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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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    I’ve recently gone through the test process and looked online a couple of times a day till I found a cancellation that suited.

    If you don’t 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 wasn’t calm honestly I was absolutely spewing but I wasn’t 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 couldn’t 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Everlongdrummer View Post
    If you're looking for a reliable instructor you can't go past Simon Poole from Smartrider.
    Not 100% reliable

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    Quote Originally Posted by andeek View Post
    Not 100% reliable

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    His skills as an instructor made up for the couple of times he's had to push my lesson back 10 mins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everlongdrummer View Post
    His skills as an instructor made up for the couple of times he's had to push my lesson back 10 mins.
    I had lessons with Simon about 6 yrs ago now and he was great. He was an excellent instructor and I had a few really bad ones before I went to him. Great guy to learn from.
    I even trusted him to pick up my brand new Diavel that I could not ride home as I only had my 250cc license for a little while then.
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    This wouldn’t have been on Monday 22nd October would it?
    Last edited by falcon; 17-11-2018 at 04:25 PM.

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    Well I passed, Cant comment on Simon Poole but I will compliment the guys from Gibbos down in Rockingham, Both instructors saw me right and I passed no issue.
    On the road now with a tidy ninja, covered in my friends gear. The next thing is to get my own stuff, bye bye $$$$

    Thanks for the help!
    Adam
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