Couple’s anger at Asda bosses over £2.5k damage to BMW caused by runaway shopping trolleys

Bournemouth Echo: SMASHED UP: Andrew Thomas and his wife Andrea are angry at the damage caused to their BMW in ASDA SMASHED UP: Andrew Thomas and his wife Andrea are angry at the damage caused to their BMW in ASDA

A COUPLE have blasted supermarket bosses for refusing to pay for £2,500 worth of damage to their BMW convertible caused by five runaway shopping trolleys.

Andrew and Andrea Thomas were parked at the top car park of the Asda Bournemouth Superstore in stormy weather when five trolleys smashed into their sleek £18,500 car.

They came out of the store to see one had become wedged between the wall and front bumper and four others were jammed against the body of the car.

A manager from the shop came to assist them as the trolleys kept being blown back into the car causing further damage to the driver’s door, rear quarter and bonnet.

Andrew, who only bought the BMW E93 convertible six months ago said: “The car is my pride and joy and I have spent a fortune on it.

“The weather was absolutely terrible, there was howling wind and pouring rain and I think the trolleys must have been forcefully blown into my car.

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.”

Andrew, 49, and Andrea, 57, were on the way to their 27th anniversary meal on 23 December 2013 when they decided to pick up the last bits of shopping before Christmas at the Asda superstore.

He said: “My car has been very much ruined and there were at least another 40 cars on the top car park which could have suffered similar damage.”

A spokesperson from Asda said: “We take incidents of this nature very seriously and have conducted a full investigation. On this occasion we are confident that Asda is not at fault.

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12:04pm Thu 23 Jan 14

smhinto says...

I don't suppose ASDA would off them a 'roll-back' on this one !!
I don't suppose ASDA would off them a 'roll-back' on this one !! smhinto
  • Score: 60

12:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

ASD A is no one,s favourite.but you must think they are daft to believe an incident as minor as this would cost £2500 I think complain ought to be directed at the people who fixed the few scratches,if it required new body parts you,d have to wander how this model ever passed a crash test
ASD A is no one,s favourite.but you must think they are daft to believe an incident as minor as this would cost £2500 I think complain ought to be directed at the people who fixed the few scratches,if it required new body parts you,d have to wander how this model ever passed a crash test kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 83

12:20pm Thu 23 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

£2,500 worth of damage? If it is confined to that shown in the photo I would suggest obtaining a few more quotes - somebody somewhere is having a laugh!

But surely if any of us drive into a Supermarket Car Park which will inevitably be full of discarded shopping trollies on a windy/stormy day, we are accepting all the risks that go with that territory. Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
£2,500 worth of damage? If it is confined to that shown in the photo I would suggest obtaining a few more quotes - somebody somewhere is having a laugh! But surely if any of us drive into a Supermarket Car Park which will inevitably be full of discarded shopping trollies on a windy/stormy day, we are accepting all the risks that go with that territory. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? muscliffman
  • Score: 132

12:28pm Thu 23 Jan 14

static kill says...

Balding middle aged man buys BMW convertible to compensate but finds he's still middle aged, his bald patch is still growing and he still shops at ASDA, more like.
Balding middle aged man buys BMW convertible to compensate but finds he's still middle aged, his bald patch is still growing and he still shops at ASDA, more like. static kill
  • Score: 168

12:34pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

static kill wrote:
Balding middle aged man buys BMW convertible to compensate but finds he's still middle aged, his bald patch is still growing and he still shops at ASDA, more like.
Be nice or it will be taken off and this could be fun
[quote][p][bold]static kill[/bold] wrote: Balding middle aged man buys BMW convertible to compensate but finds he's still middle aged, his bald patch is still growing and he still shops at ASDA, more like.[/p][/quote]Be nice or it will be taken off and this could be fun kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -19

12:38pm Thu 23 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

ASDA is not responsible for lazy shoppers who can't be bothered to put the trolleys back in the shelters!

I usually try to park well away from others to avoid door dings but when its windy i'd rather take that chance and use their cars to shelter mine rather than having a discarded shopping trolly roll its way all the way down the side of my car!
ASDA is not responsible for lazy shoppers who can't be bothered to put the trolleys back in the shelters! I usually try to park well away from others to avoid door dings but when its windy i'd rather take that chance and use their cars to shelter mine rather than having a discarded shopping trolly roll its way all the way down the side of my car! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 58

12:42pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ranger_bob says...

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.” - You must have known there was a problem with the weather as well so why didn't you go and park on the ground floor under cover?
“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.” - You must have known there was a problem with the weather as well so why didn't you go and park on the ground floor under cover? ranger_bob
  • Score: 89

12:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

static kill wrote:
Balding middle aged man buys BMW convertible to compensate but finds he's still middle aged, his bald patch is still growing and he still shops at ASDA, more like.
Be nice or it will be taken off and this could be fun especially when we know who is trying to stitch him up .PS is it necessary to print the ladies age and obviously get it the wrong way round
[quote][p][bold]static kill[/bold] wrote: Balding middle aged man buys BMW convertible to compensate but finds he's still middle aged, his bald patch is still growing and he still shops at ASDA, more like.[/p][/quote]Be nice or it will be taken off and this could be fun especially when we know who is trying to stitch him up .PS is it necessary to print the ladies age and obviously get it the wrong way round kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 19

12:50pm Thu 23 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Is there not signs stating that asda do not accept liability for loss or damage to vehicles using there car park ?
Is there not signs stating that asda do not accept liability for loss or damage to vehicles using there car park ? alasdair1967
  • Score: 91

12:52pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Dean Park says...

Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?
Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park? Dean Park
  • Score: 89

12:58pm Thu 23 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Dean Park wrote:
Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?
Your right and normally as I stated the carpark operator /owner has signs up stating they have no liability for loss or damage
[quote][p][bold]Dean Park[/bold] wrote: Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?[/p][/quote]Your right and normally as I stated the carpark operator /owner has signs up stating they have no liability for loss or damage alasdair1967
  • Score: 56

12:58pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Dorset Outsider says...

ranger_bob wrote:
“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.” - You must have known there was a problem with the weather as well so why didn't you go and park on the ground floor under cover?
Also according to the driver, the trolleys must be secured. -in what way sorry? Surely the trollies are there to be used by customers? If this man already thought about the trollies being unsecured, why didn't he park as far away from a trolley park as possible? Probably due to the crap weather... Should Asda sue him for damage to their trolleys? Around 10k will do, as they have to remove all traces of BMW paint at a main dealer.
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: “I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.” - You must have known there was a problem with the weather as well so why didn't you go and park on the ground floor under cover?[/p][/quote]Also according to the driver, the trolleys must be secured. -in what way sorry? Surely the trollies are there to be used by customers? If this man already thought about the trollies being unsecured, why didn't he park as far away from a trolley park as possible? Probably due to the crap weather... Should Asda sue him for damage to their trolleys? Around 10k will do, as they have to remove all traces of BMW paint at a main dealer. Dorset Outsider
  • Score: 54

1:03pm Thu 23 Jan 14

steve518 says...

Has the Echo go their ages the wrong way round, he doesn't look too good if he is only 49.00!!!
Has the Echo go their ages the wrong way round, he doesn't look too good if he is only 49.00!!! steve518
  • Score: 36

1:10pm Thu 23 Jan 14

afcb72 says...

I'll repair it with my black permanent marker fr only £2000...
I'll repair it with my black permanent marker fr only £2000... afcb72
  • Score: 40

1:12pm Thu 23 Jan 14

hamworthygirl says...

Not a lot of sympathy on this story is there? i agree you park at your own risk trolleys will move of their own accord if its really windy cant be helped. I also agree with comments about cost where is the quote from for goodness sake. Compensation claim to asda i suspect who wont play ball and i dont blame them.
Not a lot of sympathy on this story is there? i agree you park at your own risk trolleys will move of their own accord if its really windy cant be helped. I also agree with comments about cost where is the quote from for goodness sake. Compensation claim to asda i suspect who wont play ball and i dont blame them. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 43

1:20pm Thu 23 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
Not a lot of sympathy on this story is there? i agree you park at your own risk trolleys will move of their own accord if its really windy cant be helped. I also agree with comments about cost where is the quote from for goodness sake. Compensation claim to asda i suspect who wont play ball and i dont blame them.
If they did pay compo on this one it would leave the doors open (excuse the pun)for all the people with damaged doors/panels as a result of the pig ignorant idiots who think it's perfectly acceptable to allow there door to slam into the car parked next to them
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: Not a lot of sympathy on this story is there? i agree you park at your own risk trolleys will move of their own accord if its really windy cant be helped. I also agree with comments about cost where is the quote from for goodness sake. Compensation claim to asda i suspect who wont play ball and i dont blame them.[/p][/quote]If they did pay compo on this one it would leave the doors open (excuse the pun)for all the people with damaged doors/panels as a result of the pig ignorant idiots who think it's perfectly acceptable to allow there door to slam into the car parked next to them alasdair1967
  • Score: 41

1:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

I didn't think BMW owners shopped at ASDA?
I didn't think BMW owners shopped at ASDA? The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 51

1:23pm Thu 23 Jan 14

baylin says...

