than because of a credit card.
Heck even in america that's probably true.
Originally posted by IXRAZORXI321
I figured the credit card companies ate the cost.