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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2021, 01:49:40 PM »
Trying to follow the logic, because people rented via a down payment, others now don't have a home?

Did the sellers realize and cancel bookings?
If it's true that this was happening en masse, it makes sense that owners started noticing when Jews started arriving to so many properties around them.
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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2021, 01:51:21 PM »
https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/990/as-a-host-what-penalties-apply-if-i-cancel-a-reservation-for-a-stay
"If you cancel a confirmed reservation, your calendar may be blocked, in which case you won't be able to accept another reservation that overlaps with the canceled reservation."

The truth about these stories of an airbnb being rebooked 3 times, or simultaneously booked to multiple families, are fake news. I believe that this issue is far less than what is being reported, but certainly concerning enough to be cautious. Use reputable sites, get the address and code info in advance, and you should be fine.
Can still rent it out via a different channel
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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2021, 01:57:44 PM »
https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/990/as-a-host-what-penalties-apply-if-i-cancel-a-reservation-for-a-stay
"If you cancel a confirmed reservation, your calendar may be blocked, in which case you won't be able to accept another reservation that overlaps with the canceled reservation."

The truth about these stories of an airbnb being rebooked 3 times, or simultaneously booked to multiple families, are fake news. I believe that this issue is far less than what is being reported, but certainly concerning enough to be cautious. Use reputable sites, get the address and code info in advance, and you should be fine.
The stories posted on ywn, ostensibly from emails sent in, all refer to vrbo not airbnb, not sure if that makes a difference

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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2021, 02:17:26 PM »
Can still rent it out via a different channel

That’s true, just saying I’ve seen fake stories like the below:

REAL STORY SENT TO YWN: “I booked my home on Airbnb (312 Southfield. Encore), and I found out that someone else has the same booking! They canceled them (they booked back in august), and next they they canceled me. And two days ago I saw the same exact listing on Airbnb for double the price!”

The stories posted on ywn, ostensibly from emails sent in, all refer to vrbo not airbnb, not sure if that makes a difference

I don’t remember VRBO policies but Airbnb is mentioned in some of the stories.

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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2021, 02:27:53 PM »
That’s true, just saying I’ve seen fake stories like the below:

REAL STORY SENT TO YWN: “I booked my home on Airbnb (312 Southfield. Encore), and I found out that someone else has the same booking! They canceled them (they booked back in august), and next they they canceled me. And two days ago I saw the same exact listing on Airbnb for double the price!”
And this is why I vet anything sent to me.
Unsurprisingly, none of these stories made their way to my inbox. Nunu.
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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2021, 02:33:11 PM »
lol. I am not finding humor in other peoples problems, but the line that i bolded is just too much....
The best way to get YWN to really double down is by calling them out.
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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2021, 02:38:07 PM »
Airbnb is notoriously terrible at enforcing their own rules and there are tons of stories of people listing fake properties, baiting and switching to different properties, etc.

Though if that story is true, it should be easily verifiable with screenshots of current listings and email confirmations
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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2021, 08:03:37 AM »
The stories about canceling/ double booking etc . Are 100% true, I would say 50 for sure

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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2021, 08:18:45 AM »
The stories about canceling/ double booking etc . Are 100% true, I would say 50 for sure

Where’d you get that number from?

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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2021, 08:21:26 AM »
The stories about canceling/ double booking etc . Are 100% true, I would say 50 for sure
So those reporting 100s are fake news?
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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #55 on: March 26, 2021, 08:36:54 AM »
So those reporting 100s are fake news?

Wouldn’t that depend on how he came up with the number 50? Hypothetically speaking, if he personally knows of 50 then it says nothing about how many he doesn’t know about, could be hundreds more).

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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2021, 08:51:50 AM »
Bottom line is that it's irresponsible to claim hundreds of something without confirming that there have actually been hundreds.

A simple "Many reports" would have been just fine if that's what it was.
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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2021, 09:40:36 AM »
Airbnb is notoriously terrible at enforcing their own rules and there are tons of stories of people listing fake properties, baiting and switching to different properties, etc.

Though if that story is true, it should be easily verifiable with screenshots of current listings and email confirmations
I mean it should be easy to get a refund, but I doubt airbnb will go beyond that. Will take a lawsuit.

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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2021, 10:16:10 AM »
I mean it should be easy to get a refund, but I doubt airbnb will go beyond that. Will take a lawsuit.

His does a refund help? I wonder if travel insurance of any sort would cover such shenanigans (covering replacement value which might be more than the cost of the booking itself).

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Re: Orlando pesach houses cancellation
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2021, 01:01:24 PM »
This happened to us us in Boca, not Orlando. The difference is, that we were notified about 2 weeks before Pesach so we were able to rebook another place for around the same amount.