This couple need to get a life , don't take the car out if you are that worried about it getting a little scratch keep it at home and give it a polish a couple of times a day. Can you imagine the time this pair have wasted phoning the Echo waiting for photographer posing with the tiny scratch pathetic ! Its a car for gods sake not a child.
This couple need to get a life , don't take the car out if you are that worried about it getting a little scratch keep it at home and give it a polish a couple of times a day. Can you imagine the time this pair have wasted phoning the Echo waiting for photographer posing with the tiny scratch pathetic ! Its a car for gods sake not a child. baylin
  • Score: 53

1:24pm Thu 23 Jan 14

crazybird says...

That's what car insurance is for and if you've spent that much on your 'pride and joy' surely you would have your no claims bonus covered. If you think your car is that sleek then go and shop in Waitrose or M&S - stop whining!
That's what car insurance is for and if you've spent that much on your 'pride and joy' surely you would have your no claims bonus covered. If you think your car is that sleek then go and shop in Waitrose or M&S - stop whining! crazybird
  • Score: 53

1:25pm Thu 23 Jan 14

steelpaul says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Dean Park wrote:
Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?
Your right and normally as I stated the carpark operator /owner has signs up stating they have no liability for loss or damage
This ^^^^^^

And £2,500 to repair it, if your that gullible, do you want to buy my match tickets for the Liverpool game, only £100 each, I'm busy on Saturday but can meet you Sunday afternoon with the tickets ;-)
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dean Park[/bold] wrote: Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?[/p][/quote]Your right and normally as I stated the carpark operator /owner has signs up stating they have no liability for loss or damage[/p][/quote]This ^^^^^^ And £2,500 to repair it, if your that gullible, do you want to buy my match tickets for the Liverpool game, only £100 each, I'm busy on Saturday but can meet you Sunday afternoon with the tickets ;-) steelpaul
  • Score: 43

1:27pm Thu 23 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Is there not signs stating that asda do not accept liability for loss or damage to vehicles using there car park ?
There always used to be in a public parking place.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Is there not signs stating that asda do not accept liability for loss or damage to vehicles using there car park ?[/p][/quote]There always used to be in a public parking place. O'Reilly
  • Score: 13

1:28pm Thu 23 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

Blimey! I've seen more damage from overhead sh*tehawks.
Blimey! I've seen more damage from overhead sh*tehawks. O'Reilly
  • Score: 24

1:36pm Thu 23 Jan 14

High Treason says...

You would think they would add a brake to shopping trolleys and the brake is on until you pull a spring loaded lever to move.
You would think they would add a brake to shopping trolleys and the brake is on until you pull a spring loaded lever to move. High Treason
  • Score: -28

1:37pm Thu 23 Jan 14

cherrygood says...

Blooming annoying but as presumably these were random runaway trolleys not in the control of an Asda trolley person at the time then no blame can be attached to the supermarket.

These two can't be online Echo readers because you just know they won't have a single supporting comment by the time the day is out. More lambs to the slaughter.
Blooming annoying but as presumably these were random runaway trolleys not in the control of an Asda trolley person at the time then no blame can be attached to the supermarket. These two can't be online Echo readers because you just know they won't have a single supporting comment by the time the day is out. More lambs to the slaughter. cherrygood
  • Score: 40

1:37pm Thu 23 Jan 14

fireflier says...

EVERY supermarket car aprk has a disclaimer notice telling shoppers they park at their own risk.

Difference between a porcupine and a BMW?

Porcupine has the **** on the outside!!!
EVERY supermarket car aprk has a disclaimer notice telling shoppers they park at their own risk. Difference between a porcupine and a BMW? Porcupine has the **** on the outside!!! fireflier
  • Score: 50

1:42pm Thu 23 Jan 14

fireflier says...

OOPS ...sorry
'Porcupine has the preeks on the outside!'
OOPS ...sorry 'Porcupine has the preeks on the outside!' fireflier
  • Score: 15

2:06pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Dibbles2 says...

Quote" “The weather was absolutely terrible, there was howling wind and pouring rain and I think the trolleys must have been forcefully blown into my car.

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.”

Did he or did he not choose to park there? Simple question, simple answer. He clearly knew the weather was bad and therefore its surely his own fault for taking the risk?
Quote" “The weather was absolutely terrible, there was howling wind and pouring rain and I think the trolleys must have been forcefully blown into my car. “I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.” Did he or did he not choose to park there? Simple question, simple answer. He clearly knew the weather was bad and therefore its surely his own fault for taking the risk? Dibbles2
  • Score: 42

2:10pm Thu 23 Jan 14

wintonCheryl says...

He's not the best looking toy boy I've ever seen.
He's not the best looking toy boy I've ever seen. wintonCheryl
  • Score: 31

2:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Vikki27 says...

I'd be angry at whoever quoted them that much to repair such a tiny amount of damage!

Sorry guys but Asda aren't responsible for the fact that something with wheels was moved by the weather into your 'pride and joy'. Maybe time to re-think your priorities if the most important thing in your life is a car?!
I'd be angry at whoever quoted them that much to repair such a tiny amount of damage! Sorry guys but Asda aren't responsible for the fact that something with wheels was moved by the weather into your 'pride and joy'. Maybe time to re-think your priorities if the most important thing in your life is a car?! Vikki27
  • Score: 27

2:17pm Thu 23 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

Asda are liable. Take them to the small claims courts for £1500 quid. They'll soon cough up - before the hearing. Don't be fobbed off by some pipsqueak in a collar and tie.. Meanwhile where a sign says 'the management accept no liability etc' this is their policy not actually the law. My favourite is launderettes where the machines that damage your clothes are supposedly god like when a sign says 'we are not liable etc. Pure bunkum.
Asda are liable. Take them to the small claims courts for £1500 quid. They'll soon cough up - before the hearing. Don't be fobbed off by some pipsqueak in a collar and tie.. Meanwhile where a sign says 'the management accept no liability etc' this is their policy not actually the law. My favourite is launderettes where the machines that damage your clothes are supposedly god like when a sign says 'we are not liable etc. Pure bunkum. whataboutthat
  • Score: -54

2:20pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Squars says...

A bit confusing- the photo clearly shows a grown-up, but they`ve printed the mutterings of a child.....
A bit confusing- the photo clearly shows a grown-up, but they`ve printed the mutterings of a child..... Squars
  • Score: 47

2:28pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

whataboutthat wrote:
Asda are liable. Take them to the small claims courts for £1500 quid. They'll soon cough up - before the hearing. Don't be fobbed off by some pipsqueak in a collar and tie.. Meanwhile where a sign says 'the management accept no liability etc' this is their policy not actually the law. My favourite is launderettes where the machines that damage your clothes are supposedly god like when a sign says 'we are not liable etc. Pure bunkum.
Tell us about some more interesting sign that you have read.after we have finished sorting this poor sods penis extension out
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: Asda are liable. Take them to the small claims courts for £1500 quid. They'll soon cough up - before the hearing. Don't be fobbed off by some pipsqueak in a collar and tie.. Meanwhile where a sign says 'the management accept no liability etc' this is their policy not actually the law. My favourite is launderettes where the machines that damage your clothes are supposedly god like when a sign says 'we are not liable etc. Pure bunkum.[/p][/quote]Tell us about some more interesting sign that you have read.after we have finished sorting this poor sods penis extension out kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 31

2:31pm Thu 23 Jan 14

InkZ says...

Just claim it on insurance and let the insurance company try and claim it back from ASDA. No point dealing with them direct.
Just claim it on insurance and let the insurance company try and claim it back from ASDA. No point dealing with them direct. InkZ
  • Score: 16

2:34pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

steelpaul wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Dean Park wrote:
Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?
Your right and normally as I stated the carpark operator /owner has signs up stating they have no liability for loss or damage
This ^^^^^^

And £2,500 to repair it, if your that gullible, do you want to buy my match tickets for the Liverpool game, only £100 each, I'm busy on Saturday but can meet you Sunday afternoon with the tickets ;-)
I drive a Range Rover with a personalized plate .give £150 but can only manage Monday
[quote][p][bold]steelpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dean Park[/bold] wrote: Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?[/p][/quote]Your right and normally as I stated the carpark operator /owner has signs up stating they have no liability for loss or damage[/p][/quote]This ^^^^^^ And £2,500 to repair it, if your that gullible, do you want to buy my match tickets for the Liverpool game, only £100 each, I'm busy on Saturday but can meet you Sunday afternoon with the tickets ;-)[/p][/quote]I drive a Range Rover with a personalized plate .give £150 but can only manage Monday kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

2:38pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Molecatcher says...

“The car is my pride and joy and I have spent a fortune on it."

Oh dear, oh dear... A car is just a tin box that sits in the street and goes rusty... Have a word with yourself...

One born every minute...
“The car is my pride and joy and I have spent a fortune on it." Oh dear, oh dear... A car is just a tin box that sits in the street and goes rusty... Have a word with yourself... One born every minute... Molecatcher
  • Score: 36

2:38pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Arthur Maureen says...

