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5 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

 

As to voucher/refund there is no difference. If you have spent £500 you will get a £500 voucher, if you ask for a refund you will get £500. Either way if the cost goes up you will have to pay it! 

 

I had a return trip to Spain booked for the end of April. I have rescheduled it to October (I have no intention of going then, too cold!) As and when next year’s sailings are released (July time) I will reschedule it again for April next year.

 

If the cost for next year has gone up I expect to have to pay it. I have had an extension to my Club Voyage membership. I only hang onto that to get the 10% discount on Spanish sailings. When going to France we always go out of season and book via CMC where caravans go totally free, it works out MUCH cheaper than getting the CV 30% discount. I have tried to get BF to match or better the CMC deal. They won’t entertain it which does seem a bit perverse to me. 

 

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My thinking is that a voucher for another time may not suit us and will be of less value f the site fees increase as I can use that refund elsewhere where the fees have not increased or increased marginally. 

 

Regarding Club Voyage previously we had the Spain Club Voyage which gave us a saving of up to 30% on the Spanish crossing and 10% on the France crossing so IMHO the Spain Club Voyage was the better option even if only using it once a year for Spain and once a year for France,

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9 minutes ago, Durbanite said:

My thinking is that a voucher for another time may not suit us and will be of less value f the site fees increase as I can use that refund elsewhere where the fees have not increased or increased marginally. 

I fail to see the difference - either way the site will have refunded what you paid - regardless of any price increase?

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49 minutes ago, Gordon said:

I fail to see the difference - either way the site will have refunded what you paid - regardless of any price increase?

Just my perception and I am happy with it.  :)

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4 hours ago, Durbanite said:

Just my perception and I am happy with it.  :)

 

If a refund is given in vouchers or cash the VALUE remains the same. 

 

A cash refund  means you have that cash to spend  on something else, whereas a voucher is only redeemable against a specific thing. 

 

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33 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

A cash refund  means you have that cash to spend  on something else, whereas a voucher is only redeemable against a specific thing.

Thank you.  My point exactly.  :D

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38 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

 

If a refund is given in vouchers or cash the VALUE remains the same. 

 

A cash refund  means you have that cash to spend  on something else, whereas a voucher is only redeemable against a specific thing. 

 

You have to remember that if the supplier has to pay out cash, then that's one more step to them having no money left and having to go into administration.  Our cruise line which has cancelled our next booking have given us 125% credit (i.e. a voucher).  I don't want to see companies I use on a regular basis going bust, because I want a cash refund so am happy to accept the credit... (PS, with the cruise line I'd only get 100% refund in cash) 

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Ireland sites reopen in their phase 4 on July 20 th so possibly we might do the same but still depending on the R figure I should think .

 

 

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4 hours ago, Mr Plodd said:

 

If a refund is given in vouchers or cash the VALUE remains the same. 

 

A cash refund  means you have that cash to spend  on something else, whereas a voucher is only redeemable against a specific thing. 

 

I was watching the Martin Lewis money program the other week and whilst I'm not a fan of everything he says his advice is "always get a full refund !..You are entitled to it ".....The problem he sees with vouchers and credit notes is .....The company man not be there ....!....Gone bust !....Or in liquidation !....But the time you come to redeem your voucher !.....  Just a thought ?

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4 hours ago, PeterR said:

I was watching the Martin Lewis money program the other week and whilst I'm not a fan of everything he says his advice is "always get a full refund !..You are entitled to it ".....The problem he sees with vouchers and credit notes is .....The company man not be there ....!....Gone bust !....Or in liquidation !....But the time you come to redeem your voucher !.....  Just a thought ?

Exactly if they’re not going to offer a voucher more  than the Cash value paid, then what’s the point,Just like any other business Iv got no loyalty whatsoever unless it suits me as the consumer 

 

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6 hours ago, chris76 said:

Exactly if they’re not going to offer a voucher more  than the Cash value paid, then what’s the point,Just like any other business Iv got no loyalty whatsoever unless it suits me as the consumer 

 

I think the point is you missed the point the quote you referenced was making.

They could offer you a voucher for double , which it seems you might accept, but IF ( that's a Plodd thing ) the company goes bust , voucher could  potentially be worthless 

I think that was the point being made .

Therefore cash refund is king 

 

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Touché ! 

 

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2 hours ago, stephendutton63 said:

I think the point is you missed the point the quote you referenced was making.

