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Old 12.08.2015, 22:51
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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

Get thyself to the police station with a clear picture of the sign and your bill/fine letter.

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Old 12.08.2015, 23:22
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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

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well isnt it a bit weird that thinking of hiring a lawyer is also scarey?? :P
Smt wrong in this country? :P

I also asked around in the office, my options are

1) I should go and ask to Stadt Polizei, see if they advise anything on that.
2) Try to negotiate with the guy, what ever I can bite off
3) Pay the bill, then fuel up with whiskey and smoke to forget about it. Lesson learned, never ever do that again.

Right now I'd go for option 1), let's see if I end up with option 3)

Let know when you learn about option 4.

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Old 13.08.2015, 10:38
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Since I was there only for 10 minutes, this private Tow-Car company could not catch me up, then they sent the bill to my home address.
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So you tried to outsmart them and got a fine? Well that is their job to catch people, you challenge the claim or pay. They have a picture of you parked illegally lol good luck.

Take it as an expensive lesson and move on!
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Old 13.08.2015, 12:17
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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

I read through this thread as I could not believe this is possible. This money-scheme is illegal. Only police can fine. It's based on the fact that the majority of people will pay out of fear of escalation but it's clearly racketeering. There is no legal basis for these kind of "invoices". They must have been really p*ssed off you had gone before the tow car arrived. Once they have your car, it's easier as they try to keep your car as ransom until you pay.
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Old 13.08.2015, 13:42
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2 weeks ago, on a quite Sunday morning, I stopped by a backerei for 10 min with my car
I am more than shocked this should happen on a Sunday.

Did you advise the Backerei this happened?

As curious their reaction.
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So you tried to outsmart them and got a fine?
No, no fine, rather a bill for towing.

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I read through this thread as I could not believe this is possible. This money-scheme is illegal. Only police can fine.
Your reading comprehension sucks. There was no fine.

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No, no fine, rather a bill for towing.
Your reading comprehension sucks. There was no fine.
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doesn't the title says "Parking Ticket"
I don't have as much free time as you to read 3 pages
Your judgment skills sucks. lol and you got a lot of free time lol

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The sign for the parking in front of my building states "up to 2000 chf" (yes, two thousand). I saw someone get fined once and I looked at the paper, it was 80chf, but still
I think the up to 2000 is like on the train. First fine us 80. 2nd like 160 and then the more you get the more severe the penalties.
Regardless if a business is closed or not it's still not permitted. If you knowingly park where your not supposed to, and get this upset to the reaction, wouldn't it be simpler to just find a legal parking spot in the first place?
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
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Old 13.08.2015, 19:12
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Does that mean that in CH you simply have to suck up and pay every invoice you receive, rightfully or not?

That mentality is just wrong. (but I get where it comes from reward/riskwise...)
No.

A lot of fine colectors are bogus and will try to bluff using fear but know that if it came to court the judge would laugh at them.
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doesn't the title says "Parking Ticket"
I don't have as much free time as you to read 3 pages
Your judgment skills sucks. lol and you got a lot of free time lol

wow 14,269 posts lol
Exactly what I was thinking, the ayatollahs of this forum, always on the lookout. masters of Swiss integration with only 14,000 posts on an English forum to prove it.
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Exactly what I was thinking, the ayatollahs of this forum, always on the lookout. masters of Swiss integration with only 14,000 posts on an English forum to prove it.
Are you calling me Person. ..
That was supposed to read Persian...auto correct

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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

Any update on this? I really feel for you.
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Old 28.08.2015, 15:05
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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

Well the guy told me that they would forward this to Police in a relax way, basically in a sweet way of threating. I asked a lawyer around me, I could go for objection, involve lawyers, court, time, money etc. and I was on the way to holidays, Long story short, I paid that up, not to escalate the case. But you can't imagine how much I got pissed off, yet now I'm ok
YEsterday I saw the same company towing a car away, on another spot, yellow stripes banned.

Voila, das isch Züri! All I can tell is watch your step if you dont wanna deal with these kind of hassles.
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Old 28.08.2015, 15:16
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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

I think I could have figured that out by the parking is verboten sign...which I don't think means it's more forbidden in Zurich then any other canton..or place in the world for that matter.
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Old 28.08.2015, 15:25
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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

well i also figured that out later that what I paid was not a parking ticket! Despite the title of my thread, that was service fee invented to make extra money from the land owners taking advantage of these cases. Basically one guy continuously wathcing the security camera, then you receive the bill in the post box.
If you park somewhere forbidden, you should receive a parking ticket, not a service fee of a tow-car company which did nothing, but watching a survaillance camera.
Ever experienced this before?
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Old 28.08.2015, 15:29
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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

I would rather to have a parking ticket, and pay it for the City of Zürich instead of making someonelse rich.

voila! What happened is happened, I am now much more careful..
Lesson learned in a painful way
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Old 28.08.2015, 15:35
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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

Sorry, but we told you, multiple times, not to pay it and wait for the real one from a court.

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The sign for the parking in front of my building states "up to 2000 chf" (yes, two thousand). I saw someone get fined once and I looked at the paper, it was 80chf, but still
Some pesky little kid probably removed a zero. Be careful, you could be fined more.

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Re: Parking Ticket for 470 chf !!!!

yes, thanks a lot for that help. But since I did not have this rechtsversicherung, it turns out to be that it would lead me some costs as well. At the end it would have cost me either same or even more.
On the otherside, I will apply for C-permit, i wanted to have clean sheet, that fears me a bit.

on the last phone conversation, while I was planning to threat the guy by going to court, he did his move by doing the same.
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well i also figured that out later that what I paid was not a parking ticket! Despite the title of my thread, that was service fee invented to make extra money from the land owners taking advantage of these cases. Basically one guy continuously wathcing the security camera, then you receive the bill in the post box.
If you park somewhere forbidden, you should receive a parking ticket, not a service fee of a tow-car company which did nothing, but watching a survaillance camera.
Ever experienced this before?
I don't like this post and will send you a 470 CHF bill per PM for wasting my time
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