USE ‘ACCESS SELF STORAGE’ AT YOUR PERIL
Before I stick the proverbial boot into ‘Access Self Storage’ I thought I’d just say I don’t think I’ll ever get back to writing full time again. Not that I don’t like doing it, it’s just I feel I’ve done my bit & crucially with everything I have to advance. With FB & my website such ambitions are rendered nigh on impossible. Sadly FB is anything but a site that encourages social interaction. Along with having to suffer the brunt of Zionist hackers attacking my website, it’s become abundantly clear if you wish to stay in the ball game, censorship is something you have to live with. It’s as grim as that but then we know what we’re up against. There’s simply no way those plotting for a New World Order ie the lying, pedophile protecting, war-mongering, fraudster specialist Zionist banksters can operate on a level playing field. How many times have I said 250 years ago the great Voltaire hit the nail on the head when he said ‘to know who rules over you see who you’re not allowed to criticise.’ It’s so bloody true.
You could say the shit started to hit the fan in 1776 when Adam Weishaupt presented the plan Mayer Amschel Rothschild asked him to formulate, a blueprint for his family to one day take over the world. It took Weishaupt 6 years to draw up this abomination & one of the major requirements was the flow of information had to be controlled. Crucially the public could never know what these crooks of gargantuan proportions were up to. Sickening as it is I’ve often made the point that what’s truly remarkable is how Weishaupt could have got it so right. It was like the bastard had a crystal ball. He knew exactly what was needed yet this was something no one had ever contemplated let alone tried. This was all off the cuff yet there was no room for trial & error. Simply unbelievable & even if it all goes belly up from here, (much as I want that I can’t help but feel it’s wishful thinking), you’ve got to hold your hands up to this particular band of heathens. Some feat they’ve pulled off.
So though my writing involves subject matters that couldn’t be more significant & far-reaching, standing still is simply not for me. I get bored quickly as it is & I certainly felt I was repeating myself, though I reckon I’d still be ruffling feathers had l at least been allowed to eek out some sort of living. I’m quite aware this way the powers that be are getting what they want but what can I do? This is their Modus Operandi – eliminating threats posed by those who merely wish to speak the truth, & undermining one’s ability to earn money is something they’ve spent untold years mastering. At least they’ve inadvertently proved my analytical skills are on the money for would they indulge in such shenanigans if I was talking tripe? No possible chance. So it’s probably going to be a bit of a mixed bag from now on. Every so often I’ll post something.
Another reason I backed off was in the middle of the year I had to move. Nothing sinister. Simply my landlord unexpectedly split up from his wife & so needed his apartment back, a place that had been my home for 10 years. I’ve managed to complete the move to my satisfaction but the past 6 months was somewhat of a traumatic experience. The good news is all the work involved in moving & renovating my new place is complete. As well as coming off the booze nearly two years ago, all this physicality has left me in relatively good shape. 18 months ago I weighed 106 Kilos. I’m now down to just 78! That’s a loss of a whopping 4 1/2 stones. I can’t tell you how much better I feel. Still, I hope I never have to move again.
Apart from obvious difficulties, one experience left a very nasty taste in my mouth. Though it naturally involves money, the amount is irrelevant & as much as I dislike self-indulgence, I feel all too often we succumb to the whims of big business all too readily even though we know their actions are morally reprehensible. I feel too to some extent we are being programmed into accepting such legalised robbery as par for the course & what concerns me is I believe if we do not fight back against this kind of shoddy practice, things are going to get worse. The problem lies in the fact the last people our treacherous government represents are ordinary folk like you or me. Our so-called elected representatives work only for the best interests of big business & as a result multi-millionaires are effectively being allowed to screw every last tanner out of us. It’s as shameful as it can be yet it’s legal. Woe betide. If you slip up in any way, shape or form these vultures will grasp, snatch & seize what they can.
