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    Thread: So my Audi got booted, and this is what I'm going to do about it....discuss

    1. 06-11-2008 05:45 PM #281
      Quote, originally posted by Page7 »
      I'm not done wading through the thread, but my advice is to try not to piss off the independent booting company- they'll have a lot of opportunity to get you back over the coming years.
      Do everything you can to hurt the HOA, with as much anger, damage, and cruelty you can muster, but don't F with the outside company.

      Thats why I was a fan of re-keying the locks and booting the HOA presidents car.

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      06-11-2008 06:15 PM #282
      Quote, originally posted by Page7 »
      I'm not done wading through the thread, but my advice is to try not to piss off the independent booting company- they'll have a lot of opportunity to get you back over the coming years.
      Do everything you can to hurt the HOA, with as much anger, damage, and cruelty you can muster, but don't F with the outside company.

      He already said he spoke with the cops who just told him it was a civil lawsuit nothing really bad. If this goes to court and he wins he could and should put a restraining order or make it clear that if any damage occurs to said vehicle at his property or within a certain radius should go against the towing company

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      06-11-2008 06:16 PM #283
      Quote, originally posted by Page7 »
      I'm not done wading through the thread, but my advice is to try not to piss off the independent booting company- they'll have a lot of opportunity to get you back over the coming years.
      .

      they already F'ed with him. they knew his car and knew he was a resident. they are just *****
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      06-11-2008 06:16 PM #284
      Quote, originally posted by yel0wsn0 »
      Thats why I was a fan of re-keying the locks and booting the HOA presidents car.

      i have to agree with that.
      or like others said get them removed put the on the HOA presidents car and jam the lock full of super glue and JB weld so they have to fight to get it off. i have never actually even seen a boot in person thank god i live where i live and don't have to worry about crap like that. i could park in the middle of the road and still be left alone
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    5. 06-11-2008 06:35 PM #285
      Take them off, jb weld the locks, then mail them back to the booting co. COD.

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      06-11-2008 06:42 PM #286
      Quote, originally posted by JimmyGolf »
      pay a locksmith 20 bucks to remove the boot for you,
      keep the boots.
      Drive up to the house of the president of the homeowner's association and put the boot on his car.

      hahahaha. Right on. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-11-2008 06:49 PM #287
      Quote, originally posted by ClockworkChad »
      they already F'ed with him. they knew his car and knew he was a resident. they are just *****

      Exactly. The company already declared war.
      If you piss them off now, what are they going to do next time? Put 3 boots on his car? 4 Boots?
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      06-11-2008 06:51 PM #288
      Quote, originally posted by ClockworkChad »
      they already F'ed with him. they knew his car and knew he was a resident. they are just *****

      The boot company employees are likely not the brightest bulbs or the most tenured of staff.
      The company probably trains like this:
      -Here's how the boot works
      -Here's how to put it on a car
      -Here's a resident permit
      -Any car without one gets a boot
      -You're paid for each boot, like us
      -Do not think. Just boot.
      If the OP wants to deliver some sort of useful FU, targeting the HOA Pres will only generate more HOA BS. F with the booting company.

    9. 06-11-2008 06:53 PM #289
      Quote, originally posted by ClockworkChad »
      they already F'ed with him. they knew his car and knew he was a resident. they are just *****

      That's a pretty hefty assumption. Maybe the driver was new, maybe the driver thought he was no longer a resident and visiting, maybe the driver really just wants to follow the rules that his company set forth and so he can continue to collect a paycheck.
      The boot company contracted to the HOA to enforce the rules that the HOA and the OP agreed to, for better or for worse.
      This is funny, and ends with smiles all around if he takes 'em off, waits a week or two and then calls the booters to come pick their boots up out of his garage.
      Anything other than that will probably end up with lawyers and headaches, regardless of who wins.
      But, carry on.. Coz its comedy gold.

    10. 06-11-2008 06:54 PM #290
      If you boot the HOA pres car correctly, he could think it was because he was improperly parked or something of that sort. Then perhaps he will re-think how stupid this rule is.

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      06-11-2008 07:03 PM #291
      I say move the HOA President's car with the jacks then attach the boots to the car
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    12. 06-11-2008 07:06 PM #292
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      i have never actually even seen a boot in person thank god i live where i live and don't have to worry about crap like that. i could park in the middle of the road and still be left alone

      Are you in Nanjemoy?

