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I am fed up with these ticket machines that don't give change. Do the people that operate these machines think that we wander around all day with pockets full of coins or something?

Here is an example.  South Kesteven District Council parking machines don’t give change.  They don’t say that they do not give change and are therefore breaking the law in my opinion.  I'm looking to take this matter further as they are ripping off in what must amount to thousands of pounds each year!

Further more I believe the pricing is set at an obscure price that is not rounded up to a full pound and that this has been done deliberately.  I think that these parking machines have been configured that way so that people will unwittingly pay more than they need to park because they will not get any change back.

Council parking ticket machine There must be some kind of law against Councils and Train companies that operate these kinds of ticket machines.  It's like going in to a supermarket, your bill comes to £67 you give them £70 and they keep the change.  What person in their right mind would do that?  We all go mad about high petrol prices, the price of food and our extortionately high income tax bill, yet so many people allow this blatant rip off to go on every day!

This is just daylight robbery and it drives me mad.  I am fed up to the back teeth of the councils robbing us blind and I am determined that they should give the people something back!

By: Tophatter & Robin Hood of Stamford


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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

John, I agree. The car park I use most often in the nearest town now has machines which ask you to put in the the last 3 letters of your number plate before you can but a ticket.

As you say, if you've paid for a parking space for 30 minutes why should it matter which car is in it?
grumpyoldwoman
19th Dec 16 08:17

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John

John

I couldn't agree more.

I also object to not being able to transfer a ticket.
To me that's like buying a pack of sweets in a shop, opening the pack and offering one to a companion, only to be told by the shop that they have to buy their own sweets.
As far as I'm concerned, once I've paid for the sweets I can share them or give them away.
Therefore to my mind, if I buy 30 minutes of time, and it turns out that I only need 10 minutes then I should be allowed to hand my ticket to someone else and let them have the last 20 minutes.

I am disgusted that they are not compelled by law to give change and to allow ticket transfers for unused time.
John
17th Dec 16 21:33

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Peter G. Davies.

Peter G. Davies.

I wholly agree with the writers - Rip Off Britain at its most enterprising! Whereas car parks are the worst my local garage has an air pump for tyres which takes coinage but does not give change. If you ask for change at the kiosk they'll ask if it's for the air pump. If you say yes they won't give you change - they'd rather you pay over the base price. Total rip off. (I can remember when you bought petrol you got served by an attendant and you also got your windscreen washed. The air for tyres was free.) Now you put all the effort in and pay dearly for it.
Peter G. Davies.
31st Mar 11 16:47

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xeter citys council =rip off

xeter citys council =rip off

Gladly received from robin hood of stamford about pay and display machines time & time again fed up with these machines ripping us all off how many times trying to find a space out of car parks because havent got the right change for car parks even when you go into the nearest shop to get change they are not willing to give you any because they are proberly fed up to the teeth of other people doing the same..?Why should the councils get away with putting non chane machines in anyway this is totally unlawfull as for as im concerned I just hope someone would take this up with them. thankyou
xeter citys council =rip off
12th Jan 11 20:20

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me

me

Yeah, how about the machine does not give change, you pay your pound. At 80p an hour that entitles to 1 hour and 10 minutes parking. Oh No you get a ticket for 50 pounds because you are over the hour, even though you have paid for the time?

Just more of RIP OFF BRITAIN GONE DOWN THE PAN....
me
30th Nov 10 10:47

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Biscuitbum

Biscuitbum

Twice in recent years at a large car serving several superstores, I have pressed for a ticket that has come out only partially printed and has consequently been rejected when I tried to pay. On both occasions my search for the parking attendant took more than 20 minutes, and necessitated him calling his supervisor.
Biscuitbum
8th Sep 10 01:59

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Mikki

Mikki

I totally agree just written a letter to my council now about the matter and stumbled on your website.
Mikki
3rd Nov 09 15:12

