Slight of Hand "Head Line" Pricing

Notlobgp14 replied on 13/04/2019 20:33

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:33

We've recently returned from a Coast to Coast, Irish Sea to North Sea, trip; Blackpool to Scarborough.  Both of the sites were lightly populated but it was High Season, £28.70 and £30.30 respectively per night Standard Pitch two adults.  We thought this was excessive due to the Obvious lack of demand.

I downloaded the Prices Leaflet, a new introduction this year.  This made for Interesting reading.  Headline From prices for Pitch plus one, for example Borrowdale £10.10, we'll visit then; but that applies for One Day Only, 3rd Nov.  The next higher price is only £1.20 more, so why bother Fiddling one day cheaper?  There are 44 dates available at £11.30, shouldn't that be the Headline?

What's going on with this club of ours?  I've given just the one example, but more similar can be found.  I wonder what the Objective was in such pricing?  Some answers from the Hierarchy would be good.

moulesy replied on 13/04/2019 20:36

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:36

The club were maybe following the example of certain independent sites (as often recommended by some on here) such as Woolacombe Sands which advertised in the March magazine "pitches from just £6 per night". Have a look at their website to see what the prices actually are! surprised

huskydog replied on 13/04/2019 20:39

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:39

Not another thread about prices undecided, there are other sites out there that offer cheaper prices ,your not compelled to use club sites surprised

MollysMummy replied on 13/04/2019 20:39

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:39

Some answers from the Hierarchy would be good.

And pigs might fly

.... I'm still waiting for a reply from our Community manager ......  sealed

The recent change to pitch plus 1 instead of the previous pitch & 2 is just deceitful & misleading 

Pard replied on 13/04/2019 20:43

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:39 by huskydog

Not another thread about prices undecided, there are other sites out there that offer cheaper prices ,your not compelled to use club sites surprised

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:43

That very much depends where you wish to be located, and the time of year.   In some part so the country, a decent site is as rare as hen's teeth.   Of course the club is attempting some 'remedies' by hooking up with expensive commercial chains...

 

Oneputt replied on 13/04/2019 20:44

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:44

If you think price is too high you have other alternatives. We are at Ferry Meadows at £28/night and I think it’s a bargain as this is where I want to be.  

EasyT replied on 13/04/2019 20:47

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:47

The recent change to pitch plus 1 instead of the previous pitch & 2 is just deceitful & misleading 
 
Does it not say price from? Does that not imply the lowest possible price and would that not be with just one adult. Seems sensible to me. All such a price can ever hope to give anybody is some relative pricing between sites. Certainly 'Prices From' never have given me false hope laughing

MollysMummy replied on 13/04/2019 22:54

Posted on 13/04/2019 20:47 by EasyT

The recent change to pitch plus 1 instead of the previous pitch & 2 is just deceitful & misleading 
 
Does it not say price from? Does that not imply the lowest possible price and would that not be with just one adult. Seems sensible to me. All such a price can ever hope to give anybody is some relative pricing between sites. Certainly 'Prices From' never have given me false hope laughing

Posted on 13/04/2019 22:54

but as said ... the 'price from' used to be pitch plus 2 

EasyT replied on 13/04/2019 22:56

Posted on 13/04/2019 22:54 by MollysMummy

but as said ... the 'price from' used to be pitch plus 2 

Posted on 13/04/2019 22:56

It did which was not really the lowest 'from price' was it

Navigateur replied on 13/04/2019 23:02

Posted on 13/04/2019 23:02

Well, the lowest price would be for the situation where (by agreement with the warden) a caravan is left for a night with no occupants and only the pitch fee is due. 

So why not advertise "Pitch fee from £nn".  I suspect this is the same marketing numptie that thinks Ordnance Survey Grid References are of no use.