People often call in looking for specials when shopping for storage. While it is always a good thing to save money, you should never let a special drive you to a decision to rent a storage space. Many times a facility will dazzle you with their special rate, but they try to get you to pay their outrageous monthly cost. Not all people can see past the great special.
A young woman who needed a space for her dorm room things called because a particular self storage location was offering the first month rent free. She was so excited about the special that she did not even ask what the normal rate was. She then called another facility, to which the facility manager stated no special was available. She instantly wanted to end the call. She said the competition was offering a way better deal. The customer informed that although this particular self storage facility did not offer a special, the rates were way lower than the other facility. After calling the other store back, she realized the facility manager was, in fact, true.
Be careful not to make the same mistake. Make sure that you are shopping for value and not just for the special. If you are staying with your self storage facility for only a month and the month special is great, then take it. The unfortunate thing is that you never know if you will be staying longer. No one wants to move their belongings from facility to facility in order to get the best special. Look at the special and the monthly rate. See which one best suits your needs.
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