posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 06:57 PM
I'm in the process of moving and for a month I have to put some of my stuff in storage because where i'll be staying briefly is pretty small and I
can't get some of my things in there so I attempt to us Public Storage. First I call their number and talked about them, they gave me a price of the
size of the storage unit I was seeking and it was $1 for the first months rent plus $19 for keys and whatever else. So I thought, cool that's cheap,
and since I only need it for a month, even the $94 i would have had to pay the following month wouldn't have been a big deal. First I go to the
location they had given me that is near my current area and there was a sign on the door that said "manager is on the lot, will return @4:30 and it
was 4:10. So I waited, 4:30 comes around, no manager. While I'm waiting it's pretty hot outside and getting impatient.
Then finally at 5:25 the manager pulls up and she obviously just went to a fast food place and obviously wasn't where she was supposed to be, but
whatever. I give my name and info, turns out I waited for more than an hour at the wrong location, they sent me to the wrong one. Then the girl sends
me to the one where i'm supposed to be at which was a couple miles away, so i went there. Also, I forgot to mention that I had a van already packed
up with my stuff and was ready. Anyway, i get to that location and it's the wrong one again, the idiot sent me to the wrong one, it's the one yet
another couple of miles away. Finally, I'm at the right one and the person was nice. I looked at the unit and it was more than enough room. Soon as
we got to the paying portion, he asked for $56. I brought up the $1 and the $19, he nodded and said "yes $1 for first months rent, $19 for start up
fee, and $36 for the two keys" This also didn't cover insurance either so that would have been more money. I explained to him that wasn't what i
was told on the phone and he said i probably talked to someone from california because every location is different.
I didn't pay, he apologized and everything, but there was no way i was paying that much extra for junk. I struggling with money as it is. I hate
stupid things like this, I don't understand why they can't be upfront with things over the phone, but no they have to wait until you are there
thinking that you'll pay those extra fees just because you are there. Grrrr I hate stupid fees!
I decided to just either sell the stuff or
just get rid of it, it's only things, i can survive without them. This also makes me think of Comcast. They advertise a cheap rate for cable, and
even if you get a basic plan it ends up being over a $100 anyway for a bunch of fees. I think I hate that word more than just about any other word.