before i start, some of you might just say "just pay the damn thing", but i thought itd be worth a shot to ask you guys for some help.
now, i live in a campus apartment near my university. its just called a campus apartment, but actually off campus.
we're supposed to register the car's license plates online to park here.
i just bought my mazda3 hatch
a month ago, and had to register the VIN number online, because i had no license plate.
i received my plates about 2 weeks ago and put them on at home.
then i came to my apartment and parked my car.
of course, i forget to register my plates online, so it was just my VIN number registered.
and guess what happens the next day. i see a parking ticket on my windshield.
ok, i know it was my fault for not registering my license plates for parking, but i had the VIN number and registration from the dealer on the windshield. (the one they put on when you buy the car), which obviously screams out NEW CAR!!!
I emailed my appeal, explained what happend, and instead of 50 dollars, which was the original fine, they said, "we can't dismiss the parking ticket, but we'll let you just pay 40"
wow, ten f***ing bucks.
should i go for the second appeal process or just pay the damn thing?
i really don't think it was fair for me to get a ticket, plus $40 is a LOT for me
EDIT - ive asked my friends and they said that a lot people got ticketed for the same thing, but got dismissed with it after they sent in an appeal.