How do you 'blast' a supermarket boss?? lasers, water, bananas?
How do you 'blast' a supermarket boss?? lasers, water, bananas? Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 22

2:46pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Come on you lot,where was the picture taken,?
Come on you lot,where was the picture taken,? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Thu 23 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

Aving a laugh ..or off his trolly £2500???// try a mobile bumper repair person - £500 tops or better still I will do the job for six Liverpool tickets, please send them to I. Mug c/o Echo offices by this Friday 6PM , will do the job this Sunday providing Bournemouth win OK ?
Aving a laugh ..or off his trolly £2500???// try a mobile bumper repair person - £500 tops or better still I will do the job for six Liverpool tickets, please send them to I. Mug c/o Echo offices by this Friday 6PM , will do the job this Sunday providing Bournemouth win OK ? boyerboy
  • Score: 15

3:02pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Butterfly Collector says...

I'm suing the council as some unsecured grit on the road chipped my paintwork !!
I'm suing the council as some unsecured grit on the road chipped my paintwork !! Butterfly Collector
  • Score: 24

3:10pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Horridbloke says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
ASD A is no one,s favourite.but you must think they are daft to believe an incident as minor as this would cost £2500 I think complain ought to be directed at the people who fixed the few scratches,if it required new body parts you,d have to wander how this model ever passed a crash test
We can't tell the level of damage from the photo but a minor dent in the door (for example) could require a new skin if it's to be restored to its previous condition. What's the damage here? Two bashed doors and a scraped bumper?
A car of mine was once treated to some repairs after a biker toppled their vehicle into the driver's door - one large dent and a broken wing mirror. Their insurers footed the bill, which was well over a grand and that was for a fiesta 11 years ago. I'd spent a lot of time gathering multiple estimates for the work and for spare parts because the other party had hoped to sort it out without hitting their NCB but the hassle and costs were sky-high. The body-repair sector is a real racket.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: ASD A is no one,s favourite.but you must think they are daft to believe an incident as minor as this would cost £2500 I think complain ought to be directed at the people who fixed the few scratches,if it required new body parts you,d have to wander how this model ever passed a crash test[/p][/quote]We can't tell the level of damage from the photo but a minor dent in the door (for example) could require a new skin if it's to be restored to its previous condition. What's the damage here? Two bashed doors and a scraped bumper? A car of mine was once treated to some repairs after a biker toppled their vehicle into the driver's door - one large dent and a broken wing mirror. Their insurers footed the bill, which was well over a grand and that was for a fiesta 11 years ago. I'd spent a lot of time gathering multiple estimates for the work and for spare parts because the other party had hoped to sort it out without hitting their NCB but the hassle and costs were sky-high. The body-repair sector is a real racket. Horridbloke
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Ms daisy says...

Annoying yes, worth going to the echo about no. This man and his daughter seemed to be making abit of a fuss about something that can and usually does happens when you park in supermarket.
Annoying yes, worth going to the echo about no. This man and his daughter seemed to be making abit of a fuss about something that can and usually does happens when you park in supermarket. Ms daisy
  • Score: 27

3:38pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Ms daisy says...

Sorry just read the article again properly, didnt realise that they where husband and wife.
Sorry just read the article again properly, didnt realise that they where husband and wife. Ms daisy
  • Score: 14

3:48pm Thu 23 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

The couple look very like George and Mildred.....remember them?
The couple look very like George and Mildred.....remember them? O'Reilly
  • Score: 27

3:52pm Thu 23 Jan 14

60plus says...

Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.
Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done. 60plus
  • Score: -49

4:07pm Thu 23 Jan 14

The Engineer says...

I always feel sorry for BMW owners, they've been 'hoodwinked' into buying a car that is made out of the same materials and has about the same number of parts as a ford mondeo. Many now are becoming aware that the perceived superior German technology is a myth, especially when it comes to cars, they are barely in the top ten when it comes to reliability. The only reason I can think of as to why people by German is that they have more money than sense. After all, a car is just another tool.
I always feel sorry for BMW owners, they've been 'hoodwinked' into buying a car that is made out of the same materials and has about the same number of parts as a ford mondeo. Many now are becoming aware that the perceived superior German technology is a myth, especially when it comes to cars, they are barely in the top ten when it comes to reliability. The only reason I can think of as to why people by German is that they have more money than sense. After all, a car is just another tool. The Engineer
  • Score: 30

4:19pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Finbarr Finkelstein says...

'The trolleys kept being blown back into the door'
He appears to have been present when this happened.
What did he do? Stand there and watch it?
No sympathy
'The trolleys kept being blown back into the door' He appears to have been present when this happened. What did he do? Stand there and watch it? No sympathy Finbarr Finkelstein
  • Score: 25

4:24pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Horridbloke wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
ASD A is no one,s favourite.but you must think they are daft to believe an incident as minor as this would cost £2500 I think complain ought to be directed at the people who fixed the few scratches,if it required new body parts you,d have to wander how this model ever passed a crash test
We can't tell the level of damage from the photo but a minor dent in the door (for example) could require a new skin if it's to be restored to its previous condition. What's the damage here? Two bashed doors and a scraped bumper?
A car of mine was once treated to some repairs after a biker toppled their vehicle into the driver's door - one large dent and a broken wing mirror. Their insurers footed the bill, which was well over a grand and that was for a fiesta 11 years ago. I'd spent a lot of time gathering multiple estimates for the work and for spare parts because the other party had hoped to sort it out without hitting their NCB but the hassle and costs were sky-high. The body-repair sector is a real racket.
And this story gives that theory one substance
[quote][p][bold]Horridbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: ASD A is no one,s favourite.but you must think they are daft to believe an incident as minor as this would cost £2500 I think complain ought to be directed at the people who fixed the few scratches,if it required new body parts you,d have to wander how this model ever passed a crash test[/p][/quote]We can't tell the level of damage from the photo but a minor dent in the door (for example) could require a new skin if it's to be restored to its previous condition. What's the damage here? Two bashed doors and a scraped bumper? A car of mine was once treated to some repairs after a biker toppled their vehicle into the driver's door - one large dent and a broken wing mirror. Their insurers footed the bill, which was well over a grand and that was for a fiesta 11 years ago. I'd spent a lot of time gathering multiple estimates for the work and for spare parts because the other party had hoped to sort it out without hitting their NCB but the hassle and costs were sky-high. The body-repair sector is a real racket.[/p][/quote]And this story gives that theory one substance kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -10

4:27pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

60plus wrote:
Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.
The point here is people are glad they have,t got bmw read the engineer's comment
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.[/p][/quote]The point here is people are glad they have,t got bmw read the engineer's comment kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -12

4:35pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

He,s doing quite well on the sympathy front ain,t he .where shall we have this year's commenters BBQ .BMW man could do the caberet
He,s doing quite well on the sympathy front ain,t he .where shall we have this year's commenters BBQ .BMW man could do the caberet kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -2

4:57pm Thu 23 Jan 14

SeafaringMan says...

whataboutthat wrote:
Asda are liable. Take them to the small claims courts for £1500 quid. They'll soon cough up - before the hearing. Don't be fobbed off by some pipsqueak in a collar and tie.. Meanwhile where a sign says 'the management accept no liability etc' this is their policy not actually the law. My favourite is launderettes where the machines that damage your clothes are supposedly god like when a sign says 'we are not liable etc. Pure bunkum.
Try a 'no win - no fee' solicitor. If they will take the case they must have a fair expectation of winning.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: Asda are liable. Take them to the small claims courts for £1500 quid. They'll soon cough up - before the hearing. Don't be fobbed off by some pipsqueak in a collar and tie.. Meanwhile where a sign says 'the management accept no liability etc' this is their policy not actually the law. My favourite is launderettes where the machines that damage your clothes are supposedly god like when a sign says 'we are not liable etc. Pure bunkum.[/p][/quote]Try a 'no win - no fee' solicitor. If they will take the case they must have a fair expectation of winning. SeafaringMan
  • Score: -9

4:57pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ol'bag lady says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
whataboutthat wrote:
Asda are liable. Take them to the small claims courts for £1500 quid. They'll soon cough up - before the hearing. Don't be fobbed off by some pipsqueak in a collar and tie.. Meanwhile where a sign says 'the management accept no liability etc' this is their policy not actually the law. My favourite is launderettes where the machines that damage your clothes are supposedly god like when a sign says 'we are not liable etc. Pure bunkum.
Tell us about some more interesting sign that you have read.after we have finished sorting this poor sods penis extension out
Its not HIS extension - its HERS!
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: Asda are liable. Take them to the small claims courts for £1500 quid. They'll soon cough up - before the hearing. Don't be fobbed off by some pipsqueak in a collar and tie.. Meanwhile where a sign says 'the management accept no liability etc' this is their policy not actually the law. My favourite is launderettes where the machines that damage your clothes are supposedly god like when a sign says 'we are not liable etc. Pure bunkum.[/p][/quote]Tell us about some more interesting sign that you have read.after we have finished sorting this poor sods penis extension out[/p][/quote]Its not HIS extension - its HERS! ol'bag lady
  • Score: 2

5:07pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ol'bag lady says...

