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BSM Driving Lessons 5 for £75.00 is back.

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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
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Call 0845 494 0358 or fill online form at bsm5for75.co.uk
Lines open MondayFriday 8am8pm, Saturday 9am5pm and Sunday 10am4pm. Calls may be recorded and/or monitored.

* Terms and conditions.

1. Lesson is defined as 1 hours in-car tuition.
2. Offer cannot be used by anyone who is currently taking lessons with a BSM Instructor.
3. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
4. Offer is subject to availability.
5. Full payment must be made at time of booking lessons.
6. Lessons must be redeemed within 3 months of booking/payment.
7. No refunds will be made in the case of non-use.
8. Subsequent lesson prices may vary.
9. Only valid in the UK, excluding Northern Ireland.
10. BSM reserves the right to vary the terms of this offer and/or withdraw the offer at any time.
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#1
Good deal as BSM were well over £20 an hour last year, this is a decent saving.
banned#2
Anyone know if this can be used for refresher lessons?
#3
Terms and conditions.

1. Lesson is defined as 1 hours in-car tuition

This offer was on last month as well. I phoned up about this and was told I'd have to book another lesson to make it 6 hours, as the instructors only did 2 hr lessons - so the offer would actually be £96 for three 2 hr lessons.

Was gonna book them for the wife to learn to drive, but 2 hr lessons ar eno good for her - so didn;t bother with this offer (last time it was on).
banned#4
So this is a legit promotion? The site looks official / professional BUT the domain is owned by an invidividual:




Domain name:
bsm5for75.co.uk

Registrant:
Ollie Blackmore

Trading as:
Selesti

Registrant type:
UK Individual

Registrant's address:
The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their
address omitted from the WHOIS service.

Registrar:
Fasthosts Internet Ltd [Tag = FASTHOSTS]
URL: http://www.fasthosts.co.uk

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 15-Aug-2008
Renewal date: 15-Aug-2010

Registration status:
Registered until renewal date.

Name servers:
ns0.selesti.com
ns1.selesti.com

Anyone already tried this with success? :thinking::roll:
#5
weird go to http://www.bsm4for79.co.uk/ and they do 4 lessons for £79 lol
#6
Investments;3123116
So this is a legit promotion? The site looks official / professional BUT the domain is owned by an invidividual:


Yes, the details are the same for
bsm4for79.co.uk
displayed/linked to the frontpage at bsm.co.uk
#7
COLD. BSM are terrible from my experience.
#8
is this the best deal on the market for driving lessons? cheapest? thanks
#9
johnson293
This offer was on last month as well. I phoned up about this and was told I'd have to book another lesson to make it 6 hours, as the instructors only did 2 hr lessons - so the offer would actually be £96 for three 2 hr lessons.

Was gonna book them for the wife to learn to drive, but 2 hr lessons ar eno good for her - so didn;t bother with this offer (last time it was on).


Someone was telling you porkies mate - my wife used to drive for them - they are told to 'encourage' pupils to take 2 hr lessons, but it's not a prerequisite.

Unless their polices have changed.
#10
BSM do only do 2hr lessons from what I was told when I learnt with them.
For the amount of time it takes to pick you up, go somewhere then take you back (or to where you want to go, I used to go from home to work or vice versa) 1 hour just isn't enough. And I imagine in big cities impossible to do.

