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Guy decides to pay 8,800 pennies to get his car out of impound

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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I hope he was smart enough to sort out the copper ones.
Or he gave them a whole lot more than that.
Even after the price of copper went down, it's still 2.15 cents per penny.

Not to mention with China buying up all the copper reserves and futures, the price will go double of what it did. Somewhere around 8.5 per penny.

I guess if he gave them even 30% in copper, they will get the last laugh.
Now nickels would be truely a pain in the butt and never worth more.




posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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No wonders this world is a mess. So, someone gets their car towed, so the "right" thing to do is pay the fine in pennies? Are you kidding me?

DUI is not a big deal? What planet are you people from? I remember when I was maybe 6 or 7, a horrible event. A drunk driver trying to pass my dad's car, swerved and knocked our car off the road, down an embankment (car rolled over 3 times), and into a lake. He kept going of course. My brother and dad no injuries, I still have scars from the stitched I needed, my mom had broken ribs, it's a miracle it wasn't worse.

And you suggest a drunk driver should not even have his car towed?


Whatever... I used to think this place was inhabitated by many mature, intelligent people. Then I realized it was also populated with a lot of kids with wild theories and punk-ass attitudes. I guess you can't avoid that anywhere on the Internet, anymore.

What this dude was immature in the extreme however. The company doesn't "suffer," what a joke. The guy having to catch up work the next day probably is, that's it.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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It's fine to get back at the employee because they represent the company. If you don't want to take lip from people, don't work for a company that rips people off.

There is no social responsibility these days, people always pass the buck to the company they work for. I remember a meter maid trying to tell me he could arrest me because I mouthed him off and threw the ticket at him. I told him go ahead and arrest me you dumb # you don't have the authority.

If you work for one of these cheap rackets you deserve getting yelled at. If you want people to treat you with respect, go work for a respectable company. Simple as that, if no one wants to work for these people than the jobs wont exist.

A gas worker fined me 300 the other day claiming the gas service box was too close to a window, its their ## gas box... They wanted me to move the window or cover it or they wont turn the gas back on. So I put an old door in front of the window and they turned it back on. The worst part is that it was their box and I could force them to move it which would cost the company thousands, problem is that I would have to go with no hot water for weeks and forced them to do it through the right channels. If that's not a racket, I don't know what is.

I was also fined for having to much dirt hot water heater exhaust. They actually charged me for that, and when the guy came to check all the violations all I did was shovel some dirt away and put the door in front of the window. You think I should be nice to these people?



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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I live in a College town. So, naturally, on the weekends, the downtown area (or the road with all the bars) is hopping with patrons.

It disgusts me to see tow-truck drivers actually "cruising the strip" literally LOOKING for people to screw over.
Here is a hint, "if nobody calls you to have a vehicle towed, stay at the damned office."

No, it is true, this is a racket and like the poster above said, if you don't like receiving grief from pissed off people your company screwed over, don't work there. It is as simple as that.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by threekings
reply to post by Rams59lb
 


There is no social responsibility these days, people always pass the buck to the company they work for.


Exactly, Nazi's said "We were only following orders"

Second line....



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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That is funny! I don't care what anyone else says!
I would of done the same to be honest...



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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Why do people keep assuming they are ripping this guy off? That this company is a "rip off." Someone has to tow vehicles. There are broken down vehicles left at the side of the road, ones that need to get towed because the driver didn't have a license or was arrested for drinking drunk, among other very legitimate reasons. Perhaps not all towing services are on the up-and-up (and I think they all charge more than they should), but it's a business. Hating them because you did something stupid like drive drunk doesn't make sense.

There is such a lack of personal responsibility any more, it's sad.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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No wonders this world is a mess. So, someone gets their car towed, so the "right" thing to do is pay the fine in pennies? Are you kidding me?


reply to post by fleabit
 


Nope, not kidding you. I'd do it in a heartbeat if I felt the tow company screwed me over.
Often times these drivers will take matters into their own hands and go actively looking for people who they feel are in violation of a parking law.

