ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- Recently rented and returned a car to Orlando airport after a trip to Disney. Stopped at local Suncoast gas station on Semoran Blvd to fill gas tank before return and was horrified to discover that gas was $4.59 a gallon!! Other stations in Orlando were charging $2.70 a gallon!! How unfortunate that the city of Orlando has chosen to allow tourist (who drive their economy)last memory of their vacation be a blatant ripoff by a local merchant!!
Shame on Suncoast and the city of Orlando for allowing human greed to soil their image and the experience of travelers to the area!!
BTW it would have been less expensive to return the car empty and pay the penalty fee of $4.02 a gallon that the rental car company imposes.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- I am an Osceola County resident and was going to see my mom for Christmas. She lives near the airport. I had over a quarter tank of gas but decided to fill it up. I stopped by the Suncoast gas station by Cracker Barrel near the airport. I didn't see any price signs but the price has never varied more than a few cents from one station to the next, so I started pumping. After only a couple of minutes, I looked up and the cost was a ridiculous, whopping $41.00 for 8 gallons of gas. I stopped pumping and thought for sure the pump must be broken because it said the price was $4.59 per gallon for regular. I walked over to another pump to make sure and found, to my horror, the pump was not broken and that was actually the price for a gallon of gas. I felt robbed, totally robbed. I got to moms and it seemed everyone in my family knew about this guy's price gouging - it's been going on for quite some time now and apparently, there's nothing legally that can be done so the word has to get out that the public is being gouged. Tell everyone you know and have them tell everyone they know.
OLANDO, FLORIDA -- The Suncoast Station at 5928 Butler Ave. Orlando, FL is charging almost twice as much for gas as the other stations in the city not next to the airport. As an out-of-state traveller this reflects badly on the city, the state, and the company that franchises this location.
It's one thing to charge a premium for refueling, it's another to grossly overcharge.
FLORIDA -- I got burned today as well. Checked out of the hotel near the airport and looked for a nearby station to fill up. I did not notice that they DO NOT post a price to be read as you drive by. When I ran my credit card at the pump, I did see the 3.99 price for regular. I thought it had to be a mistake. I took about 8 gallons or so, then went inside to ask what their posted price really was. The counter attendant informed me that since they were "within the airport boundary" the price was indeed 3.99.
I guess it is buyer beware, but I really didn't have time to look for another station.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- Most Rental car agencies expect you to return the car as you received it - with a full tank of gas. I stopped at the Suncoast Gas Station on Semoran Blvd. which is very close both to the airport and several Rental Car Agencies. I could not believe that Suncoast was charging $4.59 a gallon! I don't think I have ever witness this kind of blatant greed. I would think that the state of Florida would have something to say about this as they base so much of their economy on tourism. What a terrible message to send to those visiting Florida and what a terrible message about simple human greed!
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- Don't be fooled by the location of this gas station - right in front of Hertz rental car return at Butler Nat'l drive, Orlando airport. While street price of regular gas at below 2.899/gal. This place not only did not post price but charge 4.499/gal.
It's not just price gouging but a fraud and shall be put in Hall of Shame. Same to Orlando BBB who still listed this company's practice as normal.