With BSM it really does depend on the instructor. I had one when I started with them that was abysmal (of course I didn't know that at the time), after a few months of lessons I was booked for a mock. My instructor was leaving BSM but I stayed with them, having a couple of lessons with a new one. I had that lesson and learnt a lot (that I should have already have known), had my mock and at the end the other instructor (acting as the impartial person) said that I was the most dangerous driver he'd ever taken for a mock. If I was on a normal test he said he would have got me to stop and just walked off. I wasn't looking in the side mirrors (hadn't been taught that properly), not leaving enough space beside parked cars (I was sticking to the side of the road and not going to the middle even when there was space, I'd not been corrected at any point), and crawled along at a max of 25mph. Turned out the instructor left as BSM weren't giving him anymore learners as they knew he was ****, but they didn't tell any of his learner drivers! He was having small epileptic fits as well which didn't help (and after he left he had a grand mal seizure so at least not driving anymore) but he had been really poor before and BSM did nothing to help their learner drivers.
I was exceptionally lucky to get a wonderful replacement but it took a very long time to unlearn all the bad habits I'd learnt with that BSM instructor.
#11
I finally passed in May, so in Cambridge at least it was 2 hours then.
#12
I recall some1 taking 2x2hr lessons and 1x1hr lesson to get the 5 for £75 offer.
#13
Seems to depend on who you get as an instructor. My sister had nothing but problems with them - not turning up/late etc.

I only went with BSM as a while back Halfords had reduced boxes of BSM gift vouchers to ridiculous prices making it £9 an hour at most, until they ran out and I had to pay the full price with small student discount. But I found they were OK. Never more than 10 minutes late, and if likely to be later always warned before hand and never failed to turn up. Wasn't too bad an instructor, not quite sure I liked his teaching technique 100% - but I got on quite well with it and passed which is the main thing.
#14
Ive got to start driving soon but all Ive heard about BSM is that they are problematic
#15
opaque
BSM do only do 2hr lessons from what I was told when I learnt with them.
For the amount of time it takes to pick you up, go somewhere then take you back (or to where you want to go, I used to go from home to work or vice versa) 1 hour just isn't enough. And I imagine in big cities impossible to do.


You've had the wool pulled over your eyes I'm afraid - BSM merely push you to take 2 hr lessons - it does make sense as you learn more in that time.

Furthermore, they shouldn't be charging you for the time it takes them to travel and pick you up either - the lesson time should start from when you're in the car.
#16
Hendo9
Ive got to start driving soon but all Ive heard about BSM is that they are problematic


A lot of people complain about BSM instructors - I think its because they're all stressed out trying to figure out how they are gonna pay their £325 per week franchise fee to BSM.:whistling:
#17
Mclovin
COLD. BSM are terrible from my experience.


I guess it depends on the instructor you get. Like everything else it probably pays to go on recommendation if you can set things up to chose your instructor. We managed to do this with another well known national driving school.
#18
surepass do an introductory offer of 5 for £49, saving £26 on bsms offer. i will be using surepass when i start learning in a few weeks time. voted cold
#19
Great offer, but i dont think in my opinion BSM are any good.
Passed very quick with AA, they do an offer where you introduce and friend and get a free lesson - you friend gets jack.
banned#20
Just phoned them up, it was actually a mistake, it's 5 BDSM sessions for £75, if you thought the instructors were harsh with BSM....................;)
banned#21
I am currently learning with a experienced independant instructor, BSM is actually a franchise which could explain why the domain is registered to a individual, also whats worth noting is that BSM instructors are either newly qualified instructors or instructors that have'nt had success in being in business on there own.
#22
COLD!

BSM DO NOT USE QUALIFIED DRIVING INTRUCTORS!! THEY ARE TRAINEES MOST OF THE TIME.

You can tell because there instrucor badge that needs to be displayed on the windscreen should be a green colour is they are 100% qualified but the badge will be pink if they are a trainee instructor.
#23
I had 1 bad lesson with BSM, called and complained, changed instructor (and got a refund for my first lesson) and am learning with a very good instructor, couldnt be happier.
#24
personally, go private. You get one on one, not a big company so they are not greedy etc and when you go private they are more flexible
#25
Not going to vote on this one. You can have a **** trainee insturctor who makes you only do 2 hour lessons, or if your lucky someone very expiereinced who offers more flexbility - its pot luck. Same with their cars, you might get a cool new corsa which is great to learn in or a ****** diesel astra.
#26
BSM have had an awful reputation for so long, that it’s a wonder they keep going. You might have thought that the change of ownership would change matters, but no, things still seem to be the same.
#27
Just phoned up about this offer and told it expired over a month ago. The latest offer is 4 for 79 with link from front page of their website

http://www.bsm.co.uk/
#28
offer is gone and only for UCAS card holder :-<
#29
BSM keep going because they are paid by the instructors and not by the pupils. The franchise fee a couple of years ago was in excess of £325 (god know what it is now) and instructors HAVE to pay this regardless of how many hours they do. One xmas, for over 2 weeks, my partner didn't even earn enough to pay the franchise fee - he made a loss and still had to work (for free) and borrow some money off me to cover it.

