Sooo i've been doing a bit of reading on the web, and aside from finding a bunch of information about diamond parking and how they operate down in the states I didn't find anything conclusive about those guys up here in Canada.
Because some of you will accuse me of just weaseling out of a ticket because i'm cheap, let me just say that is exactly what i'm trying to do. Let me explain.
I accidentally parked in one of their parking lots one night because they just decided they would set up shop at what was once a free parking lots about 4 months ago. Not knowing that they now own the lot, and not seeing their poorly placed signage i parked there and got a nice fat $50.00 ticket on my dash.
I ended up calling them and explained my situation. They said they would reduce my fine to $25.00 as a 'courtesy'. I told them they can take their courtesy and shove it, they should have spent some money making signs in the first place.
So, now the question is....
1. Can the collections agency they send my debt to affect my credit in any way?
Because if not, they are just another private company and it shouldn't be any different than me parking at wendy's and some doofus coming out and giving me a ticket for double parking right?