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Long term parking in the City?

By pwandz 13 July 2011 24

I have a bit of a quandary, I’m living in an apartment building that doesn’t supply me with a car park.  I live in the city and have checked out the Target carpark (expensive and have a looong waiting list), and also the Convention Centre (also pretty expensive, plus it’s insecure – I’ve had my windows broken there before).

Anyone in a similar boat, or anyone that may be able to offer any ideas?

Thanks,

P

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Henry82 11:58 pm 16 Jul 11

pwandz said :

I may yet ditch the car entirely, but it’s a really cool car and I love it to bits 🙁

well, from my experience of renting houses, if you “love” something, i wouldnt rent it. People dont give a $hit about other peoples stuff, and it will turn into a paddock basher pretty quickly.

imo

1) sell the car or put into long term storage (classic car?)
2) Letter box drop everyone in your apartment, seeing if they want to rent it out
3) letter box drop people in the area, i suspect ainslie would be the best place to start. Just walk down the street with little notes, and pop in the boxes who have double garages/apartments.

btw which side of northborne are you on?

pwandz 9:47 pm 16 Jul 11

Innovation said :

Without knowing when or why you need a car, or why or how many units in your complex don’t have carparks, I agree with the earlier suggestion of doing a letterbox drop in your complex. However, have you also considered offering to share your car with others in exchange for a carspace and/or fee. If you don’t use it very often, you might even be able to recoup some of your running costs. I understand that Google and other sites will let you set up a communal calendar to prebook the use of your car. If you wanted to do this, you might need to make sure that your insurance company is Ok with the idea.

OOOOH I like this idea.

I don’t use my car much, just on weekends..

I think about half the residents in my apartments have carparks, the rest are for guests/short term people who don’t mind paying the $20 a day or whatever it is they charge here.

I may yet ditch the car entirely, but it’s a really cool car and I love it to bits 🙁 It would solve a bunch of problems if I didn’t have a car though (selling it = $$$ in the bank + no rego, insurance, petrol or anxiety that it’s gonna get vandalized/stolen)

Innovation 6:39 pm 15 Jul 11

Without knowing when or why you need a car, or why or how many units in your complex don’t have carparks, I agree with the earlier suggestion of doing a letterbox drop in your complex. However, have you also considered offering to share your car with others in exchange for a carspace and/or fee. If you don’t use it very often, you might even be able to recoup some of your running costs. I understand that Google and other sites will let you set up a communal calendar to prebook the use of your car. If you wanted to do this, you might need to make sure that your insurance company is Ok with the idea.

winter 5:24 pm 15 Jul 11

pwandz said :

winter said :

Motorcycle? Free parking everywhere in the city, and I’m sure you could squeeze it in somewhere at your apartment complex without too much complaint.

Also a very good idea, but the idea of a guy like me riding a bike is a very scary thought indeed!

You should see me on a bike, it’s very scary indeed.

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