Ticket Me For Spot I Paid For? Have Fun Footing Three Times The Bill.

By Annie N. in Real Life On 25th September 2023

Coming back to a little piece of paper tacked onto your windshield can be astonishingly anger-inducing. This is why Reddit user u/Sufficient-Forever11 decided to make sure he had his bases covered when he left for a concert. The parking company however had other ideas.

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OP was headed to a concert in another city and decided that since he was making the trek, he'd make the most of his day and take a little trip to museums and see the city.

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He paid for parking wherever he visited and then got to the venue and made the final payment.

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He paid an estimated $50 but still came back to a ticket on his car.

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OP, who is a better person than all of us, kept his cool and decided to take it up with the company after taking some photos of his car in the parking spot that the citation was for. 

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In the morning, when he reviewed the ticket, he realized the error. The number for the spot on the ticket did not line up with OP's parking spot. OP let the company know of the error, thinking it should be resolved quickly.

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The parking company however decided to play around and denied the claim. OP called the office only to be told that no mistake was made.

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When he mentioned the photo proof they accused him of moving the car. This would be strange since OP's original receipt also showed exactly where he had parked.

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He also mentioned how all other spots around him were full due to the concert so he wouldn't have been at liberty to switch spots anyway. Even the argument that OP had made a payment to the company for a spot even if the company thought it was for another spot went nowhere.

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This was when our as-yet-patient OP decided to kick things up a notch. 

He decided that these $25 were going to be the hill he was going to die on. He called Visa directly and told them to cancel the payments he had made throughout the day for parking. 

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Visa, in a strange change of heart, decided that OP was in the right and refunded them the entire amount saying that OP had not actually received any of the services he had paid for.

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They even canceled all payments for the parking tickets he had paid earlier in the day which meant that the parking company was out $50 as they chased OP's $25 fine. Visa also wrote a letter on OP's behalf explaining why the refund was happening.

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A victorious OP couldn't help but enjoy the fact that he had spent the entire day wracking up bills.

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One commenter elaborated that not only was the parking company out for multiple payments, but they would also have to cover a $40 fine to Visa itself for the refund processing fee.

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Others rejoiced in OP's petty victory.

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Some were pleasantly surprised that Visa took that much action and didn't expect them to go that extra mile.

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