Parking Panda Reviews
About Parking Panda
Parking Panda, found at ParkingPanda.com, is a website that provides people with a way to make parking in major metropolitan areas simpler, cheaper, and more convenient just by using their mobile phones.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, Parking Panda gives its users the ability to have a parking spot waiting for you whenever you arrive at your favorite restaurant, music venue, or stadium by reserving a spot in advance through their mobile applications.
They provide their users with parking options in cities like Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, and many others, and they promise all reservations made through them will result in discounts of up to 70% off the traditional prices.
In addition, this company allows you to earn credits toward free parking by inviting your friends to become members. Friends will receive $5 in credits when they sign up with your invitation code, and you will earn $5 in credits when they make their first reservation.
Currently the Parking Panda mobile application is available for smartphones which use the iOS, Android, or Windows operating systems.
Both downloading their mobile applications and becoming a member of this service is completely free, but reserving parking spots will cost various fees depending on the time, date, and location where you are hoping to reserve a spot.
Customers who use this service are eligible for a full refund of their fees as long as they contact them to cancel an existing reservation at least 24 hours prior to the reservation itself, either by email or phone. Any refunds requested later than 24 hours before will be handled on a case by case basis.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team can submit any questions, concerns, or complaints by phone at 800-232-6415, by email at [email protected], or by submitting them to their website.
This service seems to have positive reviews for both providing user friendly mobile applications and reliable parking reservations.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different websites that specialize in trying to help people find parking in areas where parking is at a premium, including ParkingSpotter.com and PriorityAirportParking.com, so customers looking for an alternative to this site should not have a problem.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Parking Panda reviews below.
10 ‘Parking Panda’ Reviews
Go the old-fashioned way - find a parking when arrived to your spot by yourself. As much as it sounds promising and relieving that you have a reserved parking spot - it's a SCAM!!!
DO NOT USE PARKING PANDA!!!
We've arrived to a locked underground parking of a residential building. Which means only residents and their visitors can use the parking lot...
We t to park for the diamond backs game, no attendant onsite and NO WHERE to park. Scam
Booked a parking spot for Feb 15 and submitted a 10% discount code BLAHS that had been emailed to me. Was supposed to be valid all Feb...., when I submitted it said “code is no longer valid”. Really sick and tired of invalid codes from this company. It is al a scam. Wish I could find another company to book through....
I booked a spot for $29 and my card was charged for $29 and $305 for the same day. I could see the second charge only after credit card statement arrived. On contacting them, they told me that I should have contacted them sooner. This is nothing short of Fraud. They charge the card on unsuspecting customers and point to time lapse to keep the money. This is a scam.
If I could go to zero stars, I would. A more ineffective and incompetent organization would be hard to find. Prepaid for spots in Pittsburgh for NCAA. After arriving at seedy lot, I was told that there were no spots. I was sent to an alley where an individual (aka homeless person) was suppposed to find a different spot. Mr. homeless said, no spots here. Sent back to another place where second homeless guy and bouncer offered to take my key (and no doubt my car a little later). Called company and was directed to another lot miles away. 30 minutes later and after arguments with lot attendant, I am in my spot. But wait, in the evening, after reentering same lot as I was told to do, I could not get out of the lot after the game. Needed the help of two other kind souls (also stuck in Panda land) to unscrew the gate and help me make it home at 1 am. Company unreachable and I had children in the car for this experience. Also missed a good part of the event I paid to see. I intend to start a class action lawsuit. Feel free to join me. These are people collecting your money and providing no service. It is a scam and sham. There is a reason why Pandas are endangered — you need to adapt to survive.
Used Parking Panda to reserve 48 hours of parking in Philadelphia for the Flower Show. Did not use all 48 hours. Attendant at Garage was upset because we used Parking Panda and charged us an additional $35.00. We had to pay this or he would not let us leave the garage. Parking Panda does not have any records linking our use of the Parking voucher to the garage we used and expects us to do the leg work to get this resolved. If we had not used Parking Panda our parking rate would have been less. Also, Spaces are not reserved. You still take a chance that the garage will be filled. We got the last space in the garage and there were many vehicles still looking for a space.
Don't do it!!!!! We used Parking Panda and the parking lot did not exist. I even called the parking lot management and they did not have it in their database. Call Panda Parking and they kept telling me it did exist, even though I did not find it and the parking lot management could not find it in their database. Parking Panda did not give me my money back.
DON'T USE IT!!!!!
Used their service for the first time to attend an event in San Francisco. Paid $23 on their app. After the event, when I tried to exit the garage, the scanner repeatedly rejected the barcode with an error of 'invalid barcode'. Finally, with a line of angry drivers behind me, and a car full of exhausted children, I swiped my card and paid for the full amount of $45. So now I have paid twice, with a total amount of $68. A far cry from the $23 advertised on their app.
Repeated efforts to contact them via email, their website, and their customer service phone number has resulted in no response whatsoever. Repeated attempts to call them always takes me to their voice mail, which leads me to believe they have no customer service.
Skeleton operation, designed for maximum profit at the expense of people who pay them with the expectation of services paid for, services rendered.