- 03-08-2012, 16:47 #31Everyone deserves a second chance, except those who try to shaft me and fail.
We are the Pilgrims, Master, we shall go always a little further,
It may be beyond the Blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that Angry or Glittering Sea.
- 03-08-2012, 16:49 #32
The short answer , and my advice, was that they're con artists preying on the gullible and that he should ignore them. I did have a browse on the internet (Pepipoo, MSE, etc) and there were two interesting comments. One was a comment made by a shop assistant at a retail park to the poster; she said she'd had 14 such demands and had ignored them all. The other was someone who had been dragged through the County Court by them after receiving two demands. Their demands were ruled to be an unenforceable penalty by the Registrar/Court judge type person and the defendant owed them the cost of two parking tickets (i.e., pay & display tickets) and the £2.50 cost of getting his details from the DVLA. Since he hadn't paid that, he also incurred the costs of their summons, about £95, but not their legal costs. Their legal costs were in excess of £2,000. The result is that they usually don't bother with the County Court bit, see above.
We'll be ignoring them, I'll report back if anything significant happens (other than more impressive looking threatening letters).
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- 03-08-2012, 17:03 #33
LIDL have many such car parks, that are essentially free, even if you go over the 90 minutes allowed. They are so convenient and near real shops too.
I must have had 30 or 40 of these 'speculative' invoices, and I've never paid any of them.
Of course the truly obnoxious thing is where these companies bill shop staff for parking. There is a car park in Valley Park, and on that retail park there are several other stores, one being a boots the Chemist. The pharmacist told me he parked his car there overnight as he was doing a night emergency service shift there and got a bill for £70. He told them he wasn't going to pay it as he was staff working nights. They pursued it through Boots HR and they took it out of his pay.
His union, USDAW are taking up the case.
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- 03-08-2012, 17:37 #34
Is clamping cars on private land illegal in England yet?Older,but no wiser.
- 03-08-2012, 17:41 #35
- 03-08-2012, 17:42 #36
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I like the clever little chequered edging border that goes all the way around on their bullshit invoices to give the impression that they are the Law.If you find me intolerable at my worst, then you would not deserve me at my best.
- 04-08-2012, 10:39 #37Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.
- 04-08-2012, 11:48 #38
“It's easy to laugh and be happy, when the world rolls along like a song,
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- 04-08-2012, 12:11 #39Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.
- 04-08-2012, 19:24 #40
So we just need to work on the gits in Brighton who lift the entire car onto their wagon and bugger off to the pound with it.Older,but no wiser.