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jimbo

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#1
Parked in a car park today ..... pay and display. Bought a 3 hour ticket for £3.50 and put it (as usual) on the bulk head in front of the windscreen. Came back well inside time and got a penalty charge stuck to the windscreen, says 'failure to display correct ticket'. Couldn't find the parking ticket I purchased anywhere inside the car.

Bloody mystery. Anyway £40 to pay inside 14 days ....otherwise £80 'O'-red
 

rolfw

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#2
Had a similar situation Jimbo, put a residents temporary permit on the dash, closed the door and the draft must have caught it, as I had the same thing waiting on the windscreen and the ticket sitting on the floor. :)

An expensive gust though.
 

pgh13

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#3
Flogging is too good for them
 

Channel Hopper

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#4
Allegedly, you can dispute the validity of the fine by claiming either

1) an 'incorrectly displayed' claim is down to the dispenser manufacturer not supplying adhesive tickets, or

2) the ticket did not include a tear off section which acts as a receipt which is used for tax purposes by a business using the parking bay.

Both are ultimately the responsibility of the council in determining the favoured type of meter (always down to tender backhanders).

I prefer the Paul Newman method of collecting funds from these meters ;)
 

Salty25

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#5
Channel Hopper said:
I prefer the Paul Newman method of collecting funds from these meters ;)
I prefer the Liam Gallagher method of telling to stick it their......

Anyway, was there a CCTV camera filiming the car park? Surely if you had gone to the machine, got the ticket, and then went to put it in the car, it would have been picked up if there were CCTV. Just a thought.
 

jimbo

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#6
Salty25 said:
I prefer the Liam Gallagher method of telling to stick it their......

Anyway, was there a CCTV camera filiming the car park? Surely if you had gone to the machine, got the ticket, and then went to put it in the car, it would have been picked up if there were CCTV. Just a thought.
Good point salty. As of now I've sent an 'informal appeal', so await the outcome of that.
 

wolfav

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#7
jimbo you lucky barsteward i parked my van up yesterday and came back to a seat full of glass and no stereo:-doh!
 

2cvbloke

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#8
wolfav said:
jimbo you lucky barsteward i parked my van up yesterday and came back to a seat full of glass and no stereo:-doh!
Ouch!!! Must have been an uncomfortable journey home!!! :eek:

Seriously though, people will steal anything these days, I remember when I had a Citroen BX with a duff cam belt, and I left an old (and I mean OLD!!!) AM radio on the passenger seat after trying it out in the car (didn't work, was in a damp & rusty 2CV for a looooong time!!!), the next morning, it was gone... :(

Of course, the car was in a pretty bad shape anyway, the boot latch was broken, so that was useless, the driver's door was hanging on by the remains of a weld, the Cam belt was snapped, the battery was nearly dead, the key was snapped, but it was free though!!! :D
 

Channel Hopper

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#9
2cvbloke said:
Of course, the car was in a pretty bad shape anyway, the boot latch was broken, so that was useless, the driver's door was hanging on by the remains of a weld, the Cam belt was snapped, the battery was nearly dead, the key was snapped, but it was free though!!! :D
Sounds like I may have had the same BX (more than once).:)

Lovely drive though.
 

Marts

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#10
You have to think yourself lucky .. we don't have parking charges here :-rofl2
 

2cvbloke

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#11
Channel Hopper said:
Sounds like I may have had the same BX (more than once).:)

Lovely drive though.
A BX 1.9TGD Estate Meteor? :D

I wish I got it running though, I just wanted to play with the hydraulic suspension.... :D
 

Channel Hopper

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#12
Had a coule of BX16valvers, then one converted to diesel with a 1.9 Xantia TD engine, and last was a 1.7 estate. Cheap purchase (£50 with spares) and ran for the year without any real hassles. Sold it in December for £53, and the bloke came and took it back to Oldham, (so its now local to you).
 

2cvbloke

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#13
Channel Hopper said:
Had a coule of BX16valvers, then one converted to diesel with a 1.9 Xantia TD engine, and last was a 1.7 estate. Cheap purchase (£50 with spares) and ran for the year without any real hassles. Sold it in December for £53, and the bloke came and took it back to Oldham, (so its now local to you).
I was offered a 16Valve BX with dodgy rear axles (Wonky Wheel Syndrome) with my BX from the same guy, but it was £50 more than my bank balance (which at the time was £0.00p)... :D

Plus I didn't and still don't have the equipment to do an engine transplant... :D

I was in Oldham last friday, boring looking place it was... :-rofl2
 

jimbo

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#14
Well ...what do you know!! My informal appeal was accepted and the penalty charge waived.:) :-worship
 

Salty25

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#15
jimbo said:
Well ...what do you know!! My informal appeal was accepted and the penalty charge waived.:) :-worship
I think everyone will agree when I say about f***ing right too :D One small victory for the silent majority!
 

Channel Hopper

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#16
jimbo said:
Well ...what do you know!! My informal appeal was accepted and the penalty charge waived.:) :-worship
Now send a bill for time wasting:)
 

jimbo

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#17
Channel Hopper said:
Now send a bill for time wasting:)
LOL ..... now that would be interesting.:D
 

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#18
Seems tome that you guys in britan get charged for everything car related. Over here you park on zebra crossings, pull over and put the hazards on to talk on a mobile.I saw a trucker on the motorway the other day with a ciggarret in one hand and a phone in the other. Yes, spain has the most road related deaths in Europe, but it also has the lowest car tax!