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    Established Member Two Rings wailshark's Avatar
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    Shell Discontinuing EasyPAY

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    Just got a letter in the mail today telling me that as of June 1st, 2011 the EasyPAY service is going to be over and my keytag will be garbage.

    Anyone know anything more about this? Why would they discontinue such an awesome service?

    Looks like i'm going to have to start getting my gas at Esso with their Speedpass as much as I don't want to it'll be way faster and more convenient.
    Quattro, make old man winter your bitch.

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    Veteran Member Three Rings bangoman's Avatar
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    Shame, I was about to sign up for this and noticed "we are no longer accepting new applications".
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    Veteran Member Four Rings Tanner's Avatar
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    Call it cost reduction :)
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    Senior Member Two Rings liberty603's Avatar
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    hey i love Esso. that's where i get my gas

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    Established Member Two Rings wailshark's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner View Post
    Call it cost reduction :)
    Don't quite understand this as they'll still be accepting CCs at the pump, how much can those keytags really cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by liberty603 View Post
    hey i love Esso. that's where i get my gas
    Nothing against it, just preferred Shell
    Quattro, make old man winter your bitch.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Tanner's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wailshark View Post
    Don't quite understand this as they'll still be accepting CCs at the pump, how much can those keytags really cost?
    It's all the infrastructure behind it, most likely IT/leasing/services costs to provide that service. Or it may just be that, they're seeing fewer and fewer people using keytags as everybody uses CCs.
    Mike

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    Veteran Member Four Rings CONTROL ONE's Avatar
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    I'm not sure I understand.

    What's so hard about swiping your credit card at the pump? How does speedpass make anything quicker or easier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CONTROL ONE View Post
    I'm not sure I understand.

    What's so hard about swiping your credit card at the pump? How does speedpass make anything quicker or easier?
    most people have the tag on their keys. You dont have to go into your wallet and get your credit card out, dont have to insert it into a slot.

    But in reality your right, it probably takes hardly any more time to do it the way you said.
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    Senior Member Three Rings dsq's Avatar
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    the paypass incorporates your credit card and airmiles all into one tag.

    now i have to swipe my credit card, then swipe my airmiles; not a big deal, but the paypass is simpler and has a lower risk of someone stealing your credit card info.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings Tanner's Avatar
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    That reminds me, I need to replace my circa 1995 airmiles card as the magnetic strip is now just a strip that does nothing....
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    Established Member Two Rings wailshark's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsq View Post
    the paypass incorporates your credit card and airmiles all into one tag.

    now i have to swipe my credit card, then swipe my airmiles; not a big deal, but the paypass is simpler and has a lower risk of someone stealing your credit card info.
    Bingo. It was a convenience thing...in and out in a couple of minutes and I didn't need to CC hunt through my Costanza wallet.
    Quattro, make old man winter your bitch.



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