I think we’ve all figured out by now that more and more gas stations price their product depending on your method of payment.
The two-tiered system is completely legal, however is not an option for many gas station owners. Pumps that have the technology able to track dual-prices cost anywhere between $12,000 to $15,000, meaning many small stations simply cannot afford such a luxuryâ€¦and are stuck with smaller margins due to processing costs.
Wouldn’t NOT upgrading pumps at a cost of around 60K to 100K also help with those margins?
At any rate, here’s a photo taken at the 76 Station on Watt & Fair Oaks. If you have coins on you, it’ll run you $0.75 to fill up those tires. If you don’t, the price goes up to $1.25. You know, “Same as Cash.”