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      06-11-2008 07:08 PM #293
      Quote, originally posted by Jman5000 »
      If the OP wants to deliver some sort of useful FU, targeting the HOA Pres will only generate more HOA BS. F with the booting company.

      He does have TWO boots, you know.
      F with the booting company, and get creative with booting the HOA pres's car - like someone said, make the pres think that he parked incorrectly.

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      06-11-2008 07:12 PM #294
      Quote, originally posted by Captain Yar »
      Are you in Nanjemoy?

      I'll note that I've never seen a boot in person, either.

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      06-11-2008 09:44 PM #298
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      06-11-2008 10:05 PM #299
      In addition to the parking pass your HOA should amend the contract to require the tow company t check an updated list of owners cars.
      Problem solved. No need to vandalize the boot or other cars.
      HOA are no different than most code departments if you look at it realistically you HOA rules should mimic some town rules. They are not the scary devil.

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      06-11-2008 10:31 PM #300
      Quote, originally posted by Jman5000 »
      They can just fall back on whatever means of notification that they made (guessing a letter to residents) that resident cars must display a permit and that was their warning. Of course they'll call it courtesy notice or something.

      But the OP can claim his permit WAS displayed when his car was booted. His mere possession of the permit makes it likely that he does display it. Though one could argue the fact that his car was booted is evidence that he didn't but who is to say that an overzealous employee of the booting company inadvertantly "missed" the permit and booted the car in an eager attempt to earn his company another $140.
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      06-11-2008 10:32 PM #301
      Quote, originally posted by driveareliablecar »
      HOA are no different than most code departments if you look at it realistically you HOA rules should mimic some town rules. They are not the scary devil.

      I dunno, from my own personal experiences with the city codes enforcement officers and others with HOA's, the codes people are far more reasonable.
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      06-11-2008 10:36 PM #302
      what they need to do is make the pass a small discreet sticker, problem solved. i've lived in several apartment complexes that required parking permits, one was a pass you hung on the rearview mirror, but it was very small and only had a number displaying your numbered parking spot, not the name of the complex. another was a small sticker you put in the rear window, much like a beach sticker or a college campus sticker, again only with a number on it. another complex had nothing, and basically just towed if they got a call that someone was in their spot.
      i DID live in a trailer park that only allowed guests to park on the internal "streets" in the park, i parked on the street every single day and never heard a thing from anyone. really i think they only did anything if a neighbor complained, and i guess nobody cared.

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      06-11-2008 10:38 PM #303
      Quote, originally posted by driveareliablecar »
      HOA are no different than most code departments if you look at it realistically you HOA rules should mimic some town rules. They are not the scary devil.


      BS! Considering your location you're probably one of the idiots that make the rules in the first place.
      What town has ever outlawed pickup trucks?
      What town has ever outlawed cars with signs on them?
      What town has ever outlawed vehicles more than 10 years old?
      What town tells you you can't hang clothes outside to dry?
      What town tells you what color you can paint your house?
      I know of several HOAs that do exactly those things.

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      06-11-2008 10:43 PM #304
      I do believe Granville, OH requires you to get a zoning permit to make any exterior modifications to your home, including repainting, and it must preserve the historic look of the village.

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      06-11-2008 10:48 PM #305
      certain areas of my town require you to get approval on any exterior modification to your house because they're historical areas. it's probably not an issue, these people live in $2 million 300 year old houses, i doubt they want to paint them lime green or anything.

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      06-11-2008 10:50 PM #306
      Quote, originally posted by WhiteRat »
      But the OP can claim his permit WAS displayed when his car was booted. His mere possession of the permit makes it likely that he does display it. Though one could argue the fact that his car was booted is evidence that he didn't but who is to say that an overzealous employee of the booting company inadvertantly "missed" the permit and booted the car in an eager attempt to earn his company another $140.

      this.
      this would most likely be your best defense if it gets nasty.

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      06-11-2008 10:52 PM #307
      Quote, originally posted by bhtooefr »
      I do believe Granville, OH requires you to get a zoning permit to make any exterior modifications to your home, including repainting, and it must preserve the historic look of the village.

