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    • gainz
    • By gainz 16th May 17, 12:01 PM
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    Gemini Parking Solutions - POPL
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    • 16th May 17, 12:01 PM
    Gemini Parking Solutions - POPL 16th May 17 at 12:01 PM
    Howdy

    I had a fine for not buying a ticket at a london hospital. I went to pay and the machine was displaying an error message. I looked all over for another but couldn't find one. It has since been brought to my attention that there was one outside which I did not see. Anyway, I appealed with POPL but they rejected it. I sent Gemini the following in a letter;

    Regarding this penalty charge, I have enclosed a picture of the error on the payment machine. I did not find another machine to pay the fee and I tried looking everywhere for one inside the car park. I don't need to avoid paying a £2 fee and I rarely get parking tickets or fines. Your charge of £100 is not only ridiculous but disgraceful. All I owe to your company is £2, demanding any more is unlawful. I enclose a cheque for the £2.00 in full and final settlement. I would advise you to
    cease and desist, or we will begin legal proceedings under Section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. I trust this matter will be concluded admirably.


    Gemini have now returned the cheque and are going to add more fees if I don't pay. Any ideas what I could do? Thanks in advance. G
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    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 16th May 17, 12:04 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 12:04 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 12:04 PM
    You need to read the NEWBIES sticky thread at the top of the 'Parking Tickets' board and then re-post in there if you have any specific questions once you understand what you need to do.

    This is NOT a fine or a penalty as you will soon find out when you read that thread.
    £2017 in 2017 - £3238.42
    • gainz
    • By gainz 16th May 17, 1:25 PM
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    • #3
    • 16th May 17, 1:25 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 1:25 PM
    Mate, none the wiser after reading all that...my head hurts!
    • waamo
    • By waamo 16th May 17, 1:32 PM
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    • #4
    • 16th May 17, 1:32 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 1:32 PM
    You need to start a thread on the parking tickets board. It will get more responses than here.
    This space for hire.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 16th May 17, 2:12 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 2:12 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 2:12 PM
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=163
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • gainz
    • By gainz 16th May 17, 5:16 PM
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    • #6
    • 16th May 17, 5:16 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 5:16 PM
    Look guys I don't know what i need to do. I posted over there but no responses. My case is not covered from what I gathered. Any help?
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 16th May 17, 5:27 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 5:27 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 5:27 PM
    Your "case" means absolutely nothing to a PPC or POPLA - and if you wasted a POPLA code on a fact-based appeal, then your current situation and remaining options are fully explained on a great many threads and the Newbies Sticky already.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 16th May 17, 5:32 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 5:32 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 5:32 PM
    Look guys I don't know what i need to do. I posted over there but no responses. My case is not covered from what I gathered. Any help?
    Originally posted by gainz
    Be patient. There's no rush to do anything.
    This space for hire.
    • gainz
    • By gainz 18th May 17, 3:18 PM
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    • #9
    • 18th May 17, 3:18 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:18 PM
    Your "case" means absolutely nothing to a PPC or POPLA - and if you wasted a POPLA code on a fact-based appeal,...
    Originally posted by pogofish
    I mean, wtf does that mean?

    They are sending bailiffs now. I spoke to them they're m***f***'s
    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 18th May 17, 3:57 PM
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    I mean, wtf does that mean?

    They are sending bailiffs now. I spoke to them they're m***f***'s
    Originally posted by gainz
    I appreciate it's tough to get your head round at first but nobody will be prepared to help if you're not prepared to put some effort in yourself.

    You need to read the thread you were directed to, if you have any questions on any specific points people on the parking board will gladly help defend this and make it go away but they won't do it for you, you need to work on it yourself.

    You'll soon realise the industry is a scam, bailiffs aren't coming to get you (yet) but you may well end up in court if you don't follow the advice in the parking forum.
    £2017 in 2017 - £3238.42
    • waamo
    • By waamo 18th May 17, 4:03 PM
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    I mean, wtf does that mean?

    They are sending bailiffs now. I spoke to them they're m***f***'s
    Originally posted by gainz
    You've been given advice on your other thread. You need to stick to that thread.
    This space for hire.
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