Gas pricing remains a mystery to buyers

e travelled to Vancouver on the 29th of October when gas prices were 133.9 a litre in Salmon Arm – Yale was 120.9 a litre.

Further to the conversation on gas prices: we travelled to Vancouver on the 29th of October when gas prices were 133.9 a litre in Salmon Arm – Yale was 120.9 a litre and Vancouver was 124.9 a litre.

On our return to Salmon Arm on the 31st of October – Agassiz and Hope gas prices were 118.9 a litre and Kamloops stations were 112.9 a litre while Salmon Arm was 129.9 a litre. Why such discrepancies in prices?

On another note concerning credit card costs to businesses: why are people who pay by cash and debit also paying for these credit card charges in the overall price of the goods purchased?

Would it not be prudent for business to pass on the savings to those who pay by cash or debit?

We have found in the United States many businesses have a two-tier pricing system – those that pay by credit are charged more/or those that pay by cash get the product at a lower rate. This would certainly encourage people to use cash or debit rather than credit cards.

Kudos to the small business in Salmon Arm that gives you, the customer five cents for every recycled grocery bag you bring to the store for your goods.

What a novel positive approach to recycling rather than charging for grocery bags or passing the cost on to all the customers.

 

L. Edwards

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