Camping and Caravan Club moan

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  1. champers

    champers Funster Life Member

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    Undecided about renewing our membership with the C & CC , reminder card said last chance to renew for £37 , went online to look into it, the amount shown was £41 .. then telephoned them to ask why £41 for renewal when you can join for £37 and also the reminder card stated from £37 .. answer is ; £37 and no magazine posted out to you, everything would be paperless other than your membership cards, ok that is fine but what annoyed me it is only allowed if you create a Direct Debit else you have to pay £41

    My moan is why cant i just pay upfront for the amount of £37 .. is there something wrong with my cash.... :Eeek:

    So i just said "No Thanks" I wont be forced into creating a Direct Debt and hung up

    Have anyone else said no ?
     
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    You tight o bugger sold your mansion in Wales for nearly a million an won't spend £37.00 cor I dunno :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  3. Tootles

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    Yes! :BigGrin: After being a member for nearly forty years.
    I think I was getting a bit fed up of being told where to park as well. And, on our last stop, Clitheroe, the facilities were filthy.....not surprising, they were situated in an old nissen hut! :Angry:
     
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    No

    I prefer DD, it's easier and you have nothing to set up.. same way as you pay for utilities etc..
     
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    We have DDs set up as well. No need to worry about being away when payment is due and easy enough to cancel if we decide to.
     
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    I will not pay any DD's, electic we pay by card every week, insurance up front payment, with DD's they can up the amout at will.
    Had it done once, never never never never any more.
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    They have to give you notice and chance to get out before it becomes operative though - Direct Debit Guarantee.

    In years gone by we wouldn't pay our council tax by DD because they kept changing due dates but they changed that policy so we now find it more convenient.
     
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  8. BreweryDave

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    NO!!!

    Cancelled our membership this year after the ridiculously over priced new pricing structure. Sod em! :Angry:
    Always work out about £8 per night dearer than CC and often 'friendly' they ain't!

    Always look at a comparison before we book anywhere and look at both clubs - that was the result.
     
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    We've never used a C&CC main site (and no real desire to) and only a handful of CSs but the subs are worth it to us for the THSs and meets. Always a reasonable price and always friendly (the ones we've been to anyway).
     
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    Oh that would mean going on a site with those common tenting people:Eeek:
     
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    i rarely use c&cc sites but will if its nearer where i want to be. otherwise i keep my membership going for the local district association meets, ths's and motor caravan section. oh and the bcc occasional. usually pay under £10 per night, so by far the cheapest way to camp other than freeloading within the uk

    we also make use of the 5van site network too

    and we get discounted cover for the RAC with better terms

    membership pays for itself really:thumb:
     
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    No wonder they kicked you out of Glossop....*snif* :RollEyes:
     
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    I find DD convenient, all household bills paid that way, saves missing a bill when away. they have to give a few weeks notice for any change anyway. plus a lot of bills you can get a discount by paying by DD.I have a separate account for household bills, and nothing else comes out of it.

    I know that the money in my purse if I spent it all at the beginning of the week, no big deal as I know that the bills are paid, I always pay cash when shopping, so an easy mind and no worry over bills.:thumb:
     
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    Yup......
    We cancelled our membership this year.
    TOOOOOOOO bloody dear
     
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    Save your dosh for funster meets and rally's ! :thumb:
    Hopefully there's enough to fill your calendar! :BigGrin:
     
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    Yep, I have just given up my Camping and Caravanning Club membership, mainly because they have changed their booking system so a whole 30 days notice is needed to cancel a booking or you lose £25 deposit :Eeek: I got stung for that one last month - once bitten twice shy, not what I call friendly :Sad: - anyway, I have Motorhome Fun now :thanks2:
     
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    Hi.
    We are members of both clubs,rang C&cc about booking Aug bank holiday in the New Forest. "No need to book,there will be plenty of spaces" on being told the price :Eeek:,rang a CC C.l Site,booked on.......... For HALF the price,so there will still be plenty of spaces,come the day.
    Tea Bag
     
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    I said yes then cancelled the dd.
     
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    Steve they did say I could do that but it wasn't worth the hassle for a fiver, it was the principle , we don't use their sites , it was mainly for backup whilst traveling and a emergency stop was needed etc :Doh:

    Kath
     
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