ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Stayed at a good site? Or a really poor one? And what about wild camping? Put your comments here.

Moderator: westonwarrior

User avatar
mikeonb4c
Supreme Being
Posts: 22793
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:49 pm
Location: Living with Mango Bongo in the North West but with a tendency to roam
Contact:

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by mikeonb4c » Wed May 27, 2015 12:45 pm

Ian wrote:Mike, this is my personal recommendation. Cades Camping Guide. But it direct from their website at http://www.cades.co.uk/caravan-guides.html
A quick warning on this one. I bought the guide from them online using Paypal on 10th may and nothing has arrived, though the money was taken from my Paypal account immediately. I've emailed them twice )about a week ago and then again about 3 days ago) but they've not replied. I called their low-rate 0844 number this morning and go a message saying no-one was available to take my call and I could not leave a message. Not looking good :-( Anyone know how I can get my money back - surely Paypal should have some safeguard against this kind of thing?

So, I'm still looking for a compact campervan site guide, preferably before next winter ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
I Bongo, therefore I am...
Bongoing, BonGoing, BonGone
Ian
Supreme Being
Posts: 5377
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:47 pm
Location: Bongo Mission Control

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by Ian » Wed May 27, 2015 1:25 pm

1. Make a Paypal chargeback claim.
2. Buy Cades via Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cades-Camping-T ... 1905963165

Cades is still the best even if their customer service is sh*t.
668. The Neighbour of The Beast.
User avatar
mikeonb4c
Supreme Being
Posts: 22793
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:49 pm
Location: Living with Mango Bongo in the North West but with a tendency to roam
Contact:

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by mikeonb4c » Wed May 27, 2015 2:43 pm

Ian wrote:1. Make a Paypal chargeback claim.
2. Buy Cades via Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cades-Camping-T ... 1905963165

Cades is still the best even if their customer service is sh*t.
Cheers Ian, will do. Their customer services is definitely bang-out-of-order [-X

I've opened a Paypal dispute and will move it forward to a chargeback claim in a day or two if Cade's don't explain what is going on.
I Bongo, therefore I am...
Bongoing, BonGoing, BonGone
scanner
Supreme Being
Posts: 7244
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:20 pm
Location: Cambs

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by scanner » Wed May 27, 2015 3:16 pm

The trouble with many of the guides is that they may or may not be truly "independent" as some charge sites to be included.
User avatar
mikeonb4c
Supreme Being
Posts: 22793
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:49 pm
Location: Living with Mango Bongo in the North West but with a tendency to roam
Contact:

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by mikeonb4c » Wed May 27, 2015 5:19 pm

scanner wrote:The trouble with many of the guides is that they may or may not be truly "independent" as some charge sites to be included.
I know. Its a dishonest world. I can only trust in the Bongomeister's judgement in steering me towards Cade's as being the most relevant for my needs. Its only £7.99 which isn't too bad, provided someone can ACTUALLY send me on before summer is over. :roll:
I Bongo, therefore I am...
Bongoing, BonGoing, BonGone
tanglefoot
Bongolier
Posts: 126
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:17 am
Location: Gloucester

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by tanglefoot » Wed May 27, 2015 5:51 pm

Ahhhh...I bought a Cades from their website over a week ago, nothing arrived as yet.
User avatar
weebrian
Bongolier
Posts: 341
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:03 pm
Location: Birmingham

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by weebrian » Wed May 27, 2015 7:14 pm

Exactly the same situation here Mike. Ordered on the 12th. Nothing and no replies to emails.
User avatar
mikeonb4c
Supreme Being
Posts: 22793
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:49 pm
Location: Living with Mango Bongo in the North West but with a tendency to roam
Contact:

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by mikeonb4c » Wed May 27, 2015 8:08 pm

Blimey, this is starting to sound very odd. Let's keep in touch on it.
I Bongo, therefore I am...
Bongoing, BonGoing, BonGone
tanglefoot
Bongolier
Posts: 126
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:17 am
Location: Gloucester

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by tanglefoot » Thu May 28, 2015 8:08 am

Just checked, I paid Paypal on 12 May...Just sent email to customer services.
User avatar
mikeonb4c
Supreme Being
Posts: 22793
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:49 pm
Location: Living with Mango Bongo in the North West but with a tendency to roam
Contact:

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by mikeonb4c » Sat May 30, 2015 7:46 pm

Quick update. Having raised a dispute on Paypal mid week then deciding enough was enough and escalating it to wanting my money back last night, the flaming thing arrived in the post today (coincidence?). So now I have to cancel the cancel on paypal. Grrr. No communication from Cade's whatsoever! Anyway all's well that ends....... :lol:

Hopefully it will prove useful and thanks Ian for the suggestion.
I Bongo, therefore I am...
Bongoing, BonGoing, BonGone
User avatar
weebrian
Bongolier
Posts: 341
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:03 pm
Location: Birmingham

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by weebrian » Sat May 30, 2015 8:50 pm

Just come back after a couple of days away and what should be on the doormat? I started a dispute a few days ago. Can't be coincidence!
tanglefoot
Bongolier
Posts: 126
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:17 am
Location: Gloucester

Re: ADVICE: Any recommendations for a campsite guide book

Post by tanglefoot » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:43 pm

Yep, mine turned up today (Monday).
Post Reply