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- Location: United States
In my experience, Chase always does a $1 "hold" for a number of things (beyond gas stations, I've seen it happen from delivery food aggregators like GrubHub). The thing that burns my bottom is gas stations that won't let you pre-pay a certain amount if you're putting it on a card. Who CARES if I hand you $20 in cash or charge $20 to my card...that's all the gas I want, so run it. Obviously, I had this problem when I was young and short of credit lines and cash, but even today, it KILLS me when I borrow someone's car and want to put X amount of gas in it and that's IT. Sure, I'm fully capable of cutting a pump off when it gets to the amount I want, but I just don't understand the complaint about taking my card at the counter versus the pump. I've taken to buying a soda or something and asking for that plus the gas to get them to run it in the store, since that's usually effective. For me, gas pumps are ripe for fraud and theft (it would be easy to install a skimmer on them, if you pay at the pump you have to wait for it to clear your transaction when you're done so that the next guy doesn't just pull up and fill up on your tab, I have to hold onto my wallet like it's made of damn gold because we have "grab and run" thieves INFESTING every gas station around here, etc.). It would be safer, for me, if I could go in, pay what I want, and then lock my wallet/purse back up in the car before filling.
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