Why over 50's

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  1. Bigwiz

    Bigwiz Read Only Funster

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    Just been looking round some sites for a short break holiday, and keep seeing that if your whole party is over 50 then you get some good discounts.

    WHY ONLY THE OVER 50's:Angry:

    My better half and I are both now retired and are both 42 I think that this is ageist.

    Who decided on 50 being the level? what is the difference between someone who is 50 and someone who is 49 or in our case 42?:Angry:

    is this right? :shout:

    Rant over:cry:
     
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    retired at 42 ah thats a special rate for you then .
    ...................Double normal rates.
     
  3. Bigwiz

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    good to see there is some sympathy out there mate! :Laughing:

    NO KIDS means retire twenty years earlier!

    We are LINK's (Little Income No Kids)
     
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    Seriously, when an organisation has to make a decision as to which age is best when making a decision, they will have to take into account the age of most people using the facility. I'm pretty certain that most users will be under 50. Applying discounts under this age would lead to a drastic loss of revenue. We also have to consider that they are under to obligation to give a discount, and that any discount offered should be accepted gratefully.

    Most discounts also apply outside school holidays, so in most respects it will be retired couple using the facility, so making the age 50, not 60 or 65, is, in fact, quite generous.
     
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    We are Medium Income Three Kids.....

    MITKS Doesn't quite work does it?:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    No time to retire yet!!!!
     
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    Most people over 50 seem unemployable:Doh:

    But you have to start at some age and you'll be there soon as the years fly by.:help:

    What would be unfair is when you hit 50 the rules change and its discounts to under 50 only:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I think one of the big problems is that todays 40's are yesterdays mid twenty's, 50 year olds are about mid 30's and 60 yeard olds are yesterdays 40 somethings..

    Basically our behavious and outlook on life is getting younger and we seem to be getting somewhat more boisterous in later years !
     
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    over 50's

    i agree why only get your pension at 65 or 60 for some women.
    we should all retire when we leave school (ok some do).
    but a lot of people just over 50 are retiring early with reasonable disposable income.
    we have to be enticed to part with our money, so why not special deals.
    jealous of you retiring at 42 though.
     
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    You can get pension credit at 60

    Pension Credit - introduction : Directgov - Money, tax and benefits
     
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    Hmm - I'm still under 60 at the mo, married to an old bloke - quick hide this post! - he's only very slightly over 60!

    My 'big' sis and her hubby are (now) Australian and are 'seniors' in the sense that they officially qualify. I've got some grey hair, Pete got a white streak in Greece in 1998 and it never grew out!

    Seniors discount for all of us, everywhere we went. Zoo, boat trips, coffe bars, restaurants - at least 10%, often 25% - you name it, we ALL got a discount - and no-one asked to see the cards.

    And it seemed to us that all people 'our' age in Oz act like they were still 40, Jaws!
     
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    Why not??? We get very little else in the way of perks until you get to 60 then you can get a bus pass :thumb: You say why not 49 or 42 but then why not any age then it wouldn't really be a discount would it as everybody would pay the same price. I wish I could have retired at 42, I had to wait until I was 60 & then I consider myself luckier than those who have to wait until 65.
    Other than that why not lie & say you are over 50 if you really need the discount, is it likely they are going to ask for proof?
     
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    :Eek!::Eek!:

    Bank Robbers or Lottery winners?
     
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    But must be destitute and have virtually zilch in savings.
     
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    We're both over 50, have you got a link to the sites? :BigGrin:
     
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    And if/when Tories get in, the bus pass will be a thing of the past. They have already said its too expensive to run.

    Don
     
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    No problem.
    Public services where I live have run on a wing, prayer, and divine intervention for some years now.
     
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    NO KIDS means retire twenty years earlier!
    So thats where I went wrong Bigwiz. I had 3 boys and now 5 grandsons Great fun having all those boys toys Now retired at 62 (the new 42) and loving it. A bit poorer but what fun I've had!!:thumb:
     
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    Kids & great fun in the same sentence....... now that is a strange (but nice) concept.
     
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    Well said that man!!!
     
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    This is gonna sound miserable..........but believe me, there are very few concessions, freebies, discounts, handouts,special offers or tax credits out there for us 50 somethings.........................give us a break!
     
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