Ms daisy wrote:
Sorry just read the article again properly, didnt realise that they where husband and wife.
Yeah right - course you did - you naughty Daisy.
[quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: Sorry just read the article again properly, didnt realise that they where husband and wife.[/p][/quote]Yeah right - course you did - you naughty Daisy. ol'bag lady
  • Score: 12

5:08pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Maverick1979 says...

Irrespective of whether this guy is right or wrong for claiming, i find it laughable that practically all of you are slagging him off for taking pride in his car. Presumably he has worked hard for and deserves to pride in this possession? Do you not have pride in your home? Your car? (if you are that way inclined!)
But to make out he is sad because of this........have a word with yourselves? Who's more sad, the middle aged mane who has pride in his car, or the internet trolls slagging said guy off on the local rags website? Muppets!
Irrespective of whether this guy is right or wrong for claiming, i find it laughable that practically all of you are slagging him off for taking pride in his car. Presumably he has worked hard for and deserves to pride in this possession? Do you not have pride in your home? Your car? (if you are that way inclined!) But to make out he is sad because of this........have a word with yourselves? Who's more sad, the middle aged mane who has pride in his car, or the internet trolls slagging said guy off on the local rags website? Muppets! Maverick1979
  • Score: -22

5:20pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Parkstonegal says...

Echo reporter shame on you!!!! You missed the opportunity to add
"It could have been a child!!!!".
Park at you own risk at let this be a lesson to all the lazy people who abandon trollies all round the car park instead of placing them back in the bays!! It could of been YOU!!!
Echo reporter shame on you!!!! You missed the opportunity to add "It could have been a child!!!!". Park at you own risk at let this be a lesson to all the lazy people who abandon trollies all round the car park instead of placing them back in the bays!! It could of been YOU!!! Parkstonegal
  • Score: 13

5:29pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Molecatcher says...

Maverick1979 wrote:
Irrespective of whether this guy is right or wrong for claiming, i find it laughable that practically all of you are slagging him off for taking pride in his car. Presumably he has worked hard for and deserves to pride in this possession? Do you not have pride in your home? Your car? (if you are that way inclined!)
But to make out he is sad because of this........have a word with yourselves? Who's more sad, the middle aged mane who has pride in his car, or the internet trolls slagging said guy off on the local rags website? Muppets!
Life's too short to have pride in a car... It gets you from A to B most of the time... End of... Obviously, if he wants to lavish his attention on his car, this is still a free country (just about) and he is quite within his rights to do that. There is more to life though and he probably didn't have to go bleating to the Echo, of all places... Just get it fixed and let his insurers sort it out... Asda can put what they like on their signs... It was them who did not control their wayward shopping trolleys... So... their fault.
[quote][p][bold]Maverick1979[/bold] wrote: Irrespective of whether this guy is right or wrong for claiming, i find it laughable that practically all of you are slagging him off for taking pride in his car. Presumably he has worked hard for and deserves to pride in this possession? Do you not have pride in your home? Your car? (if you are that way inclined!) But to make out he is sad because of this........have a word with yourselves? Who's more sad, the middle aged mane who has pride in his car, or the internet trolls slagging said guy off on the local rags website? Muppets![/p][/quote]Life's too short to have pride in a car... It gets you from A to B most of the time... End of... Obviously, if he wants to lavish his attention on his car, this is still a free country (just about) and he is quite within his rights to do that. There is more to life though and he probably didn't have to go bleating to the Echo, of all places... Just get it fixed and let his insurers sort it out... Asda can put what they like on their signs... It was them who did not control their wayward shopping trolleys... So... their fault. Molecatcher
  • Score: -15

5:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

GAHmusic says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Dean Park wrote:
Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?
Your right and normally as I stated the carpark operator /owner has signs up stating they have no liability for loss or damage
You will find these signs have absolutely no legal standing ASDA are completely responsible for damage on their property these signs save them a fortune in claims. The incredibly overblown quote aside I suggest taking them too court as they will lose
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dean Park[/bold] wrote: Surely you park at your own risk, in any car park?[/p][/quote]Your right and normally as I stated the carpark operator /owner has signs up stating they have no liability for loss or damage[/p][/quote]You will find these signs have absolutely no legal standing ASDA are completely responsible for damage on their property these signs save them a fortune in claims. The incredibly overblown quote aside I suggest taking them too court as they will lose GAHmusic
  • Score: -16

5:33pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Molecatcher wrote:
“The car is my pride and joy and I have spent a fortune on it."

Oh dear, oh dear... A car is just a tin box that sits in the street and goes rusty... Have a word with yourself...

One born every minute...
Yes what is it about people idolising cars? It's a tool to get you from a to b, tiny scratches won't affect that. If he want's it fixed then and he has fully comp insurance make a claim. Now he's made a fuss and told everyone how it's happened his insurance probably won't pay as its on private land. If he had kept quiet and told his insurance the damage had just appeared overnight whilst parked on a public road outside his house, they would have paid out.
[quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: “The car is my pride and joy and I have spent a fortune on it." Oh dear, oh dear... A car is just a tin box that sits in the street and goes rusty... Have a word with yourself... One born every minute...[/p][/quote]Yes what is it about people idolising cars? It's a tool to get you from a to b, tiny scratches won't affect that. If he want's it fixed then and he has fully comp insurance make a claim. Now he's made a fuss and told everyone how it's happened his insurance probably won't pay as its on private land. If he had kept quiet and told his insurance the damage had just appeared overnight whilst parked on a public road outside his house, they would have paid out. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 7

5:37pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Maverick1979 says...

Molecatcher wrote:
Maverick1979 wrote: Irrespective of whether this guy is right or wrong for claiming, i find it laughable that practically all of you are slagging him off for taking pride in his car. Presumably he has worked hard for and deserves to pride in this possession? Do you not have pride in your home? Your car? (if you are that way inclined!) But to make out he is sad because of this........have a word with yourselves? Who's more sad, the middle aged mane who has pride in his car, or the internet trolls slagging said guy off on the local rags website? Muppets!
Life's too short to have pride in a car... It gets you from A to B most of the time... End of... Obviously, if he wants to lavish his attention on his car, this is still a free country (just about) and he is quite within his rights to do that. There is more to life though and he probably didn't have to go bleating to the Echo, of all places... Just get it fixed and let his insurers sort it out... Asda can put what they like on their signs... It was them who did not control their wayward shopping trolleys... So... their fault.
Does your home look like a dump then because you only 'sleep/eat/watch tv' in it and lifes too short??
[quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maverick1979[/bold] wrote: Irrespective of whether this guy is right or wrong for claiming, i find it laughable that practically all of you are slagging him off for taking pride in his car. Presumably he has worked hard for and deserves to pride in this possession? Do you not have pride in your home? Your car? (if you are that way inclined!) But to make out he is sad because of this........have a word with yourselves? Who's more sad, the middle aged mane who has pride in his car, or the internet trolls slagging said guy off on the local rags website? Muppets![/p][/quote]Life's too short to have pride in a car... It gets you from A to B most of the time... End of... Obviously, if he wants to lavish his attention on his car, this is still a free country (just about) and he is quite within his rights to do that. There is more to life though and he probably didn't have to go bleating to the Echo, of all places... Just get it fixed and let his insurers sort it out... Asda can put what they like on their signs... It was them who did not control their wayward shopping trolleys... So... their fault.[/p][/quote]Does your home look like a dump then because you only 'sleep/eat/watch tv' in it and lifes too short?? Maverick1979
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Phixer says...

60plus wrote:
Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.
You must be new - we don't do sympathy in this forum!
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.[/p][/quote]You must be new - we don't do sympathy in this forum! Phixer
  • Score: 27

6:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Off their trolley......
Off their trolley...... BIGTONE
  • Score: 11

6:15pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Phixer wrote:
60plus wrote:
Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.
You must be new - we don't do sympathy in this forum!
Yes we never cave in to sentimentality on here. Man up and drive your dented black metal box with a stiff upper lip. Take it on the chin/bumper.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.[/p][/quote]You must be new - we don't do sympathy in this forum![/p][/quote]Yes we never cave in to sentimentality on here. Man up and drive your dented black metal box with a stiff upper lip. Take it on the chin/bumper. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 13

6:16pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Shanny42 says...

I tried to enlarge the picture so I could see the damage.......nope, even with my glasses on I can see hardly anything. Fact of life.....park in a public car park you stand the chance of getting a scratch or two,either from a trolley or car driver....why do you think they are called trolley ****!!!
I tried to enlarge the picture so I could see the damage.......nope, even with my glasses on I can see hardly anything. Fact of life.....park in a public car park you stand the chance of getting a scratch or two,either from a trolley or car driver....why do you think they are called trolley ****!!! Shanny42
  • Score: 15

6:27pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Boyzee Boy says...

A small scratch.........and the "car's ruined"...........re
ally. Get a life!
A small scratch.........and the "car's ruined"...........re ally. Get a life! Boyzee Boy
  • Score: 21

6:31pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nothingtofear says...

