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    • waamo
    • By waamo 10th Nov 18, 11:43 AM
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    MET make the Grauniad.
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    • 10th Nov 18, 11:43 AM
    MET make the Grauniad. 10th Nov 18 at 11:43 AM
    The most ridiculous fine in the U.K.

    Shockingly there is advice to ignore it. When will they learn?

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/nov/10/parking-fine-starbucks-mcdonalds-stansted-southgate-park
    This space for hire.
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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 10th Nov 18, 11:49 AM
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    • #2
    • 10th Nov 18, 11:49 AM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 11:49 AM
    Never mind, it is all grist to the mill.

    I thought that the Grauniad had a down on people who could afford to own cars.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 10th Nov 18, 12:55 PM
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    • #3
    • 10th Nov 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 12:55 PM
    Deliberately done and signposted to trap drivers.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 10th Nov 18, 7:07 PM
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    • #4
    • 10th Nov 18, 7:07 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 7:07 PM
    Sorry Waamo, your post had gone to page 2.

    Why not make your title more dynamic and eye catching

    MET Parking -- Stansted -- the scam -- a BPA approved member

    I actually saw this last Sunday collecting someone from the airport.

    MET has split the car park between two outlets and then slap you with a 60 charge depending if you are on the Mcdonalds side or Starbucks ?

    No wonder why both Mcdonalds or Starbucks will not comment.

    Wonder what has happened to the BPA's "driving up standards"

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6374475/Couple-hit-60-fine-despite-parking-FREE-car-park-near-Stansted-Airport.html
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 10th Nov 18, 7:39 PM
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    • #5
    • 10th Nov 18, 7:39 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 7:39 PM
    Reading the Guardian article ....

    "Money asked Nick McAleenan, a partner at JMW Solicitors, which represents MET, what would happen if a customer entered one restaurant on the site and then decided to eat in the other, would they be expected to move their car? No explanation was offered."

    He would be no good in court then ???

    You could not make this up
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 10th Nov 18, 8:25 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 8:25 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 8:25 PM
    An absolute scam, as we all know, and easy enough to beat. I see the Mail mentioned this forum, albeit they wrongly said our advice is that a PPC ''cannot'' issue a PCN after 14 days and that these could then be ignored.

    No, they can be appealed by the registered keeper without saying who was driving.

    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
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 10th Nov 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:49 PM
    An absolute scam, as we all know, and easy enough to beat. I see the Mail mentioned this forum, albeit they wrongly said our advice is that a PPC ''cannot'' issue a PCN after 14 days and that these could then be ignored.

    No, they can be appealed by the registered keeper without saying who was driving.

    Originally posted by Coupon-mad
    I think you mean the Grauniad.

    Fortunately there is a keyboard warrior who has posted there under the username of Thefruityone to correct some of the mistooks quoted in the article.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 10th Nov 18, 10:55 PM
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    • #8
    • 10th Nov 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:55 PM
    No I mean in the Mail, it was there too (copied):

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6374475/Couple-hit-60-fine-despite-parking-FREE-car-park-near-Stansted-Airport.html

    Thefruityone needs to put right the idiots in the Mail Comments!
    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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