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    Yes, the parking meters take U.S. coins.

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    Thank you, there's been so much back & forth on that issue about US coins. Now I can just fill a change purse with quarters, throw it in the glove compartment and be good to go if need be.

    And you know, $1.12 for 90 minutes is kind of cheap, if I'm reading that correctly.
    Last edited by gaby; 08-01-2016 at 05:57 PM.

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    We attempted to use US coins in the marina lot in May and the meter we used definitely did not take US coins. We were subsequently told that some do, some don't. The other thing to know is that neither the attendants nor the shops/restaurants will make change for you. So you may want to be prepared with a handful of florins.

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    that's what happened to me at that parking lot across from the Renaissance. It did not take US coins, which is why I asked. I think you're right, have both

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    Quote Originally Posted by kemperato View Post
    The other thing to know is that neither the attendants nor the shops/restaurants will make change for you. So you may want to be prepared with a handful of florins.
    From the website:

    Where can I get change to use at the parking meter?
    At the Aruparking office or at Sol Creations right next to The Paddock.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i saw the same michael, in angelo's newsletter and on trip advisor
    i was not able to find anythig in diario, looking at march 18 - 21 , so unable to source it.

    the tourism industry cannot take a hit due to this despicable behavior of criminal punks.
    something needs to be done real soon.
    more police out on foot, bike or segway patrol in the evenings along the tourism areas would be a good start.
    Maybe they should stop booting cars and use those officers to catch criminals. A few stories in the paper about thieves being caught would be much better publicity than a bunch of cars getting booted.

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    Perhaps if getting a car boot is an issue, the car shouldn't be parked where it is,
    and perhaps if the suggestion were made to the powers-that-be,
    without the addition of what they shouldn't be doing, they'd be more cooperative.

    You get more flies with honey, than vinegar.... or so my mom used to tell me.

    And besides, it ain't our place to tell them how to run their country... we ARE guests, after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ratt View Post
    Perhaps if getting a car boot is an issue, the car shouldn't be parked where it is,
    and perhaps if the suggestion were made to the powers-that-be,
    without the addition of what they shouldn't be doing, they'd be more cooperative.

    You get more flies with honey, than vinegar.... or so my mom used to tell me.

    And besides, it ain't our place to tell them how to run their country... we ARE guests, after all.

    Paying guests, but guests all the same.
    You telling me that booting a car is the use of honey to get a fine paid??? BTW I have not been booted but last trip I saw 6 V tag cars booted in 1 day. Also noticed that the parking lot at Seaport Casino was almost empty all week while we were at the Ren Ocean Suites.. Cant be good for downtown businesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arubabob View Post
    Maybe they should stop booting cars and use those officers to catch criminals. A few stories in the paper about thieves being caught would be much better publicity than a bunch of cars getting booted.
    So are they using police officers for parking enforcement? I don't understand how that would help stop crime or catch criminals. Maybe I am missing something. I know where I live I don't know that the guys doing parking enforcement would do much good catching criminals.

    I hate the parking issue, any of us who live near a city are used to it. Aruba decided that booting would be the most effective way to collect a fine from short term visitors, and it is what it is.

    As for all of the robbery talk, I think its a lot like here at home. Are there actually more incidents, or are we just hearing more about the incidents that do happen because of social media? Not sure with information we have, any of us could answer that. Earlier this year there was an armed robbery in the parking lot across the street from my house, if it wasn't for Facebook I never would have known anything about it. I still shop there, just don't go at night by myself.

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    The more I think about it (thanks Tracey) the more I hope/doubt they are not using the police to ticket cars but rather some low level paid employee. If they are using police to boot cars they have their priorities messed up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    So are they using police officers for parking enforcement? I don't understand how that would help stop crime or catch criminals. Maybe I am missing something. I know where I live I don't know that the guys doing parking enforcement would do much good catching criminals.

    I hate the parking issue, any of us who live near a city are used to it. Aruba decided that booting would be the most effective way to collect a fine from short term visitors, and it is what it is.

    As for all of the robbery talk, I think its a lot like here at home. Are there actually more incidents, or are we just hearing more about the incidents that do happen because of social media? Not sure with information we have, any of us could answer that. Earlier this year there was an armed robbery in the parking lot across the street from my house, if it wasn't for Facebook I never would have known anything about it. I still shop there, just don't go at night by myself.

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