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Offline hadarusu

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bono bus tickets
« on: March 15, 2010 »
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  • the gift  shop in the church square are charging 12 50 euros for the bono bus tickets your comments would be appreciated

    Sweeney Todd

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    « Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010 »
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  • I pay 12 euros for mine in Puerto de Santiago or Playa Arena!! 

    Offline Mr Max

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    Re: bono bus tickets
    « Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010 »
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  • In which case they and you are being ripped off

    Proper price is 12


    orange

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  • Has the poster actually paid this price or is this a wind up?

    Offline Chiquita

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    « Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010 »
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  • Price is either ?12 or ?30 so don?t pay anything else.  Did you know that if you visit a museum and show your Bono you get a 50% discount on  entry fee.

    Offline hadarusu

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    Re: bono bus tickets
    « Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010 »
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  • no this is not a wind up, when we were over in january we bought a ticket and were told they had gone up to 12.50 we pointed out that it said 12 euro on the ticket but were told there had been a increase so we paid.  we later purchased another from puerto santiago and much to our surprise 12 euros, the tourist information kiosk at los/gin said they can charge what they like as they were giving a servicve!!! but the ticket office at americas bus stn were shocked at what we told them. however on our next visit  last month she was still asking 12.50 and said "take it or leave it thats the price" we said you are ripping people off and left. it seems more people are needed to tell her its a rip off and boycott the shop. how do other members feel about this?

    Offline Chiquita

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    Re: bono bus tickets
    « Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010 »
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  • I think you should go on TripAdviser the Tenerife forum and add a post about it there.  There are hundreds of people who are interest in both the area and using the buses and it would be only fair to warn them about this shop - IMO it a definite rip off.  Here is a link to the forums.  http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g187479-i153-Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html and just in case you don?t know the site, membership and registration is free.

    orange

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    « Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010 »
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  • Another accolade for Los Gigantes.

    The only Bono Bus Ticket Seller adding their own surcharge.

    Titsa will be supplying these below cost to sell at 12?.

    I doubt the understanding is that they can charge what they like.

    This does not say much for the Tourist Information people either.

    I can't see an email address for Titsa - because I am sure they would put a stop to it.

    Offline Chiquita

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  • Unfortunately my Spanish isn?t good enough to explain to Titsa the situation but here is their phone number should anyone be able to explain what is happening   922 47 95 00

    Offline hadarusu

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    Re: bono bus tickets
    « Reply #9 on: March 20, 2010 »
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  • thanks to everyone for your contributions does anyone know if the shop is still charging 12.50 euros i understand the shop is owned by the same person who owns the supermarket on the corner i wonder if he knows what was/is going on?

    orange

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    « Reply #10 on: March 25, 2010 »
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  • I doubt many will go there for Bono Tickets after this.

    The Tourist Information Office should sell these anyway,
    obviously that would be far too useful...

    springishere

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    « Reply #11 on: April 09, 2010 »
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  • We have just returned from our first visit to Los Gigantes so being forewarned about the rip off with the Bono ticket, tried to buy it elsewhere but the tourist office told me it was the only place to get it apart from bus stations so as I only wanted one I paid up at this shop but through gritted teeth as I hate being ripped off like this!  I asked the lady in the tourist office why they charged more and she suddenly seemed to stop understanding English - I think they are all in league to be honest!!

    Sweeney Todd

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    « Reply #12 on: April 09, 2010 »
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  • Which tourist office gave you this false information?

    springishere

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  • The one right in the centre of Los Gigantes

    magsnmike

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  • What is a bono bus ticket?

    Whilst in LG/PS/PA we walk everywhere and really do not venture that far other than Masca.   So interested in what this might be.

    Offline amibovvered

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    Re: bono bus tickets
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  • What is a bono bus ticket?

    Whilst in LG/PS/PA we walk everywhere and really do not venture that far other than Masca.   So interested in what this might be.


    It's just a simple bus ticket, costing ?12.00 (?12.50 from the rip off shop in the square) which gives you a massive discount on all TITSA buses, You can get to Puerto de la Cruz for just ?3.00 and exciting places like Alcala for ?0.50  ;) ;) ;)

    Offline maps

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    Re: bono bus tickets
    « Reply #16 on: April 10, 2010 »
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  • Other then the shop in the square. Where can bono cards be bought local

    We only discovered them last year, and we were like a pair of gipsy?s,  we travelled all over the place.

    Well worth it
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    Offline Chiquita

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  • Other then the shop in the square. Where can bono cards be bought local

    We only discovered them last year, and we were like a pair of gipsy?s,  we travelled all over the place.