I'll give an example. Where I work, we have an area that is designated as a no parking zone.
Not for any reason other than we put the sign up to dissuade people from parking in that area... SO WE COULD PARK THERE.
Very busy area at times and being as we work there, we need a spot to park.
We've had to run tow-truck drivers off of the area several times because they will literally LOOK for violations and just tow you.

As if they are Police themselves. Or an authority figure of any kind, really.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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I would say that there is a good chance the guy was screwed by the tow company.
If he hadn't been, he probably wouldn't have been a jerk about it.

I also doubt that the police were involved with the towing of his vehicle. If they had been, they wouldn't have been so willing to help the guy.

And if so, so what.

I'm guessing he was outraged at the price, on top of probably being towed for no good reason.
88 bucks is quite a bit of money. Especially if they are just towing you down the street.


[edit on 2-9-2009 by JayinAR]



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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Poor guy


He must luv his car very much to pay that much for it to get it back



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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I had a acquaintance who's family owned a towing company. They would get businesses to sign contracts with them to put their "tow-away" signs out. They would then cruise the spots they had contracts with looking for cars without stickers and split the money with the businesses.

They also made a nice penny (no pun intended) off poor people who would get their car towed and then couldn't afford to get it out, if the car is only worth 1 or 2k usually the person would just let the tow company have it. This allowed them to have a cheap used car lot where they would sell the cars. They did on-the-lot financing and would charge outrageous interest and if someone missed one payment they would take the car back and resell it. These people were scumbags, IMO.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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Yep, that sounds about right.
I've seen them try and tow cars that weren't in a "tow away" zone.
Just in a no parking area.

They are often scum. You are right.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:44 PM
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It's funny! And in this world its tit for tat...a little childish? Perhaps. But with all the crap we have to deal with from day to day, sometimes small statements make us feel a little better. I agree with the point that its not really the employee's loss. They still get paid their hourly wage. Its the company itself that looses productivity but not money. Reminds me of when I got mad at my landlord for snooping around the house and leaving annoying letters on my door about how I was going to hell!!
Oh and he was no longer taking checks or money orders ..he wanted CASH! When rent time came along... I went to the bank and got the $850 in $1 bills...did not make him happy...but he got his money and it made me feel better.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Interesting video - obviously, they were being childish but in Australia, the law is somewhat flexible on these matters.

From the Reserve Bank of Australia website;

It is the Bank’s understanding that, although Australian currency has legal tender status, it does not necessarily have to be used in transactions and that refusal to accept payment in legal tender notes and coins is not unlawful. This is the case even where an existing debt is involved. However, a refusal to accept legal tender in payment of an existing debt, where no other means of payment/settlement has been specified in advance, conceivably could have consequences in legal proceedings, i.e. the creditor may be unable to enforce payment in any other form.

Source

So, according to the RBA, currency is simply assumed. You could be forced to pay in caterpillars if there's a sign up specifying them as a payment type..



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:16 PM
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Star and Flag!! Best freakin' thing I've seen in days!



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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I think this is great. Create as much hhavoc as possible, force them to overstep ei bundaries and make silly laws like "when you pay, the buyer may efuse to take your money and demand a specific combination of bills and coins."

At some point ppl must wake up and say no! A revolution shall occur and we shall get some sense into the world. Of course one can hope this would be achieved via peaceful means, but personally i think that ship has sailed a long time ago.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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That was an awesome post! Star and flag for you, I needed that laugh.

Now if every person out there could stand up for themselves in such a way we might get some progress around here instead of all this bs that's going on lately.

That truly was killer, thanks for sharing that with us!



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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That is hilarious!! I love it. I might have to try that myself next time I get fined.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:37 PM
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I agree although the idea is funny, someone that is not involved has to count all those pennies and that is not fair. It is a waste of someones time.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Awesome! I should do this to some place! Hahaha! Great idea to the people in the video.




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