WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,028,067
Topics75,592
Members13,512
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs9
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
42 registered members (AX_125, 10 invisible), 1,421 guests, and220 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
George Carlin
by BultacoAstro. 10th Sep 2020 9:00am
Our Earth
by granny. 8th Sep 2020 10:02am
The Moon Landing ?
by BultacoAstro. 29th Aug 2020 4:58pm
Harry McGuire.
by casper. 28th Aug 2020 11:15am
New Wirral History
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 4:05pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2020 3:38pm
WHAT PUB
by derekdwc. 12th Sep 2020 12:51pm
365 Crown Vaults 34 Watson Street
by mikeeb. 1st Sep 2020 5:05pm
94 Clarendon Hotel 109 to 111 Chester Street
by mikeeb. 31st Aug 2020 5:54pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by Greenwood. 21st Sep 2020 5:08pm
Classic Rock The Bands Are Awakening
by GaryFromWirral. 21st Sep 2020 10:18am
Coronavirus
by granny. 21st Sep 2020 8:38am
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by locomotive. 20th Sep 2020 8:00pm
Wooden Single Bed, Headboard, Mattress and Drawer
by rhoobarb2002. 20th Sep 2020 1:52pm
Dorothea Quarry Aug 2020
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 3:41pm
Trinity Street Birkenhead
by MIKE6570. 19th Sep 2020 12:22pm
Award for Corbyn ???
by casper. 19th Sep 2020 9:34am
cat found,Wallasey
by muzzy2. 19th Sep 2020 8:07am
September
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park #818812
23rd Aug 2013 6:25pm
23rd Aug 2013 6:25pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 720
Prenton, Wirral
E
Elizabeth Offline OP
Veteran
Elizabeth  Offline OP
Veteran
E
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 720
Prenton, Wirral
Today, the time stamp on the parking ticket at the Pyramids was 14 minutes faster than real time. Upon returning as I paid for the ticket, I noticed the time stamp was 5 minutes slower than real time.

So, despite the sign telling you that you get one hour parking for 1, in reality you only get 51 minutes based on the way their clocks are synchronised.

As it turned out I only needed to stay for 30 minutes and it didn't affect me, but I'd be pretty pissed off if I was charged 2 for staying over an hour when I hadn't.

Is it just me being picky or has anyone else noticed this?


Google Ads
Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Elizabeth] #819389
26th Aug 2013 7:37am
26th Aug 2013 7:37am
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,231
Wirral
Mark Offline

Wiki Master
Mark  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,231
Wirral
Not been to pyramids for so long but handy to know. I wonder if that could invalidate a ticket if the clocks are wrong ?


My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile
Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Elizabeth] #819802
27th Aug 2013 9:14pm
27th Aug 2013 9:14pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 720
Prenton, Wirral
E
Elizabeth Offline OP
Veteran
Elizabeth  Offline OP
Veteran
E
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 720
Prenton, Wirral
I wonder how you could prove that you were not over the hour though? Because the machine at the end where you put the ticket in order to get the barrier to rise keeps it. I didn't get to phone them today about it but I must put it on my list of 'things to do' for the coming week

Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Elizabeth] #819826
28th Aug 2013 6:02am
28th Aug 2013 6:02am
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,908
Wallasey
S
Salmon Offline
Forum Addict
Salmon  Offline
Forum Addict
S
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,908
Wallasey
"As it turned out I only needed to stay for 30 minutes and it didn't affect me, but I'd be pretty pissed off if I was charged 2 for staying over an hour when I hadn't."

Would it only be 2.00?

I wonder if you asked for a receipt on exit would that show the relevant times?

Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Salmon] #819884
28th Aug 2013 11:07am
28th Aug 2013 11:07am
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 336
Thingwall
B
bigpete Offline
Old Hand
bigpete  Offline
Old Hand
B
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 336
Thingwall
Originally Posted by Salmon
Would it only be 2.00?


Yep - that is the maximum charge now - stay all day for 2

Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Elizabeth] #820075
29th Aug 2013 5:19am
29th Aug 2013 5:19am
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
lahore
U
usman Offline
Beginner
usman  Offline
Beginner
U
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
lahore
"As it turned out I only needed to stay for 30 minutes and it didn't affect me, but I'd be pretty pissed off if I was charged 2 for staying over an hour when I hadn't."

Would it only be 2.00?

