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Old Jul 5th 2010, 1:47 am
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Whats the most you have paid to park your car. Last week I parked my car in a Wilson car park in Melbourne and they charged me $57 for just under 3 hours. Daylight robbery or what?
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Originally Posted by Deancm_MKII View Post
Whats the most you have paid to park your car. Last week I parked my car in a Wilson car park in Melbourne and they charged me $57 for just under 3 hours. Daylight robbery or what?
Hmmm - paid similar in Sydney a month ago. Think it was a Wilsons as well. Normally I park in free street parking spaces but on that occasion as I was in a bit of Sydney I didn't know and couldn't find any spaces free so had to do the car park thing. Cheaper than London though.
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Hmmm - paid similar in Sydney a month ago. Think it was a Wilsons as well. Normally I park in free street parking spaces but on that occasion as I was in a bit of Sydney I didn't know and couldn't find any spaces free so had to do the car park thing. Cheaper than London though.
The best of it was though that the advertised sign stated "$18 for the first 3 hours". The small print which is unreadble while sitting in a car states "per hour"
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I always remember Marks & Spencer in the Kings Rd, Chelsea. Back in 2003 you got the first hour free if you spent 10 quid in the store...otherwise it was 25 quid an hour!
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Yep, it's scandalous. We've paid over $70 at a Wilsons on Kent St in Sydney.

(When I say "we", it's gone on The Geek's expenses, but still hurts. Unfortunately if he's in town he's usually carrying too much technology for the train.)
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I always remember Marks & Spencer in the Kings Rd, Chelsea. Back in 2003 you got the first hour free if you spent 10 quid in the store...otherwise it was 25 quid an hour!
I don't think I've ever paid more than about 8 pound/hour in London.
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Originally Posted by Deancm_MKII View Post
Whats the most you have paid to park your car. Last week I parked my car in a Wilson car park in Melbourne and they charged me $57 for just under 3 hours. Daylight robbery or what?
Parking meters are only $4 per hour. I think this is a bargain. And I haven't ever had much trouble finding an empty one.

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Whats the most you have paid to park your car. Last week I parked my car in a Wilson car park in Melbourne and they charged me $57 for just under 3 hours. Daylight robbery or what?
Aye, shocking ... my daily park is $15 a day over at South Bank, a pleasant (in winter) 25 minute walk to and from the office is a bonus and helps maintain the lard/lean balance sheet.
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Only yesterday my friend was saying that they parked overnight in a car park in the city - not even 24 hours and were charged $95!
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Parking meters are only $4 per hour. I think this is a bargain. And I haven't ever had much trouble finding an empty one.

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You don't park in the CBD during business hours much do you?

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Only yesterday my friend was saying that they parked overnight in a car park in the city - not even 24 hours and were charged $95!
Which car park was that?
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Last time I paid for a car parking place... Princess Margaret Hospital for Sick kids... perf... $0.60 an hour... OUTRAGEOUS
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Been here 5 months and not paid a cent in carparking...you should all move to Chumbawumba lol
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The carpark in the china town is $7 per day roof top, that walk will keep you fit
I think that's the cheapest in Brisbane.

Originally Posted by DeadVim View Post
Aye, shocking ... my daily park is $15 a day over at South Bank, a pleasant (in winter) 25 minute walk to and from the office is a bonus and helps maintain the lard/lean balance sheet.
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Been here 5 months and not paid a cent in carparking...you should all move to Chumbawumba lol
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