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    • Zoe151
    • By Zoe151 14th Jan 20, 9:52 PM
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    Direct Debit ĎAdminí charge
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    • 14th Jan 20, 9:52 PM
    Direct Debit ĎAdminí charge 14th Jan 20 at 9:52 PM
    Iím a season ticket holder at a premier league club (you donít need to know which one!) The window for renewal has been announced and prices are the same as last season (Hoorah!)
    I usually pay in one go from a stash I put aside after my dad died) but looked at spreading payments by DD out of interest. Iím shocked to see that they charge a £40 Ďadministration feeí which is just under 10% of the cost log the season ticket! Is this standard practice/acceptable?
    I have no idea! 🤷!♀️
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    • GTR King
    • By GTR King 14th Jan 20, 10:09 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:09 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:09 PM
    Some Prem Clubs/Championship clubs do it as they like you to pay up front instead of DD Payments

    At my Club (League 1) it's About £10 more with DD but hay ho still happy with the price
    • ffacoffipawb
    • By ffacoffipawb 14th Jan 20, 10:58 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:58 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:58 PM
    Iím a season ticket holder at a premier league club (you donít need to know which one!) The window for renewal has been announced and prices are the same as last season (Hoorah!)
    I usually pay in one go from a stash I put aside after my dad died) but looked at spreading payments by DD out of interest. Iím shocked to see that they charge a £40 Ďadministration feeí which is just under 10% of the cost log the season ticket! Is this standard practice/acceptable?
    I have no idea! 🤷!♀️
    Originally posted by Zoe151
    Everton charges a £40 fee. Seems a bit of a rip off really.
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    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 14th Jan 20, 11:36 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 11:36 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 11:36 PM
    Iím a season ticket holder at a premier league club (you donít need to know which one!) The window for renewal has been announced and prices are the same as last season (Hoorah!)
    I usually pay in one go from a stash I put aside after my dad died) but looked at spreading payments by DD out of interest. Iím shocked to see that they charge a £40 Ďadministration feeí which is just under 10% of the cost log the season ticket! Is this standard practice/acceptable?
    I have no idea! 🤷!♀️
    Originally posted by Zoe151
    Do you have the option of paying by credit card?
    A new purchase promotional rate card would be free to use?
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • yksi
    • By yksi 15th Jan 20, 12:31 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:31 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:31 AM
    An "admin charge" is their way of disguising things, basically it's a loan you're repaying at 10% total interest.

    My car insurance has a similar overall difference in the amount you pay if you opt for the pay-by-the-month, so I opt to pay it in full. If you can't afford to pay it one hit, then I'm with jonesMUFCforever, it would be cheaper for you to get yourself a credit card with an introductory 0% purchase offer, and pay it with that, as long as you can get an offer with a long enough term to pay it off.
    £3 a Day January £61/93
    £2020 in 2020 £61/2020
    • Zoe151
    • By Zoe151 15th Jan 20, 8:23 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 8:23 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 8:23 AM
    At the moment I donít have a credit card - my history with them is painful and having learned the hard way Iím steering clear for now. But a good thought - thanks!
    • Zoe151
    • By Zoe151 15th Jan 20, 8:31 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 8:31 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 8:31 AM
    I’m going to continue to pay in full - I looked at the DD options just out of interest. I’m trying the penny a day saving challenge so I’ll earmark some of that to boost my stash. My dad would be proud of me ��
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