Craig nails it:
Craig Bagdon: Since I have staked out the extreme position on this (all tickets should be non-transferable)… I will push it even further. Having a confused public on the issue of transferability leads to and abets credit card fraud and theft. It is not an uncommon situation to have a stolen credit card (or card info on a white card) used to purchase a large stack of parking receipts which are then “re-sold” to the public. There are several ways that this can be mitigated at the meter level, but this should never happen in the first place. Using John’s example above would you ever purchase a train or airplane ticket from someone wandering down the concourse? No, never. Why should it be any different in the parking industry?
Brandy is on the front lines:
Brandy Stanley: I submit that most of the time the receipt doesn’t have enough time left on it for the second user to stay as long as they need to, so they have to buy another receipt anyway. Why would we regulate this and put an infrastructure of violations and penalties in place that will basically only net anger and further the typical negative impression consumers have of us?
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