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Registered: ‎09-16-2011

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

If you have the vacation funds saved allready you can put rental cars and motels Zync and pay before the duie date. 



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Posts: 96
Registered: ‎06-24-2012

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

Still waiting for the Zync Smiley Wink But hence my recent App spree. 

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Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,927
Registered: ‎06-21-2012

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

weird, i've only ever had $1 authorizations from gas stations around here.

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Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,982
Registered: ‎02-09-2012

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

I've only ever seen 2 pre-auth for odd amounts like $55 and $77 on my zync, and I've been using it for 100% of purchases for 3 months now.  Do some stations NOT pre-auth?  I fill-up at costco about 95% of the not sure if that has anything to do with it.

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Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,987
Registered: ‎06-25-2012

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

those two big pre-auths were from a small gas station. mobile, shell and hess have always pre-authed $1.

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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-03-2012

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

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I had that happen to me but not for that much. I used my Macy's Amex to buy about $10 worth of gas at Bucees.. They did a pre auth of about $100 that took about a week to fall off.

Established Member
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎06-19-2012

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

I live in GA and have used my Amex and they pre authed $125 , When I use anything with a Visa od MC logo on it they only pre auth for $ 1.00 , So I have no Idea what to think . I just pay cash now !!

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Posts: 352
Registered: ‎07-13-2012

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

Thats where they get us with all the cash back rewards at gas stations the pre-auths lol

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