To the editor:
Talk about student pricing! I just returned from Flagstaff Ariz. Yes, a “resort” community. Staffed laundromat washers were available for $1.75 in clean locations where everything worked as expected.
I went to three local laundromats to get some clothes cleaned when I returned. The first two locations charged $4.25 per load! The washer I selected took $4 in quarters and reset to the original $4.25 charge. I looked for a telephone number — none posted. There was a sign to fill out a form describing problems and losses and I luckily found the last one stuffed in the bottom of the “problem” box. Then I noticed a sign on the wall that “refunds aren’t considered priority.” Nice.
I then went to a third location where the equipment worked and was priced at $1.25 per load. Much nicer. But the restroom was “out of service.”
Now all of this occurred last week. Friday, I returned to the less expensive laundromat, and the restroom was still “out of service.” Sounds to me like someone doesn’t want to clean anything. Oh well, it is, after all, Lawrence where price and service don’t matter much.