Now it’s simply an equation on whether you bother to complain. Thing is they know only too well most people don’t have the time to argue over a few quid. How many folk even check their direct debits? And if you do complain they have procedures in place where it’s a cast-iron guarantee you’ll be fobbed off with run-of-the-mill PR drivel. They have it down to a tee! Barriers which are more like international buffer zones then ensure you rarely speak to anyone of note. They wear you down because they know they do not have to concede. Goodwill? Please. Don’t make me laugh. How many bother even putting pen to paper? This is effectively why loopholes are created so that companies can chisel out what they can from unsuspecting customers. To the individual it’s not that much. However, for companies who deal with 100,000’s, if not millions of customers, it makes all the difference to profit margins & dare I say it, the end of the year bonus bonanza.
I had to place various items into storage while I was renovating my new home. So I took out a two month deal with Access Self Storage in Hemel Hempstead from Oct 1 – Dec 1. From the beginning I told them I would not require further time because I would be moving into my new place. They took the money for two months but insisted I sign a direct debit form that went into effect on Dec 1. I did not want this because they’d have their grubby mitts on my bank details & I told them as much. However, since I knew I would not be using the storage facility after Dec 1, I simply thought this would never come into play. HOW WRONG I WAS! Yet, believe it or not, I was true to my word – I vacated the premises on Nov 27, 4 DAYS BEFORE MY TIME WAS UP! I thought there was no way this company could do anything to incur my wrath.
What’s of critical importance here is – ALL ALONG THEY KNEW I WAS VACATING THE PREMISES. In fact I’d started taking stuff out a good two weeks before I actually left. They knew all this because I actually asked them if could take a trolley to help in unloading some of the heavier items. On this front they were very helpful. All the more reason why I’m furious not one person in the office had the decency to remind me that in the small print the stipulation I give a weeks notice. I often talked to all the workers there. Not only could they see me taking stuff out but I told them precisely what was going on. THEY KNEW I WAS LEAVING! There was no earthly reason why any grief should have ever occurred between Access Self Storage & myself.
So what happened? On Nov 27 I told them the storage room I’d rented was now empty. I was expecting a thank you for giving them 4 extra days to earn money. Instead the guy told me I should have given a weeks notice. Confused, I immediately stated ‘how many times did I tell you I’d be vacating the premises by Dec 1?’ The guy could see how upset I was so he told me ‘oh there won’t be much in it because I’ll receive a refund for the 4 days.’ So I left it at that not realising once again I’d just been fobbed off with empty words. Not only was I not going to get a refund but I was going to be charged extra for the 4 days I’D ALREADY PAID FOR as well charged extra for Dec 1, 2 & 3. I couldn’t help but think how can any company incorporate such practices & then have the gall to defend them? Little did I know worse was to come.
To my horror a few days later Access Self Storage had taken £151 from my bank account. The only reason I discovered this was because that day I was supposed to hire a van in order to take stuff I didn’t want to the local dump. I was unable to do this because I had insufficient funds for the van’s deposit. I was beside myself with rage. I phoned ASS telling them what the bloody hell were they up to? Not only was there no apology but I had to endure listening to lame excuse after lame excuse where all these people kept doing was exonerating themselves of any wrong-doing. Apparently it was all my fault.
Making matters even worse, at the time I’d spent a lot of money moving & I was low on funds. True to form, though they told me I would be refunded, it took well over a week. When this finally happened though, they had sniped £31.85 saying that this was because I did not give them a weeks notice. But hang on a minute! I gave notice on Nov 27. Why am I now being penalised over £10 a day! There’s no storage company in the world charging these rates! Again I was fobbed off with pure claptrap ie they charge a weeks notice regardless of the fact I left 4 days early! It’s like they make it up as they go along.
In the meantime one of my direct debits failed because there were insufficient funds in my account. Soon I got a letter from my bank – this would cost me a further £10. Thankfully my bank refrained from getting in on the act of ‘SHAFTING CUSTOMERS FOR FUN!’ After I explained what the storage company had done they were decent enough to fore-go the charge. Hard as I tried to reason with ASS however, they chose to dig their heels in. So I said ‘if you don’t give me my £31.85 back I will post this on social media & will do everything in my power so people know this is how you treat your punters.’ I gave them a week to reconsider. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear not one gesture was made by these blood-suckers. So –
IF YOU EVER HAVE TO RENT STORAGE SPACE MAKE SURE THE VERY LAST COMPANY YOU UTILISE IS
ACCESS SELF STORAGE!
DO SO AT YOUR PERIL!