A while back, before moving in to my current apartment, I went to another apartment complex and was interested in one of their units. This place was considerably further away from my job and the rent was cheaper. Before I filled out the application I explained to the manager that my credit wasn't that great but I had never been evicted or had any repossessions or anything major. Just a couple of credit cards that went into collections. I made more than the required triple income to rent ratio also. With all this in mind she told me that I would qualify without any problem because they only tend to watch out for evictions. So I was satisfied and went ahead and filled out the application and forked over my 30 bucks. We would be in touch within 48 hours.
72 hours later I still had yet to receive any call so I called and spoke with the manager. Apparently my credit wasn't good enough so they would require a larger deposit. "How much?" I asked. 1000 dollars plus the first and last months rent in advance so we were looking at 3 thousand dollars to move into this apartment. Needless to say I simply hung up and forgot about that place.
Is it just me or does this not seem right? It seemed to me that the manager found someone better and tried to scare me off with that ridiculous deposit amount. What do you guys think?