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Storman
Storman
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Joined: 21st February 2008
Location: Northern CA
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  • Storman
    replied to Insurance Sales
    ..and good luck getting a policeman to look at a photo of a lock and then state in the police report that it was a forced entry.

    This is all double talk by the "insurance" companies. A policeman won't state it's forced entry without evidence of forced entry.

    I've...
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    Last edited by Storman; Yesterday, 05:49 PM.

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  • Storman
    replied to Insurance Sales
    So the means by which the vast majority of burglaries are performed (cutting off a lock) is not covered by the "insurance" many customers are required to pay for month after month after month after month. Only if your thief is extra special super stupid and tries to crow bar the latch or saw...
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  • Storman
    replied to Insurance Sales
    So if the bad guy cuts off the tenant's lock and replaces it with his own so the manager is not alerted to an unlocked unit, and then takes the cut lock with him, is the tenant denied payment because there is no evidence of a damaged lock or latch?

    To be honest, to require proof of a damaged...
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  • Storman
    replied to Insurance Sales
    Maybe the issue is with the company my local competition is using for their "protection" agreements. Most of their refugees end up coming to me after an event like a burglary (or two...one customer was burglarized 3 times before they came to me)

    In the cases I'm familiar with,...
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  • Storman
    replied to Insurance Sales
    I can assure you that your employer is making quite a bit of money off of these sales. In my very limited experience with people that come to me AFTER they've been burglarized or sustained damage at other facilities, is that these "policies" don't pay anything when a claim is made. My anecdotal...
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    Last edited by Storman; 23rd January 2020, 02:54 AM.

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  • Storman
    replied to 2020 Operation Goals
    #1 on my list completed today. Rent increase letters/emails went out to a couple hundred customers. So far I've gotten one person that wants to prepay for a year to get the discount, and another that sent me a nice email thanking me for trying to keep the rates low for as long as I have. So far...
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  • Storman
    replied to Sharing on Social Media
    I have a Facebook page for the business, but have never posted anything on it other than our advertising video. Strangely, I get a notice every few days that "X people have viewed your page". I just assume they're Russian bots, or the people are lost.

    Like AngelaESSTX , I'm OK...
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  • hard to believe. Today a customer rented a unit and mentioned they were active duty..... 2nd time in over 30 years, but this time I was ready.
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  • Storman
    replied to Death of a Tenant
    The facility owners need to hire a lawyer to protect themselves. I would say this is not your job, you're the manager, you're not qualified to protect the owners from lawsuits.
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  • Storman
    replied to Dumpster lids removed
    Is there a requirement for you to have a dumpster on your facility? I purposely do not have a dumpster. I just don't see any upside....
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  • Storman
    replied to What should sign say?
    I would remove the part about the staff. There could be an argument made that you're saying things will not be slippery after your staff does something, it will still be slippery. The shorter the better if you want people to read it.

    BE ADVISED- Due to conditions beyond our control,...
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  • Storman
    replied to Sad day in Rock History. RIP Neil Peart
    I've seen an interview with Neil, where he talks about not being comfortable with the accolades that come with his fame. He doesn't do the pre and post concert meet and greets with fans, and he says it's not because he doesn't appreciate the fans, it's because he's embarrassed by all the adulation he...
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    Last edited by Storman; 12th January 2020, 12:00 AM.

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  • Will all active military personnel have a military ID with a picture? Are they used to presenting such an ID if asked? Do all of them know their active duty start date off the top of their head? (is that a commonly referenced date?)

    As I've said, I've only rented once to a known active...
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    Last edited by Storman; 10th January 2020, 07:43 PM.

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  • Thanks everybody, this is great info. The question now is between MamaDuke or MusicCityGal, two of the posters I respect highly on SST.... To sign the waiver or not to sign the waiver?

    Maybe I'll just cross my fingers that I don't get any more active duty than the 1 I've had since 1987....
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  • Updating my rental agreement, what do you require for active duty?

    Up to now I've just asked a potential if they're active duty and noted it on their contract, but since I'll be printing a few hundred new contracts I thought I'd add it.

    What/how do you get the information? Is it just a "Are you active duty military?" with a yes/no box after...
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  • I get it dakselfstorage , we have a mail slot in our front door that people can use to make payments after hours. It squeaks like a banshee when you open it. We can hear it in our bedroom and family room. My wife tells me I should lubricate it so it doesn't make so much noise.. I told her there...
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  • My 10x20 are $300. 10x25 are $350. I'm just a little east of Oakland, CA. (I hate to write that I'm in the San Francisco area anymore, people will think I live in a toilet)
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  • Storman
    replied to Storage Hoarders
    I'm confident I have a number of hoarders. Like Randy, many have been here 30 years and paid well over $100,000 in rent. I don't mind hoarders, but the last few I've had to empty after decades have all been storing food in violation of the lease.

    From what I could tell, the varmints...
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  • Thanks Steve, the downside with letting people go as long as I do at a lower rate is that the increase can be a little shocking. I've let people in a 10x20 stay at $240 for a few years, so when they get their increase to $295 they're going to be surprised.

    If they'll give me the time...
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  • Agreed KrisinNC, we've been painting and sprucing up a bit in the past few months. I finally got my large LED sign replaced and working after a long period of the old one being broken and outdated, I'm wondering if some will think I'm raising the rent to finance more advertising......
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