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    Missed opportunity

    Hello everyone, first post!

    A wee story...
    It was all going to plan, I had done about 5 lessons while waiting for an RE test to come up at a reasonable date (not 6 months away) ,felt good, instructor said I would be fine, looked every day online and boom, I found one, 4 days away!
    Messaged my instructor and got the lesson + equipment rental for my big day booked in. Turned up on time for my pre test lesson and hmm there's nobody here from my instructors mob.
    Called him up, yeah its been booked for the next hour by mistake sorry about that you will have to do the test without a lesson but someone WILL show up. Fine by me I guess its still up to me.
    Anyway got to test time and nobody showed up, had to explain to the friendly guy taking the test that I couldn't do it because I am sans motorbike.

    So my question is....are the stories of instructors being able to get a booking moved up or getting preferential bookings true? If so does anyone have any recommendations of who to contact since I dont think I will be dealing with this crew again.
    Booking are out to April or non existent online, more and more bikes are on the road and im beginning to feel like that was my only chance this tax year.

    Im based in Belmont area but not travel averse

    Cheers
    Adam

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    seems like a pretty calm post for what has happened.

    i would have fucking exploded at the "instructor" and demanded they get me a time slot fairly soon free of charge as it was their fault.
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    Instructors don't get any preferential access to the test booking system, however if they have other learners with tests already booked, they do have the ability to swap the bookings between their learners.

    So for example if your instructor has four other students, all with tests booked
    You go and rebook, get an obscene date in april next year
    Then your instructor swaps your date with one of four possible other dates from his students

    As you can see it's somewhat limited to prevent people gaming the system - you're more likely to get a suitable date by hunting for another cancellation.
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    Well, since the other day now the rules have changed, so the instructor has absolutely double fucked you dry.
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    Iíve recently gone through the test process and looked online a couple of times a day till I found a cancellation that suited.

    If you donít care where I found West Perth and Joondalup had more movement in the bookings. Had to wait no more than 3-4 weeks from the time I decided to book.





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    If you're looking for a reliable instructor you can't go past Simon Poole from Smartrider.

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    Well cheers for the replies, I wasnít calm honestly I was absolutely spewing but I wasnít sure what the correct conduct was on psb, thanks for clearing up how it all works too chaps it all makes sense. I got a new assessment in Mandurah coming up,did it on my own I couldnít stomach dealing with the old trainer anymore. Do it yourself do it right and all that. Like water pig said I learned that I now also have an extra year on my license before trying for r license so yeah pretty livid.
    Iv never laid an official complaint for anything in my life but this might be my first.

    If I pass tomorrow I will see you out there!
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