    Well worth it


    You can buy them anywhere that shows the green logo in the window (Sorry don?t know the LG well enough to say who else sells them) but if you are flying in to Reina Sofia there is a shop that is open until 7.00pm down by check in desks 46-48 that sell them and they don?t rip you off, just ?12 or ?30 if you are planning on using them a lot.  Don?t forget you only need one ticket for your group, (not one each)

    phoenix

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    « Reply #18 on: April 11, 2010 »
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  • OK, so someone is selling Bono cards at 12 Euros  50 which is 50 cents above the recommend retail price, which is still great value. So, if you are a visitor, it adds 50 p to your holiday. So what. As someone once said, ?you can't buck the market.? If people are prepared to pay this "extortionate" amount then so be it.  And if they are not, they will go elsewhere to buy. Where excessive profits are to be made, lots of retailers will enter the market. The fact that their are so few retailers at 12 Euros indicates that profits are very low.

    Have a thought for the hard pressed retailers trying to make a living in difficult times. The issue reminds me of British tourists trying to beat down African market traders by a few cents just for  the hell of it  when a small  margin can make the difference between survival  and disaster for the retailer.  Provided that it's not illegal to charge 12 Euros 50 I think it's unfair to criticise the retailer  in question.

    magsnmike

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  • May consider a simple Bono bus ticket if its cloudy on our next visit!!!!!! 


    orange

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    « Reply #20 on: April 17, 2010 »
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  • It is fair to criticise the retailer.

    Those tickets are price marked.

    There are many retailers of Bono Tickets - but only one per area.

    The Wine shop opposite the Los Gigantes Post Office in Puerto de Santigo sell them.

    People should not be ripped off - full stop.

    big john

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    « Reply #21 on: April 17, 2010 »
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  • welcome to Spain
     the land of the  rip offs

    grockle

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    « Reply #22 on: April 22, 2010 »
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  • Not strictly in Los Gigantes but we always buy ours in the liquor & cigs shop on the corner of the junction of the main road with C/ Herrador just up from Vigilia Park - opposite the Post Office and near to the bus stop. We have never ever been asked to pay any more than the 12? price.


    grockle

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  • Sorry Orange, I missed your post on my way through this topic. You beat me to it and that is the shop I use. I promise I'll buck up!

    orange

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  • No problem grockle - I would add that there are Bus Stops outside. One up and down from Los Gigantes.

    You will also find a good selection of other shops and restaurant bars. So it is worth exploring and visiting there.

    magsnmike

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  • Do you buy the Bono ticket, then whilst on the bus pay a further fare, subject to where you may be going or does the Bono cover all costs and does one ticket cover two people or do you need to buy one each????

    Offline Chiquita

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  • One bono ticket covers everyone in your party.  You can buy them at the airport or any shop that displays their green circular logo.  Not on the bus.  There is a shop in Los G that sells them but I have seen complaints on this forum that they charge 50c more than the official rate of ?12.  To use the card hand it to the driver and the price of each persons fare is deducted.  The reduction is Long  journeys  over  20 km 50% Discount or Short journeys under 20 km 30% Discount.  The cards are valid for 12 months and can be renewed if you still have several euros on them.

    orange

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    « Reply #27 on: January 05, 2011 »
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  • Yes the shop in LG Square still adds 50 cents on top of the official selling price.

    This is a rip off - because Tourists would not know - they may think it is normal.

    Offline losgiganteskid

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    Re: bono bus tickets
    « Reply #28 on: January 05, 2011 »
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  • Can't really understand the hooha about the shop in LG selling the Bono tickets at 12.50? rather than recommended charge of 12? - ok they may be a bit naughty trying to make an extra cent (or 50 !) but consider the alternative, a hike out of the village up Cardiac Hill all for saving circa 42 pence - frankly I know which option I prefer.

    When I say hike out of the village this will be the case as if you drove to the shop on the corner by Vagilia Park you would hardly have need of a Bono ticket !!

    Have to say though that for years had been coming to LG and always paid the usual tariff for the Titsa bus, someone educated me into the benefit of using the Bono and the fares are a damn sight cheaper so would recommend any visitor who wants to get around by bus getting one.  Whether they want to save 42 pence by buying out of town - it's entirely up to them
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    orange

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  • I am sure there would be a hooha in any other place. Not that I know anywhere else where the official price is not charged.

    Bono Tickets are priced at 12? and 30?

    TITSA publish this as the price. There are no exceptions for Los Gigantes to charge more.

    Buy your Bono Ticket at the correct price when you arrive at the Airport (when possible)

    La Alpizpa located in the Terminal, opening times vary between 08:00 and 22:00

    For an example of Bono Saving look at the 325 from LG