TESCO to charge £10 to enter their stores!!!!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by colyboy, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. colyboy

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    I don't expect any of you would pay £10 to go into any supermarket!


    Why do we pay to go into a large shopping areas.

    Which are called motor home shows?


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    it is one of the stupid things I have always had a problem with. Greed on the part of the promoters and gullibility of the general public.
     
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    Antique fairs, boot sales, garden shows.........
     
  4. Old Soldier

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    Although I don't like paying I can understand the need. Tesco's etc own their shops and we pay for their running costs through the goods we buy. Motorhome shows ( and others) are on showgrounds that need to be maintained, staffed and need to make running profits. Traders and stands pay a lot of money to be there, and visitors, many of whom do not buy anything at all, should help out by keeping those traders costs down, that helps to keep their prices down and also to encourage more traders to attend. Something like a fiver each for entry seems fair to me.
     
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  5. GJH

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    Probably because we choose to. I've yet to see anyone forced :D
     
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    The owners of the facility get the money. Not the show organisers.
     
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    It helps pay for the Fun marquee!
     
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    Exactly, if you don't like the idea of having to pay £10 then don't go that is your right. Unfortunately those same rights don't exist with the BBC licence as you have to pay that whether you want to watch the BBC or not.
     
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    With any exhibition/show (not necessarily motorhome related) the promoter has to hire a venue, arrange advertising, administer exhibitor and visitor bookings, arrange insurance & security and run the event itself. Many of those items will include paying staff.
    Promoters only make a profit if they attract sufficient exhibitors & visitors and don't pay too much for the venue &c.
    I've known some successful events (not motorhome related) fold because venue owners charge too much and/or place unreasonable constraints on promoters. I've also seen failure because promoters got one or more of their jobs wrong.
     
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    What has the BBC to do with this thread? We have to pay for education even if we don't have children and the NHS even if we don't fall sick and that is just as irrelevant to this thread.
     
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  11. Dave K

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    It pays for all those foreigners in hi vis jackets sorting out the parking....
     
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  12. Greytop

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    Not at all the same the BBC is an outdated left wing institution and the funding thereof a ridiculous throwback to another time. If they want to fund a state organisation like the BBC it should either be done through general taxation or not at all. If the BBC existence stopped tomorrow there would be no repercussions whatsoever, nor would life be any different for the general public. You cannot say that about schooling or the NHS.
     
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    Exact. Individual supermarket chains could never do it, because their rivals wouldn't! If you have an area of multiple choice, and local competition, then charges for such things are laughable. Shows, however, are a different aspect.
     
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  14. GJH

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    It might be left wing but it's not outdated or it would be the only public broadcaster in the world.
    If funding were to be through general taxation, rather than a licence fee, then even more people would have to pay for it, like it or not.
    There would be repercussions in that all TV would be commercial instead of a mix. Whilst that would make no difference to some people it would to others who are part of the "general public".
     
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    I agree with Graham. Please don't hijack the thread. BBC has nothing to do with it. Create a seperate thread if you wish to talk about other matters.
     
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    I'm confused. Can't find anything online about Tesco £10 charge ( for parking? Or to shop?)
    Or does it mean Tesco is organising a motorhome show at £10 entry ? ( not likely I'd have thought) This is what b****** gardening does to my brain......
     
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  17. Tootles

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    Tesco has started selling flowers for £10, you can park free if collecting four bags, (or more), of John Dipdicks Fuller Fertilizer, Motorhome shows are giving away free summer seeds, and the BBC charge you £145 to let your head become a potted geranium. (y)(y)
     
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    Only £10 ? Tut.

    Waitrose charge £20 darling and have a much nicer car park :)
     
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  19. GJH

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    I knew there was a rational explanation somewhere.

    I'll let you know when I find it :D
     
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  20. MicknPat

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    I would think that the Fun marquee has to pay a lot more than £10.
     
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