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Inflation hits Mercedes driver so hard he cannot afford to pay for parking

Inflation hits Mercedes driver so hard he cannot afford to pay for parking

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In the 2010s, a Mercedes C250 was worth about $200,000 when it launched.

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So you know inflation is getting bad when someone who could afford that just a decade ago can’t even pay their parking fees anymore.

What happened?

On 27 April in the carpark of Parklane Shopping Mall, a Mercedes C250 driver decided to just ram the parking barrier arm instead of paying his parking fees. 

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Or perhaps it was an accident? The Mercedes initially approached slowly, before a burst of acceleration caused a hit on the barrier arm before braking. Regardless of what it may have been, the Merc drove off soon after. 

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Maybe he’s saving to renew his COE. We all know how much THAT costs now.  And with core inflation at 5% now perhaps even people who can drive such vehicles are feeling the pinch too. 

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On the other hand, if you check on the Wayback Machine, Parklane Shopping Mall's price for parking hasn't gone up either so... Maybe just stingy?

 

Online chatter

Of course people will bring up the irony of someone driving a car worth a couple hundred thousand, but is unable to spare maybe 5 bucks for parking.

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A couple of people also suggested "solutions" to discourage others from following this driver's example. 

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This cam footage is from the carpark management what. Why no report police?

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