I purchased a locker on BID13 through Barrie Self Storage (broken link) and as I’m researching it is a company called Simply Skids or Puritee Canada in Barrie (moved to an outside location due to COVID)
The pictures and video were from the second location and not during lock cutting and I’m fully aware that you gamble on what you see and not the stacks of boxes. But this locker had hockey jerseys on hangers, vintage items set up on a shelf, and old records fanned in the front. The entire rest of the locker was TRASH. Mostly broken glass and dishes, broken toys, boxes of empty boxes, VHS tapes and boxes of literal garbage with trinkets and knickknacks strewn through in most boxes. There is Absolutely NO evidence that the items displayed even belong to this locker. And even if they did… did the facility happen to find the ONE box without garbage and take the time to display it all ? Is that even legal ?
I tried contacting the facility owner but the lady (who called herself the online go-between) said she would speak with him and get back to me. I also asked to get pictures/video of when they opened the initial locker. When she did, she said he offered me a discount on a future locker that I purchase from their location, providing the locker was $600 or more … ?! ( I will NOT be purchasing from this facility again)
And said "pictures of the content of the initial locker “has nothing to do with this.”
I told her i’m not interested in that and asked for the facility owner and she replied “We are not prepared to continue conversations about this” and refused to give me his contact info.
I’ve contacted BID13 but they will not help me as the facility has not broken any laws and no one else has complained.
Please don’t get me wrong, I’ve been buying lockers for several years. I have taken my share of lumps when gambling on the unknown, but this is unethical. Certainly gives a bad name to the industry (particularly in an online setting)
I’m hoping to find someone who has dealt with this facility now or in the past. At the very least, people, please be aware !!! ANY advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated !