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  1. Smash-MouthD

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    Just got an email from the patriots about pre-paid parking for season ticket holders.
    Would you be interested in such service if the perks were right, I know they can't make it faster to get in or out but mabe parking close to the stadium, reserved spots, mabe larger spots for tailgating?
     
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    Just another way for the pats to milk us out of our money.
     
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    You pay for parking either way.....How are they milking you anymore by allowing you to pre-pay.
     
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    They would get the $ upfront. It would also be taking away from the private lots.
     
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    For the same reason you would "allow" your boss to prepay you, I guess :) There had better be a good benefit out of this to do it, otherwise you're helping the Kraft's cashflow and hurting yours.
     
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    The benifit to the Krafts is they get the money for parking sooner and can invest it. But I am not sure where it hurts you the consumer. So you shell out your 400 for parking in a one time few instead 40$ 10 times. We are not talking some huge some of money that you would make tons off if you had it a few extra weeks. And don't give me the crap about some can't afford to shell out 400 at one time easily because if you can't maybe buying football tickets isnt the best way to spend your money.

    I do agree that we as fans really have nothing to gain but who really cares if the Patriots take your money one way or the other.

    Now if you want to complain that 40 dollars is ridiculous that is different.


    I wonder how much the new mall has to do with them trying to do this.
     
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    With respect to interest of other methods of investing it, you are correct. However I prefer to manage my cashflow by getting money as quickly as possible and keeping it as long as possible . . . that's why I always owe on my taxes too :D
     
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    For what they charge for tickets, they should be providing free parking.
     
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    My guess is only prepaid accounts will eventually have access to the stadium side lots (P-2, P-7, P-8), once all 80 planned stores are opened.

    I answered the survey as a 'maybe', but after thinking about it, i should have said 'no'. I'd never prepay for all 10 games since i do not go to both preseason games. It's difficult to even sell the tix to those games at half price. I don't want to add to my loss by giving away the parking too.

    Next year I'll take advantage of an offer a friend made me, to park and tailgate for free at his place. It's about 1.5mls away, but so are many of the spots in P-10.

    I'm also toying with the idea of moving to Foxboro and take advantage of the lot next to the field house, reserved for residents. Between the location and the ability to use the suite-holders entrance & exit would almost make it worthwhile to prepay.
     
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    My Father moved us to Foxboro for the Access (a few other non football reseasons too). It was the best move we ever made. We park real close to the Stadium, it is a 3 1/2 mile comute to the stadium with little to no traffic. It makes it so easy to go to training camp too, any boring day just shoot down for a few hours, I go to like 10 or so practices each year now.

    You do have to pre-pay for your parking though (including Pre-season) :D.
     
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    I can just imagine, how much they will want for the pre-paid parking.

    I rember a few years ago, they started a tailgating section where they
    provided a grill. I don't know if they still have this, but I remember it was
    like $1500 for the season for parking with a grill. This was a few seasons
    ago. I have never seen anything about this since then, so I have no idea
    what kid or response they got to this overpriced parking.

    I park in probably the farthest & cheapest lot. We walk a couple of miles.
    but when I get back to my car, I am right out on RT1.

    I always say I need the excercise, when actually I am too cheap to pay
    the higher prices to park closer.
     
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    Since the 90's we've parked in satellite lots mostly on the North side. Ths past year parking started off at $50 (last year it was $40). For the Jacksonville game it was $60 and finally for the Charger game it was $70 to park!. Even with that, the lot was completely filled hours before kickoff
     
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    I wouldn't do it (even if I lived there), because I would sometimes take a the train in.
     
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    I park in one of the private lots on the other side of the road. It is slightly cheaper and I get in and out a lot quicker. I don't think I will prepay to be stuck in traffic for an extra 30 minutes.
     
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    How do you figure? As others said, you pay for parking either way.

    Also, The Patriots aren't the first to do this. The Cowboys do it and what is bad is that you find those tickets on e-bay running upwards of $200, just for the parking. Its laughable.
     
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    Krafts are looking to lock the consumer in for that money for all 10 games. Most season tkt holders don't go to preseason games.. But by locking that money in early, they are:

    1. guaranteed a specific amt of money
    2. avg 30,000 cars parked at $40 for a season and you get 12,000,000
    3. put that 12mil in and the interest alone is great cash flow for basically doing nothing


    Why would a consumer want to lock himself in without added benefits. Are there added benefits?

    BTW the stadium is avg at best and the parking/traffic situation is a mess.. Wish they would spend time figuring that one out :)
     
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    We understand it is a real good thing for the Kraft's, but I still don't see where it is a problem for the fan. I don't know about you but I am locked in for the games and for parking wether it is prepaid or not.
     
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    It's just not good practice to lend your money out for free. Sure there's little interest to be made on $400 for 6 months or whatever but you know how a bunch of little things add up to a big thing. Save the money, make a little interest. Do it on as regular basis as you can and before long it'll add up to something worthwhile.
     
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    How much more money can Krafty F... me for ?????

    my god maybe the seat licence's wernt such a bad idea

    I just found a playoff ticket stub from 96 sec 112 row 29 great seats could stand up all game last row row against the tarp PLAYOFF TICKET $55.00


    thanks Krafty my invoice for worse seats sec 138 $2375.00 2 seats WTF:mad:
     
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    And yet nothing else costs more now than it did in 1996. Amazing.
     
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