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Old 05-16-2007, 09:40 PM
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Now that fuel is back up to $3+ I am hitting the $75 limit when I fill up and the pump shuts off. Anybody else have this problem? Is this limit inflicted by the card, or by the gas station?
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:41 PM
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All you gotta do is tell the cashier to reauthorize and you can fill up
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:44 PM
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I was told by my local gas station the $75 limit is relative to the approval rate of the card (Visa, Mastercard, etc). Anything over $75 per transaction requires different insurance (??), by which I think he meant fees to the seller. Who knows, but it sure is aggravating.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:48 PM
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They make you complete another transaction.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:53 PM
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dammitMan! I'm glad mine is $35.00 or less to fill!!!!!
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:16 PM
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Aggravating as heck having to get all the way out of the boat and go back to the pump and start it all over again - for about 25 gallons of gas. Sucks if you need to fill a 100+ gallon tank at a gas station.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:23 PM
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Don't get me started on these f'in towel wraps. My old truck was 50 just to get it to 1/2 way at 2.00/gal.

At 3.00/gal I'm glad I drive a gas sucking Jap truck. At least the friggin tank is smaller.

In Maine they don't regulate the pump so bad. It clearly has a little more to do with the people pumping the fuel.

In Mass however we have the same problem. I think it's the station policy more than the card.

Either way I ain't waiting for .25 cents of gas on the auto shut off when I pay cash.

Boating season should be just GREAT this year.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:27 PM
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I rarely fill my Excursion due to that limiter. Yeah, I don't like it so I simply leave when I hit the max......I don't give that station another chance to sell more fuel to me if I have to work for it.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:31 PM
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Pain in the A$$ isn't it. Same problem filling up the Suburban too.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:39 PM
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It's the card company, not the selling station.
With these new prices more and more people are using stolen credit cards to buy gas. The CC folks are limiting their potential losses.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:07 PM
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I went and filled the boat up 2 weeks ago and the pump shut off at $50, I gave up after the 3rd restart, this sucks! Later found out if I would have gone inside I would have only had to run the card 1 time
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Man that would suck, especially when we don't even have to pay in advance.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:13 AM
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I had the problem too untill I started going inside and explaining how much fuel I was gonna buy. Then they just have to run the card one time. Last fill up was 371.00 bucks, that would have been lots of restarts. And yes, the gas stations claim that it's my bank setting the limit.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:18 AM
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I fill at 2 different stations, one is a mom and pop station with old pumps, no pay at the pumps just developed a relationship with them and when I pull up, just wave at them and they turn on the pump. The other one is a big 10 pump Shell station and if you just take your card inside first the pump doesn't shut off until your full and as side bonus he lets you get free ice with a boat fill up. Not a bad deal, save about $30-$40 bucks not having to buy 300-400 lbs of ice just put some salt on it and it last just about all day.

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Old 05-17-2007, 06:24 AM
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I can plug in and get at much as I want. Truck and boat last week were over $150. One transaction.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:13 AM
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Same problem here, where I fill up the limit is $65.00 When I filled up last time it shut off, I ran my card thru again I then started putting more gas in. The kicker here is: it only held 3 more gallons and it was full.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:22 AM
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That bugs me too... Boat has a 170 gallon tank, the Super Duty has a 42 gallon tank.
I like to get a reading of my fuel economy (mpg), and it's an extra complication to total multiple receipts.
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:05 AM
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Cracked $80 to fill up the Hummer H2 yesterday. I do fill it every other day too !!!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:08 AM
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LuckyLaRue - 5/17/2007 9:13 AM

Same problem here, where I fill up the limit is $65.00 When I filled up last time it shut off, I ran my card thru again I then started putting more gas in. The kicker here is: it only held 3 more gallons and it was full.
I had the exact same thing happen...I went to fill the boat up a couple months ago when the price started going up and it cutoff at $75. Swiped again and put in like 2 more gallons. Oh well...glad I did it when I did.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:14 PM
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Visa credit purchases for pay at the pump are set to cut off at a $50 limit. Mastercard credit purchases are a $75 limit for pay at the pump. Some softwares will allow a station operator to disable the limits but most do not. The pay at the pump limits are set by Visa and Mastercard. If the store operator chooses to disable the limit he is fully liable for a charge back at the card holders request to their respective card company. The strange thing is that the majority of people do not realize that the limits are only for pay at the pump purchases. Purchases for any amount can be run inside due to the signature. It is a PAIN IN THE ASS to say the least. I have this conversation multiple times a day with customers.
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