How many times have you watched the tv or seen in the paper - "become a driving instructor and earn over £30,000 a year". There are far more adverts for this than there are offering driving lessons because this is how BSM and the like make their money. Plenty of people take the bait and think they can ditch their day job, work for themselves and earn a decent income. Well you can earn over £30k a year, but these adverts don't advertise the franchise fee costs of over £17k a year, add in to that the cost of fuel, insurance etc and by the time you have paid all of this out, you are lucky if you are earning minimum wage. And there is no such thing as minimum wage when you are a franchisee as you are classed as running your own business - you could make a loss week after week and no-one would care). This is why the majority of decent instructors ditch the likes of BSM as soon as they become fully qualified and can work on their own. Their are plenty of new trainees to fill their place. And as long as this is the case, BSM will continue to have a poor reputation.

Now I'm not saying that all BSM instructors are bad or are trainee's. Everyone has to start somewhere, and you may be lucky and get an experienced instructor or a decent trainee, but you are taking a risk.

Not to mention that this is just another hook to reel you in - according to the DSA website, the average time taken to pass a driving test is 45 hours. So take up BSM's offer of 5 hours for £75 or 4 for £79 followed by the standard price of £24ph and you will end up paying over £1030. Compare that to an independent school charging around £18ph x 45 hours = £810 (and this doesn't incl discounts of up to 20% for block bookings etc). Now which is the better deal?

Sorry for the huge rant, but I dislike BSM with a passion. I like good value for money. And I also want everyone on the road to be safe drivers so I'm on a crusade to educate the public :)

On another note, my brother went with BSM years ago and passed 1st time after about 15 hours. The reason he only had 15 hours was because his lessons were on a Saturday and his instructor was always cancelling because it clashed with the football (the guy didn't actually admit this, but after 5 times it was too coincidental), plus the fact that he was one of the lucky few "naturally good" drivers, so he just booked his test in spite of the instructor and passed. I must say though, that although he can drive, his technique was pretty appalling for the first few years until he started to get better with experience, and even now, I don't feel 100% safe being in the car with him..........................
#30
They never charged me for the time to get to me etc, what I meant is that if he was driving from a village, then Cambridge, then back out to a village it wasn't really worth it for short lessons as he'd lose 40 minutes of an hour just getting about and not earning.
The 2 hour thing was very true in the Cambridge branch office when I used them. I did have a couple of hour lessons when that was the only time available but yes I didn't get as much from them either.

I was going to go with a private instructor but got 10 2hr lesson vouchers for Christmas so had to use them. I would definately go on personal reccommendation for private instructors if you're thinking about learning to drive.
#31
i was with BSM. i chose them because i had a independent instructor before and he came up with rubbish like he was goin on holiday and that his car broke down and he would let me know when his car was fixed.

i then found out my friend was having lessons with him and a few weeks later on my BSM lesson i saw the guy on his lesson with another pupil. the cheeeky mudda.:x

My instructor i had with BSM is friendly, he had those badges on his window. he would show them off to me aswel. he had a green one and a orange one i think. but it just depends on the instructor your given.
if you dont like the instructor your given your always allowed to ask for a different instructor, just depends wether your bothered or not.

this deal sucks by the way. lol cause ive passed now and its no use to me.. i paid 47.50 per lesson. angry angry. :x
#32
47.50 a lesson where they teach you afghanistan? danger money
#33
brock101;3188614
47.50 a lesson where they teach you afghanistan? danger money

23.75/hour i guess

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