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(Slate)   An app that lets you auction off the public parking spot you're currently occupying to the highest bidder who wants it? Yes, it appears that San Francisco does have a problem with that   ( divider line
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4155 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Jun 2014 at 3:08 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-06-25 03:25:15 PM  
3 votes:
This is how I see it working:

Driver : I am about to leave the number 2 spot in front of the doors at Best Buy. Who wants it?
Guy 1: Uh, I'll give you 50 cents.
Guy 2: 5 bucks!
Guy 3: 25 bucks!
Guy 4: I won't spend 5 minutes beating your car with a claw hammer.
Driver: uh....sold to Guy 4!

And what happens if you pay for someone's spot, and then some asshole ganks 'your' spot because you're blocked by the guy pulling out? Do you politely explain how you just paid for that public spot and therefore it is now 'yours' and that he should move, and hope the day ends without your smart phone being surgically removed from your anus? Do you call the cops and report that you were 'robbed'? Do you engage in some Casey Jones style street justice that ends with you being indicted for manslaughter for standing up for your 'rights'?

I don't see any good coming of that app.
2014-06-25 05:50:47 PM  
2 votes:
This what driverless google cars are for - finding and hoarding prime parking spots - until the Silicon Valley billionaire gets home from work.
2014-06-25 03:11:19 PM  
2 votes:
Geez, I just want to earn money off occupying public land pointlessly long, while depending on the local government and taxes to do all the maintenance.

You just hate small businesses!  I built that!
2014-06-25 03:10:32 PM  
2 votes:
You're not paying them for the spot. You're paying for them to get out of it.
2014-06-25 03:23:59 PM  
1 vote:
I would pay money to have people use this app and then beat the crap out of anyone auctioning a public parking space.
2014-06-25 03:22:05 PM  
1 vote:
If they do this for Chicago, where are they gonna store all their lawn chairs?
2014-06-25 03:15:13 PM  
1 vote:
oh sure its all fun and games, until the city council decides to do this for every public parking spot in the city.
2014-06-25 03:11:40 PM  
1 vote:
The next tech bubble crash can't come soon enough
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