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Slightly Damaged Books at Huge Discounts - Going Fast But Still Some Left
We have received a shipment of slightly damaged books from one of our distributors. By law, we can’t sell them as new, so are offeringthem to you at big discounts. We got a lot of orders for these last week, so get them now before they’re all gone. Check about halfway down the page for more info.
Boston Parking Search Engine Has Launched
Boston Parking Search Engine has launched. If you’re going into Boston or Cambridge,
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You can search for legal street parking and parking garage info by date, time & cross street and you can pick the size of the search area, just like the Manhattan Parking Search Engine.
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Could Your Parking Garage Be Scamming You?
Parkazine reader Dan sent in this account of his recent experience at a parking garage: "I pulled in to the lot - normal posted signs of rates/hours and credit card (Visa/MC) up on the wall. I pulled in and told the attendant I would be approximately 3 hours. Upon my return to get my car, I was told at the window that it was CASH only......I actually didn't have the cash... I had 2 credit
Funny thing, upon my return with the cash (I had to walk back 4 blocks to where I had been on business to borrow $20), someone had taken down Visa/MC sign that had been up on the wall at the entrance way......Hmmmm.....I don't know what the scam is here, but I suspect it has something to do with the ATM machine. Made for a bad experience all around. Slimy business practices going on here. I'm filing a complaint with DCA."
Answer: This certainly is a slimy business practice. Seems like the scam could come from the parking garage attendant - if they get cash and pocket the money (or some of it), how will their bosses know exactly how long you stayed? When I was writing the first Feder Guide to Where To Park Your Car in Manhattan (and Where Not to Park It!) books, I had a lot of conversations with the higher ups in parking garage firms and I learned that many of them don’t trust the attendants that work for them. Apparently, they’ve had a lot of problems with theft and charging improper rates to customers.
Of course, the scam could also have something to do with the ATM machines as you suggested. I’d stop in there again and see if they are still doing the same thing. I’d also encourage anyone else reading this to write in to our blog (see Contact the Parking Expert below) if you had this or other bad experiences at parking garages. If enough people band together, I might be able to get the media involved. A media exposé usually goes a long way towards getting a business to stop its slimy practices.
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Our Parking Search Engines Can Save You Money, Time & Stress
We have launched our Boston Parking Search Engine along with our Manhattan Parking Search Engine (these are formatted for mobile devices as well as standard computers) so that now you can find legal street parking and the right parking garage at the touch of a button! Using our parking service and/or books & ebooks is like having parking insurance - if they help you avoid just one ticket, our products have already paid for themselves many times over.
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let you input a cross street and pick the size of the area you want to search. You also have the option to input a time of day and date so that you can see all the "good" (legal) street parking possibilities and open parking garages (we have hundreds of parking garages listed) based on that search area, time and day. Our interactive, zoomable map lets you see (with one click) the area you intend to visit and also offers driving directions to and from your search street as well as a lookup tool to find nearby businesses and restaurants. Click here to Subscribe to the Manhattan Parking Search Engine Now
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Slightly Damaged Books - Huge Discounts
One of our distributors has sent us some slightly damaged copies of our Feder Guide parking books. By law, we can’t sell them as new, so are offering them to you at huge savings. The damages are only to the front & back covers of the books - slight bends, wrinkles, creases and occasionally some light pen marks. The inside pages are 100% clean and completely usable. We received more slightly damaged copies of the Midtown/Uptown Edition than we did the Downtown Edition and last week we sold out of the slightly damaged copies of the Downtown Edition. We still have slightly damaged copies of the Midtown/Uptown Edition for sale and also have a special package with a slightly damaged copy of the Midtown Edition and a new copy of the Downtown Edition. We are offering these to you at big discounts:
Downtown Edition (Battery Park - 30th Street, over 150 garages listed): SOLD OUT
Midtown/Uptown Edition (30th Street - 124th Street, over 300 garages listed): 40% discount! Normal price: $18.95, your special discount price: $11.37
Special package: Buy a slightly damaged copy of the Midtown/Uptown Edition at 40% off together with a new copy of the Downtown Edition at 10% off! Both books together cover from Battery Park - 124th Street and have over 450 garages listed. Normal price: $36.90, your special discount price: $27.53
There aren’t very many, so get them while they last Here http://www.wheretofindparking.com/view/federguide_books.aspx?op=nd&intChild=0&cityid=12#damaged
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