      FWIW, Santa Fe, NM has requirements that most buildings keep with the "pueblo" look.
      Santa Fe is also full of stinky hippies.
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      06-11-2008 11:04 PM #308
      Quote, originally posted by 54-46 »
      That's a pretty hefty assumption. Maybe the driver was new, maybe the driver thought he was no longer a resident and visiting, maybe the driver really just wants to follow the rules that his company set forth and so he can continue to collect a paycheck.
      The boot company contracted to the HOA to enforce the rules that the HOA and the OP agreed to, for better or for worse.
      This is funny, and ends with smiles all around if he takes 'em off, waits a week or two and then calls the booters to come pick their boots up out of his garage.
      Anything other than that will probably end up with lawyers and headaches, regardless of who wins.
      But, carry on.. Coz its comedy gold.

      i think you assume that this booting company has a lot of rotating staff or a high rate of turnover. im faily sure you need about 6 people altogether to run one of those....
      but carry on indeed with the thread
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      06-11-2008 11:05 PM #309
      Quote, originally posted by fknlo »
      this.
      this would most likely be your best defense if it gets nasty.

      probably is, but i think at this point it might be too late. generally being reasonable about these things gets you far.
      i got a ticket one night when my street was full and i parked in the parking lot at the baseball field down the street, along with about 40 other cars, something i had done many times in the past. in the morning, every single one had a ticket on the window. i got to work, opened it up expecting it to be like $15 or something. $77. i called my mother from work, she went over and looked the parking lot up and down, there's NO signs anywhere about not parking there at night, overnight, dusk until dawn, ANYTHING. so i went to the police department, and they said just ignore the ticket. i still wonder how many people paid it.

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      06-11-2008 11:11 PM #310
      I think that you should take several photos of the car with the boots on from various angles. Make them well lit, high res shots. Post those pics here. Then let the photoshoppers have at it and place the car in various locations throughout the world. Paris, Washington DC, Lebanon, Japan, Great Wall of China... all with the boots in place.
      Print the pics. Mail them one at a time to the HOA with no explanation.
      One day, leave a box with the twisted remains of the broken boots on the doorstep of the HOA president. Leave a note of explanation that says something like: "While crossing the border into Tibet, the border guards took exception to the boots on the car and, according to my translator/sherpa/guide, stated that such devices were illegal and prohibited from the country. When they were told that we could not removed them as removal was illegal in my home country. They smiled and said, again according to my translator, 'You are very very far from your country. Be glad that we offer this service for free instead of imprisoning you.' At which point they removed the boots using their rifles. Sorry about that."
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    31. 06-11-2008 11:14 PM #311
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      What town has ever outlawed vehicles more than 10 years old?
      .

      WHY?

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      06-11-2008 11:16 PM #312
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      WHY?

      because old "clunkers" would make the neighbors' houses less appealing.

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      Older vehicles = cheap, cheap = lower property value.

    34. 06-11-2008 11:18 PM #314
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      WHY?

      it makes the neighborhood "look bad" and decreases re-sale value of the homes.

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      06-11-2008 11:19 PM #315
      UPDATE KIDDIES!

      Yeah, it's the one parked the in the middle, come get-em.
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      YOU TALKING TO ME?
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      EDIT: I figured I'd add some text so I'm not leaving everyone hanging. So here's the deal, as much as I'd like, and easy as it would be to remove the boots with my professional angle grinder it is against the law. It's not that I respect the law or generally even care about it , (I respect laws of humanity, not dumping oil, animals, etc, and therefor), but breaking the law is just going to turn nightmare. Not that I wouldn't, it's cutting them off isn't worth ~$1,500 or whatever amount they toss. They also photograph your car (with plate) during the citation, so I'm more then just a piece of paper floating around in someones citation book.
      The boot company is left in the dark , they don't know wtf is going on, haven't told them squat. Remember, I don't need to drive the Audi, as a matter of fact I was supposed to be putting her on blocks the day it got booted for work and keeping it that way.
      The HOA doesn't know it's gone , however, someone I'm somewhat cool with before this went down I convinced to get on the board and is on there now saw the Audi on dollies and did call me about it. So.....is he going to rat me out?
      So I called the HOA Community manger, and keep in mind this is not actually the HOA booting cars but a contractor...errrrr......wait a minute........Hitler didn't do any of the killing himself......not responsible......some one else did it....she's off the hook....oh wait, no, and, ....duh..duh...duh...I have a private meeting not only with her but the whole HOA board , who for all I know, know nothing about the dollies.

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