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3 Tips For Snagging A Parking Spot During The Holiday Shopping Rush

For those shoppers scrambling to finish up their holiday shopping for the next week, there may be times when — gasp! — they must leave their homes and visit brick-and-mortar stores or malls. Those people are most definitely dreading the idea of finding parking, but you can make it a bit easier on yourself by keeping a few tips in mind. [More]

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Yet Another Reason To Hate Paying For Parking: Parking Garage Payment Systems Hacked

The holiday shopping season is now well and truly upon us. This being 2014 and all, that also means the holiday hacking season is upon us. Last year Target was infamously the, er, target of Black Friday bad guys. This year, though, it’s not just stores losing your information to criminals. Now you have to worry about the parking lots outside of them, too. [More]

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Woman Accused Of Biting Off Fellow Shopper’s Finger Over Mall Parking Space

We always thought mall parking lots were asphalt jungles in more of a “It’s tough out there to find a parking spot” kind of way. Not an actual predator vs. prey, “I will bite off your finger if you take my spot” kind of way. On that note, guess what terrifying thing happened in a mall parking lot in New Jersey? [More]

Parking Lot To Offer Discount To Hybrids & EVs, Charge More For SUVs

Parking Lot To Offer Discount To Hybrids & EVs, Charge More For SUVs

It’s one thing for a parking lot to simply offer a discount to people who choose to drive fuel-efficient hybrid and electric vehicles. But does that lot go too far when it charges a premium for people to park their SUVs and Jeeps? [More]

Man Drives Into Pole, Sues Walmart

Man Drives Into Pole, Sues Walmart

A man who drove his pickup truck into a pole in the parking lot of a New Hampshire Walmart has sued the retail giant for damages, claiming the placement of the pole is conducive to car crashes. [More]

Parking Lot Safety Tips

Parking Lot Safety Tips

You’re not done with your holiday shopping when you swipe your credit card at the cash register. You’ve often got to navigate a potentially treacherous parking lot and get the goods home. The personal finance blog Finance for a Freelance Life offers some common yet helpful tips on how to avoid parking lot robbers. [More]

Oregon To Consider Predatory Towing Ban After Meals-On-Wheels Is Almost Towed During Delivery

Oregon To Consider Predatory Towing Ban After Meals-On-Wheels Is Almost Towed During Delivery

Remember Andrew? His car was towed from Starbucks while he was inside sipping a latte. He isn’t alone. In mid-August, a predatory tow-truck driver set up shop outside a retirement community and waited for local meals-on-wheels driver Marie Phillippi to leave her car. As she made her deliveries, the tow-truck driver latched on and prepared to tow. He was stopped only when a retiree ran out and splayed herself across the car’s hood until the Marie could return. The tow-truck driver’s actions were entirely legal under Oregon law, although that may soon change…

Scammed In The Home Depot Parking Lot: Jerks Convince Elderly Man To Hand Over $9,000

Scammed In The Home Depot Parking Lot: Jerks Convince Elderly Man To Hand Over $9,000

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel two scammers convinced an elderly man that they’d found a bag of money in a Home Depot parking lot — and that they’d split it with him if he gave them a “good faith cash payment.”

Recover Stolen Purchases Without Breaking A Sweat

Recover Stolen Purchases Without Breaking A Sweat

Lars writes:

Something pretty bad happened to me the other week that ended up being pretty cool, and speaks well to the quality of customer service at my local Burlington Coat Factory.