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£8 Car Park Charge!!!!

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ROB2828

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2,392 posts

57 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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Does anyone know an alternative place to park for The PistonHeads Show other that the NEC? The eight pounds car park charge is ridiculous and i don't want to pay such a high fee. Don't mind a ten minute walk if it means that i'll be richer at the end of the day.....

volks al

4,107 posts

122 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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No sorry hence me sat on a train from London. £12.20 return nd no parking fee.

Viper

9,900 posts

181 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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nothing around im afraid (i work there) its £8 for just about every show

MikeO996

1,927 posts

132 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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And still a 10 min walk!

ROB2828

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2,392 posts

57 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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MikeO996 said:
And still a 10 min walk!
biglaugh
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James_N

2,085 posts

142 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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Disabled park for free if you know anyone with a blue badge who can take you smile

ROB2828

Original Poster:

2,392 posts

57 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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James_N said:
Disabled park for free if you know anyone with a blue badge who can take you smile
I do actually. But i really can't see them taking me....

Scooby_snax

1,279 posts

162 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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Doesn't seem too excessive in the whole scheme of things

redvictor

3,133 posts

145 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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Scooby_snax said:
Doesn't seem too excessive in the whole scheme of things
It does if it costs 7 quid return on a train.You still have to walk for 10 mins but it's warm and you've saved on the fuel.
I don't get the charging you to park when they want you to pay to see a show thing..

Scooby_snax

1,279 posts

162 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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It is the cost of entertainment, you have to pay similar if you were going to see a concert at the O2, Wembley, Manchester MEN etc, it is comparable with the parking costs at this years Boat Show.
It is far cheaper than parking in central london
So, whilst I would prefer it to be free, realistically (in the whole scheme of things)I do not think it untoward.
That said I wouldn't pay the ridiculous prices for food there

redvictor

3,133 posts

145 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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Scooby_snax said:
It is the cost of entertainment, you have to pay similar if you were going to see a concert at the O2, Wembley, Manchester MEN etc, it is comparable with the parking costs at this years Boat Show.
It is far cheaper than parking in central london
So, whilst I would prefer it to be free, realistically (in the whole scheme of things)I do not think it untoward.
That said I wouldn't pay the ridiculous prices for food there
I'm sure, but it's doesn't make it right.
I run a business and if i wanted customers not to turn up i could start charging them to park in my car park.The same for town centres who have become ghost towns because the nearest shopping centre is either free or a quid to park.
Maybe it's me,but 8 quid to park to pay to see the show that is being put on by the people who own the car park is taking the piss.
Agree on the food too,which is even more ridiculously priced.



Viper

9,900 posts

181 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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not a bad days taking when theyre all full, as the NEC has 22,000 car park spaces !

Jasper Gilder

2,126 posts

181 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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Bought my ticket today from R Turpin Esq...

VXDunc

53 posts

144 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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I always travel from Berkswell station, parking is free, return ticket to International is £1.80, train takes 7 minutes.

fatboy18

12,804 posts

119 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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We pay it because they tell us too frown If EVERYONE refused to pay it or did not turn up to the shows, perhaps they would think twice wink But we all know that will never happen, right?

silverthorn2151

4,694 posts

87 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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I guess that being a London chap £8 to park isn't something I can get worked up about. Costs me £7 a day if I drive to the station.


neilsfishing

3,499 posts

106 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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fatboy18 said:
We pay it because they tell us too frown If EVERYONE refused to pay it or did not turn up to the shows, perhaps they would think twice wink But we all know that will never happen, right?
if there was no toty we wouldlaugh

fatboy18

12,804 posts

119 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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rofl

EddyP

495 posts

128 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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You could park at one of the local stations then get a train. The Mrs and I did that yesterday, parked at Tile Hill station in Coventry, where it's free, return train ticket was £3.60 for both of us, and the train journey is only 10 mins, then a walk to the halls from Birmingham international.

sday12

4,796 posts

119 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Just because most venues do it doesn't mean it's not a con.

If I pay by card is there a £5 admin charge?

I wonder how many punters did NOT account for that when they added up how much the day would cost.

Captive market cannot complain.





Edited by sday12 on Sunday 15th January 12:07