Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Stupid Credit Card Companies
They won't let you put more than $75 of gasoline in your car (around here) without swiping your card twice. (Some stations I have had to *go inside* to re-swipe.)
Usually, when I get to the $75 limit I just drive away. The kids are invariably screaming; I may be in a hurry; whatever. Furthermore I hate to give the business to the stupid gas station that holds to this policy.
With my 43-gallon Chevy Suburban and $4.00 gasoline, I have had to swipe my card three times (over $150) to fill the thing up a few times.
Yesterday I was at a 7-11 in Hanover, Massachusetts and the gas pump didn't stop at $75. Whew. "Finally," I thought.
Alas, it stopped at $85.
Someone tell the credit card companies that gas is up a heck of a lot more than 15% over the past few years. Please.
It's bad business for them because more and more gas stations are offering gas cheaper (6+ cents) if the customer pays in cash.