Parking Ban at Coles

Submitted: Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 13:19
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Oops!! not Luera - worse, it's Coles Kattomba who've banned 4WD's, effective from April. The SMH has suggested that Councils should consider doing the same.
(Sorry - Smudger)
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Reply By: 3.0turbob - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 13:25

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 13:25
Here's the article from the website
The 4WD debate that the Spike column across the page had so much fun with earlier this month may be drawing first blood. Paul Duncan, of Leura, reports: "Here in the mountains, we believe actions speak louder than words. The local Coles (Katoomba) has banned 4WDs from the car park, beginning in April, because of all the problems they cause. Now, if only the council and others would follow suit we could start to reclaim the streets from these ..." Paul then goes on to make all sorts of unpleasant remarks about inconsiderate 4WD owners
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 19:40

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 19:40
Email sent 7;39 21st March 2005

I have been informed that there may be limits on the 4wd car I drive into your carparking lot.

Can you please confirm or deny report please

Customer

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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 11:20

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 11:20
11:13. 22nd March 2005.

Amberley from Kmart Customer Service states at 11:13 today 22nd March that the height was always 1.8 mtrs and that some time ago locals had raised the height to 1.85mtrs. Kmart has, she said "lowered the height back to the original height of 1.8 mtrs due to some vehicles and damage"

She also said she would send me an Email of what she had told me verbally.

I await Email and will post it here.

iMusty.

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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 11:29

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 11:29
This is what I got back from Column 8.

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Follow Up By: 3.0turbob - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 13:31

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 13:31
HUH?
They LOWERED the height from 1.85 mtrs to 1.8mtrs due to damage?
They should have raised it even further then.
Somethings amiss.
Be interesting to see the written reply.
Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 16:28

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 16:28
3.0turbo

You can't just simply raise an entire carpark.

Or for that matter anything permanant.

And why should they? They did already have the height marked at 1.8mtrs. That's what they are saying.

They are saying that some? local (idiot) just came along and raised it himself.

If idiots do this, what can I say?

iMusty.

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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 13:27

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 13:27
It's not even Coles. It's K-Mart.

They are lowering the entrance barrier height because they believe that tall vehicles OF ANY KIND are are too close to low-hanging pipes and fire extinguisher nozzles.

The SMH are wrong in what they print - again. Send an email to the editor at: column8@smh.com.au and tell him/her that their anti-4WD undertones are being noticed, and criticised by that community.
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Follow Up By: Smudger - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 14:02

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 14:02
Don't know why that doesn't surprise me. Where'd you get the info about K Mart?
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 14:18

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 14:18
Direct from the mouth of an increasingly exasperated Coles store manager in Katoomba.

Poor bugger has ley fly against the Column-8 editor at the SMH already. Expect a retraction tomorrow...or not :(
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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 15:12

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 15:12
Isn't K_Mart owned by Coles?
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Follow Up By: Aston - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 14:24

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005 at 14:24
Isn't KMART owned by Coles?

cheers Aston
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 14:31

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 14:31
Not only should everyone cease patronage of the Supermarket, but give the Scandal Magazine (Herald) the big flick as well.
Bill


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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 16:17

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 16:17
But...but...where are all the 4wd shopping trollies going to spend their money ? Not at bloody Coles or K mart that's for sure.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 16:37

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 16:37
shopping centres car parks would come come under the private parking area Act??

They normally dont own the property...its usually leased...so see if they have the power to do so...

its probably to stop you getting the 4cent discount on petrol.....
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 18:26

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 18:26
No such ACT in NSW.

This has been a problem with the car park for a few years. IT"S not a ban on 4WD. One entrance is OK for height but another has a low slung pipe.
It has cost me a roof rack when one of the offspring took the wrong turn and hit the pipe.
We have also lost the lights of one of the local RFS Hilux.
K-Mart when I spoke to tham this afternoon are getting grief from Diii Heads that can't read the hight restriction signs (Lke my Son) and then want to sue K.Mart, so I can see their side of the story
Vince
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 19:54

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 19:54
so its a multi level car park?
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Reply By: signman - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 17:01

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 17:01
Ahhh Ummm ..it's not April 1st that this is due??????
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 17:21

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 17:21
Well.... maybe it's time all 4WD owners boycotted shopping at K-Mart (or Coles, or Target or whoever....)!!!!!
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Reply By: thepilot - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:24

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:24
Hello All

After reading this I had to go down the road to Woolworths No Hight restrictions.
plenty of room ample car parking ,I just had to ask the question when i spoted the manager . Do you intend to ban 4WD from using your store carpark . His answer was " I don't think so where would I park MY 80 series " I replied enough said have a good night .

Dave
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