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I am hoping someone can advise me on what to do next. I have read lots of posts on sites where they say ignore everything as these private companies have no legal right to fine you on private property etc etc but then I received a Court Summons. I parked and my husband paid for a ticket at 12.14pm (taking us to 14.14pm) in the old BlockBuster in Car Park in Darlington on the 4th July 2015. Husband returned to re-ticket the car but did not have the right money (only euros) and had left me with his wallet to pay restaurant bill. Returned to ticket machine where there was a massive queue (machine playing up with £1 coins) as car park was heavily in demand that day (the sun was actually out). Subsequently there was a 12/13 minute gap in the tickets. Second ticket took us from 14.27pm 15.27 and we actually were on camera leaving the car park at 15.02 meaning that every minute of our parking was actually paid for. I contacted ParkingEye as I had no idea there were cameras and explained the situation as I believed they just thought we had only purchased the first ticket. They came back to me and said I could either pay the £60 and not appeal to Popla or appeal and pay £100 if the appeal was lost. I thought I had such a good case that I downloaded the Popla form, filled it in and wrote and attached more info and uploaded it to their site. I had not heard anything back from anyone and thought that it must have been quashed until the 18th January 2016 when I received a Court Summons for £175. Astonished, I called Popla to see why they rejected my appeal but they could not find me on their system. They cannot use the fine ref etc and could only go on name and then car reg. After a while she asked me when it was sent in and I said around the 10th September 2015 to which she said that the administrators had changed since London Borough Council lost the contract and it was now the The Parking Ombudsman who dealt with it and the changeover date had been the 1st October 2015. She then said that they had had problems with the changeover, the systems were completely separate and that some people had fallen through the net as they could not see anything appeal from before that date. They then gave me the number of the old administrators and I called them - the lady was sick. I cannot believe that they only have one person who deals with this and I am expected to hope that my case is being dealt with fairly. I have contacted Popla (the Parking Ombudman) and they are going to ask ParkngEye if I can get another Popla Code but it seems to me that the general public are on a wing and a prayer. Does anyone have any advice - feel mugged!!!!!!!
I recently, [yesterday], spotted an advert for a 2014 Nissan note 1.5cdi Tekna pre reg with 10 miles on clock for an excellent price £11,449 in parkers and autotrader on line. I decided this car was what I was looking for so went to view and buy it. When i got there the sales man and I presume the sales manager did everything to put me off, the car was not ready yet, we cannot sell it yet till 30/10 2014, its now mid September even advising me to go to their competitors to buy one from them they could not get rid of me quick enough even though I told them I had a thousand pound in my pocket as a deposit and i would pay the rest by bank transfer. They even offered me a insulting sum for my 13 reg car knowing i could not accept it , under £6,000 for a mint fsh yaris T3 .....strangly though BSM were just starting their sale the day i visited. This ficticious car price was been used to get the punters in. I have just checked autotrader and the car is now £12,999 although in parkers its still £11,499 till you open the ad and the price jumps. BUYERS BEWARE AT BRISTOL STREET NISSAN THEY USE A LOW STAR PRICE TO DRAW IN THE PUNTERS. Has anyone else had this problem? I must admit I am very dissapointed with this dealer or perhaps the company directors [A VERTU COMPANY] do not know about this practice, or then again maybe they do!!!!!!!