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posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:00 PM
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I finally have a rant post!

A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from my apartment complex, telling me it was almost time to renew. If I signed my documents now, within 10 days of the letter, I'll get a 2% discount, which after the 10 days, no discount.

Like every year before, my rent has gone up and up and up.... Thanks all your Californians coming to Austin in droves, taking all of your liberal politics with you in the process. I was here first! Go Home! You're messing with my cost of living!

A little back story:

When I moved to Austin 8 years ago to relocate for my company, my rent (with company discount) was 680 per month. Pretty cool, huh? They also gave us free cable.

The next year, they decided that I shouldn't get a discount anymore because of the influx of people. Anyone could replace me at full price, right? So my rent went up.

The next year after that, rent goes up again. It's not going up a little. It's going up about 50$ a year.

The next year... They decided that we could have free cable but only if we opted for the boxes from what was then time warner, but they wanted to do a credit check or 50$ without one. I complained... They gave me one without touching my credit.

The next year still, more rent but this time, the boxes are no longer free. They're now 5$ a month.

Now all this time, I never used their crappy cable. Everything ties through my computer which connects to my big screen. This year, they decided...

We're going to charge you 15$ for parking.
We're going to charge you 15$ for cable.
- all after the yearly cost increase!

I don't want their stinking cable and why should I pay for parking when some aholes can park in my complex who dont even live there, taking up my parking spaces!

Cable is MANDITORY!

So now... I am forced to buy cable from their supplier every month for something I dont even use. I have a different cable provider that I pay for, don't even use, but makes my cell phone bill cheaper. If I break the contract, I'll get charged for it and also my phone bill goes up because I'm not bundling anymore. I'm surely not going to pay for 2 cable suppliers. Either way I'll end up paying the same.

THEN when I complained about it, the lady told me their corporate said that it's mandatory, no sliding, AND it's cheaper than moving!!!

Seriously? They said that? What aholes!!!

but.... Sadly, their right. Apartments for some reason are allowed to price fix based on their surroundings and they do exactly that!

Legally they can force me to pay for cable as long as I live there, making any competition void. ATT does the same for other apartments so they pretty much divy up the areas.

Legally they can force me to pay for unfair parking.

Legally, they can price fix my rent to compare to every other complex around me so I wont move. Though... The principle alone may have me do just that. I told the manager that and she said "I can give you 5$ off parking but that's all I can do".

I asked for the contact information to corporate. They gave me an email address. Pissed, I sent an email asking for a phone number.

Guess what happened.

The email went to the complex manager!!!! lol GRRRRRRRR!!!!

There is a law in Texas that mandates that they HAVE to give me their owners contact information but legally, she can step in the middle and make it miserable for me.



Man... Some people are just so greedy and don't give a rats @## about you and me, only their pockets. Those people should be euthanized, I tell ya!


Welp... My rant is done. I feel better. Maybe I'll find another complex and throw keg parties in this one until they kick me out!





posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:06 PM
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Austin? are you a liberal or something?



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: agenda51
Austin? are you a liberal or something?


Yeah, because conservatives are better at taking it up the butt.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: StallionDuck


So you moved there 8 years ago, and I guess no one else should be allowed to move there after you?



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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My house payment is cheaper than your apartment rent.
Buy a house?
Might have to drive a little further, but might be worth it?



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:36 PM
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Buy a tent and set it up in the park.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:40 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015

originally posted by: agenda51
Austin? are you a liberal or something?


Yeah, because conservatives are better at taking it up the butt.


ROTFLMAO!!!

Now I know thats not true. Not the men and definitly not the women. The sodomites tend to gravitate left. You did gross me out though.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: CharlesT
Buy a tent and set it up in the park.


This. Beat the liberals at their own game. Start an OCCUPY COMPLEX movement.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: StallionDuck
A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from my apartment complex, telling me it was almost time to renew. If I signed my documents now, within 10 days of the letter, I'll get a 2% discount, which after the 10 days, no discount.

Like every year before, my rent has gone up and up and up.... Thanks all your Californians coming to Austin in droves, taking all of your liberal politics with you in the process. I was here first! Go Home! You're messing with my cost of living!

A little back story:

When I moved to Austin 8 years ago to relocate for my company, my rent (with company discount) was 680 per month. Pretty cool, huh? They also gave us free cable.


What do you think someone from Austin said when you moved there 8 years ago?


These newcomers always getting my costs up! I remember 10 years ago when it was so much and so much!



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:19 PM
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Buy some land, renting is a losers game.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:30 PM
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You can always go stay at the ARCH and spend your days smoking K-2 and scratching bed-bug bites.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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originally posted by: agenda51
Austin? are you a liberal or something?


LOL That's a joke, right? I'm a transplanted Cajun who works in the oilfield. Let me tell you how liberal I am... Oh wait... I'll get banned
Some other time.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: StallionDuck


So you moved there 8 years ago, and I guess no one else should be allowed to move there after you?



ehhhh you didn't get the jest.

only a small jest. Mostly I was being serious. I'm all about people coming in and making Austin partying more fun... Just not californians, for obvious reasons.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
My house payment is cheaper than your apartment rent.
Buy a house?
Might have to drive a little further, but might be worth it?


A standard house around here (because of the constant influx of people - austin is getting way more than are leaving), housing is not cheap. Average house in my area is around 250 to 300 - so it's about 1500 to 2000 per month. When I moved here, everything was wonderfully affordable. Now, you would be hard pressed finding a decent house for a good price. Everything is so inflated.



posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Mahogany

I work in the industry that's the blood of Texas. They were happy to have me


A lot of the people I met here frequent between Louisiana and Texas. There is a very strong bond between our states. A decent size chunk of Cajuns also live in east Texas as their original settling spot. LA and TX is like peanut butter and jelly. Californians came in with a peanut allergy and started burning all the crops.

Sides... I'm just on the Austin bandwagon with that one. It's a common saying here. "Go back to california"!



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