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Silver Supporting Member
- Nov 30, 2012
Until YOU are the camper who can't camp because of all the unused sites, you will think it's a good thing.
Once you can't get a spot as you drive around and see all those reserved tags with no campers, THEN you will have an eye opening epiphany and decide the system is messed up.
"Fairness" depends on which side of the game you sit.
I'm not certain why you felt the need to shout. I may be old, but I can read the text just fine.
It's happened to me, it has happened to everybody who has ever camped. Until you had a breakdown the same day as you were suppose to arrive and your week long reservation is cancelled, you will think it's good to require first day arrivals. When people can receive refunds at the last minute (encouraging cancellations instead of no shows) so they just book every weekend so you can't make plans you will think refunds are a good idea. We can each keep coming up with scenarios that prove our point. Someone spent their money to book the site. Seems fair that if you pay for something it's yours and you can use it as you see fit.
The situation is that someone paid for something that you want and someone else won't take it away from them and give it to you because the person spending the money isn't using it the way you want. I have a difficult time agreeing with that. I find it easier to see the unfairness in having to book so far in advance then having no chance of a refund. Again, if people can receive a complete refund the same day, people will overbook resulting in half empty campgrounds and less revenue for the park. The longer the window the better for revenue, but the more unused spaces. Where is the balance?
Yes it is frustrating, but there are problems with each solution.