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Peter Davies

Peter Davies

I totally agree with this users view. It is ridiculous - the machines usually take all silver coinage so they should hold the correct change. I think one alternative is to give proportional time for the amount paid e.g. 80p for 2 hours and you put a £1 in then you should get a ticket for 2Hrs 30 Mins. Hardly beyond this computer controlled wizzardry! This is yet another example of rip off Britain - car parks, garage tyre inflators, confectionary machines - they all do it. As do the Airlines who will only accept Euro notes (no coinage) and no change given!!!
Peter Davies
11th Oct 09 18:55

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Nik

Nik

Living in a rural area I found if I drove into town I had to park before I could get any ANY change, never mind the right change. But that depended on me finding a place I could park without paying... catch-22. The machines don't give change but they don't refund unused time. Worse, it is legally classed as theft to give any unused part of your ticket to someone else. All this adds up to the best incentive to use out-of-town shopping centres I could think of, even though I hated them. Oh yeah.. the park & ride also wanted the right money.
Nik
1st Jan 09 18:24

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Katterine

Katterine

Yeah, what about these 10 people who got 10 parking tickets in one afternoon!
http://annoyingparkingticket.blogspot.com
Katterine
15th Aug 08 05:45

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Davey Boy

Davey Boy

There is a car park in Chesterfield, Derbyshire that is governed by the N.E.D.G. (North East Derbyshire Gestapo). Phenomenal charges to write the least and the machines don't do the change 'thing' and are quite happy to take your money without providing a ticket.

Not only this, but you are required to enter your vehicle registration number, which will be printed on your ticket. Why? So as not to give your ticket to any other member of the public if you should so happen to cut your visit to the town short. This is policed by the mini-Hitlers' that patrol at regular intervals.

I believe the Council have gotten to big for their boots...... Their Jackboots!
Davey Boy
2nd Jul 07 17:47

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Davey Boy

Davey Boy

There is a car park in Chesterfield, Derbyshire that is governed by the N.E.D.G. (North East Derbyshire Gestapo). Phenomenal charges to write the least and the machines don't do the change 'thing' and are quite happy to take your money without providing a ticket.

Not only this, but you are required to enter your vehicle registration number, which will be printed on your ticket. Why? So as not to give your ticket to any other member of the public if you should so happen to cut your visit to the town short. This is policed by the mini-Hitlers' that patrol at regular intervals.

I believe the Council have gotten to big for their boots...... Their Jackboots!
Davey Boy
2nd Jul 07 17:26

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martin_y

martin_y

Fantastic Gripe!

Its just the councils ripping us off, just try park at St Peter's Hospital near Chertsey. If your wife goes into labour, you're supposed to remember to take at least £10 in one pound coins !!!!

I would like to see a little survey of WHO ( in their right mind) has 10 x £1 coins in their pocket !!

Contrast - Birmingham City Centre - pay by mobile phone !!! Fantastic.

Another Gripe - are these machines for psychics? HOW on EARTH do you know EXACTLY how long you are going to take to do your shopping, how long the queue is in the bank, how long that coffee will take, etc. Why cant we have a boom that opens once you have put your money in for the Exact time you have been there? Answer : Thecouncil WANT to rip us off, and they WANT to clamp your car to extract ££££'s, not really to keep the parking clear for legit users.
martin_y
31st May 07 11:48

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candyapple

candyapple

I support the OP's gripe. It's flipping annoying paying 50p for a 40p ticket or 90p for a £1 ticket. Also someone mentioned that these )*(*)(8£$£"$ machines don't take 1p & 2p's, of which I always have loads.

They should have to give change.
candyapple
23rd Mar 07 12:38

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smnor2000

smnor2000

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smnor2000,

I'm not insulting anyone.
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Yes you are you called me a scrooge among many insults
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I'm just saying, if you don't have change in your pocket,you must be one in thousands who doesn't.
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I just did a survey of ten people NONE had change in there pockets THERE howd you like my survey as well regarded as yours?
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You clearly lost and now want to undermine the winner you have no contribution to make at all? And that clearly leaves you breaking the forum rules.

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not at all.
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ERRM Out of context and so meaningless
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smnor2000
11th Dec 06 16:29

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