The internet may be a big place, but “small town rules” still apply. The self storage industry is all about maintaining good business practices and helping local people. After all, it’s our neighbors who will get the most use out of our rental units.
That being the case, online reviews can be a powerful way to inform other local users of the quality of our product. We never really know who will choose to review us or what they will say, but information is powerful no matter what. Good reviews make us feel warm and fuzzy and bad reviews give us a chance to rectify possible problems.
Some of our tenants have been kind enough to leave reviews on Google and Yahoo. There is another location, YellowPages.com, that we feel would benefit from the same kind of treatment. That’s why we are willing to give away some sweet discounts to anyone willing to get involved.
Submit A Review, Get Entered For Prizes!
This giveaway is quite simple. Here are the terms of entering and winning:
- Go to YellowPages.com. Create a new username and password if you do not already have one.
- Leave a review and star rating on the site. You are NOT obligated to leave a positive review, just be honest.
- Come back here and give us your basic info so we can reach out to you if you win.
What’s the Prize?
For every 5 reviews we receive we will be raffling off one $35.00 rent credit. That means the more reviewers, the more winners! This contest will be ending January 1st so get those reviews in asap.
If you have any questions or problems, just email us.
If you are storing anything you may need to get through Sandy, please GET IT NOW. If the power goes out, the gate will not open. We try our best to help out but I may be dealing with storm issues at home. Hope we fair OK here. We have never had flood issues at DAK as we are well above flood level.
When a mortuary service provider defaults on their storage payments, you might have to assume the worst when clearing out their storage space. Unfortunately, one self storage owner in Hawaii found exactly what he wasn’t looking for.
As reported by Inside Self Storage:
Employees at Stor Keeper Self Storage in Honolulu uncovered decomposing body parts in a storage unit after the tenant went into default for non-payment. The human tissue was being kept in a freezer.
Facility staff entered the unit to conduct an inventory after the tenant, Bryan Avery, CEO of the Hawaii Institute of Anatomy, became 90 days past due on his rent. When facility owner Christopher Ulu called Avery about the freezer, Avery told him human tissue was stored inside. Ulu called police, who later opened the freezer, which had a horrible odor. The body parts were later identified by the medical examiner’s office as belonging to two individuals.
One silver lining of this particular situation is that the storage unit does not appear to have been auctioned off. The public relations of finding decomposing flesh in an auctioned off unit would not have been positive, to say the least. However, it would have made for a very catchy episode of storage wars.
One curious aspect of this case is that the original owner of the unit, Bryan Avery, is not expected to have charges filed against him. This is not the first incident Avery has had with taking body parts out of the morgue and storing them in unusual locations. I suppose there are more details explaining why he is not culpable for this kind of activity…which would be good to know.