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roomates that steal or always want to borrow your stuff Posted on 06-18-2008
arielle06

I don't know if this is just me, but when yall got ready for college did you ever worry about having a roomate that might steal or have a bunch of friends coming in and out of the dorm who might do the same? I know there are some of yall out there who know yall got some nice ish (jewelry, kicks, laptops, clothes, etc.) and I wanted to know how yall handled it. Did u buy a safe or what? I ask because I'm about to move into my dorm next semester and I KNOW I got some nice stuff, especially jewelry, and thought about buying a safe to protect it, but I don't want to buy this safe and then have my rommate/other people thinking like "WTH, she think her sh*t too good to leave out!?" I don't want my new roomate to think I automatically think she's going to steal.....any advice? Please and thanks in advance
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arielle06 replied on 06-21-2008 12:51PM [Reply]
Orca51 wrote:
screw what it look like.... i done seen Trunks get broke into like DATTT>. if u got tha loot to buy a safe.. Then By All means Buy a safe... less offensive... i dont care how offenseive it is... i dont put nottin past nobody... NOBODY
Orca51 wrote:
well you know some people just don't want to offend a roommate before they even know them. I personally wouldn't care.lol. When I leave out next year I'm buying a trunk and then putting a safe in the trunk. But my friend just thought a trunk was more appropriate. It's bigger and it's harder for someone to take than a safe. I mean I know if I had a roommate constantly eyeballing me and locking stuff up...it would make me mad because it's like they think you're a klepto. But it isn't that big of a deal. It's better than finding out the hard way that they really are a klepto. I found out that a friend who spent the summer with me was a kepto after all my money was gone needless to say we stopped talking.
I agree with what both of yall are saying. I don't want to offend anyone, but I'm STILL getting a safe. I had planned on getting a safe and going to a carpenter (if they are still called that these days) and having some wood or something built around it. I've seen some that end up looking like little nightstands. It looks more discreet. But that safe-in-a-trunk idea sounds better if you're trying to put purses, game consoles, and shoes in. Is there even enough room to put that in your dorm? I know the dorms at Spelman look a lil too cramped for me to put all that up in there...And did your friend get her trunk customized to put a lock on it or do they come like that. Where would you buy a trunk with a lock already on it? I've never seen that.
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Orca51 from Indianapolis, IN replied on 06-21-2008 05:47PM [Reply]
arielle06 wrote:
I agree with what both of yall are saying. I don't want to offend anyone, but I'm STILL getting a safe. I had planned on getting a safe and going to a carpenter (if they are still called that these days) and having some wood or something built around it. I've seen some that end up looking like little nightstands. It looks more discreet. But that safe-in-a-trunk idea sounds better if you're trying to put purses, game consoles, and shoes in. Is there even enough room to put that in your dorm? I know the dorms at Spelman look a lil too cramped for me to put all that up in there...And did your friend get her trunk customized to put a lock on it or do they come like that. Where would you buy a trunk with a lock already on it? I've never seen that.
Well my friend is attending Howard in the fall and he is putting the trunk on the floor of his closet, or right below his bed. He's not sure yet. But he is thinking right below the bed because it is tall enough to be used as a second nightstand. You can buy them with locks. We checked a couple of places for his. We found one at pottery barn. Before we did that we checked online. This website had good ones College Trunks. Protect your dorm valuables with a college trunk. They even have steel trunks designed with college in mind so people can't break in. His has a second lock that he can connect to the inside of the trunk and then to his bed so that people can't walk away with it. He needed it for game consoles, but his older sister went to spelman and she used a trunk as well. She needed it for designer purses so they wouldn't get stolen and she had no problem with fitting it in a tiny dorm. But she put a safe in the trunk for jewlery just for extra protection.
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arielle06 replied on 06-22-2008 01:20AM [Reply]
Orca51 wrote:
Well my friend is attending Howard in the fall and he is putting the trunk on the floor of his closet, or right below his bed. He's not sure yet. But he is thinking right below the bed because it is tall enough to be used as a second nightstand. You can buy them with locks. We checked a couple of places for his. We found one at pottery barn. Before we did that we checked online. This website had good ones College Trunks. Protect your dorm valuables with a college trunk. They even have steel trunks designed with college in mind so people can't break in. His has a second lock that he can connect to the inside of the trunk and then to his bed so that people can't walk away with it. He needed it for game consoles, but his older sister went to spelman and she used a trunk as well. She needed it for designer purses so they wouldn't get stolen and she had no problem with fitting it in a tiny dorm. But she put a safe in the trunk for jewlery just for extra protection.
