Man reveals simple yet ingenious way to dodge $ 50 hourly parking fees in Sydney – and tip likely works elsewhere
- Sydney man reveals genius hack he uses to avoid paying exorbitant parking fees
- Friend of YouTube star FriendlyJordies said he only pays $ 10 to park in the CBD
- He told listeners to park in the Market City mall in China Town
- Drivers were then told to validate their parking space at a nearby store for just $ 10
A buddy of a popular comedian has revealed how he manages to park in central Sydney at a fraction of the price charged in parking stations.
YouTube star FriendlyJordies, aka Jordan Shanks, was joined by his friend Ali on Tuesday for a segment on his podcast called ‘Life Hacks with Ali’.
Ali revealed that Sydneysiders who don’t want to pay up to $ 50 an hour to park in Sydney CBD will have to park at the station at the Market City shopping center in Haymarket, China Town.
Wow, that’s a good hack. “I thought you just turned on the hazard lights in the middle of the road. That is cheaper, ‘replied the comedian
He then instructed his listeners to get their parking ticket validated at a ‘small, Chinese shop’ nearby and have your ticket validated for just $ 10.
“They do it for $ 10 because they have a quota of how many people can park in front of their store,” he explained.
Shanks was genuinely surprised at the tip – and joked that he thought it would be like ‘put your dangers in the middle of the road’.
The tip probably works everywhere in Australia where shops offer validated tickets in exchange for free parking – drivers just need to go out and investigate.
Last month, a man from Perth shared his ‘genius’ hack that he uses to avoid paying exorbitant parking fees and high Uber fares on a night out.
The Sydney man told listeners to park at a shopping center called Market City in Sydney’s CBD (pictured) and their parking space validated at a nearby store for just $ 10
The man posted a video on TikTok showing a ride to and from the Perth CBD from his home that cost $ 122 for the round trip, while a parking ticket would cost him $ 115.
When paying for the parking ticket, he told the machine that he had lost his ticket, which requires $ 50 – a savings of $ 72 if he caught an Uber and $ 65 if he paid for parking.
The man explained that booking an Uber from his home into town would cost him $ 60 each way, so he decides to drive and park nearby.
When he returns to his car two days later, he enters his card to see a total of $ 115 for the garage use.
Cleverly, he instead presses the ‘lost ticket’ button on the machine, which requires a flat fee of $ 50 to re-produce a ticket regardless of how long the car has been parked.