They could offer you a voucher for double , which it seems you might accept, but IF ( that's a Plodd thing ) the company goes bust , voucher could  potentially be worthless 

I think that was the point being made .

Therefore cash refund is king 

 

 

...thereby making it more likely that they would go bust. (no ANDY CAPitals here!)

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8 minutes ago, SamD said:

 

...thereby making it more likely that they would go bust. (no ANDY CAPitals here!)

Suppose that depends if your loyalty is to your bank account, or theirs, I know where I prefer my money to be kept.

 

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26 minutes ago, SamD said:

 

...thereby making it more likely that they would go bust. (no ANDY CAPitals here!)

People would probably prefer the cash refund because no one knows that it going to happen within the next 6 months, year or decade.  If a voucher had a life span of 3 years that would be more acceptable.  In our case if we accept a voucher, we cannot use it until 2022 or even later as we have other plans in place for next year.

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For me, a voucher only makes sense if there is an incentive to accept it such as an upgrade or if no monetary value is attached to the voucher, but it is issued solely for the actual goods or service originally booked - in other words, no on-cost if prices go up in the meantime.

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Having taken into account articles and opinions in the media and listening to answers from the experts in the daily press conference I have made the decision not to bother about going away in the caravan until after October at the earliest, hopefully by that time many people would have gone back to work, children back to school and campsite will be less crowded.

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37 minutes ago, oldboy said:

Having taken into account articles and opinions in the media and listening to answers from the experts in the daily press conference I have made the decision not to bother about going away in the caravan until after October at the earliest, hopefully by that time many people would have gone back to work, children back to school and campsite will be less crowded.

I quite agree - looking at the masses that are invading some places and making life hell for the inhabitants, I will be waiting until the jail fever has worn off.

 

I really can't see the point of congregating with the great British public, I prefer a bit of peace and tranquility and I doubt that there'll be much of that for a few months. I'm also saving quite a bit of cash at the moment - we would have been touring Scotland for most of May so we've saved at least a grand and probably a lot more in site fees, fuel and a fair amount of eating and drinking out. 

 

We have a trip to York (Beechwood Grange) planned for the beginning of August so that's likely to be our first foray out unless we feel it's a bit early or the place is mobbed but I doubt that York will benefit much from our spending if we do go.

 

We haven't cancelled but we'll be watching carefully to see what happens and decide a bit closer to the date as we dont have a desperate need to go away. We had another BBQ in the garden today, so we are actually getting quite a lot of pleasure from staying at home

 

 

 

 

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Here is another snippet for my decision

"Campsites are experiencing a surge in bookings after health officials indicated they could be lower-risk holiday destinations than hotels, PA reports.

 

The incoming 14-day quarantine for people arriving in the UK means many people are considering a domestic break instead of a foreign trip this summer.

Campsite booking website Cool Camping said that Sunday was its strongest day for revenue since it began operating in 2006.

 

It also recorded a five fold increase in the number of bookings during the week after Boris Johnson’s announcement about easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions on 10 May compared with the previous seven-day period".

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On 17/05/2020 at 19:08, Dave Capiro owner said:

BBC news tonight had a feature on Durdle door, a beauty spot in Dorset. They interviewed a family who “ were surprised it was so busy, and a little annoyed, it was like going to Tesco”.
 

The family had travelled an hour and a half to get there. Staggering.

 

I see this family ' The Peacocks'  have made the national newpapers! I wonder if they travelled up to Formby yesterday, plenty of others did.

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Just seen this on the latest gov.uk e mails

 

'You can now do all non-powered water sports on EA waterways and some waterways will be ready for leisure cruising as early as this week, with the rest by 1 June'

 

Does this sound promising for our hobby?

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We can but hope. 

 

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33 minutes ago, Wonkydonkey said:

 

Just seen this on the latest gov.uk e mails

 

'You can now do all non-powered water sports on EA waterways and some waterways will be ready for leisure cruising as early as this week, with the rest by 1 June'

 

Does this sound promising for our hobby?

 A bit too late, I have already been out canoeing since last week:D 

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Left hand down a bit Mr Phillips? 

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5 minutes ago, oldboy said:

 A bit too late, I have already been out canoeing since last week:D 

I referred mainly to the leisure cruising/ canal boat industry than canoeing. The only time I had a go in a canoe I spent more time with my head underwater lol.:rolleyes:

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