July 11, 2024 at 2:39 am

Apartment Company Kept Charging Tenant Unnecessary Fees For Online Transactions, So He Started Writing Them Physical Checks And It Took A Week For The Bank To Process

by Sarrah Murtaza

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Who likes paying extra when you can simply chose the cheaper alternative?

This guy found his way around additional charges for his payments and he can’t be happier about it!

Let’s take a look.

Charge me a fee to pay online, enjoy your trip to the bank

The property manager for my apt recently changed hands and the new company has a policy where if you don’t set up autopay they will charge you $10 to pay via a one-time ACH (every time).

He hates the idea of it.

I feel extremely uncomfortable having such a large payment on auto pay as I like to ensure my bank account is funded and they didn’t charge me incorrectly.

However, you can still pay by check with no fee and their office is only 2 doors down so it’s pretty simple to drop it off.

He found his way around it.

Also I love that it takes them around a week to cash the check so it doesn’t come out of my account right away.

I’m 90% sure that they do in fact drop these checks off due to the copy of the endorsed check I see online.

It is a comfortable arrangement.

Either way, they aren’t getting their money instantly, so I view it as a win either way.

If only everyone started paying by check again we could show these idiots to not to charge senseless, greedy fees.

He still wants to know the big WHY?

If there is a logical reason why they should charge for an ACH, but not for an autopay of an ACH let me know.

To me seems like it is the same type of transaction.

Some transactions just don’t have an explanation and if they do, they prefer we stay aloof!

Let’s find out what the Reddit community thinks.

This person has found something interesting!

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This person has jinx moment!

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This commentator shares an old story.

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This person has a roommate story!

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This person also wants to get back to checks.

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Why do real estate companies have to be so hard to work with?


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