Yawn: Another parking invoice

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Jim

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    In the Motorhome. Pulled into a motorway service area a couple of weeks ago; early on a weekday morning. Had breakfast, walked the dog, got a paper. Hung around for a little while reading it. The area had really fast broadband and Katie needed it for a school project so we were in no hurry. Left the car park, went to the filling station, filled up, washed windscreen, checked oil, purchased oil, added oil, added windscreen washer etc....

    Anyway, yesterday I got an official looking 'fine' of £100 for overstaying by 40 minutes. Complete with 'proof' via a photo showing us enter and leave the premises with a 2:40hr gap. Though I was probably only actually 'parked' for 10/15 minutes over the 2hour limit. For that, they want £100 or £50 if I pay them quickly:xrofl: Well they can :whistle2: for their money as I won't be paying, just like I've never paid all the others.

    I believe these parking companies to be no better than crooks, modern day highway robbery with menaces and if this guy with a couple of law degrees gets lucky, they may get their just deserts http://www.challengethefine.com/blog4.html.
     
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  2. old-mo

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    When you go to court , Can`t you plead insanity...:xThumb:

    I have before now and got away with it.. :xrofl:
     
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  3. Jim

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    Wibble

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    I reckon we are giving Jim too much in the way of subs if he can afford to stop at a motorway service station and purchase ANYTHING there!!!!!!:reel:

    Only joking! Its the best tenner we spend all year!

    Have a great Christmas and New Year and our best wishes to all the family!:cheers:
     
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    But Mo, that was because you were under oath and had to tell the truth.:xrofl:
     
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    Are you allowed to run a thriving business. Or be a CEO..

    With a Criminal Record.. ? :xrofl:
     
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  7. Jim

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    What's Des O'Connor got to do with it?
     
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    You may think I am thick... :nod: :shake: :nod: :giggler:

    But what has he got to do with it.. ? xroll:
     
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  9. Jim

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    Nothing Mo, it's an old Morcambe and Wise gag :)
     
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    I wrote letter number 7 yesterday to parking eye rejecting their invoice for "parking" for excess of two hours at Warwick Services whilst waiting for a breakdown company to replace a tyre. Its just a game now, to see who will give up first (it wont be me!)
     
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    If that guy does win I can see exit barriers being installed at car parks and everyone will have to pay to leave if they exceed any free period.
     
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    If he wins, hopefully the car parking companies will go broke.
     
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    Whether it is the parking companies or the car park owners who make the money in the future won't make any practical difference to those who have to pay :)
     
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    Criminal record as in, it's criminal he was allowed to release it, I think :xgrin:
     
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    My old company had one for a large crane broke down with a engine blown it took us over 2 weeks to get it sorted idiots wanted us to tow it off area even got police involved
    It weighed 170 ton and took 2 wreckers to tow it 2 miles off motorway into services with 3 cop cars as escort
    I heard they wanted £200 a day parking I "know" they got nowt
     
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    They are free to do that but the cost of installing and maintaining the barriers would far outweigh the revenue they would earn.
    As mentioned on another thread they can only charge for their actual loss which they would have a hard job proving anything for a motorway service area unless it was actually full and by overstaying you prevented new arrivals coming and spending money.
     
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    goes bac furverer than mr mo"s memory:xeek:
    :xrofl::xrofl::xeek:
     
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    Probably easier to prove in car parks other than MSAs and, as mentioned in the other thread, they can include admin charges.
     
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    Probably get a ban for this , but jim why the hell would you want to stay on a motorway services more than two hours, and if you have been had as many times as you say , you would think you knew better by now.
     
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    Pass another match !!!
     
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