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Old 25.06.2012, 16:57
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Don't forget to take change for parking!!!

Okay, so, will be better prepared in the future.

I went to Auvernier on Sunday to have a BBQ. The parking was absolutely jam-packed. I finally found a place, unloaded the car, then went to pay. (Police piggies were there - so had to).

Went with my card as we didn't have a penny on us, so asked about a bancomat. No bancomat in the village. Okay, so I drove back to Neuchatel, had to park by the bank without paying as had no change to get the money, then I had to drive up to the station to find somewhere open to buy something to get some change for the parking (so had to park again without paying at the station). Finally got my change, and headed back where there were even less spaces than before After an hour of faffing about I could finally have a beer and enjoy a BBQ with my family. Sigh...

Moral of the story - KEEP SOME CHANGE IN YOUR CAR FOR PARKING!!!!
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:00
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Re: Don't forget to take change for parking!!!

You can also use your "CASH" type of payment, you need to wire the money before from your account into CASH and it works with the old bus ticket machines around Lausanne and for the parking meters...

My debit card has cash but it's empty so if I try it gives me message no money but I guess if you put some money you can pay for parking without coins...
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:01
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Re: Don't forget to take change for parking!!!

We always have a handful of change in the car, exactly for such circumstances, or gettting a shopping trolley. It's usually mixed up amongst discarded parking tickets and Werther's Original wrappers. And lollipop sticks.
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:02
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Moral of the story - KEEP SOME CHANGE IN YOUR CAR FOR PARKING!!!!
Like, is this some new revelation or something?
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:10
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KEEP SOME CHANGE IN YOUR CAR FOR PARKING!!!!
Another good tip: always get dressed so you can avoid going to work in your pajamas...
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:15
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You can also use your "CASH" type of payment, you need to wire the money before from your account into CASH and it works with the old bus ticket machines around Lausanne and for the parking meters...

My debit card has cash but it's empty so if I try it gives me message no money but I guess if you put some money you can pay for parking without coins...
I have no idea what you mean - if the parking machine has no slot for a credit or debit card, how are you s'posed to pay with a card?
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:16
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Re: Don't forget to take change for parking!!!

Can't you use your phone and send an sms to the parking meter, or are you really in the sticks!
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:19
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Can't you use your phone and send an sms to the parking meter, or are you really in the sticks!
I don't think that's possible!
It's a * type in your parking space number, and whack in the coins kind of system*...
No sms, no credit card, and definately no iphone app option here!
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I have no idea what you mean - if the parking machine has no slot for a credit or debit card, how are you s'posed to pay with a card?
The parking meters around Lausanne have a slot for a cc I can't find a photo now.
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:22
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Re: Don't forget to take change for parking!!!

Actually the CASH function of the credit cards is being discontinued as almost nobody was using it. So the new credit cards emitted this year won't have it.
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Old 25.06.2012, 17:27
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Actually the CASH function of the credit cards is being discontinued as almost nobody was using it. So the new credit cards emitted this year won't have it.
I was told this 2 years ago when I asked my bank to charge this "CASH" account so I can use it but they refused to. Now I still see them around, and not just at the parking meters, the Mon Repo pool is using CASH system for example and other places...
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Old 25.06.2012, 20:51
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Unless your job involves modelling nighttime wear.

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