Chinatown Parking Shell Game

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24 Responses

  1. jlem1125 says:

    Thank you for this great “warning”. As you said “think of the big picture,” I will always keep that in mind. Was planning on joining a networking business that promises to make us rich in 6 month. I’m happy that I stumbled upon your blog and now I’m thinking twice if I should join.

  2. Great connection. In a way, I always hate finding a better deal than the option I chose. But, it’s always a great reminder, as you said, of the importance in planning ahead.

  3. The small parking lots – that’s what I hate about all Chinese malls/parking lots.

  4. MoneyCone says:

    Planning ahead always wins!

    BTW, this has happened to me more than once! Damn parking meters!

  5. Juggling the meters definitely detracts from your enjoyment. Cool video, it’s got me scratching my head.

  6. krantcents says:

    The moral of your story is to have a plan! Whether you are buying real estate, investing or paying off debt, you need a plan. It is also a way of measuring your success or failure.

  7. Gee Krantcents….I thought the moral was ‘never stick your credit card i a parking meter’! (hahaha). I love Chinese food but seriously doubt that I would ever pay for parking via credit.

  8. Patience is definitely worthwhile. I struggle with being rash and often spend more money than I need to. Ha, check out my newest post for details of how my lack of patience was to my detriment…

  9. Squirrelers says:

    Best to plan ahead, and not try to skate by with any schemes. In the parking example you share, that $4 lot sounds like a good plan if you’re going to be there for a while! You’re safer that way, and don’t run the risk of a painful ticket.

    Speaking of parking, in Chicago (I live in a suburb), the street parking prices have gone through the roof in recent years, and are now mostly credit card operated. 2 hours max, from what I’ve seen. I’ve heard about people trying to park on the street and then go see a movie. Those people are low hanging fruit for the ticketers!

    Another reason I like living in the suburbs and going into the city only when I want to , for fun :)

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Ticketers must love movie theaters and popular hang outs with minimal parking spaces. They’re kind of like vultures and remora. Can’t be too mad at them though. Someone’s gotta do it!

  10. Great video. We used to circle round and round until we found a street parking spot. My dad didnt like paying for parking. I guess that habit kind of stuck with me too. :)

  11. Evan says:

    What city are you talking about? I bet every major city has a chinatown lol

    I know in NYC $2 bucks an hour is not that bad! lol

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