Wembley Ticket Scam

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  1. SussexBlueBird

    SussexBlueBird Active Member

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    From a young relative in Cardiff (S/T holder) it appears there is talk of people applying for season tickets via direct debit, getting the final tickets and then canceling the direct debits, anyone closer to 'home' know if there's any truth to this.
     
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  2. DaiJones

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    with success there will always be people who jump on the bandwagon, the club cant please everyone, i've renewed for next season earlier than i usually would to ensure i get the tickets, these people are exploiting a loophole that the club has allowed, so although extremely annoying, you've got to blame the club if anyone <ok>

    redandwhitecomrade has just been banned from this board <ok>
     
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  4. snlk/poksnbn

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    Let's just hope the club addresses this and zebra finance have done their homework.
     
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  5. Milford Bluebird

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    I think this is disgusting. Who then are these so called supporters?

    Just to get a Wembley ticket is pathetic, if they have registered for next season via the Zebrra Finance scheme as we have done then I thought there was a penalty clause for cancelling anyway - i think there was last year.


    Anyway for me they are not true supporters. From this next of the woods we have travelled this season alone over 10000 miles to watch Cardiff play both home and away and when you take into account all our games are away due to the distance we travel then I have no time for these individuals.


    Lets hope something is done about this but what I do not know.


    Rant over!
     
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  6. H bomb

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    I agree with Swamp... Demand will always outweigh supply on occasions like this and if there is a loop hole, people will take advantage of it... Doesn't make it right but there it is.
    Not sure how accurate this story is but if the same thing happened before, you'd have thought the club would have taken whatever steps to prevent the same this time (don't ask me what steps though).... it's not as if they haven't had enough practice in Wembley allocation recently :)

    The club are only concerned about selling the full allocation for Wembley... which they will. Whether it's to so called "plastics", "new fans", "the bloke I sit next to in work who doesn't go to games but wouldn't mind going to Wembley" or whoever is irrelevant to them imo.
    I don't have a ST so didn't really expect to get a ticket. What pissed me off is the implication from certain quarters (even from some within the club that non ST's are not as loyal as ST's ).... but hey, fk them...I'm over that and have made alternative arrangements for Cup Final day :D

    Milford: thats an impressive mileage total fair play. Huge respect for that <applause>
     
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  7. Milford Bluebird

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    Thanks H Bomb

    Just doing our bit for the cause
     
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    It's not that impressive. When you live in Milford, it's 80 miles before you get to civilisation passing a small village on the way - and then you've got to get back past them and Max Boyce.

    Come to think of it, that is mighty impressive - you should have a bravery award..........<laugh> :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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  9. Milford Bluebird

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    Going past the village is not too bad - its the Hymns and Arias that gets you<wah>
     
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  10. DaiJones

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    You'd better keep an eye out for DPJ, he likes hims and harry arse.
     
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  11. ccfcrt0p

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    I have used the option every year since it started. Now i might be wrong but i am sure there is a penalty to pay if you cancel or you are committed to it once you have signed the forms and it will come out regardless.
     
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  12. bluebird_nat

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    There's a 14 day cooling off period from the date you signed the contract after that i'm pretty sure you have to pay the full amount plus interest for any missed payments etc.

    Although you could cancel the direct debit with the bank then it would be up to Zebra finance to chase the debt.

    Hopefully the club will do something about it, if they are aware of it.
     
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  13. isawronnymoorescore

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    We have loads of bona fide ST holders now, i think it is also a case of the club being a bit greedy in taking new orders, i would only sell tickets to those who are current holders, once we have got our tickets then give people the opportunity to buy new ST's. Its not rocket science to find these scumbags.
     
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  14. Dilligaf

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    Before any of you start I come in peace. I don't know what arrangements are in place for tickets but one thing you all need to be careful of and that is cancelling direct debits are not quite so simple as you may think it is.
    When you give any organisation eg Cardiff City FC your bank details they set up a mandate and claim payments from your bank. If you cancel the direct debit, say after the Final, it will have no effect as they can simply reinstate a new direct debit mandate and claim further payments. Before you ask, No they would not be doing anything illegal in setting up a new mandate either. This is why company's like setting up direct debits in the first place and also why they don't volunteer this information to the consumer.
    Of course you genuine fans don't need to worry as you support your team no matter what but the plastics will be in for a nasty shock.
     
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  15. SussexBlueBird

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    Hi Dilligaf, always a welcome for sensible posters lol, to be fair I think it's going to be a very small minority that try it on, a bit of a catch 22 situation for the club really
     
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  16. Dilligaf

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    Cheers Sussex, personally I think it's funny that it's the plastics that will be caught out if they try this little scam. By doing it this way Cardiff City are simply ensuring that no one can pull a fast one and it makes perfect business sense. Genuine fans will not be affected as they go to all the games anyway.
    Good luck in the final too and I hope you enjoy the day.
     
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  17. yanto1927

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    Sorry fella, not ALL DD's can be reinstated....
     
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  18. isawronnymoorescore

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    But it will go on your credit report as a missed payment.
     
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  19. Dilligaf

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    If the organisation in question wishes to reinstate then they can. The only way to stop them is to close the account down and open a new one. If you don't believe me ask at your bank and they'll confirm it
     
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  20. yanto1927

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    No need to check fella....I'm a Bank Manager !!!<doh>
     
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