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Old 04-12-2013, 06:33 AM   #16996
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I suspect many of you know, but the majority does not...I found out a few weeks ago. If you are due money from a company and they are unable to reach you, the owed amount is put on a state registry where you can go an claim it. This can be for cable bill refunds, tax returns, dividends, etc.

Someone told me about it and sure enough I had some taxes from a few years ago due me. A week after filling out the online form I received a check from NY for $400!!

I encourage all of you to go here, I guarantee either you or someone you know is due money. Try family members, maiden names, and other states besides NY as well. Here it is, let me know how much money you guys get!!

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/
Hey, I tried this website when I saw this post, and I got a check from T-Mobile yesterday for $50!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #16997
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Howdy,

My girlfriend just got her motorcycle license and is looking for a bike.

Should be ~$1000, preferably more like $600 and needing a carb clean / battery type deal.

She's 5'2", so a Honda CB360-sized bike would be ideal.

Honda CB-style 350s-450s is probably going to be the best, unless you guys know of another sweet beginning bike for someone short.

Thanks!
CL has a few CBs for sale but expensive. Also try YAHBO (inmate) on Long Island. Don't know if he will get back to you or not, I had asked him about a bike for my daughter and he never responded.... but you never know.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:12 AM   #16998
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http://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/3735517650.html
http://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/3736428159.html
http://binghamton.craigslist.org/mcy/3718907443.html
You just need to get out of the city and there are plenty of sub $1000 CB's out there.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:03 AM   #16999
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+1 on the CL recommendation. The CM's from slightly later (CM400 and CM450) are also good to look at - the lines may not be as classic but they're solid bikes with good parts availability and support. E-start too, which may be a factor. I've seen them in NE for sub-$1000, you just need to keep looking and if it isn't good walk away.

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #17000
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Howdy,

My girlfriend just got her motorcycle license and is looking for a bike.

Should be ~$1000, preferably more like $600 and needing a carb clean / battery type deal.

She's 5'2", so a Honda CB360-sized bike would be ideal.

Honda CB-style 350s-450s is probably going to be the best, unless you guys know of another sweet beginning bike for someone short.

Thanks!
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/mcy/3717668687.html
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #17001
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Unreal... Ive been parking in the afternoon off and on on Broadway between 38 and 39. Usually i get there at about 2 pm in the afternoon take the plate off and go to my office for a couple of hours. Never had a problem until... some ahole parking person writes me tickets for no parking and no plate. He found my vehicle ID # and wrote them that way.... $180 bucks... Can anyone suggest a defence or method to either reduce or dismiss these tickets... It seems so crazy that two wheelers need to deal with this shit and that the city does not encourage us to use motorized bikes/scooters etc by at least letting us park somewhere....
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #17002
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Unreal... Ive been parking in the afternoon off and on on Broadway between 38 and 39. Usually i get there at about 2 pm in the afternoon take the plate off and go to my office for a couple of hours. Never had a problem until... some ahole parking person writes me tickets for no parking and no plate. He found my vehicle ID # and wrote them that way.... $180 bucks... Can anyone suggest a defence or method to either reduce or dismiss these tickets... It seems so crazy that two wheelers need to deal with this shit and that the city does not encourage us to use motorized bikes/scooters etc by at least letting us park somewhere....
You're not going to find much sympathy here. Tickets and/or towing for pulling the plates is a known risk. I've done it before too, but no longer need to now with free legal parking near my job.

Check the VIN and everything else on the ticket to see if it's written out correctly. I have gotten out of a parking ticket before due to sloppy handwriting.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:44 AM   #17003
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I know... still sucks and pisses me off. The tickets are machine generated no handwriting.... anyone know a service that can help?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #17004
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I know... still sucks and pisses me off. The tickets are machine generated no handwriting.... anyone know a service that can help?
I'm sympathetic. It's senseless.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:04 PM   #17005
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I know... still sucks and pisses me off. The tickets are machine generated no handwriting.... anyone know a service that can help?
Google. Search on required elements and make sure what is there is accurate. Beyond that you're probably shit outta luck. Seriously if you think you'll beat the ticket on it missing an expiration date because you pulled your plate, you're wrong. Some folks on the NYC Scooter Club forum have reported varying degrees of success just ignoring VIN -based tickets. I would call that more of a ticking time bomb.

I agree this shi, er, city should do more to encourage scooter and motorcycle use. OTOH you did break two laws. You're actually lucky the bike didn't get towed or worse yet, picked up by sanitation as a derelict vehicle.

Truth is we typically get off pretty easy here. Most of the ticket agents are, shall we say, a bit "ghetto" and like bikes, and tend to ignore them as a result.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #17006
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Can anyone suggest a defence or method to either reduce or dismiss these tickets... It seems so crazy that two wheelers need to deal with this shit and that the city does not encourage us to use motorized bikes/scooters etc by at least letting us park somewhere....
Like others have said, pulling your plate is a known risk. I do it fairly often and I know eventually I'll get hit again. If there is legal, metered or free parking, I will usually park there.

Usually, the meter maids that go out of their way to look for your VIN will issue two or three at once (illegal parking, no plate, maybe expired tags or something for good measure) and it instantly becomes a $200+ affair. If they find your VIN and see that you have unpaid tickets, your bike is very likely to be towed.

Be careful out there.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #17007
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Hey, I tried this website when I saw this post, and I got a check from T-Mobile yesterday for $50!
Thanks!
Excellent, I've helped out at least a dozen people, I should really start a thread.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #17008
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Whatcha need picked up?
Boring shit. BMW interior cleaner, maybe a pair of winter gloves if the price is right.

Mostly just shopping. (I do need the interior cleaners, though.)
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #17009
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Excellent, I've helped out at least a dozen people, I should really start a thread.
My ex stumbled on an unpaid funds website a few years ago and told me my name was listed, but she couldn't access it because she didn't know my SS#. I got on it and it turned out that $50 I had left in a BofA account in California when I moved in 1973 had grown into $2100 or something. (Remember when banks actually paid INTEREST???)
Also had a security deposit from the electric company in SLC that was $80 or $90 and a Utah State Tax refund for around $300.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #17010
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what inmate, especially one who spends a lot of time in the basement, owns a smartcar. honestly, i expect more out of you high post count FF's
Dontcha be bad-mouthing the econobox of the apocalypse* now.

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*When I decided on a micro car for the city, I'd have preferred a 1275 Cooper S, but having grown up on them, realized that I had neither the time, space, or inclination to work on them as much as they require to keep them on the road. The Smart is the closest modern equivalent. And WTF? I like it.
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