C & CC club.. should we rejoin ?

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Our membership is up for renewal on the 8th of May, and I am unsure of the value of continued membership
    For a change, this has nothing to do with wardens, camp sites or indeed any of the good folk who work for the club..
    We have always been very happy with all the above.. but..................................

    The main reasons for joining originally was two fold
    1) Discounted insurance for the MH
    2) Discounted ferry prices

    Yes, we have used some of the sites and always been very very happy, but usage is very limited and of no real concern

    So why the qquestion ?

    Well three times now, the ferry costings have actually been higher than going direct to either P and O or the chunnel **

    The insurance quotes given are limiting ( in that you MUST have all the add ons which we are really not interested in ) and average more than 50% more than we can get by, once again, going straight to the broker.

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    Although the prices quoted are dearer using the web booking, if you call the C & CC they do say they will price match.
    Wellllllllll.. I do not pay membership fees just to pay the same as I can get myself.. I pay membership fees to get a LOWER cost on the ferry.. not exactly the same !

    So what would YOU do ?

    As a by the by, we ( as in Woman and I ) have sat down with the folk who attend the shows and chatted to them about the above issues.. And after the last trip ( of which the return booking was completely mucked up ! ) I rang them explaining all.
    The lady I spoke to listened attentively and said she was with me in all respects and would address the matters and ring me back, taking my details .. That was a couple of weeks ago so I think I can presume I will NOT be hearing back from any one !!
     
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  2. TERRY&PAULINE

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    we will be in same position when cc membership is up in July. We save 10% on ferry bookings but think we could get other offers to cover that.
    Cost of sites are now very expensive too, £26 pn (might have been £28) york week before Easter. We will be overseas over winter so in effect its 6 months membership. We are not renewing this year.

    Not saying won't reconsider joining again if no plans to spend Time in europe
     
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  4. Hollyberry

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    I'm also thinking of not renewing C&CC. It was useful when I had to stay on sites, and in particular the one nearest my daughter but I doubt I'd recoup my years membership this year.
     
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    We've been considering not renewing this year but forgot we pay by direct debit so it happened automatically whilst we were over the water, doh!
    We don't mind the club as we like the CS's & are going to try to take advantage of some of the ths's this year.
    In general though we do think it's expensive. We should pay less as members, and I do think that charging £7.10 just to empty & fill at main sites is taking the pee.
    Some people are members of C & CC, CC , & the motorhome club!
    Mr Jaws, it sounds like you've asked the club a question that they have no answer to, please don't hold your breath.
    Our problem now is that after nearly 6 months over the water EVERYTHING seems expensive back in Blighty :D
     
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  6. Stephen & Jeannie

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    NO. Simples !
    CC every time !
     
  7. Forestboy

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    We have considered doing the same, already cancelled CC but we do use the small sites and really like the camping in the forest sites so worth it for us for those reasons. As for ferry and insurance prices they've never been anything like competitive have always been able to do substantially better myself.
     
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    Hi John I have been a member of C&CC for four years this time round, I have never booked one of their sites and have never used their expertise when arranging insurance, ferry or chunnel trips.

    I receive e-mails from them and a periodical magazine which I rarely glance at and I'm still a member because I set up a DD when I joined four years ago and haven't bothered to cancel it yet, I can't even remember when it's due.

    You have however spurred me into action, I will deal with it tomorrow.
     
  9. Jaws

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    Absolutely NO chance.. Dislike intensely just about every aspect of the set up..
    it seems to be run by money grabbing obnoxious people who delight in employing people not suited for the job.. Folk with the people skills of a really angry baboon in many cases !!!!
     
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  10. dippingatoe

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    I joined when I visited one site once - since then I can never work out how much I am going to be charged, and I don't think they have ever really had a site where I wanted to be.

    I must check that I did not make out a standing order. Thanks for this thread :)
     
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    C&CC good for discounts on tunnel & forest sites.
    Left CC as didn't use all year
     
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    Totally agree a horrible organisation from top to bottom.
    Apart from locations have nothing good to say about CC.
     
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    I cancelled both memberships of these clubs and joined the MCC. Get a lot of the same benefits as the other clubs. Night stops, cls and I have made a lot of new friends and have attended a few rallies and enjoyed them. fun!!! fun!!! fun!!!
     
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  14. Ethle the wondervan

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    I'm suspicious of any business which calls itself a 'Club'.
     
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    We're in both clubs, membership costs are usually recovered in the year but it's not a great cost is it?
     
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    CC are the better club ! I think Jaws meant that as well !
     
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    Can you explain why CC are the better option? I am genuinely interested to hear...
     
  18. Mickx

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    IMHO both have their +ives / -ives.

    How you may or may not use both networks of CL / CS, Club Sites, etc; plus member offers (M6 Toll as an example) may justify the spend.......
     
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    We are members of both this year we usually take turn around. However I like the booking terms of the CC better than the CC&C which IMO are too strict. I like some locations in both and i like the CC sites, facilities etc. If i had to cancel one of mine it would be the CC&C just for the hassle booking and cancellation terms.
     
  20. colyboy

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    We have just cancelled our memberships. BUT we still use the five sites and very rarely are we asked for membership cards, don't forget that five sites are run by so called "hard up" farmers who are pleased to have £10 + cash heir back pockets ! We also use "Britstops" use the costs of joining are soon recouped.

    colyboy
     
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