fishbjc wrote:Cheddar: At Speedway there is a sign that states you may fill your car up to ONLY $75. If you're driving a rv for example, it will allow you $75 worth of fuel. You then have to re-swipe your card and continue to fuel. The pump automatically shuts off at $75.The sign states that is the policy of Visa, not Speedway. It doesn't say anything about AMEX or Discover though.
I never used a Discover on the Pump. Chase Visa Signature NO, My debit cards no Chase and Wamu NO
esshua wrote:Who sets the authorization limit when you pay-at-the-pump? Is it set by the gas station or the Credit card? Is the authorization the same for all credit cards? VISA, MA, AMEX? or does the authorization vary?GRRRR isint Amex anoying you have to type in youre ZIP code. They always ask for Zip at wallgreens also!!!! I donr mind in doors but when you're freezing in Chicago wather those extra seconds are an eternity tryaing to type in you're ZIP.That's not just Amex. Every CC does that at the pump.
esshua wrote:When I swipe at the pump using AMEX, the authorization is $75. If I swipe a visa/mc, the authorization is only $50. same gas station. The zip code is up to the individual station. I think it's a theft prevention technique.
In our area, some request the zip code and some don't. So I assume from this that it's up to the gas station, or franchise, or brand, etc.