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Public Storage in GVA

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Public Storage in GVA

Unfortunately we're being forced to downsize as our landlord is coming back to Canada and gave us really short notice, and we don't want to risk ourselves to stay with them together so we had to act quick and find a smaller suite. We need some space to store our stuffs in the next 3-4 months, before our presale condo completes.

Does anyone know a good self storage in BBY/VAN/NW/N.VAN with good security and, of course, good pricing? I found most storage to be $130+/month for a mere 5'x5' space and my US colleague (in PA) can't imagine the crazy price Face With Tears Of Joy
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Pricing is all about location.
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Since when is it GVA and not GVR?
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GeeCee wrote: Since when is it GVA and not GVR?
Since always?
GVA is RFD slang for metro Vancouver. Probably derived from GTA. Where does GVR come from? What’s the R?
I’m just glad he didn’t use the 3-letter airport code to mean the whole metro area. That’s just sick and wrong!
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GeeCee wrote: Since when is it GVA and not GVR?
Unless you're in government or a politician, I don't think anyone uses GVR.
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naticom wrote: ...my US colleague (in PA) can't imagine the crazy price Face With Tears Of Joy
Move to PA then. You're welcome. :)
Different storage places have different prices, and even different locations of the same chain have inconsistent prices. Certainly pays to shop around. In this regard I can't help. Sorry.
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Spinner wrote: Unless you're in government or a politician, I don't think anyone uses GVR.
Its the other way with me, beside on RFD, no one uses GVA. GVR is the more common term. GVRD is another term that is often used. That is a favorite with governments and politicians.
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GeeCee wrote: Since when is it GVA and not GVR?
A few years ago the naming officially became Greater Vancouver Area instead of region/district. Since then it has become the common term used by most.
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Paigne wrote: A few years ago the naming officially became Greater Vancouver Area instead of region/district. Since then it has become the common term used by most.
No it actually became Metro Vancouver Regional District, or MVRD, which nobody uses. The old term GVRD is still used by many. "Greater Vancouver Area" isn't official at all. When you say that Greater Vancouver Area "has become the common term used by most" do you mean here on RFD? Because I don't see it being used outside of RFD. And "GVR"? That's an extremely rare one.
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Back to OP's original post, Queensborough is pretty cheap. 5x5x10 is roughly $100.
Queensborough Storage has the best access hours (9PM) but Annacis lockup feels more secure. Their hours suck though.
Public storage can be a great deal with their "$1" first month (actually about $20 since you have to buy a crappy lock) but there's no strings. $20 gets you basically any size for a month then regular price applies.
So even averaged over 2 months it's pretty okay. The facilities at the ones I've been to have been meh at best, but you can't argue the first month cost.

Vancouver (especially proper) is gonna be expensive since land is expensive.
Surrey gets even cheaper. There's Seaboard which is apparently $80 for a 5x5. But if you live in Vancouver proper, the mileage bill is gonna be more than the cost difference in storage pricing especially if you're driving a U-Haul.

Kiraly wrote: Where does GVR come from? What’s the R?
I always figured it was Greater VancouveR or Greater Vancouver Regional and they dropped the district.
I’m just glad he didn’t use the 3-letter airport code to mean the whole metro area. That’s just sick and wrong!
How about YXX instead Face With Tears Of Joy
Do you not have anything else to do rather than argue with strangers on the internet
Nope. That's why I'm on the internet arguing with strangers. If I had anything better to do I'd probably be doing it.

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