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    • vinylmusic
    • By vinylmusic 23rd Feb 10, 10:42 AM
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    Parking Eye - Nasty tricks
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    • 23rd Feb 10, 10:42 AM
    Parking Eye - Nasty tricks 23rd Feb 10 at 10:42 AM
    If you get a Parking Charge Notice from Parking Eye heres a nasty trick to watch out for.

    I had one issued early Feb telling me to pay the "reduced" rate of £50 within 14 days otherwise it would be the full rate of £80
    Stupidly I phoned them, mainly to establish where the car park was. I asked if I would get to see the photographic evidence before the 14 days was up and I was assured that I would.
    Well 14 days passed and lo and behold. no photographic evidence
    Then, came a letter with the photos dated 11 days after the first reminding me that I had 4 days left to pay the £50 rate
    Only this letter arrived in my letterbox 2 days beyond that deadline meaning I was too late anyway

    Thier first letter took 4 days to get to me after it was dated
    The second letter took a week

    I very rarely get 1st class mail coming later than one day and second class 2 days to get to me so delaying tactics must be their game.
    I think that they must sit on the letters a few days between dating and sending them in order to create a sense of urgency
    IWasLookingBackToSeeIfSheWasLookinBackToSeeIfIWasL ookinBackAtHer.....
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 23rd Feb 10, 10:54 AM
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    • 23rd Feb 10, 10:54 AM
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    • 23rd Feb 10, 10:54 AM
    If you get a parking note from anyone other than the police or the council.

    Do not pay, Do not pay, Do not pay, These 'fines' are not fines, they are invoices and as such are unenforceable.

    Ignore them at all costs and never acknowledge them.

    The baords are littered with this advice.
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
  • Bonthrone BTS
    • #3
    • 16th Apr 10, 2:15 PM
    Parking Eye! more like Parking EGG!
    • #3
    • 16th Apr 10, 2:15 PM
    Thanks so much for all this advice i would have fallen into the trap that i,m sure many others have and just payed! When i called to ask if this was enforcable they told me that it was and they would come to my address and clamp my car then take legal action!! this is shocking and these people shouldnt get away with this crap. cheers.
    • Vomityspice
    • By Vomityspice 16th Apr 10, 4:27 PM
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    • #4
    • 16th Apr 10, 4:27 PM
    • #4
    • 16th Apr 10, 4:27 PM
    Trisontana? are you having a bad day? The first post title tells you it is Parking Eye.....
    • trisontana
    • By trisontana 16th Apr 10, 4:39 PM
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    • 16th Apr 10, 4:39 PM
    • #5
    • 16th Apr 10, 4:39 PM
    Trisontana? are you having a bad day? The first post title tells you it is Parking Eye.....
    Originally posted by Vomityspice
    This is an old thread, with old advice


    NO REPLIES HERE PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!
    Last edited by trisontana; 20-01-2014 at 12:45 PM.
    What part of "A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo" don't you understand?
  • Stuvo
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    • 16th May 10, 12:14 PM
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    • 16th May 10, 12:14 PM
    I've now had 3 letters from Parking Eye to tell me I had to pay £50, and it would go up to £80 then £110, but I have got a letter from CCS Collects for £140, doesn't make sense.

    I take it I just ignore them like usual, how long will go on for?
    • Sir Roger deLodger
    • By Sir Roger deLodger 16th May 10, 12:28 PM
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    • #7
    • 16th May 10, 12:28 PM
    • #7
    • 16th May 10, 12:28 PM
    I've now had 3 letters from Parking Eye to tell me I had to pay £50, and it would go up to £80 then £110, but I have got a letter from CCS Collects for £140, doesn't make sense.

    I take it I just ignore them like usual, how long will go on for?
    Originally posted by Stuvo
    The CCS letter is usually the last one, as long as you don't contact them.
  • glamgirl
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    • 16th May 10, 10:27 PM
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    • 16th May 10, 10:27 PM
    I have also had two letters from Parking Eye and one from CCSCOLLECT Debt Collectors telling me that they intend to recover the full amount owing of now £110.00. I have read the posts concerning this and am holding fast on my intention not to pay but am just slightly concerned as to whether or not they could put the charge against me on my credit rating as an unpaid debt. Maybe someone could clarify this point for me.
    • msgnomey
    • By msgnomey 16th May 10, 10:33 PM
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    • #9
    • 16th May 10, 10:33 PM
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    • 16th May 10, 10:33 PM
    I have been ignoring them ...... no problems so far
    Go hopefully into each new day, enjoy something from every day no matter how small, you never know when it will be your last
    • cajef
    • By cajef 16th May 10, 10:49 PM
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    I have read the posts concerning this and am holding fast on my intention not to pay but am just slightly concerned as to whether or not they could put the charge against me on my credit rating as an unpaid debt. Maybe someone could clarify this point for me.
    Originally posted by glamgirl
    The only way it could affect your credit rating is if they ever took you to court and you lost the case and then you did not pay any charges awarded by the court, it is not going to happen so stop worrying.
    Last edited by cajef; 16-05-2010 at 11:06 PM. Reason: On advice from trisontana.
    I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
    • trisontana
    • By trisontana 16th May 10, 11:03 PM
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    The only way it could affect your credit rating is if they ever took you to court and you lost the case and then you did not pay any fines awarded by the court, it is not going to happen so stop worrying.
    Originally posted by cajef
    This is an old thread, with old advice


