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Old 07-01-2010, 02:09 PM   #16
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Guess I'm in the dark here. Don't think I've ever used a credit card to fill up the bike. Just debit. Are you saying that if you plug in a credit card, you are asked to enter your zip code? or is this over the counter?
Many pay-at-the-pump stations in the US require you to enter the billing zip code of the credit card you're using. Of course, this presents a problem when your credit card is from Canada. I thought I was going to on a trip to Florida.

There are a couple other options too.
  1. Get a loyalty card for any of the major chains and that usually bypasses the zip code question.
  2. Fill up at truck stops; most of them are used to the problem with Canadian cards so they don't have that programmed in.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:57 PM   #17
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Let us know how it works out for you, if you would.
OK so back from Washington State. I tried filling up at four seprate stations, Chevron, 76, Shell and Crazy Bobs Gas Bar.....
They ALL took my Visa Card with no requirement for postal code
Now I do have one of those new "chip" Visa Cards but everytime it just asked if this was a credit card or debit card....

so maybe thenew cards just work and there will be no worries
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #18
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OK so back from Washington State. I tried filling up at four seprate stations, Chevron, 76, Shell and Crazy Bobs Gas Bar.....
They ALL took my Visa Card with no requirement for postal code
Now I do have one of those new "chip" Visa Cards but everytime it just asked if this was a credit card or debit card....

so maybe thenew cards just work and there will be no worries
Chip cards wouldn't be an affect if you were jsut using the stripe swipe.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:50 PM   #19
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Chip cards wouldn't be an affect if you were jsut using the stripe swipe.
YA tru dat I have been wondering why this card worked when I know my previous cards all asked for the postal code

I am going to Oregon in two weeks and will try this and report back to ya all
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:32 AM   #20
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i live in WA state, some do, some dont.

OK, you are on to it, if this got out to the public, you'd be gabbin for the next 20 long in a cell with the barefoot bandit kid.

It's part of a secret society thing.

The extended double-reverse secret-soul-hand shake just got too damn time consuming

What they really want to know is "aliens" are among us down heh?. And I'm not talkin' QB'er's.

Fail a couple times punching in that number and a message goes out to the Virginia farm boys ( CIA) how let their buds in the missle silos in shitbag montana to recalculate the big one toward your house. hey they have 1000x to do in north korea, might as well keep some others in line.

Now dont be spilling yer guts on where the heated-restroom-shitters are. that will really piss 'em off.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:43 AM   #21
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Wow, I worked in the US from 2000-2006, and never saw this before. But I haven't been back in a few years. I'm actually making a trip today, so we'll see what happens.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:09 AM   #22
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Just got back from a road trip to North Carolina and back. NC, VA, PA, NY, and home.

About 50% of the gas stations required the zip code billing (the more rural you are, the less likely they will ask for the zip code).

I used the technique in this thread and it worked every time.



yyeeeaah, baby. Here's hoping this workaround stays open for a long time!

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:24 PM   #23
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Just got back from a road trip to North Carolina and back. NC, VA, PA, NY, and home.

About 50% of the gas stations required the zip code billing (the more rural you are, the less likely they will ask for the zip code).

I used the technique in this thread and it worked every time.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:20 PM   #24
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That secret code isn't always the right one.

For more info see:

http://www.i75online.com/CreditCardWorkaround.html

(point #3 talks about several code variations)
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:03 AM   #25
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Just got back from a road trip to North Carolina and back. NC, VA, PA, NY, and home.

About 50% of the gas stations required the zip code billing (the more rural you are, the less likely they will ask for the zip code).

I used the technique in this thread and it worked every time.



yyeeeaah, baby. Here's hoping this workaround stays open for a long time!

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Old 07-15-2010, 11:45 AM   #26
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I have a Chip cards and was asked for my zip code. 01000 worked for me.
Tks for the tip.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:43 PM   #27
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just got home yesterday morning
well it worked in every location where it was requested except one, so MT, ID, WA, OR, CA, NV worked., except for one $h!t shell station in twin falls ID,
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:42 AM   #28
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Working most of the time is a leg up over having to stand in the line at the cash twice.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:48 AM   #29
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How I wish I knew that when I was in Nevada in april, I'll be sure to try 02000 the next time I'm down.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:25 AM   #30
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I just frinished a 7500 kms,12 days ride through the USA,Idaho down to Kentucky,then up to Maine, only once in New York State did I have to punch in a zip code and it did work for me. It stated right on the pump that it is for fraud prevention.

But amazing as to how much corn they are now growing down there just so they can put the juice in the gas....often at more than the stated 10%, my bike sure runs much better on good old expensive Canadian gas.
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