I can understand the deposit thing on stuff like rental vehicles, hotel rooms etc plus you always know that it's going to happen.
But on gas it's completely out of line. They can adjust the amount to the actual cost prior to a person actually leaving the pump as Greg said.
In fact I know that is the way it used to be here because I've gone into my account before right after spending money for the day and all has always been exact and accurate.
If it had been posted that all transactions at the pump were subject to this "depost" then I would not have been caught off guard.
I just think it is so very wrong that they do this without warning.
Lesson learned quickly though ... I go inside to pay from this point forward. Just another inconvenience being thrust upon us due to people who steal gas not unlike the druggies who made it difficult for us to purchase over the counter meds.
I'm still very grrrrrrrrr about this
but at least I now understand that it has been going on in other parts of the country and it wasn't some random act of insanity only happening here. And now I also understand that I need to pay inside.
Thanks again for all the input