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    • Fairplay0111
    • By Fairplay0111 2nd Oct 16, 6:41 PM
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    Sainsburys advertise store as having parking but it's not free
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    • 2nd Oct 16, 6:41 PM
    Sainsburys advertise store as having parking but it's not free 2nd Oct 16 at 6:41 PM
    I am annoyed that I viewed the details of a Sainsburys store on their website and it said the store had "parking". However when I visited the store the only parking was in a municipal car park which made a charge and there was no facility for having the charge refunded in store. I have complained to Sainsburys but they refuse to amend their website. Surely all stores could say they have parking, whether on-street, meter or chargeable car park, but I would assume if the store advertises parking that means it is free to customers. Could I have views, please?
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    • Sharon87
    • By Sharon87 4th Oct 16, 12:09 AM
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    I don't see the issue here. They said they have parking and they do! Parking means that. Parking isn't always free.

    Shopping centre car parks have parking, but are rarely free. You don't expect the car park to be free, so why expect free parking at Sainsburys?

    Yes free parking might encourage people to shop there, but Sainsburys are obviously getting enough people in. Also there might be limited parking in the area and don't want people leaving cars there for ages.
    • redpete
    • By redpete 4th Oct 16, 8:20 AM
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    you need to be prepared to be annoyed as many hotels advertise parking which isnt free .
    Originally posted by photome
    I am on an occasional basis.

    admittedly in the small print which is sometimes not easy to find, the charge can be more than £11 a night
    I was just using a recent example, Nottingham Brittania last week, although this was just one of many things to dislike about that hotel.
    loose does not rhyme with choose but lose does and is the word you meant to write.
    • The-Truth
    • By The-Truth 4th Oct 16, 10:58 AM
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    "parking".
    Originally posted by Fairplay0111
    Yeah but it say's parking, not free parking so technically it's correct.
    • The-Truth
    • By The-Truth 4th Oct 16, 11:04 AM
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    No, however if a hotel advertises parking as a hotel facility I would exepect parking to be provided by the hotel and not a third party.

    Following your crazy logic a hotel could advertise Sky TV, then point punters to a pub across the road that shows football matches broadcast by Sky.
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    Rubbish. Your car is parked outside of the room you're staying in, not in it!
    • warehouse
    • By warehouse 4th Oct 16, 11:08 AM
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    I expect my supermarket parking to be free by default. If it isn't then I'd expect that to be shown on their website. By not indicating that they're being sneaky as it would definitely put people off.

    Totally agree with the OP and not the keyboard warriors.
    Pants
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 4th Oct 16, 11:09 AM
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    Not, but if the hotel advertised themselves as having parking I would be annoyed if it was an NCP car park over the road that cost £11 to use overnight.
    Originally posted by redpete
    Actually, I did stay in a hotel recently in the UK that advertised on site parking. (The Copthorne Millennium in Newcastle). Parking was £9 a night, which I thought was very good value.

    These facilities have to be paid for. If I had taken the train to Newcastle, I wouldn't have wanted to pay to subsidise free parking for someone else.
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 4th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
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    Totally agree with the OP and not the keyboard warriors.
    Originally posted by warehouse
    If you think that someone is a "keyboard warrior" simply because they disagree with another poster then maybe public forums aren't for you.
    • photome
    • By photome 4th Oct 16, 8:07 PM
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    I expect my supermarket parking to be free by default. If it isn't then I'd expect that to be shown on their website. By not indicating that they're being sneaky as it would definitely put people off.

    Totally agree with the OP and not the keyboard warriors.
    Originally posted by warehouse
    I assume that because you disagree with me it makes you a keyboard warrior?
    • daytona0
    • By daytona0 4th Oct 16, 8:47 PM
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    I expect my supermarket parking to be free by default. If it isn't then I'd expect that to be shown on their website. By not indicating that they're being sneaky as it would definitely put people off.

    Totally agree with the OP and not the keyboard warriors.
    Originally posted by warehouse
    You first need to distinguish when it became MANDATORY for supermarkets to display the parking charges on the website.

    I say this because we currently have people living in the world who:

    1. Were brought up using computers

    2. Are middle aged and have a fair grasp

    3. Are elderly and have little to no grasp

    (exceptions obviously present in all groups!)

