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Do i miss something or this guy is making lots of money very legit ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by easyshow, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. easyshow

    easyshow Newbie

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    I am not allowed to share links as i dont have enough time on the forum but you may check by yourself " /rooms/106997?s "

    I was surfing the airbnb in london last night as i intend to rent a place for me and list a room on airbnb and i saw this guy that is asking way so much much for a tiny room , he got 256 reviews and he is fully booked untill september 2016 and he doesnt haven atleast a kitchen or a private bathroom , is that possible ? does anybody could explain me if this is for real ? thanks
     
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    Central london is expensive
     
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    The location would play a big role in the price. The lack of the kitchen is not a deal breaker since the people staying there would eat out and enjoy what the city has to offer.
     
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    I know as i lived in central london untill june , and i will go back next month , but !! to ask $594 per night for that stupid room with no private bathroom or kitchen is ridicullous , and also to have 257 reviews , something is wrong , but i dont get it how he is doing
    Also to have the room booked untill september 2016 .. i really miss something here
     
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    guys in the range of 500-600 dollars per night , you get more nice locations , entire home and cozy places , not that tiny room of his ..
     
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    you can get in Paddington area , there are plenty of cheap hotels , if you are looking just to sleep you can get something at 40pounds
    if there are to many exibitions the price will go up to 60-70 pounds per day ...
     
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    People have money and AirBnB is hip.
     
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    Even the expensive 5* hotels in central london aren't charging more than $500 per night. F*ck that guy.
     
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    I live in London and it does look overpriced but he is upfront on his prices and people will either pay it or look elsewhere.
    Not sure the reviews are fake, as he has been a member there since 2011, so he could certainly have hosted that many people.
    As Jazzc said AirBnB is hip and getting a lot of exposure right now, so it may be attracting a lot of new users.
    Where as people previously used the site to find cheap accommodation, these new users may be willing to pay the prices because they don't want to stay in a Hotel and want to try a new experience.
    That per night charge may have been to take advantage of the summer holidays and he might be more reasonable in the off season.

    You will probably be shocked to read these OP, but inflating the price to take advantage of demand is nothing new and people (especially those with money) will pay if they see value.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/t...stomers-say-breakfast-worse-London-hotel.html
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-most-expensive-bb-charges-6380128
     
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    comme onnnn boss , he doesnt look over priced ? what you are talking about ..
    he ask $594 per night for a fking bed , some milk , coffee , bananas and a shared bathroom !!!
    What idiot with money will share a 30m2 flat for $594 , when there are luxurios flats in arlington , westminster , hyde park , and so on for same or less money ...
     
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    If people are paying, he is not over priced. Actually, he may be under priced. Use your head and learn a lesson here instead of being in denial.
     
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    Ok , thank you for the tip , i am denial and he is legit haha
    Thanks for the answers guys it was usefull
    Have a wonderfull sunday
     
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    And jelly. Hopefully you've learned something today and be able to turn your jealousness into money.
     
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    i was just looking to find a way of getting a rent that pays by itself and it should work with the new uk law of subleting
    i am not jealous at all but that guy is not legit
    as i mentioned before , you must be idiot or to have lack of options in order to pay those money for a room , like his , and i dont change my mind

    peace :cool:
     
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    You don't have to change your mind. Value judgments are worth exactly zero. Nobody cares what you (me) thinks about other people. What is worth is "how do I make money from this". You either get that or not.
     
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    The market decides whether this guy is successful, which he obviously is. Just because you take an exception to it makes about as much difference as, to quote the Shawshank redemption 'a fart in the wind'.
     
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    you should pay him his asking ... make him spill ... write an ebook ... sell it .. get air bnb to contract u to educate and promote hosting ..
     
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    just to get to my 15 posts faster .. i'd like to add ... with air bnb's payment documents ... leverage off the banks and start buying more property