Ms daisy wrote:
Sorry just read the article again properly, didnt realise that they where husband and wife.
Don't apologise. Your original post was far more amusing.
[quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: Sorry just read the article again properly, didnt realise that they where husband and wife.[/p][/quote]Don't apologise. Your original post was far more amusing. nothingtofear
  • Score: 15

6:34pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Just got back home
and missed all the fun
Hes been using his head as a polishing mop
and rubbed all the bristles off
Andrea looks fit though
Just got back home and missed all the fun Hes been using his head as a polishing mop and rubbed all the bristles off Andrea looks fit though nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

6:37pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nothingtofear says...

O'Reilly wrote:
The couple look very like George and Mildred.....remember them?
I remember George & Mildred although I suspect that most of the posters on here are too young (lucky them) to do so. Andrew Thomas is indeed a good 'George' lookalike but you're being somewhat severe on Andrea.
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: The couple look very like George and Mildred.....remember them?[/p][/quote]I remember George & Mildred although I suspect that most of the posters on here are too young (lucky them) to do so. Andrew Thomas is indeed a good 'George' lookalike but you're being somewhat severe on Andrea. nothingtofear
  • Score: 8

6:40pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Molecatcher wrote:
“The car is my pride and joy and I have spent a fortune on it."

Oh dear, oh dear... A car is just a tin box that sits in the street and goes rusty... Have a word with yourself...

One born every minute...
Yes what is it about people idolising cars? It's a tool to get you from a to b, tiny scratches won't affect that. If he want's it fixed then and he has fully comp insurance make a claim. Now he's made a fuss and told everyone how it's happened his insurance probably won't pay as its on private land. If he had kept quiet and told his insurance the damage had just appeared overnight whilst parked on a public road outside his house, they would have paid out.
Or cyclist did it.

That should add another 20 comments.
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: “The car is my pride and joy and I have spent a fortune on it." Oh dear, oh dear... A car is just a tin box that sits in the street and goes rusty... Have a word with yourself... One born every minute...[/p][/quote]Yes what is it about people idolising cars? It's a tool to get you from a to b, tiny scratches won't affect that. If he want's it fixed then and he has fully comp insurance make a claim. Now he's made a fuss and told everyone how it's happened his insurance probably won't pay as its on private land. If he had kept quiet and told his insurance the damage had just appeared overnight whilst parked on a public road outside his house, they would have paid out.[/p][/quote]Or cyclist did it. That should add another 20 comments. Lord Spring
  • Score: 9

6:42pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

nothingtofear wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
The couple look very like George and Mildred.....remember them?
I remember George & Mildred although I suspect that most of the posters on here are too young (lucky them) to do so. Andrew Thomas is indeed a good 'George' lookalike but you're being somewhat severe on Andrea.
Andrea is very fragrant,she can defiantly come to the commenters BBQ
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: The couple look very like George and Mildred.....remember them?[/p][/quote]I remember George & Mildred although I suspect that most of the posters on here are too young (lucky them) to do so. Andrew Thomas is indeed a good 'George' lookalike but you're being somewhat severe on Andrea.[/p][/quote]Andrea is very fragrant,she can defiantly come to the commenters BBQ kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -5

6:46pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Shanny42 wrote:
I tried to enlarge the picture so I could see the damage.......nope, even with my glasses on I can see hardly anything. Fact of life.....park in a public car park you stand the chance of getting a scratch or two,either from a trolley or car driver....why do you think they are called trolley ****!!!
Is the lovely Andrea just as,foxy enlarged
[quote][p][bold]Shanny42[/bold] wrote: I tried to enlarge the picture so I could see the damage.......nope, even with my glasses on I can see hardly anything. Fact of life.....park in a public car park you stand the chance of getting a scratch or two,either from a trolley or car driver....why do you think they are called trolley ****!!![/p][/quote]Is the lovely Andrea just as,foxy enlarged kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

6:48pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nothingtofear says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
nothingtofear wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
The couple look very like George and Mildred.....remember them?
I remember George & Mildred although I suspect that most of the posters on here are too young (lucky them) to do so. Andrew Thomas is indeed a good 'George' lookalike but you're being somewhat severe on Andrea.
Andrea is very fragrant,she can defiantly come to the commenters BBQ
Agreed and I still think that Ms Daisy's original post was nearer the mark and that whoever said the Echo has got George & Mildred's ages back to front was right.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: The couple look very like George and Mildred.....remember them?[/p][/quote]I remember George & Mildred although I suspect that most of the posters on here are too young (lucky them) to do so. Andrew Thomas is indeed a good 'George' lookalike but you're being somewhat severe on Andrea.[/p][/quote]Andrea is very fragrant,she can defiantly come to the commenters BBQ[/p][/quote]Agreed and I still think that Ms Daisy's original post was nearer the mark and that whoever said the Echo has got George & Mildred's ages back to front was right. nothingtofear
  • Score: 2

6:48pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

For get the damage
Get the suspension highered
cross country wheels fitted
a winch on the front
and come off- roading up the Ridgeway
with nickynoodah Andrea.
For get the damage Get the suspension highered cross country wheels fitted a winch on the front and come off- roading up the Ridgeway with nickynoodah Andrea. nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

6:49pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Just got back home
and missed all the fun
Hes been using his head as a polishing mop
and rubbed all the bristles off
Andrea looks fit though
Are you a bloke Nicky?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Just got back home and missed all the fun Hes been using his head as a polishing mop and rubbed all the bristles off Andrea looks fit though[/p][/quote]Are you a bloke Nicky? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -3

7:02pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

.

Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.

goodbye Andrew see ya.
. Pardon the way that I stare. There's nothing else to compare. The sight of you leaves me weak. There are no words left to speak You're just too good to be true. Can't take my eyes off you. goodbye Andrew see ya. nickynoodah
  • Score: -5

7:02pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

60plus wrote:
Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.
Hopefully just got you taken off .for the comments you made .ref the lad that was killed on the forest road this morning.Not cruel.more a reflection on your quest to be published.And not what the lads family wanted to hear
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Some people are so nasty about the comments are they jealous he's got a BMW.to the people passing comment about the cost of repair they must not have had a repair done.[/p][/quote]Hopefully just got you taken off .for the comments you made .ref the lad that was killed on the forest road this morning.Not cruel.more a reflection on your quest to be published.And not what the lads family wanted to hear kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -5

7:04pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

nickynoodah wrote:
.

Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.

goodbye Andrew see ya.
That would be a great song .work on it
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: . Pardon the way that I stare. There's nothing else to compare. The sight of you leaves me weak. There are no words left to speak You're just too good to be true. Can't take my eyes off you. goodbye Andrew see ya.[/p][/quote]That would be a great song .work on it kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -6

7:08pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kdub72 says...

The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
I didn't think BMW owners shopped at ASDA?
I didn't think BMW owners lived in council houses!
[quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: I didn't think BMW owners shopped at ASDA?[/p][/quote]I didn't think BMW owners lived in council houses! kdub72
  • Score: 4

7:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ashleycross says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
.

Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.

goodbye Andrew see ya.
That would be a great song .work on it
Worryingly enough I am actually in tune with NIckyNoo etc on this one. The jumper is just so Andy Williams/Val Doonican it is unbelievable.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: . Pardon the way that I stare. There's nothing else to compare. The sight of you leaves me weak. There are no words left to speak You're just too good to be true. Can't take my eyes off you. goodbye Andrew see ya.[/p][/quote]That would be a great song .work on it[/p][/quote]Worryingly enough I am actually in tune with NIckyNoo etc on this one. The jumper is just so Andy Williams/Val Doonican it is unbelievable. ashleycross
  • Score: 3

7:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Old Colonial says...

Come on Echo, how much are people like this paying you to get their pictures in the paper? I know you must be cash strapped judging by the how little you must have available to spend on so called journalists.
Come on Echo, how much are people like this paying you to get their pictures in the paper? I know you must be cash strapped judging by the how little you must have available to spend on so called journalists. Old Colonial
  • Score: 7

7:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

kdub72 wrote:
The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
I didn't think BMW owners shopped at ASDA?
I didn't think BMW owners lived in council houses!
The late actor Arthur Mullard, was famous for owning a Rolls Royce and living all his life in a council house.
[quote][p][bold]kdub72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: I didn't think BMW owners shopped at ASDA?[/p][/quote]I didn't think BMW owners lived in council houses![/p][/quote]The late actor Arthur Mullard, was famous for owning a Rolls Royce and living all his life in a council house. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 3

7:34pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Take a look at this then on eBay 350857161355
great little car.
Take a look at this then on eBay 350857161355 great little car. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

7:39pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
kdub72 wrote:
The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
I didn't think BMW owners shopped at ASDA?
I didn't think BMW owners lived in council houses!
The late actor Arthur Mullard, was famous for owning a Rolls Royce and living all his life in a council house.
That,s what I thought where do you reckon West Howe or Turlin
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kdub72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: I didn't think BMW owners shopped at ASDA?[/p][/quote]I didn't think BMW owners lived in council houses![/p][/quote]The late actor Arthur Mullard, was famous for owning a Rolls Royce and living all his life in a council house.[/p][/quote]That,s what I thought where do you reckon West Howe or Turlin kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -3

7:47pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

ashleycross wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
.

Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off you.

goodbye Andrew see ya.
That would be a great song .work on it
Worryingly enough I am actually in tune with NIckyNoo etc on this one. The jumper is just so Andy Williams/Val Doonican it is unbelievable.
Forget it
its just Andrea and noodah
off-roading in Wiltshire

Its just another day in the office.
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: . Pardon the way that I stare. There's nothing else to compare. The sight of you leaves me weak. There are no words left to speak You're just too good to be true. Can't take my eyes off you. goodbye Andrew see ya.[/p][/quote]That would be a great song .work on it[/p][/quote]Worryingly enough I am actually in tune with NIckyNoo etc on this one. The jumper is just so Andy Williams/Val Doonican it is unbelievable.[/p][/quote]Forget it its just Andrea and noodah off-roading in Wiltshire Its just another day in the office. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

8:09pm Thu 23 Jan 14

static kill says...

Poor old bloke's got trolleys banging his car and now nickynoodah trying to bang his wife/daughter.
Poor old bloke's got trolleys banging his car and now nickynoodah trying to bang his wife/daughter. static kill
  • Score: 3

8:15pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

I don't like Andrews hair style very much
he's got his parting the wrong side.
I don't like Andrews hair style very much he's got his parting the wrong side. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

8:41pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

I understand the frustration of the couple. I am guessing ASDA is putting the damage down to an accident out of their control? I hope the couple can get some help from ASDA as goodwill gesture?
I understand the frustration of the couple. I am guessing ASDA is putting the damage down to an accident out of their control? I hope the couple can get some help from ASDA as goodwill gesture? Kevin_123
  • Score: -17

8:47pm Thu 23 Jan 14

P Barker says...

I think the line "My car has been very much ruined ...." sums it up. Pathetic !. I manages to come off my bike in the ice last week. A few scratches on the paintwork, and I was annoyed. But its not "ruined" & I'm not suing the council for not gritting every single inch of every single road either.
I think the line "My car has been very much ruined ...." sums it up. Pathetic !. I manages to come off my bike in the ice last week. A few scratches on the paintwork, and I was annoyed. But its not "ruined" & I'm not suing the council for not gritting every single inch of every single road either. P Barker
  • Score: 13

9:06pm Thu 23 Jan 14

hooplaa says...

leave Asda alone!
leave Asda alone! hooplaa
  • Score: 8

9:12pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ol'bag lady says...

I bet they are really pleased to have reported this - they'll probably go back into hiberbation now! At least they have discovered where to come for sympathy.
I bet they are really pleased to have reported this - they'll probably go back into hiberbation now! At least they have discovered where to come for sympathy. ol'bag lady
  • Score: 11

9:20pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Ayles 10 says...

Idiots!
Idiots! Ayles 10
  • Score: 12

10:14pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

Just to be 100% clear, car park owners can put up all the signs they want saying that cars are part at the owners risk, however, the law is quite clear that despite the wording of any sign, responsibility lies with the operator if they can be shown to be negligent. (i.e. you cant waive responsibility for negligence on your own part). This is the same in civil and criminal law.

However, ASDA's lawyers are obviously confident that they were not negligent perhaps taking the view that the trolleys were blown by extreme weather conditions i.e. unforeseeable act of god.

I think the chap has gone about it the wrong way - if he had pursued the claim through the small claims court process rather than going to the Echo, ASDA might not have even fought the case due to the cost of actually sending a barrister to court.
Just to be 100% clear, car park owners can put up all the signs they want saying that cars are part at the owners risk, however, the law is quite clear that despite the wording of any sign, responsibility lies with the operator if they can be shown to be negligent. (i.e. you cant waive responsibility for negligence on your own part). This is the same in civil and criminal law. However, ASDA's lawyers are obviously confident that they were not negligent perhaps taking the view that the trolleys were blown by extreme weather conditions i.e. unforeseeable act of god. I think the chap has gone about it the wrong way - if he had pursued the claim through the small claims court process rather than going to the Echo, ASDA might not have even fought the case due to the cost of actually sending a barrister to court. Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: 2

10:15pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

...oh and he is a dead ringer for George Roper!
...oh and he is a dead ringer for George Roper! Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: 5

10:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.”

Next time, think - and park on the covered lower deck. Meanwhile, call your insurers. Parking there is at your own risk - there are signs posted to that effect.
“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Asda is refusing to pay the damages because they left the top car park open and did not secure the trolleys even though they knew there was a problem with the weather.” Next time, think - and park on the covered lower deck. Meanwhile, call your insurers. Parking there is at your own risk - there are signs posted to that effect. Yankee1
  • Score: 9

10:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

muscliffman wrote:
£2,500 worth of damage? If it is confined to that shown in the photo I would suggest obtaining a few more quotes - somebody somewhere is having a laugh!

But surely if any of us drive into a Supermarket Car Park which will inevitably be full of discarded shopping trollies on a windy/stormy day, we are accepting all the risks that go with that territory. Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
There are signs stating that parking there is at the driver's own risk.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: £2,500 worth of damage? If it is confined to that shown in the photo I would suggest obtaining a few more quotes - somebody somewhere is having a laugh! But surely if any of us drive into a Supermarket Car Park which will inevitably be full of discarded shopping trollies on a windy/stormy day, we are accepting all the risks that go with that territory. Whatever happened to personal responsibility?[/p][/quote]There are signs stating that parking there is at the driver's own risk. Yankee1
  • Score: 4

10:31pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

If he feels he has a case, he should take it to small claims court.

He doesn't. That is why he turned to the Echo, which is anti Asda/Tesco.
If he feels he has a case, he should take it to small claims court. He doesn't. That is why he turned to the Echo, which is anti Asda/Tesco. Yankee1
  • Score: 6

10:35pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

High Treason wrote:
You would think they would add a brake to shopping trolleys and the brake is on until you pull a spring loaded lever to move.
That is Heathrow. Not supermarkets.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: You would think they would add a brake to shopping trolleys and the brake is on until you pull a spring loaded lever to move.[/p][/quote]That is Heathrow. Not supermarkets. Yankee1
  • Score: 3

10:41pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Stopmoaninganddo1 says...

oh dear such a shame!! any evidence to show that the trolleys did this? this is a non news item!!
oh dear such a shame!! any evidence to show that the trolleys did this? this is a non news item!! Stopmoaninganddo1
  • Score: 7

12:14am Fri 24 Jan 14

portia6 says...

Off their trolleys what a couple of wallys. Its all about the money kerching!
Off their trolleys what a couple of wallys. Its all about the money kerching! portia6
  • Score: 5

7:20am Fri 24 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

If they ever bring back George and Mildred...
If they ever bring back George and Mildred... Richard 1976
  • Score: 9

12:18pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Really annoying for the owners of the car - peeps out shopping are always bashing cars with trolleys - the big issue is the money garages charge to repair cars these days - if its an insurance claim they charge even more, doesn't matter if it is a mini or a rolls - or even a sleek (sic) beemer 3 series. Poor chap would have been really hit with cost if he could have afforded a 5, 6 or 7 series.
Really annoying for the owners of the car - peeps out shopping are always bashing cars with trolleys - the big issue is the money garages charge to repair cars these days - if its an insurance claim they charge even more, doesn't matter if it is a mini or a rolls - or even a sleek (sic) beemer 3 series. Poor chap would have been really hit with cost if he could have afforded a 5, 6 or 7 series. sundaydriver
  • Score: 4

5:02pm Fri 24 Jan 14

motsie says...

What other damage was he trying to get Asda to pay for?
What other damage was he trying to get Asda to pay for? motsie
  • Score: 5

5:22pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Perhaps some go faster stripes or a big bore exhaust? - I hear Beemers look much better with these additions
Perhaps some go faster stripes or a big bore exhaust? - I hear Beemers look much better with these additions sundaydriver
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Peroni says...

Also what happens if one of the many trolleys that are taken outside of the majority of supermarkets perimeters, blows into a car or cars ?
Do they deny ownership ? Blame customers ?
But it won't be the car owners fault in the street .
What if a loose trolly injured a child ? In or outside.
Also what happens if one of the many trolleys that are taken outside of the majority of supermarkets perimeters, blows into a car or cars ? Do they deny ownership ? Blame customers ? But it won't be the car owners fault in the street . What if a loose trolly injured a child ? In or outside. Peroni
  • Score: -6

6:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Just spotted a trolley on the A38 Spur Road! didn't have any lights on either - not sure if it was an ASDA one though?
Just spotted a trolley on the A38 Spur Road! didn't have any lights on either - not sure if it was an ASDA one though? sundaydriver
  • Score: 2

6:57pm Fri 24 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

I am going gamping in Devon in May with you know who xx
I think I will change my user to Luckynoodah

jealous or what x
I am going gamping in Devon in May with you know who xx I think I will change my user to Luckynoodah jealous or what x nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

7:14pm Fri 24 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

sundaydriver wrote:
Just spotted a trolley on the A38 Spur Road! didn't have any lights on either - not sure if it was an ASDA one though?
Was it a trolleybus knobdirt ?
[quote][p][bold]sundaydriver[/bold] wrote: Just spotted a trolley on the A38 Spur Road! didn't have any lights on either - not sure if it was an ASDA one though?[/p][/quote]Was it a trolleybus knobdirt ? nickynoodah
  • Score: -8

8:23pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Don't know it didn't have any lights on but it looked like it was racing a BMW
Don't know it didn't have any lights on but it looked like it was racing a BMW sundaydriver
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Townee says...

