If you look around at the posters around campus, you’ll notice a quiet yet vicious debate has been set off in the summer storage arena. The big deal is the creation of Greenleaf Storage which now directly competes with Campus Storage. Both attempt to serve students who have their storage boxes picked up from their room and then delivered the following term. This can be a popular (although questionably profitable) service because students don’t want to deal with schlepping their boxes to their own homes or to Fletcher Barn. The debate heats up: Campus Storage charges Greenleaf with copying their business model.
Here’s a rough and completely unscientific rundown of services :
- PRO: their signup excel spreadsheet (that automatically tabulates the cost) is a heck of a lot easier to use than the PDF that Campus Storage sends out
- PRO: you can buy boxes directly from Greenleaf ($2 a pop), discounted if you use Greenleaf
- PRO: appears slightly less expensive, but not by much
- PRO: can deliver for (very early) arrivals next year (8/30-8/31)
- CON: new business, unproven
- CON: unclear about “no base fees” and due dates and other charges? EDIT: You have to look in a separate PDF file to find these details.
- CON: cannot store for study abroad terms at all
- CON: does not accept cash, only credit (via paypal) and check
Campus Storage (Jamie McKenna ’09)
- PRO: experience
- PRO: very clear instructions for how to pack your boxes
- PRO: can deliver for early arrivals (listed as 9/3-9/4)
- CON: not providing or selling boxes this year
- CON: charge an extra $30 if you don’t make the deadline of submitting info by this Friday
- CON: does not accept credit card, only cash or check
MiddBlog wants to know: How will you store your stuff this summer?