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    Just got towed

    I was out on town tonight with the buds and came back to the Grove around 12:30. Went into the buds' apartment to chill for a while and watched half a movie. Then went out to get my car around 2:30 and it was no where in sight. Turns out my car got towed and it will cost me a nice $133.75 to get it out. This is more of a rant then a discussion so I guess I better find a way to turn it into a thread.

    Any ideas on how to get out of the payment? Anyone gotten out of a towing payment before? How? Also fml. /rant





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    Re: Just got towed

    Any ideas on how to get out of the payment? Anyone gotten out of a towing payment before? How? Also fml. /rant


    Aren't they holding your car hostage until you pay the fine? Don't know how you would get out of paying. Best case, if you think you were legally parked, would be legal action to re-coup the $. That may well end up costing more than the fine.

    Sorry.



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    Re: Just got towed

    Just continue to park where ever you want, that will help the economy here in Ames.



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    Re: Just got towed

    Any ideas on how to get out of the payment? Anyone gotten out of a towing payment before? How?




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    Re: Just got towed

    You could try not parking in a place where you would get towed...thats my strategery.



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    Re: Just got towed

    my car got towed out of my own spot by the fantastic campustown property management cause there was snow on the ground covering the spot number and an idiot kid thought it was his spot




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    Re: Just got towed

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    my car got towed out of my own spot by the fantastic campustown property management cause there was snow on the ground covering the spot number and an idiot kid thought it was his spot
    Where you able to get out of this one? I think the other guy or the property manager would be at fault there.



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    Re: Just got towed

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    Where you able to get out of this one? I think the other guy or the property manager would be at fault there.
    yeah they drove me and worked it out with the impound lot, but still so ridiculous




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    Re: Just got towed

    Someone needs to learn how to park in a way that they cannot (or its not worth the drivers time) tow you. I have a buddy that tows in Ames, I ride with him every now and then and its pretty good fun.



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    Re: Just got towed

    I had an apartment on Campus ave and our two parking spots were the first two in the lot. It's obnoxious when *** holes park in your spot and you're stuck with no place to go. It got bad enough that we had to start towing. The sign was posted right by our spots so there was no excuse except for stupidity or their own indifference. We kept a tally notched into the post. Over three years at that apartment we notched 28 cars towed. Most of those were during the beginning of the year. It usually took an hour + for the truck to arrive, so these were not people who parked there for 10-15 minutes. A couple of the funnier times were when it was the parents of someone who got towed. Sometimes we didn't tow, but would park our car behind our two spots. We once watched a girl puzzle over what to do for 5 minutes before she decided to just drive forward up over the curb and through the bushes. We got a pretty good laugh from that one.

    By the way, the impound lots will usually charge a daily fee for "storage" if you don't get your car right away. It's best to get it out asap or the fees just compound.

    Also, I blame Ames. Building ordinance near campus should require at least 1 parking spot per bedroom, and there should be 2 visitor spots. This would free up the street parking and keep the size of the buildings in check. My last year we lived on Lincoln way and Hyland and we actually purchased an extra spot in the lot for the extra car we had. Never had to tow anyone out of that lot.


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    Re: Just got towed

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    You could try not parking in a place where you would get towed...thats my strategery.
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    Re: Just got towed

    By the way, the impound lots will usually charge a daily fee for "storage" if you don't get your car right away. It's best to get it out asap or the fees just compound.
    One of my buddies learned this the hard way at the tune of $15/day. He didn't want to park at JTS our freshman year. Got towed on a Sunday and didn't notice until Friday. That was a big bill.




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    Re: Just got towed

    Only way i could see getting out of it is if you got towed adn you shoudlnt have been towed, like they fmessed up adn towed the wrong car, or you werent breaking the rules parking there and were towed anyway.


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    Re: Just got towed

    A few places in Ames storage is $50/day. If you're getting off for only $133.75 take it and run. Some places it'll run you $250 if you get towed at midnight and pick up the vehicle at 8am.

    And I have to imagine whoever came up with roll dollies is pretty damn rich now. They make the towing companies' lives a TON easier.



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    Re: Just got towed

    The grove has a giant *** parking lot that had more than 50 spots open last night. They have signs that say you must have a pass but I figured it would be alright if I parked there at 12:30 at night for a couple hours. Now I have class until 5:00 before I can pick it up.



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