    So whilst YOU expect parking costs to be shown on the website, a significant portion of the population do not mirror your views. A lot of people will simply *turn up* and sort it out on site! It wouldn't put off many people I'm afraid, just the weirder ones who have higher than normal expectations of life and supermarkets!

    And they aren't being sneaky because they are in effect giving you MORE information than you would have had 30 years ago when there was no internet! How is that sneaky?!

    As a young person, I see where you are coming from but there is nothing wrong with their current setup! My grandparents are computer savvy and they wouldn't go onto Aldi's (for example) website to check the parking costs! They just turn up and either pay or find a side road! They just go with the flow!
    Last edited by daytona0; 04-10-2016 at 8:57 PM.
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    • robin58
    • By robin58 5th Oct 16, 11:31 AM
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    Walk to supermarket. Buy shopping. Walk home.

    Car parking problem solved!
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    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 6th Oct 16, 8:07 AM
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    Or shop where there is FREE parking.
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    • warehouse
    • By warehouse 6th Oct 16, 8:21 AM
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    If you think that someone is a "keyboard warrior" simply because they disagree with another poster then maybe public forums aren't for you.
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    I assume that because you disagree with me it makes you a keyboard warrior?
    Originally posted by photome
    It's not the disagreeing, it's the rude way in which their side is put, which is usually followed by others who suddenly feel the need to join in. They wouldn't act like that in real life which makes them a keyboard warrior.
    Pants
    • photome
    • By photome 6th Oct 16, 5:36 PM
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    It's not the disagreeing, it's the rude way in which their side is put, which is usually followed by others who suddenly feel the need to join in. They wouldn't act like that in real life which makes them a keyboard warrior.
    Originally posted by warehouse
    who was rude?

    its difficult to know when only being able to see rather than hear
    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 8th Oct 16, 8:25 AM
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    I might get berated for this and I hope Sainsburys have a sense of humour:

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    • societys child
    • By societys child 8th Oct 16, 12:04 PM
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    Laz123
    If life is like a box of chocolates why do I always get the coffee creams?
    What's wrong with coffee creams?

    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 8th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    I might get berated for this and I hope Sainsburys have a sense of humour
    Originally posted by Laz123
    This is so unfair on Sainsbury's.

    The OP was writing about a Sainsbury's store that doesn't have its own car park, but parking is available at an adjacent private car park that you have to pay for.

    Every Sainsbury's I have ever been to that has its own car park offers free parking to customers.

    My local John Lewis on the other hand charges you to park in their own car park even when you are shopping there.
    • The-Truth
    • By The-Truth 8th Oct 16, 6:08 PM
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    Not, but if the hotel advertised themselves as having parking I would be annoyed if it was an NCP car park over the road that cost £11 to use overnight.
    Originally posted by redpete
    Yeah, but you don't sleep overnight in a Sainsburys do you!
    • The-Truth
    • By The-Truth 8th Oct 16, 6:10 PM
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    It's not the disagreeing, it's the rude way in which their side is put, which is usually followed by others who suddenly feel the need to join in. They wouldn't act like that in real life which makes them a keyboard warrior.
    Originally posted by warehouse
    Which is also what you did hence why Shaun from Africa's post got so many thanks!
    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 9th Oct 16, 7:56 AM
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    This is so unfair on Sainsbury's.

    The OP was writing about a Sainsbury's store that doesn't have its own car park, but parking is available at an adjacent private car park that you have to pay for.

    Every Sainsbury's I have ever been to that has its own car park offers free parking to customers.

    My local John Lewis on the other hand charges you to park in their own car park even when you are shopping there.
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    I suppose the situation could be dependent on the shopping area. Where I used to live in the UK there was an Asda with free parking, a Sainsburys which would refund over a £5 spend and Tescos also with free parking, plus a John Lewis with no free parking. The free parking stores were always packed whereas the latter not so. I would never shop at a supermarket where I had to pay parking. As a matter of principle I would rather spend more petrol money driving to a free parking store.
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    • takman
    • By takman 9th Oct 16, 9:21 AM
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    If I turned up at the Sainsbury's and had to pay for parking and I was only visiting just Sainsbury's I would just go to the next supermarket that had free parking. It's also going to be cheaper in fuel to do this than pay for parking because there are usually a few supermarkets within a couple of miles of each other.

    But the fact that the OP checked the website for parking before they went there must mean they were in a city and should expect to have to often pay for parking.
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