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Old 29 Sep 2018, 07:50 (Ref:3853219)   #1
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This year we paid what I think was almost double for some campsite tickets. Now I don't mind an agency making a decent profit but this was double what other agents were selling them for, so it feels like we were over-charged.

Can anyone confirm the price they paid for Epinettes camping please?

I think we might have to find an alternative route for those tickets, if my suspicions are correct.

We paid 150 per pitch. I'm sure I saw some people selling there spare Epinettes pitches at around 70.

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Old 29 Sep 2018, 10:26 (Ref:3853239)   #2
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This year we paid what I think was almost double for some campsite tickets. Now I don't mind an agency making a decent profit but this was double what other agents were selling them for, so it feels like we were over-charged.

Can anyone confirm the price they paid for Epinettes camping please?

I think we might have to find an alternative route for those tickets, if my suspicions are correct.

We paid 150 per pitch. I'm sure I saw some people selling there spare Epinettes pitches at around 70.

Cheers!
In 2016, the official price if bought direct from the ACO ticket office was 95 euros for non ACO members, or 80.75 euros with the ACO member discount, so I'm guessing 2017 prices were either the same, or a couple of euros more, which means your agency applied a 50+% mark up (although they may well have received a further discount on face value, as an agency).
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Old 29 Sep 2018, 12:52 (Ref:3853253)   #3
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I wouldn't say a 50% markup was that unusual or even excessive. Many are happy to pay this to be sure of getting what they want.
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Old 29 Sep 2018, 20:28 (Ref:3853329)   #4
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Well not sure when they actually go on sale but not yet, you can get tickets from the ACO as a member usually for about a week before they are released to the public. I have for many years used the Tourist office they do now charge an extra 5% but you get them on the same date as ACO members if you are a member. I know that some for some of the popular sites have a waiting list but for sites like epinettes i would have thought you just need to contact them and fill in the form they will send you once the sites are for sale. The ACO and Tourist office give you a discount on 2 camping tickets as well as 6 race tickets so being a member pays for itself.
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Old 29 Sep 2018, 21:58 (Ref:3853345)   #5
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I think I read somewhere that 'print your own' tickets were going for around 72 EUR.
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I think I read somewhere that 'print your own' tickets were going for around 72 EUR.
Both the aco and tourist office give you that option which saves the 25 euro postage, but i prefer to have the actual tickets as i can then give the group a proper ticket rather than a cheap a4 print and also keep mine to add to my collection..
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I've never bought a print your own ticket, but for some illogical reason, I just don't feel comfortable with that as a concept.......
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I've never bought a print your own ticket, but for some illogical reason, I just don't feel comfortable with that as a concept.......
i now "print your own" for all other races but for Le Mans i like to have a real ticket that i can keep. Also with the cost shared over 4 camping and 6 race tickets it is not a lot anyway.
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When do all the camping tickets, grandstand tickets etc go on sale to the general public? It must be rolling around by now.
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19th October at 10 am for the general public.
I was expecting a reply in days not minutes. Well thanks for that.
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Old 8 Oct 2018, 16:01 (Ref:3855461)   #13
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When do all the camping tickets, grandstand tickets etc go on sale to the general public? It must be rolling around by now.
Beware quite a few campsites never seem to appear on the ACO site even on the first day for members, those sites are restricted to pre orders or sold via agents, who all have a limited allocation.
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Beware quite a few campsites never seem to appear on the ACO site even on the first day for members, those sites are restricted to pre orders or sold via agents, who all have a limited allocation.
Too true, agencies seem to have their requests fulfilled prior to ACO members and the general public, and the sites deemed most desirable never appear on the ACO ticketing site (or at least, very rarely). My biggest grievance though, is that ACO member grandstand seats (T17 and T18) are made available to agencies. I have always deemed this practice to be totally unethical on the part of the ACO ticketing department. In doing so, they blatantly disregard their own marketing of these grandstands as being reserved for ACO members only, with members limited to purchasing two seats per membership. The ACO actually quotes the combined total number of seats in those grandstands as being available exclusively to ACO members, and one of the privileges of being an ACO member...complete and utter BS!!!

Anyway, mini rant over and back to the topic of campsites...
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I only know one ticketing agency to any extent James but I do know that you can only buy T17 and T18 tickets from them if you are an ACO member. That said, I agree entirely though with the sentiment.
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