Monday, March 27, 2006

Buses Not Giving You Change - Named and Shamed Part 1

Have you ever gone into a shop and only had a fiver to pay for something that is two quid, and the shopkeeper says, "sorry mate I don't give change, Here's a receipt, now go across town and cash it in." NO! You haven't! You wouldn't stand for such a thing! But this is exactly what DublinBus gets away with.
You have to give them the exact amount for a fare or you get a second ticket for the change. This change may only be 10, 15 or 20 cent, to recieve your change you have to get another bus into town and go to the office. This is how they rob you! You either won't be bothered and they get to keep everyone's twenty cent, or you will get a second bus to town and back and then they take more money then for a pointless journey!! They say it's to stop the bus drivers getting robbed, but Jebus what's wrong with a till like system? Where I'm from in Belfast we get our change given to us and we don't exactly have a reputation as a safe city!! It's a big con, DUBLIN BUS YOU HAVE BEEN NAMED AND SHAMED!


Blogger Niall said...

Named and shamed eh? Ooooo, I'm sure they're shaking in their booties.

2:58 p.m., March 27, 2006  
Anonymous The Daddy said...

The not giving change idea is to speed up service. The 10 or 15c that you are done out of helps speed up your journey.

The bus driver doesn't have to wade through bags of near-worthless coins to get you your change and so it saves time. Now take the time saved and multiply it by the amount of people that get onto the bus while you are on it. You jouney has been cut by that amount of time.

To me this is worth more than the piddly nothingness that is 15c!

Besides, if your THAT worried about your change you can take your receipt to the bus depot and reclaim the money that Dublin Bus has 'stolen' from you!

3:13 p.m., March 27, 2006  
Blogger Marty said...

I have to get a bus to the damn office they get more money off u on the way over!

3:14 p.m., March 27, 2006  
Anonymous Dave said...

Yeah, must admit Im with Marty on this one. Dublin bus service sucks big time. Speed up the journey, sure your probably stuck in traffic not going anywhere.

At least I have the Luas for my transportaion needs, it rocks.

3:40 p.m., March 27, 2006  
Blogger Marty said...

Here Here!!

6:50 a.m., March 28, 2006  

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