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Resident 2005 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/13/2005
Since you seem quick to be on the offensive I’ll fill you in on the situation. When I was doing my apartment hunting I told Orchidtree that I was looking for a 6 month lease with an option for up to eight months. Like you, I was looking for a cheap place to live near downtown Scottsdale. I told management about the competitors that I was looking at, and their prices (which happened to be 40-50 bucks cheaper a month). Two days after viewing the apartment I received a call from management telling me that they would give me half a month off if I signed a lease with them. However when I went to sign the lease that week, they changed the terms of the lease to eight months. In summary, they baited me with a half month of free rent and then switched the terms of the lease, hence bait and switch. One could argue that it was simply a mistake; however I saw documentation from sales that showed I was looking for a six month lease, so I doubt it. I wanted to sign with their competitors just out of principle, however they had already rented their respective apartments and I did not have the time to keep looking around. I am making the best of the situation and enjoy the location, however I thought it would be beneficial to share the story to the apartment hunting community. This allows future residents to know what they’re getting into.<br><br>It seems like the ASU student feels that college experience ultimately determines whether a posting is dignified. In that case I will concede that I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (--- laude) with a minor in business from a private university. I find it surprising that it was thought that I am uneducated. Perhaps I need to go back to school… Then again maybe this ASU student is just some punk that hasn’t gotten laid for a while and is looking for somewhere to vent. Who knows.<br>
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