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    MU Parking Ramp

    Okay, I know this thread is a little out of the ordinary, but I just had to ask.

    So, I have gotten a bit lazy the past couple of weeks, and haven't wanted to park my car at the stadium. So, I've been parking at the MU ramp. Why? Because I found a system. I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I just wanna know if any of you have done this.

    I have noticed that after 11:00 on most nights, the booth is closed. This just so happens to be about the same time that I like to go out and do stuff. So, since the booth is closed, I just drop my ticket in the after-hours box, and park there for free. Or, if I know I have to leave during the day, I just swoop my car around at night, grab a new ticket, and only pay $7.00.

    Anybody else do this?



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    Re: MU Parking Ramp

    I never did this intentionally, but I did see that sometimes there is no one manning the booth after a certain time so I didn't have to pay. I am surprised no one has tried to milk the system this way earlier. It does seem to work.



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    Re: MU Parking Ramp

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I never did this intentionally, but I did see that sometimes there is no one manning the booth after a certain time so I didn't have to pay. I am surprised no one has tried to milk the system this way earlier. It does seem to work.
    Well, at least one person is milking it. I didn't really plan to continue, but after this winter when it took them a week or two to plow the lots, and after the extremely long time it took them to get cars unstuck and so on, I decided that I'll just make the money back I payed for a parking ticket. Especially when the lots are supposed to be plowed, well kept, and accessable as soon as possible. Didn't happen.

    Oh well. I just thought this was interesting.



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    Re: MU Parking Ramp

    I think they do cost analysis on this issue. They realized its not worth the money they'd make to pay someone wages for those hours.


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    Re: MU Parking Ramp

    just hope there aren't any cameras. :)

    good find.

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    Re: MU Parking Ramp

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    I think they do cost analysis on this issue. They realized its not worth the money they'd make to pay someone wages for those hours.
    theyve also cut back on their employees since theyre switching to the automated system.. once they switch over, no free exit after midnight..

    I used to do it all the time last year.



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