Since we’ve been talking about the price of fuel lately, and cash versus credit, etc., I thought I’d share something I just saw a few minutes ago, while driving
The 76 station that’s near my house has only one set of prices. $3.39/regular, $3.49/mid-grade, $3.59/premium
The next part is where it gets "interesting . . .
The 76 station at the very next major intersection . . . and I live in Los Angeles, so that next major intersection is very close . . . has 2 sets of prices, cash and credit.
cash $3.03/regular, $3.13/mid-grade, $3.23 premium
credit $3.09/regular, $3.19/mid-grade, $3.29/premium
You could pay the credit “penalty” at the cheaper station and fill up premium cheaper than regular at the more expensive station
I should note that the cheaper station has more pumps, and almost certainly has more customers . . . because it’s a more major intersection
There’s probably other variables which I’m unaware of, or don’t understand
I just thought I’d share this
Now, maybe you guys have your own similar stories you’d like to share, concerning the interesting gasoline pricing strategy in your own neck of the woods . . . .