If a shopping centre introduced a 3 hour parking limit but then you realised it also says in smaller print on the sign "Once per day" what would you take that to mean?
Would you assume that means you can only enter the carpark once per day (there are no tickets issued on entry)? Or would you assume that it's only for parking?
I have tried asking them but have got nowhere. Tried facebook but my question disappeared. Tried calling but got put on hold forever. Tried to get them to email me the answers but 3 days and no answer yet and they say allow 2-3 days.
DD#1 wanted to go to the shops with a friend on the weekend but I assumed under the new parking rules that I couldn't enter twice which is extremely annoying. Then that afternoon my mum wanted to go to the movies but I assumed I couldn't enter the carpark anymore.
Honestly, it really puts me off going there at all now.
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05-12-2012 19:30 #1
Shopping Centre Parking Limit
05-12-2012 19:33 #2
How would they know that you'd already been there? Seems really strange to me, they'd potentially be losing money if people could only go there once a day.
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05-12-2012 19:35 #3
no idea ??? but since they cant police the disabled car park use (because shopping centres are private property ) I would want to know how they will police this??
So if I go to woolies, spend $300 on food .. but forget bread .. I cant go back and get bread without paying for parking??
05-12-2012 19:37 #4Senior Member
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Shopping Centre Parking Limit
It's designed to stop workers around the centre parking there all day, I suspect.
A lot of centres around here have signs like that - but the general implication is the three hours per day is cumulative.
Another centre a bit further away has number plate recognition cameras to prevent people abusing the free parking period.
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05-12-2012 19:44 #5
I not sure. Maybe camera's on entry and exit?
Its bad enough that you only get 3 hours but even worse if it really is once per day. We certainly wont get our Santa photo's and Christmas Shopping done there this weekend and will be going elsewhere. And will have to go somewhere else when we want the movies and lunch out from now on too.
When I rang them I gave the lady on the phone an example of say I drop my mum and daughter there does that mean I can't come back? She said but you will be within 3 hours so thats fine. When I said what about the once per day on the sign and what if I come back to get them after 4 hours she just put me on hold and left me there.
05-12-2012 19:47 #6
05-12-2012 19:51 #7Senior Member
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I would presume they are trying to discourage people from going back to their cars at 2hrs 55mins and moving their car to another spot for another 3 hours. But I don't know how they would police that though!
05-12-2012 19:55 #8
ahh no tickets ..
well then I'm guessing shopping there twice on one day would be fine .. what they are trying to do is discourage people who leave their car there all day and go to work (on bus etc) and the signs are their way of saying "park here to go to work .. we will tow your car" ???
05-12-2012 21:13 #9
I was under the impression that to reset that counter you have to leave the premises. This stops people who as previously mentioned will move their car after 2hr 55. If you were are the shops for 2 hours in the morning, went home for the day and back to the movies that night, there shouldn't be any issues.
This is what DP was told when he questioned a similar sign at the local shops.
05-12-2012 21:16 #10
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Its a stupid rule. I understand not wanting staff to park all day. But without them the shops won't be open. What if you went Christmas shopping with your kids in the morning for DP, then DP took the same car to the same shop to do the same thing not realising that's where you went? Ridiculous
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