Blame the person who caused the wind not asda. Wind is a natural problem when you have a curry.
Blame the person who caused the wind not asda. Wind is a natural problem when you have a curry. Townee
  • Score: 5

5:10pm Sun 26 Jan 14

gnarlston says...

"my car has been very much ruined" .... hardly ....

1st world problems eh?
"my car has been very much ruined" .... hardly .... 1st world problems eh? gnarlston
  • Score: 6

8:39pm Sun 26 Jan 14

exiled_taff says...

Perhaps if the claimant wins a small claims court case Asda (and all other supermarkets) will withdraw trolleys. What will be the result? More home delivery vehicles parking whereever they like and blocking pavements.
Damned if you do and damned if you don't.
Another pair trying to blame anyone and everyone except accepting that accidents happen. If this is Asda's fault, then they'll end up paying people to "guard" the trolleys in the car park. People shop at Asda because they are cheap and don't waste money on pointless staff (or quality foods).
Perhaps if the claimant wins a small claims court case Asda (and all other supermarkets) will withdraw trolleys. What will be the result? More home delivery vehicles parking whereever they like and blocking pavements. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Another pair trying to blame anyone and everyone except accepting that accidents happen. If this is Asda's fault, then they'll end up paying people to "guard" the trolleys in the car park. People shop at Asda because they are cheap and don't waste money on pointless staff (or quality foods). exiled_taff
  • Score: 3

8:53pm Sun 26 Jan 14

exiled_taff says...

http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/news/10
963932.Warning_for_i
ce_after_wet_and_win
dy_weather_fells_tre
es_and_floods_church
_basement/?ref=mry
I just read this story.
Next week we'll read that pub bosses are to be sued for not cutting the trees down, to avoid the risk of damaging cars parked in the car park.
Why don't people take more care for the public and their customers? (sarcastically written)
http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 963932.Warning_for_i ce_after_wet_and_win dy_weather_fells_tre es_and_floods_church _basement/?ref=mry I just read this story. Next week we'll read that pub bosses are to be sued for not cutting the trees down, to avoid the risk of damaging cars parked in the car park. Why don't people take more care for the public and their customers? (sarcastically written) exiled_taff
  • Score: 0

9:08pm Sun 26 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

People don't care - we live in a society where everybody only considers themselves - that's why cars always get bashed in Supermarket car parks
People don't care - we live in a society where everybody only considers themselves - that's why cars always get bashed in Supermarket car parks sundaydriver
  • Score: 1

11:35am Tue 28 Jan 14

Uptonian2 says...

112 comments on this story....OMG! It's laughable it really is.....
112 comments on this story....OMG! It's laughable it really is..... Uptonian2
  • Score: 2

3:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

M0Z says...

113. Ludicrous. There’s not enough surface area on a trolley for the wind to propel it with sufficient force to cause anything other than minor scratches, which could be removed cheaply with T-cut. My own last accident was in the fast lane of the M3 – but it cost less than £2,500 for a whole new bumper, partial metallic paint re-spray and structural re-alignment. This quote is a joke. Also, the trolley collectors at the Bournemouth Asda are very vigilant – I’ve been using this store since it first opened and I see them doing their stuff on nearly every visit. Abandoned trolleys are quickly rounded up - there are very few strays at any one time. The idea that FIVE of them had all somehow got ‘wedged’ or ‘jammed’ against the same car seems implausible. Most people park in the underground section when the weather is bad. Or, it might have been sensible to park on the upwind edge. It’s hardly fair to blame Asda for not shutting an open-air car park if the council hasn’t shut the open-air roads leading to it. Signage about parking ‘at your own risk’ is present, but largely irrelevant because such signs don’t impact statutory rights. In this case though, I’d be amazed if any negligence could be proven. It’s just blame, blame, blame anyone but yourself.
113. Ludicrous. There’s not enough surface area on a trolley for the wind to propel it with sufficient force to cause anything other than minor scratches, which could be removed cheaply with T-cut. My own last accident was in the fast lane of the M3 – but it cost less than £2,500 for a whole new bumper, partial metallic paint re-spray and structural re-alignment. This quote is a joke. Also, the trolley collectors at the Bournemouth Asda are very vigilant – I’ve been using this store since it first opened and I see them doing their stuff on nearly every visit. Abandoned trolleys are quickly rounded up - there are very few strays at any one time. The idea that FIVE of them had all somehow got ‘wedged’ or ‘jammed’ against the same car seems implausible. Most people park in the underground section when the weather is bad. Or, it might have been sensible to park on the upwind edge. It’s hardly fair to blame Asda for not shutting an open-air car park if the council hasn’t shut the open-air roads leading to it. Signage about parking ‘at your own risk’ is present, but largely irrelevant because such signs don’t impact statutory rights. In this case though, I’d be amazed if any negligence could be proven. It’s just blame, blame, blame anyone but yourself. M0Z
  • Score: 3

5:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

can we now know the latest on this ridiculous episode.by the way i am79 and he looks about the same as me.
can we now know the latest on this ridiculous episode.by the way i am79 and he looks about the same as me. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

117. whoever counted counted up wrong :)
117. whoever counted counted up wrong :) sundaydriver
  • Score: 0

9:27am Wed 29 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

The Engineer wrote:
I always feel sorry for BMW owners, they've been 'hoodwinked' into buying a car that is made out of the same materials and has about the same number of parts as a ford mondeo. Many now are becoming aware that the perceived superior German technology is a myth, especially when it comes to cars, they are barely in the top ten when it comes to reliability. The only reason I can think of as to why people by German is that they have more money than sense. After all, a car is just another tool.
"After all a car is just another . . . "

No. That's the driver.
[quote][p][bold]The Engineer[/bold] wrote: I always feel sorry for BMW owners, they've been 'hoodwinked' into buying a car that is made out of the same materials and has about the same number of parts as a ford mondeo. Many now are becoming aware that the perceived superior German technology is a myth, especially when it comes to cars, they are barely in the top ten when it comes to reliability. The only reason I can think of as to why people by German is that they have more money than sense. After all, a car is just another tool.[/p][/quote]"After all a car is just another . . . " No. That's the driver. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

9:45am Wed 29 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Nope - as a motorist who has had well over 75 cars since I was 21 I have to concede that BMW's are better and are more reliable - people that don't have them hate the perceived status and people that have them enjoy the perceived status that non owners have - annoyingly I don't have one at the moment :(
Nope - as a motorist who has had well over 75 cars since I was 21 I have to concede that BMW's are better and are more reliable - people that don't have them hate the perceived status and people that have them enjoy the perceived status that non owners have - annoyingly I don't have one at the moment :( sundaydriver
  • Score: -2

2:57pm Wed 29 Jan 14

The Archer says...

i think they got the ages wrong way round cos if he is only 49 he's led a VERY hard life which is maybe why he wants such an outrageous amount to repair his old banger
i think they got the ages wrong way round cos if he is only 49 he's led a VERY hard life which is maybe why he wants such an outrageous amount to repair his old banger The Archer
  • Score: 1

3:25pm Wed 29 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

The Archer wrote:
i think they got the ages wrong way round cos if he is only 49 he's led a VERY hard life which is maybe why he wants such an outrageous amount to repair his old banger
Worrying about things of little or no consequence and spending your waking hours angry will do that to a man.
[quote][p][bold]The Archer[/bold] wrote: i think they got the ages wrong way round cos if he is only 49 he's led a VERY hard life which is maybe why he wants such an outrageous amount to repair his old banger[/p][/quote]Worrying about things of little or no consequence and spending your waking hours angry will do that to a man. JackJohnson
  • Score: 2

3:27pm Wed 29 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Just think how all of these comments have aged the poor chap further then!

Hello Mr Thomas if you are reading
Just think how all of these comments have aged the poor chap further then! Hello Mr Thomas if you are reading sundaydriver
  • Score: 2

4:29pm Wed 29 Jan 14

rogace says...

Asda has a duty to ensure in poor and hazardous weather that their premises and access and any sign-age/accessories (trolleys) are safe - end of.

wandering trolleys (or trolls lol) should have been stored in their 'return areas' - if that many trolleys were being blown around that day then Asda have failed to monitor this.

As for £2500 worth of repairs - YES I can believe it - just scratch a new car or damage a light assembly especially on a high end vehicle that is newish and you are looking at many 100's to 1000's of pounds even for the smallest little incident.

