So there’s a locally owned chain of gas stations here in Yuma who offer a cash discount.  Overall this seems to be a very popular offering based on the comments I hear around town and see in the letters to the editor of the local paper.

Conversely we also have AM/PM stations who charge a ‚Äúcredit/debit‚ÄĚ surcharge.¬† Which is almost universally despised and complained about at any opportunity by anyone who stopped at one for gas without knowing about it.

Essentially they’re both the same Рyou get charged more for using a card and pay less if you pay cash.  Yet one marketed as a discount is loved by consumers while the other portrayed as a penalty is hated.   Many times by the same people.

It never ceases to amaze me how easily some people let themselves be misled into lousy deals.