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New users wanting to negotiate


#1

Enquiry this morning, my group is in town for fruit picking, I want to rent your house and then resent to other pickers -I will pay you 25% of your weekly rate…ahhh. NO!


#2

Haha ah no? Blueberry season has arrived.


#3

It has and I have seen other picker Accommodation that has not been respected. My house is too nice to be treated like that.


#4

I got this today and I wonder if they even wrote to the right listing!! She didn’t read a single word of it, to ask all these questions. Bizarre.

Hi, do I understand correctly, that there is one doublebed and a gestbed in the apartment ? is there a grocerystore in Walking distance? could I rent a car to drive to your place and drop it off in your area or how much would a taxi cost from the Airport to your place or should I rent a car for the whole time? with best regards, M


#5

RULE 1 - Guests do not read!
RULE 2 - see rule 1


#6

Now the fruit pickers are trying to BARGAIN with me… and as English is not their first language, I am trying to keep the language simple.
Just got back - what does “no” mean.


#7

Now they are doing the - “I will think about it”
My response “ ok - you think about it”
They come back with “ can we talk to you”
Me “ my price is my price - what do you want to talk about”


#8

Annoying. Should not have bargained. Sometimes it is just insulting.

I recently put my older gas range up on a Facebook group for $350 and a guy wrote with a bunch of questions, and then asked if he could make an offer. I said sure. He offered 150! :joy: I said thanks anyway. And he came back with 175. :rofl::weary:I didn’t even answer! I later sold the stove for full asking.


#9

Full price for my place is $2100 for 7 guests, their offer is $770 and want to deal off the books. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
I don’t want blueberry pickers as they will overcrowd the house, trash the kitchen and abuse the internet. And they have been given notice where they are currently staying :grinning:


#10

You need some nuts to go with the berries. They are deluded.


#11

I understand that some cultures must bargain, and they are having difficulty understanding that I won’t.
This has been going on for 3 hours…
They keep offering $770 and my single word answer is NO.
It has gone beyond frustrating, and into hilarious.


#12

They need to understand your culture. No haggling. It would be nice if guests came to think Airbnb is not the place to haggle. Can you decline them without penalty?


#13

I think so - very tempted to report them for asking to rent off books, that will screw with their Airbnb experience.


#14

Yes that’s a great idea. It will put them off. Can you redirect them to a camp site?


#15

I would be terribly tempted to reply as follows:

‘I do not rent my accommodation to people who use such erroneous capitalisations’.

:slight_smile:


#16

And raspberry too, apparently.


#17

Perhaps you can find the ‘block them’ button. If not, just report them.


#18

My prices are dollar store, so discount hunters are rare.

But the season is upon us and so are the narcissists.

Dude today wanted a ‘student discount’ and when i withdrew my special offer immediately he let go with exceptionally rude personal commentary.

Imagine four months of that.

Another bullet dodged.


#19

The block button has sadly disappeared. Once again pushing hosts to the hotel model where we take all comers!


#20

I would just decline them and be done with them. Stop letting them waste your time.


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