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Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Parking Scofflaw

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The Parking Ticket Geek

The Geek is an idiot, who gets a lot of parking tickets, and knows how to fight back.

With Christmas just a few days away, The Parking Ticket Geek is going to give readers holiday gift ideas for that parking ticket or red light camera ticket challenged person in your life.

Nothing says love more, than getting them a parking themed gift for Christmas.

Cobra SL3

PRODUCT: Cobra SL3 Red Light Camera Locator

COST: Retails for for $129.99 but you can get it from Buy.com for $78.16 including shipping.

FEATURES:

  • Audio and visual alert warning of approaching red light camera intersections
  • Boasts a very reliable GPS database or RLC locations
  • Also warns of speed traps, speed camera locations and other dangerous intersections

GPS Angel

PRODUCT: GPS Angel V4e Red Light Camera Warning System

COST: $99.99 from GPS Angel

FEATURES:

  • Visual and audible alarms of impending red light camera intersections
  • FREE lifetime database updates
  • Also pinpoints speed camera locations and other dangerous intersections

Kikkerland Keyring

PRODUCT: Parking Meter Alarm Keyring with quarter holder

COST: $9.95 each from X-Treme Geek.

FEATURES:

  • Alarm that can be set in 5 minute increments
  • LCD readout
  • Holds 10 quarters

With the parking meter rate increases just a few weeks away, people are really going to find need for these.

PRODUCT: Quarter Dispenser

COST: $2.99 each from The Container Store

FEATURES:

  • Holds 30 quarters
  • Spring loaded
  • Clips to purse, backpack, belt loop

Fantazia parking meter bank

PRODUCT: Fantazia Parking Meter Coin Bank

COST: $29.95 for the 36" tall version, $44.95 for the 55" tall version from Baron Bob or $37.99 each from Avant Garde Gadgets.

FEATURES:

  • Resembles a "real" single-head parking meter
  • Clear plastic post allow kids (or adults) to see change pileup
  • Great for collecting all the quarters you'll need for the impending meter rate increase

Silver Parking Meter

PRODUCT: Classic Single-Head Parking Meter

COST: $199.99 from Northern Tool.

FEATURES:

  • Silver old fashioned parking meter
  • Takes nickels, dimes and quarters
  • Re-manufactured and fully functional

Art Frahm Parking Meter print

PRODUCT: "No Time To Lose" poster print by pinup girl artist Art Frahm.

COST: $37.50 from For Walls Only.

FEATURES:

  • 20" x 16"
  • Originally painted in 1951
  • Frahm, whom passed away in 1981, spent most of his working life in Chicago
  • Campy, not very tasteful, most wives and girlfriends will hate it

Stick It To Your Ticket

PRODUCT: Stick It To Your Ticket--The Unofficial Guide To Beating Your Parking Ticket In Chicago by Sheldon Zeiger

COST: $12.95 from Bookmasters, or at select Chicago bookstores.
FEATURES:

  • A guide to contesting Chicago parking tickets
  • Written by a former Administrative Law Officer for the city of Chicago
  • Author spent 15 years adjudicating over 100,000 parking ticket hearings

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