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rr2254545

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accsys wrote:

When we have used Pilot/Flying J, we tell them the max we will be getting and that is what they set the pump to and use for the hold. Some of these coaches that hold 150-200 gallons could easily put 500 worth in the coach so if you don't tell them you will be using less, you can't fault them for putting that much of a hold on your card.

The hold will be gone once the actual amount charged has processed in usually two or three days. If your card only has a 500 limit on it (as you implied), it's time to upgrade!!


x2 I always have to tell them them how much to put on the card - OP did not?


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jim1521 wrote:

I'm always surprised when people buy gas/diesel at Pilot/Flying J/Loves. Even with the discount cards, you're still paying MUCH more than the other gas stations that are usually right across the street. Often $0.30 - $0.50/gallon more. That adds up over time.

How much of a discount are you getting? At the local Pilot here in Ft. Myers, they want $3.099/gallon for diesel. Everywhere else it's $2.699 - $2.799.


X2, X3 & X4.

The only time I buy fuel from them is if I spend a night in their yard. Other then that, I can almost always save at least $.30 per gallon. I figure by the time I need six new tires for my DP, I'll have paid for them by avoiding Flying J / Loves.

As for the hold, just go inside and tell them how much you want to spend. Even if you don't know, let's say you tell them 75 gal and only use 70 gal, they'll credit the rest back to the card and there won't be any hold.

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ScottG wrote:

It's common to have a small hold put on it while fueling but that's ridiculous.


I would bet if you were the station owner and had drive offs and bad cards run through your station, a $500 hold would look like extremely cheap protection.

Stands to reason, Flying J, HIGH VOLUME, HIGH DOLLAR TRANSACTIONS, RVs with BIG TANKS will = larger hold.

Bet if the OP went to a smaller low profile CONSUMER fuel station the holds they use will be far less..

Not sure why the OP or anyone would be surprised.

And yeah, don't understand why the OPs card would have such a SMALL credit limit, unless they don't have good credit or are a high credit risk..

Best to have SEVERAL credit cards to shuffle around..

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Swipe your card at the pump, they immediately place a hold, all stations do the same.


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Trackrig wrote:

jim1521 wrote:

I'm always surprised when people buy gas/diesel at Pilot/Flying J/Loves. Even with the discount cards, you're still paying MUCH more than the other gas stations that are usually right across the street. Often $0.30 - $0.50/gallon more. That adds up over time.

How much of a discount are you getting? At the local Pilot here in Ft. Myers, they want $3.099/gallon for diesel. Everywhere else it's $2.699 - $2.799.


X2, X3 & X4.

The only time I buy fuel from them is if I spend a night in their yard. Other then that, I can almost always save at least $.30 per gallon. I figure by the time I need six new tires for my DP, I'll have paid for them by avoiding Flying J / Loves.

As for the hold, just go inside and tell them how much you want to spend. Even if you don't know, let's say you tell them 75 gal and only use 70 gal, they'll credit the rest back to the card and there won't be any hold.BillBill


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I have been using the Pilot /Flying J card for a long time and have never had any kind of hold put on the card, I still have elite card for a couple more years and that is 7 cents a gallon. We usually go to Dothan Al. for gas and it is about .20 to .30 cents a gallon cheaper than Fl. and as for diesel it is usually cheaper in this area than the other local stations the only diesel I use is for my tractor and I get off road diesel in Faydette Al..


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beemerphile1 wrote:

Swipe your card at the pump, they immediately place a hold, all stations do the same.
Most stations do it, but rarely a hold of $500.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

I was going to say that, you beat me to it. I have a 30K limit on mine, don't care of they put a 500 or even a grand hold on it.
Some people use a smaller credit limit card for gas expenses, so large ripoffs are unlikely if the card is compromised. Supposedly gas pumps are one of the most likely locations to have one's card information stolen. Yeah, the CC companies will most likely eat the cost if your $30,000 card is severely misappropriated but it costs all of us in the end. Some people just like to limit their risks.

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I use GasBuddy, an app that finds the best-priced fuel around where I am, or where I am going or along the way. This app is great. It is also important that when you have the opportunity you confirm that the price charged is what the app says it is, or you update what the price is when you filled-up. Granted it doesn't solve the issue with the credit card hold however it will save you money and time searching for a better price.

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fj12ryder wrote:

SidecarFlip wrote:

I was going to say that, you beat me to it. I have a 30K limit on mine, don't care of they put a 500 or even a grand hold on it.
Some people use a smaller credit limit card for gas expenses, so large ripoffs are unlikely if the card is compromised. Supposedly gas pumps are one of the most likely locations to have one's card information stolen. Yeah, the CC companies will most likely eat the cost if your $30,000 card is severely misappropriated but it costs all of us in the end. Some people just like to limit their risks.


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