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||Posted - 20 Jun 2012 : 14:46:33
I do find it peculiar that people park on the gravel at the far end of the car perk. Today there seems to be ample space all over the car park in the proper bays. Are you, dear reader, one of the gravel parkers? If so I am just curious as to why.
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||Posted - 28 Jun 2012 : 08:38:05
quote:The trouble is that this is NOT provided as a service, it is provided as a MARKETING EXERCISE only. Supermarkets are businesses that are out to take every last penny off you by exploiting every advantage and psychological trick that they can imagine. Don't make the mistake of thinking that they have your best interests at heart.
Don;t provide the spaces if you aren;t prepared to police them
||Posted - 27 Jun 2012 : 19:19:05
I agree with humpfrey. Don;t provide the spaces if you aren;t prepared to police them. It simply ****es customers off. Many people abuse the disabled spaces in a similar fashion.
||Posted - 27 Jun 2012 : 13:11:39
Tesco have notices saying you park at your own risk, surely the risk here is some mega civilian will eventually abuse the parking bays. As someone who works in the retail trade I can say that we expect so much (too much) from supermarkets, and paying a member of staff to police the car park isn't finacially viable..
||Posted - 25 Jun 2012 : 22:17:11
Nothing wrong with where the parent and baby spaces are .. Lets face it , it's not the safest place walking very small chidren through a car park where people don't always use a wing mirror to check it's safe to reverse out , the further the distance the more likely a problem may happen ....
I once asked a member of staff why they don't POLICE this problem and was told " theres nothing they can do if people abuse this parking situation ... It was after having a 3 month old in the car with me plus a 2 year old and 4 year old and watching a shopper get out of a car in the Parent and bady and walk away without any consideration .
For me if the spaces are there for certain people then i'd say Tescos have a responsibility to make sure they patrol and stop the wrong people parking in them ..
||Posted - 25 Jun 2012 : 16:03:00
I apologise for any offence caused. I was thinking more of all the cars clogging up the car park at The Green every morning and afternoon, but that is another topis. However, I still stand by my support of the idea of placing the parent and child spaces further away to discourage those that use them that shouldn't.
||Posted - 25 Jun 2012 : 13:05:41
This topic always gets heated.
Yes, the parent and child spaces should be moved further away. It is the size of the space I needed when my son was in a car seat. Now he is 14, I park at the far end and quite happy.
As for the phrase "it may be the only exercise the little darlings get", do what? Are you saying that all children are unfit because they do not get any exercise? I think you are misguided here. I would bet serious hard cash that my 14 year old is fitter than almost anyone on this forum. He has always been encouraged to play outside and run about, climbing trees just like any self respecting young boy should do. Sweeping statements like that infuriate me.
||Posted - 25 Jun 2012 : 10:02:58
FB - great idea, I fully support it - it may be the only excercise the little darlings get!
Personally I prefer to park at the far end of a car park in order to minimise the chances of my car getting rammed by a trolley. However, if the car park is fairly full, I choose the gravel every time - gotta love the options a 4x4 brings!!
||Posted - 25 Jun 2012 : 09:47:31
I have a 4x4 here in NZ but the roads are wider and the parking places have an oblong loop painted between each space so if drivers park between the lines there's room to get by. In comparison roads and parking spaces in the UK are smaller but they also do not have the spacing between them
I always parked on the far side of Tesco's car park even though it meant going against the arrows in the first lane, it was the furthest away from the store entrance but usually got a space easily.
||Posted - 25 Jun 2012 : 08:20:31
slightly off topic, but I read this somewhere before, and was struck by how good an idea it was:
Put the parent and child spaces at the FAR END of the car park. They don't need to be close, just large. Then no-one else would be tempted to park in them. Simples!
||Posted - 24 Jun 2012 : 09:36:18
The spaces are on the smallish side in most car parks bar DISABLED SPACES and PARENT and CHILD .
What always shocks me is the LONE driver who parks in PARENT and CHILD spaces when their are loads of normal spaces left .
Maybe people part up on the gravel cause they don't want their car scratched .
The standard of parking is shocking also .. How many times do you go to drive in a space and the next cars on the line making it impossible to get out both sides of the car ..
||Posted - 24 Jun 2012 : 09:27:08
Last evening there were a couple planet killer sized SUVs parked here, no doubt owned by people with more money than sense and ludicrously too large for British roads, never mind car parks.
||Posted - 24 Jun 2012 : 01:26:42
the reason people park on the gravel is that a couple of the cars are there most days so i expect they are the staff, dont blame them so there cars dont get dinked and the others are shoppers that also want to have there cars parked out the way.
||Posted - 22 Jun 2012 : 17:19:48
I certainly have had to park there over Christmas a couple of times when there were not spaces at all left and was directed there by the Tesco staff, but haven't had to since last Christmas. Maybe there were no spaces when they parked there?
||Posted - 22 Jun 2012 : 15:35:19
Can one of you maths wizards calculate how much acceleration I need to throw gravel right across the carpark when I drive my 'too wide to fit in a standard bay' 4X4 off the gravel section at the end of the carpark?
||Posted - 22 Jun 2012 : 12:10:57
should have done, sorry!
||Posted - 22 Jun 2012 : 10:38:09
Originally posted by Mel
not really on topic but yesterday we were shopping, looked at the beer and they had bottles of beer £1.99 each 2 for £5.00. My other half bought it to the attention of the management but I wonder was it a mistake or not?
Not on topic at all Mel so why not start a new thread on that subject?
||Posted - 22 Jun 2012 : 10:05:04
It is further complicated by the practice of the "2 for £x" only showing the price per gr or lit as the price if you were to buy just 1. i.e. you have to work it out yourself. Not difficult but irritating.
||Posted - 22 Jun 2012 : 09:49:23
If you have the eyes of a fighter pilot there are usually standard 'prices per 100 g' or similar unit measures beneath all prices at Tesco. You still need KateG28's kids' maths ability to double check these are right (they usually are) but then cross comparison is easy.
Confusion marketing writ large, I think ....