I stood at the bus stop today waiting to head off to the cinema, and not the usual one which meant I had to check if I would still be paying 80p, according to the sign I was. I also wanted to check because I knew the price was rising soon.
So I wasn’t that surprised when I got on the bus and the driver said that it was now £1 instead of 80p.
I paid but politely pointed out that the sign stated it was now a pound. That sign was stuck to the front of the bus. “No, the sign at the bus stop says it’s still 80p” I said, only to be greeted by a blank stare a point to the front of the bus.
I wonder if the sale of goods act covers the bus service. For the price of the service was clearly displayed as 80p, showing a different price on the front of the bus doesn’t automatically override the price they are displaying at the point of sale, the bus stop itself. Surely the company should have replaced all the bus stop signs before implementing the price increase.
That said, what could I do? I paid the money and there is only one Bus Company with one service at my house.