argos parking ticket

i parked in argos to go buy garden table chairs stayed over 15 mins private company have sent me a ticket saying as i stayed 40 mins i need to pay 95 pound which will drop to 75 if i pay now what do i do they have sent pictures of my car with times on ? help middle age women in stress
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  • lucyluckylucylucky Forumite
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    Private Parking Tickets are unenforceable - read the many many threads on here.

    Ignore it file it away.

    You will get more threatening letters which you can safely ignore as well
  • god that sounds worrying are you sure ?
  • lucyluckylucylucky Forumite
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    Yes.

    The car park was free I assume?

    They can only pursue you for any loss they may have made by you parking there.
    As there is no loss you owe them nothing.

    Who was the company that sent the parking notice?
  • ParadigmParadigm Forumite
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    god that sounds worrying are you sure ?

    Please watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAIcdi9niHA (thanks coupon mad). The same applies to any private parking co :)
    Always try to be at least half the person your dog thinks you are!
  • mcjordimcjordi Forumite
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    if you want to waste money then send me the £75 :D

    IGNORE IT...
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  • edited 26 June 2010 at 1:54PM
    Jennifer_JaneJennifer_Jane Forumite
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    edited 26 June 2010 at 1:54PM
    Tina - as above, ignore it, but just keep coming back to the thread for support when you get each letter as they are so intimidating. The thread shows each type of letter the various companies will send.

    Am also going through this and have had my third letter - as the thread said I would - from a so-called solicitor but with the same details as the parking company, but nothing more since then.

    Have courage!

    Jen

    PS - and yes, they also mention that my credit rating might be affected. It's a laugh really, although doesn't seem so when you get the letters.
  • edited 26 June 2010 at 1:42PM
    Coupon-madCoupon-mad
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    edited 26 June 2010 at 1:42PM
    i parked in argos to go buy garden table chairs stayed over 15 mins private company have sent me a ticket saying as i stayed 40 mins i need to pay 95 pound which will drop to 75 if i pay now what do i do they have sent pictures of my car with times on ? help middle age women in stress



    As everyone else has told you already, p
    rivate tickets are not real PCNs and you don't have to pay them! :D

    There's tons on the internet about this issue, look for forum posts on here, pepipoo.com, consumer action group, all of which will rightly tell you the same thing:

    IGNORE IT. NO FURTHER ACTION IS NEEDED BY YOU.

    Watchdog covered this scam last month, do make sure you watch in full the youtube link to the programme provided by Paradigm above. Watch their legal adviser chap and believe him when he shows you what he would advise his mother to do if she got a PPC ticket (whether you have 'contravened their rules' or not). :D

    You will receive debt collector letters telling you to pay So what, debt collectors have no powers, they are not bailiffs (usually the debt letters come from the same address as the parking company as it's just another letterhead and standard threatogram that they use top try to scare their victims).

    Do not panic, do not believe the lies on the letters about Court/CCJs/dire consequences! Nothing happens to you if you ignore it. See examples here of what to ignore:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=2214803

    Relax and forget about it, even if you get more letters (as per our examples, we can predict you'll get the same). But to be proactive - if the scam letters get tiresome - you may like to report the company and their debt collectors for harassment:

    http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/en...=03_harassment

    But don't forget this is NOT a debt, NOT a fine, just a mickey mouse ticket, even with a pretty photo of your car it's unenforceable. Nothing happens, your credit record is NOT affected, so don't fall for this con!

    Tell your friends never to be a victim of this scam either - only mugs and uninformed victims pay, you are neither.
    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT (except N.Ireland).
    CLICK at the top of this/any page where it says:
    Forum Home»Motoring»Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
  • ParadigmParadigm Forumite
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    I really think the Watchdog link should be a sticky.. says it better in video! :)
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  • Coupon-madCoupon-mad
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    Paradigm wrote: »
    I really think the Watchdog link should be a sticky.. says it better in video! :)


    I agree, wonder if Crabman or Browntoa can help, it would get a lot of viewings but could it be a 'closed' sticky as we could do without newbies posting Qs on it.
    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT (except N.Ireland).
    CLICK at the top of this/any page where it says:
    Forum Home»Motoring»Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
  • ParadigmParadigm Forumite
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    Coupon-mad wrote: »
    I agree, wonder if Crabman or Browntoa can help, it would get a lot of viewings but could it be a 'closed' sticky as we could do without newbies posting Qs on it.

    I don't see why not, with the topic "anyone with a PPC notice watch this" or whatever.
    Always try to be at least half the person your dog thinks you are!
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