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general q's on parking in city

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  1. anti_crazy

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    Plan on getting a car someday soon. Last few years riding by motorbike only. I have a few questions on car parking. How much do you guys tip the parking attendent to assist in backing out of a space onto the road? Also, I noticed that Lee Plaza has a car park/garage in the back side - how much to park in there and are there usually available spaces to park? Is it for cars only?
     
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    There is a height limit so for cars and "normal size" SUVs only. I have always managed to find a spot to park in there. They give you a ticket and you have 3 hours to shop and must spend a minimum of 200 pesos and get the ticket validated at the wine sales shop on the way out. I don't know what would happen if you were over the 3 hours and I do not know what would happen if you did not spend the minimum. I do know it is difficult to go shopping elsewhere and bring the items through the store and into the parkade and the guard will not let you walk into the parkade from the street (at least he did not allow my gf to come inside with packages bought elsewhere). So we solved that by me driving out of the parkade while she is waiting on the sidewalk, she jumps in with her shopping, and we drive away.

    Note that Robinsons downtown also has parking at the back but the guard gave me a similar ticket when I parked there earlier this week so they may be cracking down the same as Lee Plaza does. The Robinson's parking lot has gotten very busy lately by those who knew that the "for customers only" rule was not being enforced. It seems it will be now.

    As previously mentioned, I give 5 or 10 pesos when parking on the street where there is an attendant, but I do not pay at Lee or Robinsons as they require I spend money in their store so that should be enough.
     
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    Parking in Lee Plaza is free, but you need to purchase stuff, the only time I couldn't get a place was at Xmas week, only seen cars in there. I tip 5 pesos.
     
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    I gave them 5 pesos, except when I had my wheelchair-bound husband and they helped put the wheelchair and him in the car....I gave them 20 pesos when they did that.
     
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    If he wasn't really needed and is just waving and guiding me out, then I just give 5 to 10 pesos. But, if he saw me coming and held a spot open for me and waved me over (some of the attendants at Lee recognize me and do that), or if there was heavy traffic and he actually gets in the street behind me and stops the traffic so I can get out safely ... then in those cases I give him 20 pesos.
     
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    most important thing to remember when backing out.. do not trust the guy who is waving you to back out... he will try to help but he has no authority to stop traffic.. and if someone wants past him and they will go.. he will continue to wave you out.. doesn't matter that it would kill any tip if you had a wreck.. he will not stop waving you out... caveat emptor...
     
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    I guess that everybody has had different experiences with this, but my experience has been that if there is heavy traffic and a parking guy is trying to stop traffic but they ignore him he will put his hand up telling me to stop and wait, but really the responsibility is totally up to the driver to back out safely. I imagine that if you had an accident the parking guy would disappear quickly.
     
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    If you put on your emergency flashers here you can simply park wherever the heck you want, even in a lane of traffic, or halfway over to a side.
     

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