I wonder if you asked for a receipt on exit would that show the relevant times?

Last edited by usman; 29th Aug 2013 5:20am.
Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Elizabeth] #820076
29th Aug 2013 5:20am
29th Aug 2013 5:20am
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
lahore
U
usman Offline
Beginner
usman  Offline
Beginner
U
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
lahore
usman

Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Salmon] #821251
2nd Sep 2013 9:37am
2nd Sep 2013 9:37am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 720
Prenton, Wirral
E
Elizabeth Offline OP
Veteran
Elizabeth  Offline OP
Veteran
E
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 720
Prenton, Wirral
Originally Posted by Salmon
"As it turned out I only needed to stay for 30 minutes and it didn't affect me, but I'd be pretty pissed off if I was charged 2 for staying over an hour when I hadn't."

Would it only be 2.00?

I wonder if you asked for a receipt on exit would that show the relevant times?


I don't know how you would ask for a receipt though as it's all machine based, there are no humans involved although there is a help button on the exit gate.

Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Elizabeth] #821268
2nd Sep 2013 10:50am
2nd Sep 2013 10:50am
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,908
Wallasey
S
Salmon Offline
Forum Addict
Salmon  Offline
Forum Addict
S
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,908
Wallasey
There is usually a button to press when you put the ticket in to exit the car park.Clearly for business users who can claim expenses and for tax purposes.

Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Elizabeth] #834493
30th Oct 2013 5:47pm
30th Oct 2013 5:47pm
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Birkenhead
P
Pyramids Offline
Pyramids  Offline
P
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Birkenhead
all the equipment works off the same clock so if the entrance barrier clock is slow then so will the payment stations. there is no overcharge scenario possible. Hope that helps alleviate your fears

Re: Time Stamp on Ticket at Pyramids Car Park [Re: Pyramids] #834603
31st Oct 2013 12:33pm
31st Oct 2013 12:33pm
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,868
shropshire
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran
chriskay  Offline
Forum Veteran
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,868
shropshire
Originally Posted by Pyramids
all the equipment works off the same clock so if the entrance barrier clock is slow then so will the payment stations. there is no overcharge scenario possible. Hope that helps alleviate your fears

Unless the clock was changed during the stay?


Carpe diem.

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 4:05pm
Dorothea Quarry Aug 2020
by KevinFinity. 18th Sep 2020 9:45pm
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2020 3:38pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 9:20am
For Sale & Free
Wanted Bultaco Astro Or Pursang 360 Model 104
by BultacoAstro. 13th Sep 2020 10:39pm
Wooden Single Bed, Headboard, Mattress and Drawer
by rhoobarb2002. 12th Sep 2020 5:07pm
Vauxhall Alloy Wheels - Astra, Corsa, Zafira etc.
by j_demo. 12th Sep 2020 2:44pm
2x2 seater leather sofas recliner
by paul110180. 7th Sep 2020 8:18am
2x2 seater leather sofas recliner
by paul110180. 7th Sep 2020 7:32am
Member Spotlight
zigzagwanderer
zigzagwanderer
Wallasey
Posts: 302
Joined: January 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
RyanEvans, mange1827, Stephen_59, AuntieP, Marks1960
13512 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Van carpet fitter
by Gibbo. 17th Sep 2020 9:16am
Tower road. Birkenhead and now Dock road
by keef666. 6th Sep 2020 1:53pm
Enjoy the street theatre!
by Excoriator. 5th Sep 2020 3:50pm
Laminate flooring
by casper. 4th Sep 2020 6:33pm
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
by mikeeb. 23rd Aug 2020 3:05pm
News : New Topics
Award for Corbyn ???
by granny. 27th Aug 2020 10:41pm
Casper Specials
by granny. 23rd Aug 2020 5:39pm
Worlds oldest man dies aged 116
by mikeeb. 23rd Aug 2020 2:36pm
When Damascus Falls !
by granny. 13th Feb 2020 11:12pm
Coronavirus
by cools. 30th Jan 2020 5:38pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Dorothea Quarry Aug 2020
by KevinFinity. 18th Sep 2020 9:45pm
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 9:20am
Customer Is Always Right
by BultacoAstro. 3rd Sep 2020 12:19pm
VW Golf TDi Cambelt
by TudorBlue. 1st Sep 2020 10:04am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 6:58am
Sunset Mon 7:11pm
Local Time Mon 8:15pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1