Advanced search expect a refund for unused trampolining vouchers

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Oddoneout63 Fri 04-Mar-16 19:29:20

I tried in vain to book a party for my son some time ago with a trampolining centre. I had to postpone 3/4 times, as various people couldn't make it. Parents didn't respond to my requests to confirm dates either, which didn't help. I wanted to scrap the whole thing as it's a long way to go and no-one seemed willing to commit to the party. I had to book a 'slot' to reserve a time for the party so I could tell parents when it would be. They don't take a deposit - expecting you to pay in full when booking.

When I spoke to the centre to ask if I could cancel and get a refund as I just couldn't get the party sorted, and pointed out that I had tried to reschedule several times, they refused. I explained that I just couldn't get people to commit and that this was a lot of money for me to lose. All they would offer was vouchers to use later. I don't think I'll ever go there as the kids are now on to the next fad and it is quite a trek to get there - we hardly ever travel that way.

Do I have any redress at all?

Beth2511 Fri 04-Mar-16 19:32:23

What were the terms and conditions when you booked?

CrohnicallyAspie Fri 04-Mar-16 19:35:49

I wouldn't expect them to give you a refund at all, tbh. It's not their fault that people couldn't make it and you didn't get replies, they could have said no to your attempted rescheduling- after all, you could have lost them custom if they had enquiries for a date that you had booked and later rescheduled. I think them offering you vouchers is fine.

Plateofcrumbs Fri 04-Mar-16 19:38:05

Sounds like they have been fairly accommodating to be honest, YABU.

lougle Fri 04-Mar-16 19:38:21

Did you book it in person or over the phone? What do their T&C say? How many times have you changed the slot?

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 04-Mar-16 19:38:48

YABU. Not their problem you can't book it. You've already probably annoyed them by moving it more than once.

FWIW just book and tell people the date - in trying to be so considerate to the guests you've fucked yourself over!

RoseBud999 Fri 04-Mar-16 19:38:47

They must surely have terms and conditions upon booking? They could perhaps argue, that by reserving a slot for you on multiple occasions which you then cancelled, they lost custom from elsewhere.

FoundNeverland Fri 04-Mar-16 19:39:00

I think that the centre was generous in offering you vouchers. Take them and rebook.

Oddoneout63 Fri 04-Mar-16 19:47:08


At least I have some vouchers. At the least - I suppose I could give them to other people's children as gifts if I knew they wanted to go?

Just bugs me that they ask for the whole amount up front. Most places like this [I have 3 kids so have booked loads of things like this over the years] take a non-refundable deposit and you pay the balance when you get there.

HortonWho Fri 04-Mar-16 19:49:32

Well, then the question is why didn't you book with "most places"? Probably because they weren't the same at all?

expatinscotland Fri 04-Mar-16 19:54:36

Give the vouchers as gifts or sell them on.

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