YES! That is EXACTLY what I needed! Thank you SO much especially for the link! Now I can buy a smaller safe to fit inside of it. I've seen trunks like those before, but never with a lock on it. They look cute too, like a regular clothes trunk! Thanks everybody Yall made the upcoming semester a helluva lot easier!
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DJ Knightmare from augusta, GA replied on 06-22-2008 03:09PM [Reply]

Orca51 wrote:
well you know some people just don't want to offend a roommate before they even know them. I personally wouldn't care.lol. When I leave out next year I'm buying a trunk and then putting a safe in the trunk. But my friend just thought a trunk was more appropriate. It's bigger and it's harder for someone to take than a safe. I mean I know if I had a roommate constantly eyeballing me and locking stuff up...it would make me mad because it's like they think you're a klepto. But it isn't that big of a deal. It's better than finding out the hard way that they really are a klepto. I found out that a friend who spent the summer with me was a kepto after all my money was gone needless to say we stopped talking.
ur not going to taeke the trunk... u gone break the Lock... then u gone get what u want... it aint for your roommate its for any one who comes in and ou t of your room
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Orca51 from Indianapolis, IN replied on 06-22-2008 03:18PM [Reply]
DJ Knightmare wrote:
ur not going to taeke the trunk... u gone break the Lock... then u gone get what u want... it aint for your roommate its for any one who comes in and ou t of your room
Well not everyone is that paranoid. Most people look for stuff that is easy to steal not things that are going to take time. You could say the same thing about a safe except the opposite. They could just take it and work on the combination in their own spare time. Nothing is 100% security, so it is up to you what type of security you want. Plus she's a girl so I figured if she had any designer purses she probably would want to lock those up as well.
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Orca51 from Indianapolis, IN replied on 06-22-2008 03:19PM [Reply]
arielle06 wrote:
YES! That is EXACTLY what I needed! Thank you SO much especially for the link! Now I can buy a smaller safe to fit inside of it. I've seen trunks like those before, but never with a lock on it. They look cute too, like a regular clothes trunk! Thanks everybody Yall made the upcoming semester a helluva lot easier!
No problem.lol. I've been doing all the college shopping for my friend and I don't even have to go yet. haha. Have fun and do good this semester. Btw if you have to fly and you have it with you make sure you have a TSA lock or they can break it off to check it. But with a TSA lock they have a security key to check it.
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arielle06 replied on 06-22-2008 09:08PM [Reply]
Orca51 wrote:
Well not everyone is that paranoid. Most people look for stuff that is easy to steal not things that are going to take time. You could say the same thing about a safe except the opposite. They could just take it and work on the combination in their own spare time. Nothing is 100% security, so it is up to you what type of security you want. Plus she's a girl so I figured if she had any designer purses she probably would want to lock those up as well.
DJ Knightmare wrote:
ur not going to taeke the trunk... u gone break the Lock... then u gone get what u want... it aint for your roommate its for any one who comes in and ou t of your room
This is true. People steal when it's convenient and with all of the extra precautions my trunk will be loaded with, I doubt anyone will even bother. Plus, they have a cable that connects the trunk to the bed (like people do with bikes) so I'm going to get one of those too. So if I have a C&N trunk (which when I watched the video is superior to most other brands in terms of design and security), WITH a tsa lock, AND a trunk-to-bed anchor, AND a safe inside, I just don't see how much more secure I can get besides having an all-out alarm system! Plus Spelman is a pretty small campus. How is someone going to transport a big **** orange trunk from the dorm to the front gate unnoticed? Unless I got gov't info or diamonds or somethin in that trunk, I doubt anyone will be fiendin for my stuff THAT hard lol For any other future students who might be having the same problem, for the best safe/trunk, go to the website in the previous post! ^_^
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Orca51 from Indianapolis, IN replied on 06-22-2008 11:46PM [Reply]
I'm glad I could be of assistance. That is some pretty top notch security for college.lol. Unless like you said you invest in your own personal alarm system. Yep if a shady person is carrying a huge trunk to the front gates it is pretty noticable....and if they are that desperate to steal whatever is in that trunk to do all that hey who am I to stop them they most need it bad because there is a pretty big chance of getting caught. Have fun at spelman...that is actually where i want to go!
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arielle06 replied on 06-25-2008 12:54AM [Reply]
lol I know right Really? You're going to go to Spelman too? I go in Fall of '09. How bout u? ^_^
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Orca51 from Indianapolis, IN replied on 06-25-2008 09:16PM [Reply]
Well I'm basing my judgement off of my friends sister who used a trunk for four years at spelman and never had anything stolen once. Btw, the tsa locks can't be broken with a shoe. It isn't that simple. You should watch the video of these trunks. I posted a link for the op, it is near impossible to break into.
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