Caravan club overseas site prices!

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  1. Spidey

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    I am not sure if i am pricing this correctly, but i assumed booking a campsite in Europe via the caravan club web site would be discounted and cheaper than booking direct. But on the CC website 3 adults + 1 child on electric pitch is about £30 booking direct its £24! If it right then whats the point in them even having a section for oversea bookings? o_O

    The campsite is Gritt, Luxembourg in july/ august

    Has anyone found it cheaper to book via CC and if so am I missing something are they offering anything in addition?
     
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    Phone them up and tell that there too expensive, they'll probably match it or beat it bit like their insurance.
     
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    Oh didn't realise i could do that :) i will try that tomorrow
     
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    The top price is all profit for the gullible amongst us like 99%. I hate the fact that new members, new recipients, etc get better deals all over the place and loyal customers get screwed.
     
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    We used them when we went to lake Garda they charge £27 a night the site wanted £38 so big saving and I then included the ferry crossing and got a bigger discount.
     
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    CC will have price set on Comp based on an average rate to the Euro ( or may have agreed rates so time ago ) no get better exchange rate so direct may well be cheaper
     
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    It's not just the CC, there all at it. Better interest rates from banks when you move to them, better offers from insurance companies if you join them etc. etc.
     
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    Sometimes it's the only way to get on a site, they block book pitches. We're having to move in a couple of days, because one of the clubs has booked the whole area of the site around us.
     
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    I suspect the exchange rate might have something to do with it too.

    One example - Camping Cheques cost £14.95 from Alan Rogers (owned by the Caravan Club, incidently) for a €16 euro cheque. Buy them instead from http://www.campingcheque.fr/ and they cost €16 euro, which if you've got a load-free credit card with no foreign exchange charges, works out at around £11.95 sterling at today's rates - a saving of £3 a night or circa 20% off. We always buy them from the French website for our Silver electronic card - works a treat.

    Mike
     
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    I won't go right into the details but our first two month trip to europe was booked via CC and the cost for sites was around £950. Once we arrived and found with Acsi and the aires system we could have done the same trip for less than £400. An absolute rip off!

    The difference in what the CC charge and that the sites charge either by direct booking or using the Acsi card can be as much as 40%. My advice is stay well clear go the CC, and I expect the same goes for the C&CC
     
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