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Slide City selling slide after another failed event

Wayne Martin was among hundreds of angry Gladstone parents who bought tickets to the morning session of O'Shea's Slide City Australia which had no water.
Wayne Martin was among hundreds of angry Gladstone parents who bought tickets to the morning session of O'Shea's Slide City Australia which had no water.

SLIDE City Australia is selling the 315 metre slide that left Gladstone families disappointed in September.

But it might be a hard sell given the company's events have been plagued with problems including a lack of water, having the slide blow away in the wind and complaints about long-awaited refunds.

Slide City Australia posted on its Facebook Page on Sunday that it was selling its slide due to "genuine health problems" - although it appears the post has since been removed.

The post (copied at the bottom of this story) states each event caters for 3500 people for $10 a ticket, or $35 for a 90 minute session, and $120 for a family pass.

"Do you (sic) own maths even at 1500 ticket sales you make great money," it says.

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If 1500 people bought a $35 ticket that's $52,500.

Some Gladstone families - who spent $120 each - are still waiting for refunds after the 10am session was cancelled because there was no reliable water organised on the day.

It's the same problem that cancelled the 10am session in Ulladulla on November 29, and in Yeppoon the week before Gladstone.

Slide City Australia blamed Coates Hire for supplying a faulty pump at Ulladulla.

Coates Hire has not responded to our queries.

In Hervey Bay on September 19 the event was delayed by three hours when wind lifted the slide.

The weekend before Gladstone the slide visited Yeppoon - the event ran more than an hour behind.

Yeppoon resident Mike Weldon stood hosing the slide for more than five hours.

Slide owner Brian O'Shea told The Observer in October he had already refunded $12,000 to 150 people in Gladstone.

He rejected 75 requests for refunds and said many people had been supplying the wrong names, making the process difficult.

It's the same reason given on most of the event's Facebook Pages when people make public posts about refunds.

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Below: posted on Slide City Australia's Facebook Page on Sunday, December 6

Australia's 
Longest Slip N Slide
315 Meters Long
For sale due to Genuine Health Problems is our Giant Slip n Slide

This unit works all over Australia and comes complete in a 41 foot semi trailer ready to be towed away and worked.

Included are some bookings and all assistance will be given to the new owner / owners as this unit will allow two families to earn good money if your looking for a life style change.

Events book out at up to 3500 people with ticket prices at 
$10.00 a single slide 
$35.00 for a 90 minute session of sliding 
$120.00 for a family pass of 4 x 90 minute session passes

Do you own maths even at 1500 ticket sales you make great money

All the mats to protect the sliders are included these go down on the roadway before the slide.All gear fits into the semi trailer with ease.

Genuine people need only apply as this is either going to sell or family will take it over for me

There are a great range on business names and domain names included with it
so all areas have been covered

Tickets are all pre sold via Ticketbooth Australia in advance so you can see your money coming in all the time.

Earn unlimited amounts its up to you how many times a year you operate the slide

Also included is a mini water slide for the under 5 years old and tickets tents etc

This is not a joke , its for sale as said due to health reasons that have arisen .If not sold then family will take it over but I would prefer not to have the hassles

Go to Facebook slidecityaustralia
call 026884 1859
slidecityaustralia@hotmail.com

Genuine calls only please

Topics:  gladstone



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