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Dem feels when just for once you're totally prepped and ready for a weekender event by Tuesday... then they postpone it for 6 weeks. 😭
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Mmm, I do sympathise with the site owner, he's put loads of work in and arranged for extra facilities for the weekend, and a bunch of folk (I infer both players and marshals) have booked up front then told him with under a week to go that they won't be showing up, citing sickness (must be pretty bad if you know that far ahead that you won't make it) but also "holidays and weddings". How could that have come as a surprise?
Bad news for everyone, although the way it's being handled is pretty amateurish. No automatic refunds, he's assuming that we'll either want to roll the booking forward or will attend a regular skirmish day on Saturday and get credited then. Yeah... but no. That's the thing about running a big weekend mislim, the extra numbers come from people who wouldn't normally have made the trip.
It's only £10, but having to ask for it back in the first place should be unnecessary, and having done so, if it doesn't show up in the next day or so, then I'll just be opening a PayPal dispute and that's the last that site will ever see of me. And I get the money back either way.
Why is it so hard for people to just do the right thing, for the right reasons, and for their own benefit?
Must have been quite a number of players who cancelled last minute in order for him to cancel the whole thing. Unless he didn't get that many people in the first place and wasn't worth the time. Either way just refund everyone as soon as you cancel the event, how hard is that.
I'm dubious about the real story too. I feel for the guy, he's really very decent and has been struggling to get numbers and income up after a rather rash decision to open a brand new site last Autumn just as the weather turned.
But not enough to simply donate my hard-earned.