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Welcome to GasBuddy's Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the GasBuddy FAQ. These are some answers to some of the common question that members might have about the site or about gas prices in general. These are just meant as a guide to help you with any questions you might have. If you can not find an answer to you question here please feel free to Contact us through email and we will try to reply with an answer as soon as we can.

We would like to thank member kwzh along with the following members for gathering the majority of the questions and answers for this FAQ.
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FAQ

FAQ's about Price Listings
Q: Can I use the same username on more than one GasBuddy website? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Some gas station websites have their prices listed online. Can I post those prices here? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I posted a price as a Visitor, but don't see it listed. What happened? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: How do I list stations that are out of gasoline? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Why are there two listings for the same station? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: How can I correct a price listing? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Should we use the postal address, or the nearest intersection? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Who/What is GB_Direct? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I see bad prices coming from GasBuddy Direct/GB_Direct, why are you guys posting bad prices? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Why doesn't GasBuddy use a database of all gas stations, to prevent errors? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I don't use regular. What about listing premium and mid-grade gas? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: You don't have a listing for the station I usually use, and some of the prices you do have are a day old. Why don't you update them more often? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: How do I search the price listings by time instead of price? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I spotted a price two hours ago but just got to the computer now; can I back-date my sighting? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Should I be logging high prices or low prices? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: If the actual price is $2.279/86.99, should I log that as 2.27/86.9 or 2.28/87.0? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: If the price on the sign is $2.279/86.99 but the station offers a 3¢ discount to 2.249/83.99, which one should I list? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Do I post the cash price, or the credit price? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Some other member is listing wrong information! What can I do about it? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: You don't seem to be covering my city! Why not? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I'm registered at one site, but I sometimes spot prices that belong in another one. How can I get credit for posting them? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: When I perform a search, there are too many results returned. How can I refine my search? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I posted a price, and then later on someone else posted over it! Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I posted a price earlier, but now it's gone! Show Answer   Link to This
FAQ's about Points and Point Standings
Q: Why didn't I get my points? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Why can't we have more ways to spend points? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: If I spend my points, does my point total go down? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: What's the deal with the car icons? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: How can I earn points? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: What are these points good for? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Why do some people on the 30-day points standings have more points than should be possible? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: What's the status of the latest prize give-away? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: What are consecutive days standings/totals? Show Answer   Link to This
FAQ's about Message Forum
Q: How do I enter a cent sign or other symbol in the message forum? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: How do I search the forum to see if something is already being discussed? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Aren't some of these topics posted to the wrong category? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Someone's posting bad messages! How can we stop it? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I made a mistake! How can I delete or edit it? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: The "Just For Fun" category is just noise! Why does it exist? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: There's a lot of junk in the forum! Why don't you delete it? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I'm new here! Could everyone say "hi" to me? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: My forum postings show me as being from the wrong place! How can I make it show my actual city? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: How do I post a link in the message forum? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Can I get my signature automatically added to all my messages? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I posted a suggestion/complaint, and haven't gotten a response from the moderators. Show Answer   Link to This
Q: How can I get in touch with another member? Show Answer   Link to This
FAQ's about Fuel Prices in General
Q: Why do US gas prices have that 9/10 cent added on? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Do prices change based on the day of the week? Why? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Why are prices so high? Whose fault is it? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Is it true that there are places where self-serve is illegal? Why? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Is it true that gas stations aren't allowed to quote prices over the phone? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I heard about a gas boycott — should I participate in that? Show Answer   Link to This
FAQ's about Miscellaneous
Q: My location is wrong or outdated, how do I change my GasBuddy "home site" ? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: I hate these pop-up ads! Why do you have them? Show Answer   Link to This
Q: Why can't I access the Master Station List? Show Answer   Link to This
FAQ's about GasBuddy Maps
Q: Why do I get the message "Station not mappable due to insufficient address detail." on the map after clicking a "Map It" link? Show Answer   Link to This