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via Stuff

Want to park here?  Then you need to leave 10 minutes early to make sure you have time.  Time to read the sign.

Shoppers at a mall north of Wellington are being confronted with a 900-word sign spelling out the full terms and conditions under which they can park there.

The giant blue sign at Coastlands mall in Paraparaumu has been in place since January, but shoppers say they have noticed it only since a dispute last month, in which mall customers were fined $65 for parking there twice in the same day.

Oh no.  Not those people again.  

The 900 words list all the terms parkers must abide by, and the sign warns that those who don’t agree to the terms should “immediately leave the car park”.

As in, we reserve the right to fine you if you want to shop more than twice a day?

Coastlands manager Jan Forrest said that ticketing issue had been resolved, and the sign was a legal requirement displaying full terms and conditions for parking at the centre.

“Yes, it’s long and detailed. But it does need to be.”

She said the centre was happy with its parking contractor, and the only change in conditions was from a clamping system to a ticketing system.

Parking Enforcement Services spokesman Matt Ransom said the sign formed a legal contract between the company and parkers.


– Stuff

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