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Precision Parking Corp. Informative - Unethical Business Practice - Misleading Sign

Review by ers on 2008-09-15
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK -- Last week, there was a sign outside a parking garage, owned by Precision Parking Corp., at 150 E. 18th St., NYC. that advertised one-hour parking for $9 and change. I drove in and asked the attendant how much it would come to, assuming there would be sales tax. He replied $11 and I left the car for under one hour.
When I went to pick it up, the garage attendant, said it would be $16. I asked why and he pointed to a small sign on the wall that said luxury cars are $5 more.

He saw my car when I pulled in and should have told me of the extra charge, as should the sign on the street mention a surcharge for luxury cars. I believe this is very unethical.

ERS
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-09-15
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-09-15:
This $5 surcharge was not posted on the sign out front? NY is very strict. I cannot believe the business would be allowed to get away with this.
Posted by Slimjim on 2008-09-15:
I totally agree. The poster ask how much and was quoted a price. There was no mistake he/she was not going home and getting a different car. Why exactly is there a premium for "luxury" cars anyway and who determines what is or isn't in that category? As small as it seems, it does sound like unfair business practices and I would file a complaint.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2008-09-15:
You've got to be crazy to drive a car in Manhattan!!!
Posted by old fart on 2008-09-15:
I used to drive into Manhattan all the time to go to the village and never had any problems...you just got to stay on your toes..

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