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Old Aug 18, 12, 9:20 pm   #1
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Earn money while parking at SFO for free?

I don't think this is something I'd ever do, but take a look at

http://www.shareportsfo.com

Here's some of what they say:

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By enrolling to share your car with other customers, you can get free parking at our lot and make money on top it. Instead of charging you a fee for parking, we will let you park for free. In return we will enroll your car in our car sharing network, and enable fellow Shareport members to rent your car. And don’t worry, we will take care of everything from insurance to gas to cleaning. You will get your car back in exactly the same condition as you left it with us. Your car will not be driven more than 20 miles per parking day.

You will get $1.00 for every 10 miles that your car is driven by members of Shareport network. And what if we can’t rent your car out to others? Don’t worry. You’ll still get free parking since you offered to enroll your car in our car sharing network. That’s our commitment to you for being a loyal Shareport customer.
If nothing else, at least it is creative! Would like to hear if anyone has tried this but I still doubt I'd ever consider it.
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Old Aug 18, 12, 10:38 pm   #2
 
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That has got to be a joke. The average person has a filthy car that doesnt even run properly. Who would ever want to pay to drive that.
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Old Aug 19, 12, 6:36 pm   #3
 
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That has got to be a joke. The average person has a filthy car that doesnt even run properly. Who would ever want to pay to drive that.
Sounds like most of the cabs I've caught from SFO...
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Old Aug 20, 12, 12:33 am   #4
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That has got to be a joke. The average person has a filthy car that doesnt even run properly. Who would ever want to pay to drive that.
Even assuming that it is true that "the average person has a filthy car that doesnt even run properly," (), I guess you've never heard of car rental companies such as Rent-a-Wreck, which has been in business for over 35 years:

www.rentawreck.com

There is definitely an established market for inexpensive car rentals and car-sharing.
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Old Aug 20, 12, 8:56 am   #5
 
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Are you guys aware of http://www.getaround.com/ and other sites like it?
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Old Aug 20, 12, 9:55 am   #6
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I'm wondering how sharportsfo can limit driving of an enrolled car to just 20 miles per parking day? Doesn't even cover a round trip from whatever airport-area lot is used to either downtown S.F. or Redwood City, much less Berkeley, Muir Woods or Stanford.
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Old Aug 20, 12, 11:45 am   #7
 
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Several questions -

1 - I wonder if this would affect your personal insurance. Renting your car would likely affect your insurance rates or possible even void your policy.
2 - The government allows a deduction of about $.55/mile for driving your car for business purposes, but these people pay only $.10/mile?
3 - And what if something does happen to your car?
4 - The math - for all of the risks involved, you save about $15/day parking and make possibly an$2/day. I think someone would have to be in pretty tough shape to take such risks for such a small return.
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Old Aug 26, 12, 9:43 pm   #8
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Several questions -

1 - I wonder if this would affect your personal insurance. Renting your car would likely affect your insurance rates or possible even void your policy.
2 - The government allows a deduction of about $.55/mile for driving your car for business purposes, but these people pay only $.10/mile?
3 - And what if something does happen to your car?
4 - The math - for all of the risks involved, you save about $15/day parking and make possibly an$2/day. I think someone would have to be in pretty tough shape to take such risks for such a small return.
Some of these are already being tested. Read http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/14/yo...pagewanted=all.
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Old Aug 29, 12, 4:15 pm   #9
 
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Several questions -

1 - I wonder if this would affect your personal insurance. Renting your car would likely affect your insurance rates or possible even void your policy.
2 - The government allows a deduction of about $.55/mile for driving your car for business purposes, but these people pay only $.10/mile?
3 - And what if something does happen to your car?
4 - The math - for all of the risks involved, you save about $15/day parking and make possibly an$2/day. I think someone would have to be in pretty tough shape to take such risks for such a small return.
Regarding item 2: I'm sure they pay a lot more than $.10/mile. That's just what you get. The rest goes to the company.
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Old Aug 29, 12, 4:17 pm   #10
 
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I'm wondering how sharportsfo can limit driving of an enrolled car to just 20 miles per parking day? Doesn't even cover a round trip from whatever airport-area lot is used to either downtown S.F. or Redwood City, much less Berkeley, Muir Woods or Stanford.
The math works better if someone is parking for, say, a week. For a week the driving limit is 20*7 = 140 miles, which is plenty for round trip from the airport to much of the region. Or round trip from the airport to S.F. plus some local driving.
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Old Aug 30, 12, 1:08 am   #11
 
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Some of these are already being tested. Read http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/14/yo...pagewanted=all.
Laws vary from state to state. I took a quick look at over at www.shareportsfo.com, and they reference several times California law AB 1871, passed in 2010. I am not a lawyer, but my reading of the full text of that bill is that it assigns all liability to the rental agency.
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Old Aug 30, 12, 8:39 am   #12
 
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Some of these are already being tested. Read http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/14/yo...pagewanted=all.
1. She needs her own lawyer.
2. I find it incredulous that she would enroll her current car in the program when her last car in the program was totaled and has her facing huge liability.
3. She needs an attorney.
4. I believe her insurance company will decline to renew her policy.
5. She doesn't understand the issue she is facing.
6. Did I mention she needs a lawyer, stat?
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