Sunday, June 27, 2010

Note to Self.

If you go to the video store, do a sneaky illegal ten minute park that results in getting clamped, your video will cost you $88.00.

Just saying.

11 comments:

Jo said...

Ah, boo. Hate that. I once paid sixty quid to go to the playground...

in my defence, I didn't know they'd made it pay parking, or at least I'd forgotten. And I didn't see the sign. At least, not til I got to the car and realised I'd parked right under the HUGE one :(

laughykate said...

Oh no! That would make me cry. Almost.

Phil said...

Good ol' Wilson's parking clamped me one night for about $120.
The sign said, 'flat rate after 6 pm' - so inserted credit card, and paid.

Came back to find the jolly clampers - oh no you should have entered the corrct amount, it doesn't automatically register the flat rate for you. (This was in semi darkness and the writing is tiny).
Yah Boo Sucks!

laughykate said...

NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO! Wouldn't be being a clamper be the worst job in the world ? You're NEVER going to have happy punters.

Janie Jones said...

I loathe going to the video store, getting clamped or not. In fact I hate going to the video store so much I haven't set foot in one in about 9 or 10 years.

Most of that time I just rented from the library or went with out. Now I have Netflix and it is WONDERFUL.

And, unles they start clamping your car in your very own driveway your fees are much more reasonable. Do they have Netflix in NZ? If not I weep for you even more.

laughykate said...

No! What is Netflix? My problem with the DVD store is TOO MUCH CHOICE!!

Medbh said...

I do the Irish version of Netflix, where you sign up online and get dvds by mail. No late fees and they have a much bigger selection than the average video shop.

Janie Jones said...

Ooooh. Netflix is an online movie service. You can watch as many movies on your home computer as you want (or if you have one of those cool flatscreen tellies you can plug your laptop into you can watch right on your tv)or you can order movies on DVD to be delivered to your home. You buy a subscription, say for 3 at a time, and you can have up to 3 DVDs at home for as long as you want, when you are done you send them back and they send you more. Netflix has a tremendous movie catalog, and you can keep a list of things you want to watch with the service and they automatically send you the next item off your list when you return a disc. You pay your fees once a month and it is the same no matter how many times you return your discs. No late fees, no postage fees, just movies delivered right to your home. It ROCKS!

Now if you can't get Netflix in NZ, that is way sad. However, maybe you can start your own Netflix franchise. You'd rake in the dough, no clamping fees needed.

laughykate said...

Medbh, I'm loving the sound of that.

Janie, 'NO late fees, no postage fees, just movies delivered right to your home.' It just sounds too good. And simple.

Holemaster said...

Clamping is uncivilized.

laughykate said...

Holemaster, I'm tempted to put a 'fucking' into that sentence.