Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Press Release of the Day: The new economy

Posted by on Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Losing your house? Let Uncle Bob help out!

Buffalo, NY, March 10, 2009 – Uncle Bob’s Self Storage® announced plans to help customers defray the up-front costs of renting and moving into a storage space. This limited-time offer is open to all new customers at over 350 locations nationwide. The Company hopes their version of a stimulus package will help those who may be facing financial challenges.

“Recently, we’ve seen an increase in demand for storage from customers who need to rent versus customers who choose to rent. The housing crisis has caused people to become displaced and storage is now a necessity, not a convenience,” said Edward Killeen, Uncle Bob’s Self Storage® Executive Vice President. He added, “Uncle Bob’s wants to help reduce the financial pressure our customers may be facing.”

In addition to offering the traditional industry discount of one-half off March rent, Uncle Bob’s is allowing new customers to “name their price” for their rent in April. “The idea is to help our customers secure a storage space with minimal money down, plus give them an extra month to get settled,” Killeen explained. “If they choose to pay one dollar for the entire month of April, so be it.”

Initial customer reaction to the program has been extremely positive. According to Diane Piegza, Vice President of Corporate Communications, “Customers like the fact that they can pick their own price to pay. They feel empowered.”

Yeah, I may be sleeping in my car and washing up in the bathroom at the Shell station, but dammit, Uncle Bob is empowering me!

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