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Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by derbyrameater, Dec 30, 2008.

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  1. derbyrameater

    derbyrameater Just doesn't shut up

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    I`ve seen a few comments about the prices of Wolves run coaches being a bit steep, is there a rip-off going on?

    Taking even more money from loyal supporters who don`t just go to home games but also away games.

    Should they be run at cost?

    Is someone profiteering?

    Or is the price justifiable?
     
  2. LINT70

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    £14.00 to Blues on Saturday is about £4 over the odds and consistently 2-3 quid too expensive.

    When it was set up it effectively killed off a lot of the independent supporters clubs and now they have carte blanche to more or less charge what they like especially to games like the Blues where many don't want to risk the train or driving and parking.

    I'm not suggesting that the travel club should run at a loss or even just at cost i just can't see that the club would generate that much money from their overcharging all its doing is potentially alienating its most loyal fans.
     
  3. sy king

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    With how depressing some of the lot on here are... the last place i would want to be after a defeat/draw :eek: is on a coach full of sour faced 'fans'

    ive only ever travelled on the coach once, and that was when it was free! (milwall on a friday night)

    every other time ive driven, works out cheaper if you take a car full...

    bilston wolf will vouch for me on this, after swansea away, even after being fenced in for 30 mins, we were still back in wolves for 7.30... :) the coaches would be been an hour longer at least...
     
  4. LINT70

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    There are many others who aren't in the same position as you though sy,either by choice or necessity.
     
  5. Kenny-11

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    Is it Wolves setting the price or the coach company??
     
  6. sy king

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    thats true i guess, although there are spare 2 seats for blues away :D...

    you'd have to sit next to my mrs though.........

    just to adress the balance to anyone not in the positon to go on the coach ;)
     
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  7. sy king

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    Moxley....
     
  8. Kenny-11

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    Can I have written proof please. Ta xx


    I thought it was Coach Company give price. Wolves add their usual booking fee % and the price was set.
     
  9. W01ves

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    I don't think it's too bad considering the cost of the coach hire, diesel, driver plus the stewards (or do they just get free away game tickets?). Also do we have to pay the police for their escorting services to and from the games?

    I'm guessing there is just a base starting price for all games first then the distance of the away ground is added to the figure. Hence why Birmingham 'seems' so expensive compared to the others?
     
  10. Insurance? If, as suggested, history will increase risk, premiums will increase. Drivers may also demand more for the risk. Unforunate.
     
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  11. Jack

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    Kingswinford Wolves are charging £8 to get there. You do the maths.
     
  12. LINT70

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    Kenny-the coach company will quote a total price for the hire of a coach-whoever hires it then has to decide on if they think they will fill the coach and then how much money to make on it.

    Proportionally short away trips will cost more as was said earlier your in effect taking that coach for the day, but joe public could phone around now for a 50 seat coach for Blues and get a quote in the region of £300-£350. Wolves buying power as in they will have a contract for the whole season and hire at least 10 coaches per away trip will mean they will get better prices than that.

    Thats why i said earlier that they were charging about £4 over the odds. If they were charging £10.00 to go to the Blues it would seem a more realistic price and the club would still be making a good profit and we wouldn't be having this discussion now.
     
  13. Kenny-11

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    Ta
     
  14. derbyrameater

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    Are long trip prices subsidised by charging more for local trips?

    That would be a good idea..
     
  15. Bilston_Wolf

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    Surely Moxey sets the high price to specifically pay for the pies he eats whilst Mick argues that we need to use a sunderland coach company and Sir Jack insists that all the drivers are english.
     
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    400 ish quid for the hire of the coach plus driver?
     

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