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So I had a guest who booked on airbnb for 2 days and then asked me to book for extra 10 days directly. I agreed but now he can’t make the bank transfer ( I have no idea why), and now he want’s after he already stayed for 10 days extra to make payment over airbnb.
Should I ask him to make a new reservation for example 1 day and raise the price like its 10 days, or can he send me the money through resolution payment (this way there is no airbnb fee).
It should be easy to send the money, when you go to previous trips, you can just click resolution payment and send the money to host for different reasons. But since it is a large amount, I don’t know if I will somehow get flagged by airbnb and they asking me questions.
I have to wonder why you let him stay for an extra 10 days, or even one, before he paid.
Seems like he could have gone to an ATM the first day of his extension, taken out some cash, paid you for a few days, then gone back for more cash if he couldn’t withdraw enough for the whole 10 days at once.
I would tell him it isn’t possible to pay through Airbnb when it hasn’t been booked through Airbnb and the dates he extended are past and insist on cash.
He got positive for covid so has been isolating for 10 days already. Maybe he can’t get out for cash now. few times he got tested already and keeps being positive. Is there any reason why it couldn’t go through airbnb resolution, there is extra services there so can just state quarantine at hosts home or wahtever and send the money.
Can he pay you using his credit card? You can set it up quickly and then charge him on his credit card. Just google it. There’s a platform called Square. You can open a free account but they’ll charge you a transaction fee.
I asked him to pay through Wise.com, there is a credit card option payment there, but he just insists now to go through airbnb, i have no idea why, I just don’t feel like to argue with him, I don’t really care how he pays as long as he pays. So should he make new booking? he will stay few more days so I can send him the special offer with marked up price or use resolution payment to avoid airbnb fee?
You can request funds from a guest for a booking that is complete. I’m pretty sure it’s not a good idea to say it’s for an off-platform booking, though. That would be a good way to get your hosting account banned.
I don’t plan to request funds, he can just go to previous bookings and send them without me asking them, he can write whatever reason, extra service-late checkout, or write damage claim, whatever, I will just ask he don’t write off platform booking in the description