Bp Gas Station On River Ave Now Charging Different Prices For Cash & Credit

Unsavvy customers may not have noticed that the Bp Gas Station on River Avenue, is now charging two different prices for cash and credit. The gas station, located between Route 88 and Central Avenue, had a large sign until now advertising that they charged the same price for cash or credit sales.

That sign was taken down, and the prices have now been adjusted accordingly.

Also be advised, debit card sales are considered like credit card sales, at many stations. TLS-RGN/TLS-MPIP2.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for publicizing this… I will no longer be filling up there for a couple reasons:

    1. I vehemently disagree with this business practice.
    and…
    2. I very rarely carry cash with me 🙂

  2. If you notice, the price for CC is around the same as other gas stations, they are giving you a discount if you pay with cash, not penalizing you for paying with a CC,

  3. Cheapest place for credit is usually Wawa at Hope & E Veterans or Costco.
    And to Lakisha, if you had a clue how litle markup there is on gas, coupled with the bite the credit card companies take from each sale (I’m not even talking about cards that give you 4-5% reward on gas) you would instead wonder how stations that do not charge more for cc transactions stay in business.

  4. could TLS please post daily local gas prices w & w/o cc?
    it would help many & if the stations know their being posted they might lower the prices to compete.
    Thank You

  5. @gas boy
    I don’t know where you’ve been hidin’ out. That beepee has been aroun’ for ages. And by the way they got them best cigas in town!
    @menachemrabin
    I don’t know much about anything but I was just statin them facts bout hoo charges more for creditz.

  6. I fell for it recently by Exxon.
    The trick is that we’re used to seeing a few prices; usually the first one is the regular 87 octane and the next is the premium followed by super.
    Now, you have the same looking sign except you don’t really check for the reason why the second price is 10 cents more thinking thats for the more expensive fuel.
    I was 3/4 filled up when i slowly realized what was going on.
    I believe its a calculated trick they recently figured out. As long as there are other stations that don’t follow suit, they will be forced to stop the practice when people catch on.

  7. In other states that don’t have the racket NJ has to force self-serve on you, most pumps are self serve.
    In Illinois, there is always one “old lady pump” that has full serve and they charge at least a good 25 cents more per gallon for their expertise.

  8. shell station at Rt. 9 and kennedy charges the same for cash and credit. I would try my hardest to only support the stations that charge the same price for credit especially now with the economic slow down we should not be paying more for credit card purchases. the profit margins did not change for them now so why are they all starting this bad practice. gas is expensive enough!

  9. I actually only noticed this a little while ago. I frequent this BP and recently I asked for $20 and figured in my head how much gas I should be getting. Then I saw it was less, and they said, oh, you used a debit card its more expensive…and they showed me the sign.

    Now I try and use other spots.

  10. LISTEN UP FOLKS!

    They DO NOT charge more for credit card purchases, THEY CHARGE LESS for cash purchases. If you compare their CC prices to other gas stations that charge the same for cash/cc, you will see the prices are about the same. So instead of saying “i will no longer shop there”, you should be saying, ” oh wow, i could save $1-2$ a fill up if i shop there and pay cash, how nice of them to give me the option to save.

    [shakes head in annoyance]

  11. Actually their cash price is only a few pennies LESS than other cheap gas stations that charge same for cash or c.c. Do your research before yelling at all of us.
    And the BP station on RT9 btwn 88 & Central used to be Sunoco, before they closed down and were switched over about 6 mo. ago.
    What they are doing now is legal BUT still wrong to do that to their loyal customers without any warning!

  12. Btw there is a BP Credit Card from Chase with no annual fee that you get 5 percent cash back on gas at all BP locations (up to $500 a month I think). For all of you that would like to continue using BP it would be advisable to get that card and at the current gas prices save about $0.17 per gallon!!! (Typically cheaper then cash price)

  13. All you children out there:
    Their prices are posted clearly, they’re not fooling anybody. If you want to walk around all day with your eyes wide shut and the say later, “Uh, I thought so and such,” yeah, then the whole world is not fair. Read the signs, pal.
    Additionally,they are the cheapest brand name gas in town, and they are a nice group of guys. Go ahead, knock yourself out and buy your gas somewhere else & pay a higher price, that’ll show them.

    Also, BP gas is not from the OPEC Arab countries, we should all buy our gas at BP and nowhere else! (Unless you buy at Valero, which is Israeli. Yes, I said Israeli. [Check it out if you don’t believe me])

    Sheesh!

  14. i filled up at that gas station almost every day since they opened. when they made this change i went eleswhere. i simply dont like this. i simply dont like …..
    this practice

  15. Hey # 26…

    Which practice exactly do you not like? a store offering its customers the opportunity to save a few dollars by paying with cash? Clearly posting prices for both cash and credit, in large, easy to read letters?

  16. what i dont like is… generally most gas stations compete with each other by a few cents. doing this throws you off from comparing as they signifintly lower cash and singnifintly up credit. also each gas station has their gneral price range somewhat , comparable to the others. when they do this it begins to be inconsistant. besides one of the attendanys would bark at me so this is the sherry on top. go bp into the sea lol

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