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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #225 on: February 19, 2018, 11:46:28 am »
Called Applus+ to reschedule my appointment as I'll be out of the country on the scheduled date and, TBH, I never had any attention of travelling half way round the world to get a piece of plastic tape put on the meter. To expand a short story as much as is reasonable possible, I was on hold for 8 minutes before a telephonist became available. As usual the telephonist was as much use as a chocolate fireguard, informing me that they have nothing available in Fingal, Louth or within Dublin City Council's administrative area. The only available appointments were in a place called Tallaght over in South County Dublin so I conceded to scheduling there with a view to rescheduling at a later date. All seemed to be going well until she pressed a few keys and advised that if she rescheduled for what was available a penalty fee would apply as it was more than a month after the original appointment so suggested cancelling the appointment and advised me to book again when I get my €86.10 back (up to 5 working days) and I agreed so, in conclusion, I have a letter to show an enforcement inspector (should I meet one for the second time in 24 years) and I get my money back so it's a win-win scenario. With routine scheduling and cancelling I guess I might be able to drag it out until I have to change my perfectly serviceable motor car next year.

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #226 on: February 19, 2018, 12:05:32 pm »
You're a cad O'Connell!!

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #227 on: February 19, 2018, 12:11:49 pm »
Got mine sealed today. I'm legal again   yay yay

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #228 on: February 19, 2018, 12:12:03 pm »
Small victories, Hal... small victories!

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #229 on: February 19, 2018, 10:06:59 pm »
Tut tut mr Rat would the taxi enforcement officer not have it on his hand gizmo when he puts your plate number in that you cancelled the appointment
Up the Dubs here's to 4 in a row

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #230 on: February 19, 2018, 10:19:33 pm »
Tut tut mr Rat would the taxi enforcement officer not have it on his hand gizmo when he puts your plate number in that you cancelled the appointment

Doubtful that an NTA inspector would have instant access to the Applus system.

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #231 on: February 20, 2018, 09:31:28 am »
I'll book another one when I get my €86.10 back so I should only be a few days without an appointment... but I doubt they'd bother investigating any further once you show them a letter. The rules, as communicated to me, merely state that I must have formal evidence of an appointment. There's nothing to suggest that I'm obliged to keep the appointment.

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #232 on: February 20, 2018, 12:06:04 pm »
Got mine sealed today. I'm legal again   yay yay

Me Too, Happy days !   yay   yay

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #233 on: February 20, 2018, 12:15:15 pm »
I'll book another one when I get my €86.10 back so I should only be a few days without an appointment... but I doubt they'd bother investigating any further once you show them a letter. The rules, as communicated to me, merely state that I must have formal evidence of an appointment. There's nothing to suggest that I'm obliged to keep the appointment.

Would ya be bothered Rats ?

It's 86.10 whenever ya pay it !
Pay it now or keep putting it off until next Suitability test,
It's still going to be 86.10 whenever you pay it !

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #234 on: February 20, 2018, 12:25:02 pm »
I'd have to pay it again when I'm forced to change my perfectly serviceable motor car next year so it would be €172.20 or thereabouts in total. However, if they were able to offer another appointment I would have took it. If I get one in Dublin or Louth I'll probably get it sealed but if they keep trying to send me to South County Dublin I'll probably keep cancelling/rescheduling.

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #235 on: February 20, 2018, 12:39:39 pm »
It's tax deductible so it doesn't cost you anything ffs

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #236 on: February 20, 2018, 01:31:55 pm »
If I have an income tax liability for 2018 it'll only be at the standard rate so an extra €86.10 expense would only reduce it by €17.22.

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #237 on: February 21, 2018, 07:52:48 am »
Do you need to break the seal when transferring a meter from car to car ?

After looking at the microtax manual seemingly you can change the car reg
number, but you are probably going to need to have the CEY key to hand.

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #238 on: February 21, 2018, 11:35:11 am »
Reg No is programmed directly to the printer. The licence/driver/car numbers that you can change through the meter only facilitates digits, you don't need a CEY for that, just the PIN.

Seal needs to be broken to reset the pulse rate and the clock (assuming it's more than two minutes out).

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Re: Taxi meter re programming
« Reply #239 on: February 27, 2018, 10:58:24 am »
Rebooked for 20th April @ Northpoint, Dublin - I'll probably keep that appointment provided no diary conflicts arise in the meantime.

 


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