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Aldi parking

On 6 Dec 2018 at 2:07pm Nevillman wrote:
Just been fined for over staying at Aldi car park. Only 90 minutes there.
On 6 Dec 2018 at 2:54pm nancy wrote:
What could you possibly find to do for 90 minutes in Aldi?
On 6 Dec 2018 at 2:58pm popham blowhard wrote:
Could've been worse.........could've been @ Laura Ashley.
On 6 Dec 2018 at 5:34pm Pauline wrote:
It's a private parking company. Honestly tell them you visited the shop twice or any excuse really. They will have to take you to court. Which they won't.
On 6 Dec 2018 at 6:34pm nancy wrote:
And never tell them who was driving.
On 7 Dec 2018 at 12:17pm Nevillman wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Incidentally it was Mrs Nevillman who is not the fastest shopper in the world and decided to walk to Tesco for the additional items required after a shop at Aldi. 9 minutes is nearer my mark for a trip to Aldi. Incidentally I'm curious to know why people give my original post thumbs down. Presumably a mixture of reactions to the limited time allowed at Aldi, disapproval of what might appear to be a moan by me (it wasn't), disapproval of appearing to spend too long in Aldi and people accidentally hitting a thumb as they scroll and try to avoid the adverts. Nancy gets 27 thumbs up for her remark which ungenerous might even describe as troll like. It's a good job I'm not sensitive. Thumbs down gratefully received.
On 8 Dec 2018 at 9:33am popham blowhard wrote:
Nevillman - despite my thumbed down remark, there is truth behind it . My sister in law was "fined " @ a shop in seaford because she overstayed by going to a cafe. She wrote a letter basically taking the pi** with all kinds of fictitious excuses. They did NOTHING. A friend was fined at B+Q Eastbourne for leaving the car park and shopping in Morrisons - similar to what you did ? I' m not sure what that outcome was but I'm sure L.A would hassle you more than Aldi. Good Luck.
On 8 Dec 2018 at 10:06am Rookie wrote:
If it's of any use then try what I did after getting a similar ticket in Lidl Brighton.
I simply sent them a copy of my till receipt explaining that my elderly mother was with me and she could not walk very fast. I had a very nice letter back from the parking company saying they had abolished the fine.
In reality I had been in the cafe opposite having a full English too but I kept that quiet.
I think if you can prove you were in the shop you will get away with it.
On 8 Dec 2018 at 11:10am Green Sleeves wrote:
@rookie and who says dishonesty doesn't pay?
On 8 Dec 2018 at 1:07pm Blatant Liar wrote:
You actually ate in Macs cafe ???
And youre still alive ?
On 8 Dec 2018 at 7:18pm Rookie wrote:
Nothing wrong with Macs. It's just the sort of cafe that Lewes could do with.
Yes, it was a bit dishonest going in the cafe too but I did spend a fair bit of money in the shop. And it was only 8 minutes over the limit.
On 10 Dec 2018 at 2:39pm p-kasso wrote:
Oh you poor motorists! Have any of you noticed there's a bus service to Aldi?
And buses to take you home again.
Try it.
It's very good for the leg muscles - and no risk of getting a bliddy parking ticket!

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