A solution to the “Snow Day Parking Problem”


A solution to the “Snow Day Parking Problem”

We are sort of throwing around the “where do cars go in the winter when they can’t park on street” issue on twitter and Bobra Wilbanks from POM came up with one solution :

I’ll bet you could pawn your car for a month or two in some big cities to avoid the snow plows — cheaper than pay-to-store!

I like it.

There is a story about a gazillionaire in Manhattan who went into his bank and asked to borrow $10,000. He said he would leave his Rolls Royce as collateral. They were confused since he had a million on deposit but they took the deal. He handed them the keys and left on a two week tour of Europe. When he returned he paid the $38 interest and got his car back. When asked about it he said he couldn’t find any cheaper, safer place to leave his car for two weeks in the city.

Or the guy who brought his car to the city once a week and each week he took it to a garage for a $19.95 oil change. They kept the car for the day. He also said that it was the cheapest parking in town.


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