Thursday, 4 July 2013

Aldigate - day 11

Aldi's PR disaster continues into its 11th day. The Prankster popped over to their facebook page to check out the bargains, but as usual the page was swamped with people complaining about parking. The old regulars are still there, but this campaign cannot be attributed to just one or two people. It looks like customer services are backed up for the next 3 weeks over this issue.

The Prankster thinks it's fine to want control over control over your own car park; but doing it the Aldi way is clearly wrong. If car parks are being abused then there are better ways to manage the situation than to penalise the elderly, the slow and the infirm. And of course, that other class of shopper - the ones who take their time and spend a whoppingly large amount of money at your stores.

The Prankster hopes Aldi will grow a pair and put together a proper parking strategy. The Prankster would like to point out to all supermarkets that giving money to parking scammers whose only incentive is to issue the maximum amount of fines is not going to improve parking management...except in respect of the lessening of cars due to the exodus to competitor stores.

Ker-ching! There goes another £2600 a year.

The Prankster would like to refer any shoppers given tickets in a supermarket car park to this helpful advice on parkingcowboys.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster

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