    NO REPLIES HERE PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!
    Last edited by trisontana; 20-01-2014 at 12:45 PM.
    What part of "A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo" don't you understand?
  • glamgirl
    Thanks for all your good advice - will let you know if anything else develops
    • derrick
    • By derrick 5th Jun 10, 11:19 AM
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    Parking Eye lose case.
    Don`t steal - the Government doesn`t like the competition


  • Coblcris
    Of special interest is that the action was brought against the Private Parking Company after the invoice was paid.

    Liability of the leasing company may have been an issue but I do not have the case
    details.
  • Chich Lipstick
    I have just got home and found a parking eye fine.... I mean invoice on my mat. At first I cursed, swore got angry, then !!!!ed off...... all the usual reactions. Then afer reading this and other sites I am just angry with Parking Eye and relieved I decided to google them.

    In my case, I took my wife shopping and parked in a retail park in Havant Hampshire. I didnt see any signs or parking restrictions limiting the free parking to 2 hours, and we were in the shops on the retail park for a little over 3 hours, spending a great deal of money.

    I am so angry I am going to do what all Englishmen do when faced with adversity....I am going to write a letter, not to Parking Eye as that would be a waste, but to Sports Direct, Next, Peacocks, Halfords, Hobbycraft,Pet city & Laura Ashley as they must have appointed Parking Eye to spy on the customers so I will complaining about the way they treat their customers and stating that I will never visit the retail park again....


    That should sort them out.

    As to Parking Eye I will ignore the Invoice and subsequent letters thanks to this site. Thanks
    Originally posted by FHENNING
    Hi
    I also just received one from Havant Parking Eye - after filling my car up mistakenly with petrol instead of diesel I broke down here. Waited for Auto Fuel Fix (superb company) to drain my tank and get me going, £180 + a wasted fill up of petrol, then a fill up of diesel another £50 and got going to receive a parking eye notice on Sat. What a month, thanks for your advice, has anyone had a court order from Parking Eye re Havant, what an expensive trip out !!!
    • trisontana
    • By trisontana 5th Jul 10, 12:49 PM
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    trisontana
    Hi
    I also just received one from Havant Parking Eye - after filling my car up mistakenly with petrol instead of diesel I broke down here. Waited for Auto Fuel Fix (superb company) to drain my tank and get me going, £180 + a wasted fill up of petrol, then a fill up of diesel another £50 and got going to receive a parking eye notice on Sat. What a month, thanks for your advice, has anyone had a court order from Parking Eye re Havant, what an expensive trip out !!!
    Originally posted by Chich Lipstick
    This is an old thread, with old advice


    NO REPLIES HERE PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!
    Last edited by trisontana; 20-01-2014 at 12:46 PM.
    What part of "A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo" don't you understand?
    • Orford
    • By Orford 5th Jul 10, 12:59 PM
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    Orford
    has anyone had a court order from Parking Eye re Havant,
    Originally posted by Chich Lipstick
    If PE have issued a court claim, you will be the first ever. If you were merely asking whether anyone else has had one, the answer is no, PE just don't do court
    • afropuff80
    • By afropuff80 9th Jul 10, 6:18 PM
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    afropuff80
    So glad I found this post, I've just had a Parking Eye fine but I get scared of this kind of stuff when all the reminders start. Is it really just ok to ignore this and the subsequent money chasers?
    any way to make it stop?
    • Orford
    • By Orford 9th Jul 10, 6:31 PM
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    Orford
    . Is it really just ok to ignore this and the subsequent money chasers?
    Absolutely, ignore everything, Parking Eye have never issued a court claim
    any way to make it stop?
    Originally posted by afropuff80
    It stops after 3 or 4 letters when they finally realise they're wasting their money sending letters that elicit no response.
  • Oopsadaisy
    If you dont pay asap, parking eye will start sticking pins into a voodoo doll with your name on it.

    So pay up.
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