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    DaveFish
    Thanks for the advice. Happ punter!
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    • 1st Sep 14, 8:52 PM
    Thanks for the advice. Happ punter! 1st Sep 14 at 8:52 PM
    Having read a few posts complaining that there was little (if any) resolution and "happy endings" posted for people's cases, I thought I'd share my experience.

    I had a run in with ParkingEye at a retail park and following the advice available in the "Newbies" thread. I had my template letter printed, stamped, addressed and ready to go.

    I then read on and found it might save time and effort to go directly to the management of the retail park and plead my case, as it were.

    After 5 minutes of playing Google detective, I'd got the phone number of the management company's rep and rang him up and explained the situation. That I'd spent what I consider to be a large sum of money at his establishment and been "rewarded" with a grossly inflated parking charge as a result.

    He requested I submit everything in an email, along with copies of the PCN and the store receipts and 3 hours later I got a reply saying than the PCN had been overturned.

    It may be a long shot, but at the end of the day the retailers want your money in thier till, rather than the PPC's coffers!

    Thanks very much to the regulars on here for thier advice. It's really helped me out of a hole!
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    • Dee140157
    • By Dee140157 1st Sep 14, 9:00 PM
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    • 1st Sep 14, 9:00 PM
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    • 1st Sep 14, 9:00 PM
    Good news. We say so often that complaining is often the easiest way to get the PCN cancelled.

    A little leg work and a well worded telephone conversation and job done.

    Do however make sure you have it on writing from Parking Eye as people are sometimes told the landowner will order cancellation, but don't always do so.
    Newbie thread: go to the top of this page and find these words: Main site > MoneySavingExpert.com Forums > Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking. Click on words Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking. Newbie thread is the first post. Blue New Thread button is just above it to left.
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    • By Umkomaas 1st Sep 14, 9:06 PM
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    • 1st Sep 14, 9:06 PM
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    • 1st Sep 14, 9:06 PM
    Probably the most powerful form of fightback, the complaint to the retailer/landowner/contract principal.

    The more they have to deal with such complaints, the more they will realise the potential cost to their businesses (about which the PPC will have no empathy, as it directly threatens their own business model) and further come to realise they provide the very blood on which the parasites suck!
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in the critiquing of court case papers, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask.
    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
    show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
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    • By Coupon-mad 5th Sep 14, 11:08 PM
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    • 5th Sep 14, 11:08 PM
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    • 5th Sep 14, 11:08 PM
    Well done! Not such a long shot though to complain to the landowner or their agent:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4766249

    I have added your case there among the retail park ones (you can see PE have their own post as there are so many complaints about them!).

    HTH
    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT UNLESS IN SCOTLAND OR NI
    TWO Clicks needed Look up, top of the page:
    Main site>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
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