OK, I am normally quite savvy like most on here when it comes to getting deals for train journeys. However, sudden family bereavement yesterday and hubbie had to travel today. Booked train ticket online late last night for travel this morning.
Got to station this morning, forgot to bring credit card so could not collect the tickets. Had to buy new tickets.............£15 cheaper than the ones he bought online last night...!. Just spoken to Trans Pennine Rail (in India, of course). They will do a refund but charge £10 admin fee.
So yipee, we gained £5. I can understand admin fee, our fault we should not have forgotten the credit card. What I am really angry about is the huge variation in ticket prices. He thought he was booking the best price ticket last night.
In future, won't bother with online. Will just go to local station and buy the ticket, seems you are much better off.