Letter: Made a saving but paid price with parking
When my husband and I do our '˜big shop' we like to browse the shelves, often buying household goods, DVDs, books and clothes as well as our groceries.
Our bill is usually £200 plus.
Lidl have been sending us leaflets telling of weekly offers and low prices. So we would save money, we gave the Seamer Road store a try.
We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of the goods on offer and explored all the aisles.
When our large trolley was full, we checked out. Having to put everything back in the trolley then move aside to pack our bags was a nuisance and took us about 10 minutes but the service was good and the young man very polite.
We had spent £168, so felt pleased with our visit and savings.
A week later we received a parking penalty of £90 saying we had spent 10 minutes too long in Lidl car park.
If we paid within 14 days this fine would be ‘discounted’ to £45!
We did not notice the signs and it never entered our heads that there was a 90-minute time limit to do our shopping.
We have paid the £45 but will probably not visit Lidl again.
Princess Royal Park