Why no refund?

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  1. joner8888

    joner8888 Read Only Funster

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    On a French campsite -Saint Mount Michel- we booked in , parked up ,brewed up.
    Straight away we invaded with flies and wasps, i have a allergy to stings and will have to be carried off if stung.
    We tried using the fly screens and sitting inside but they flew in through the door when opened.
    Packed up ,pulled the wire and went back to reception where the receptionist (with flies all over head) said there was not a problem and would not refund any money.:Angry:
    Was i entitled to a refund?
     
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    Not knowing French Law, I suspect not.

    Not having any flies was not part of the contract, the vendor had/has no way of knowing your problem with fies etc and has no way of preventing them.

    I suspect your choice to move was that, your choice..

    I suspect some of our Legal eagles may add to this...
     
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    Our experience in France..WHAT REFUNDS:Rofl1:....they have never heard of the word, or would understand the meaning of it.... we have had a few run-ins..over here with retailers... we was told by the French manager France do NOT do refunds:Doh: .....this is not the UK:Wink::Wink:the European law means nothing here.......sorry to hear of your bad experience...and I hope your next campsite is better.....try the free Aires, that way you would not need a refund if you had the same problem:thumb:..pack up move on...

    Shifty is correct :Eeek::Doh::Wink::Wink:....1 up for SHIFTZZ
     
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    you have to be joking - refunds

    No way will the French refund... you must be joking

    Bob
     
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    Surely it can't be right that the French don't give refunds?

    We see so many threads telling us how much better in all ways France is than the UK so it can't possibly be true :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Do you want Munchie back?
     
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    For all the Receptionist knew you could have topped up with water, emptied waste water and cassette, used the site toilets and showers and then asked for a refund.

    Probably you didn't do all of that but I bet some iriots have tried all, or some, of those tricks and no site owner, French or otherwise, is going to give a refund just because you didn't like the flying insect problem.

    :france::france::france:
     
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    Typical French operation - Fly by night, & obviously Fly by day as well :Rofl1::BigGrin:
     
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    It was quite bad there ,wasps all over the place--- maybe a case of unfit for purpose intended ?--- ie: camping ! i spose i have been (stung) again :BigGrin:
     
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    Dare I ask, how long had you booked in for? Could you not have asked for another pitch?
     
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    That would be reject, not refund :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Booked in for 20 mins just enough time to wind out the awning and make tea-----wasps invaded the whole site ,they must have had a wasp nest around.

    We did wonder why there were vans about, but no people, that was why!!
    28 Eu down, next time i`ll walk around first and look !:thumb:
     
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    I haven't seen many wasps this year. Hardly any apples on our apple trees either.

    Is there a connection?
     
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    i cant think of having to pay for a pitch before we leave and have had to leave a site early once and never asked for a refund but when they made the bill up they only charged for what id stayed maybe because i just turned up and didnt book in advance.
     
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    Yup, they are all in France:Rofl1:
     
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    We had a wasp in the house yesterday, first I can remember seeing this year.

    Apples, plums, cherries and elderberries are all well down on last year. There was something in the news about fruit a couple of weeks ago. Seems it was all down to bad weather at the time flowers should have been pollinated and fruit set.
     
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    Not one apple on my favourite scrumping tree:Eeek:
     
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    Refund

    What next, a refund if it rains, or its windy or there are mossies. I wouldn't have the cheek to ask.
    I sympathise with a wasp sting allergy but it don't cut any ice when asking for a refund. The site owners have no more control over the flying insects than they do the weather.
     
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    Most sites i go on get payed when i leave.
     
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    Aren't we mixing up our bees and our wasps, surely wasps don't make honey!:Doh:
     
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