Their car is NOT ruined but it is an insurance job to get t fixed properly - they will have fully comp so their Insurers will go after Asda for being at fault here- simples...Its a nuisance but I would personally not put my picture in the ECHO over this - let the insures fight it out lol
Asda has a duty to ensure in poor and hazardous weather that their premises and access and any sign-age/accessories (trolleys) are safe - end of. wandering trolleys (or trolls lol) should have been stored in their 'return areas' - if that many trolleys were being blown around that day then Asda have failed to monitor this. As for £2500 worth of repairs - YES I can believe it - just scratch a new car or damage a light assembly especially on a high end vehicle that is newish and you are looking at many 100's to 1000's of pounds even for the smallest little incident. Their car is NOT ruined but it is an insurance job to get t fixed properly - they will have fully comp so their Insurers will go after Asda for being at fault here- simples...Its a nuisance but I would personally not put my picture in the ECHO over this - let the insures fight it out lol rogace
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Wed 29 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Yep then when the insurers have sorted it out they will load up everybody's premium a little more next year to get their money back - the motorist never wins!
Yep then when the insurers have sorted it out they will load up everybody's premium a little more next year to get their money back - the motorist never wins! sundaydriver
  • Score: 1

8:03pm Wed 29 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

This is why I drive a beaten up Micra. You don't have to worry about Asda's Asbo shopping trolleys rampaging through carparks, If the engine starts I'm happy!
This is why I drive a beaten up Micra. You don't have to worry about Asda's Asbo shopping trolleys rampaging through carparks, If the engine starts I'm happy! canfordcherry
  • Score: 1

10:38pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Abc1970 says...

rogace wrote:
Asda has a duty to ensure in poor and hazardous weather that their premises and access and any sign-age/accessories (trolleys) are safe - end of.

wandering trolleys (or trolls lol) should have been stored in their 'return areas' - if that many trolleys were being blown around that day then Asda have failed to monitor this.

As for £2500 worth of repairs - YES I can believe it - just scratch a new car or damage a light assembly especially on a high end vehicle that is newish and you are looking at many 100's to 1000's of pounds even for the smallest little incident.

Their car is NOT ruined but it is an insurance job to get t fixed properly - they will have fully comp so their Insurers will go after Asda for being at fault here- simples...Its a nuisance but I would personally not put my picture in the ECHO over this - let the insures fight it out lol
Just wondering, why, this day in age, does something always have to be somebody else's fault, when did we stop being responsible for it own lives? This culture is getting ridiculous! Sue sue sue!!! What a joke. The man is totally at fault and now he is trying to blame Asda for something they have very little control over. If the winds were that strong and trolleys blowing around so much, why on earth would you park your car there?!? This Asda has the benefit of a below ground car park, he could have parked there. I think you will actually fine that the fault lies with the irresponsible customer who didn't secure their trolley, again, assuming somebody else will do it for them. Supermarkets advertise very well that fact that cars are parked at the owners risk, and what you are suggesting is that each individual trolley should have a member of staff allocated to ensure its safe stowage after use. I hope he takes adds a to court and the judge laughs in his face and makes him apologise to Asda for publicly slandering them. Oh, and this has nothing to do with being jealous of a BMW owner, my Audi A5 cabrio is far better!
[quote][p][bold]rogace[/bold] wrote: Asda has a duty to ensure in poor and hazardous weather that their premises and access and any sign-age/accessories (trolleys) are safe - end of. wandering trolleys (or trolls lol) should have been stored in their 'return areas' - if that many trolleys were being blown around that day then Asda have failed to monitor this. As for £2500 worth of repairs - YES I can believe it - just scratch a new car or damage a light assembly especially on a high end vehicle that is newish and you are looking at many 100's to 1000's of pounds even for the smallest little incident. Their car is NOT ruined but it is an insurance job to get t fixed properly - they will have fully comp so their Insurers will go after Asda for being at fault here- simples...Its a nuisance but I would personally not put my picture in the ECHO over this - let the insures fight it out lol[/p][/quote]Just wondering, why, this day in age, does something always have to be somebody else's fault, when did we stop being responsible for it own lives? This culture is getting ridiculous! Sue sue sue!!! What a joke. The man is totally at fault and now he is trying to blame Asda for something they have very little control over. If the winds were that strong and trolleys blowing around so much, why on earth would you park your car there?!? This Asda has the benefit of a below ground car park, he could have parked there. I think you will actually fine that the fault lies with the irresponsible customer who didn't secure their trolley, again, assuming somebody else will do it for them. Supermarkets advertise very well that fact that cars are parked at the owners risk, and what you are suggesting is that each individual trolley should have a member of staff allocated to ensure its safe stowage after use. I hope he takes adds a to court and the judge laughs in his face and makes him apologise to Asda for publicly slandering them. Oh, and this has nothing to do with being jealous of a BMW owner, my Audi A5 cabrio is far better! Abc1970
  • Score: 1

8:26pm Thu 30 Jan 14

rogace says...

Abc1970
sadly that is how it is these days - any organization such as a supermarket premise has to make sure it is safe for their customers at use all times - even more so when hazardous weather clearly notified as it was, makes outdoor spaces potentially dangerous with any of their unsecured equipment - if they fail to do this which on this occasion MAY have happened when they had an opportunity to have staff out there to ensure all ship shape then they have failed to ensure reasonable precautions have been taken.
This is nothing that new or a case of 'new blame culture' - it is simply how we have to run stuff these days whether it be a massive supermarket or the village hall...

Same as if you were on an aircraft and the pilot flew through a forecast thunderstorm/turbule
nce that was clearly avoidable if he had used his weather radar and caused damage to the aircraft or injury then you would be the first person to say pilot error - not quite the same but a similar circumstance in who may be responsible.
Abc1970 sadly that is how it is these days - any organization such as a supermarket premise has to make sure it is safe for their customers at use all times - even more so when hazardous weather clearly notified as it was, makes outdoor spaces potentially dangerous with any of their unsecured equipment - if they fail to do this which on this occasion MAY have happened when they had an opportunity to have staff out there to ensure all ship shape then they have failed to ensure reasonable precautions have been taken. This is nothing that new or a case of 'new blame culture' - it is simply how we have to run stuff these days whether it be a massive supermarket or the village hall... Same as if you were on an aircraft and the pilot flew through a forecast thunderstorm/turbule nce that was clearly avoidable if he had used his weather radar and caused damage to the aircraft or injury then you would be the first person to say pilot error - not quite the same but a similar circumstance in who may be responsible. rogace
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

rogace wrote:
Abc1970
sadly that is how it is these days - any organization such as a supermarket premise has to make sure it is safe for their customers at use all times - even more so when hazardous weather clearly notified as it was, makes outdoor spaces potentially dangerous with any of their unsecured equipment - if they fail to do this which on this occasion MAY have happened when they had an opportunity to have staff out there to ensure all ship shape then they have failed to ensure reasonable precautions have been taken.
This is nothing that new or a case of 'new blame culture' - it is simply how we have to run stuff these days whether it be a massive supermarket or the village hall...

Same as if you were on an aircraft and the pilot flew through a forecast thunderstorm/turbule

nce that was clearly avoidable if he had used his weather radar and caused damage to the aircraft or injury then you would be the first person to say pilot error - not quite the same but a similar circumstance in who may be responsible.
The difference is that you would have been a passenger on the aircraft with no control over the responsible person's (i.e. the pilot-in-charge's) decision.

In the case of the damaged car, the p-i-c was Mr Angry, who was fully aware of the weather conditions when he chose his parking spot.
[quote][p][bold]rogace[/bold] wrote: Abc1970 sadly that is how it is these days - any organization such as a supermarket premise has to make sure it is safe for their customers at use all times - even more so when hazardous weather clearly notified as it was, makes outdoor spaces potentially dangerous with any of their unsecured equipment - if they fail to do this which on this occasion MAY have happened when they had an opportunity to have staff out there to ensure all ship shape then they have failed to ensure reasonable precautions have been taken. This is nothing that new or a case of 'new blame culture' - it is simply how we have to run stuff these days whether it be a massive supermarket or the village hall... Same as if you were on an aircraft and the pilot flew through a forecast thunderstorm/turbule nce that was clearly avoidable if he had used his weather radar and caused damage to the aircraft or injury then you would be the first person to say pilot error - not quite the same but a similar circumstance in who may be responsible.[/p][/quote]The difference is that you would have been a passenger on the aircraft with no control over the responsible person's (i.e. the pilot-in-charge's) decision. In the case of the damaged car, the p-i-c was Mr Angry, who was fully aware of the weather conditions when he chose his parking spot. JackJohnson
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8:03pm Sun 2 Feb 14

townsendresident says...

How does such a story warrant an article?? Quiet day on the news front?

Massively over-optimistic assessment of damage and over-reporting of and reaction to a vastly insignificant incident.
How does such a story warrant an article?? Quiet day on the news front? Massively over-optimistic assessment of damage and over-reporting of and reaction to a vastly insignificant incident. townsendresident
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