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(, Thu 17 Jun 2010, 16:01)
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Free Parking!
I like to park in parking garages, for some reason I think they are safer. I'll leave my car there for nigh well the whole day, knowing I owe the nice people who run the garages many monies i cannot afford( as I have probably spent my last on a pack of smokes) I will walk in where the cars enter, push the button to gain entry, give the new ticket to the attendant. As I have obviously only been parked in the garage for less than ten minutes, I do not have to pay. Victory, it is mine.
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 6:04, 11 replies)
and satisfying. Must try that sometime.
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 7:10, closed)
That's not so much sticking it to the man
as stealing. Not sure what you're stealing though. Time? Space?
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 8:05, closed)
A good or service

(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 8:53, closed)
The truth?

(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 14:02, closed)
these places have CCTV on the entry machines, so that little ruse would be quickly discovered. And hereabouts, the first ten minutes is every bit as chargeable as the next hour.
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 8:32, closed)
Not really enforcable.
What if, after getting your ticket, you get inside to find the car park full? They have to allow you the opportunity to exit without parking, so usually there's a 10 minute or so grace period before the exit machine starts to charge.
(, Sat 19 Jun 2010, 14:01, closed)
At Gatwick they print your Reg on the ticket.
Not that anyone's checking... but it's there.
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 8:47, closed)
I have a mate who works in car parks and he explained.

There are pressure sensors before you reach the barrier, this activates the camera which takes a note of your number plate, the machine which issues the ticket does not give you a ticket unless the pressure plate has been activated with enough force (the weight of a small car).

This is me sticking it to you man!
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 9:40, closed)
I can't believe this.
People lie on here now?
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 13:52, closed)
I noticed the numberplate thing recently.
The ticket that I was issued actually had my car's numberplate printed on it. Quite sneaky, and probably costs so much they have to put the parking prices up to cover it.
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 14:03, closed)
In all truth
It really has only worked at one parking garage in the downtown area, and it is very old. But it's the only one I ever go to and so far, it has always worked for me.
(, Fri 18 Jun 2010, 18:27, closed)

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