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Craigslist Ads Gouge Storm Victims: $700/Night Outrage!

 
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Craigslist Ads Gouge Storm Victims: $700/Night Outrage!
People dislodged by Superstorm Sandy in New York state saw some dandy deals on Craigslist—like a 1-bedroom apartment for a "mere" $700 a night, the New York Post reports. "Escape the hurricane in a luxury 1-BR with full power and Internet," the ad read. "Stay in style and comfort until the power comes back on." If that seemed high, area hotels were renting rooms for $500 or $600 a night.

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anything gos..huh? friggen gougers..
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thanks for the 5 stars..!!
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11/10/2012 04:23 AM
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what is craigslist?
sounds like a porn or warezsite to me
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11/10/2012 04:27 AM
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It is like Blocket in Sweden. You sell used stuff etc.
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11/10/2012 04:34 AM
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Supply and Demand.
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quite a deal...
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Until someone takes a gun and MAKES people pay $700, or gets a gun and MAKES people share their dwelling for free, there is nothing wrong with it. You may not like it, but that is a different subject. It's called freedom. Most people can't handle it.
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i'm personally getting a great deal of satisfaction knowing that most of thoise suffering ARE LIBERAL SHITBAGS! LOLZ!
~Apparitions~

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11/10/2012 05:20 AM
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5*s OP.

Even if there's no damage to your home... they're not going to allow people to return to certain areas for "months???

So for many, it is EITHER pay these ridiculous prices for room&board for (potentially) MONTHS... or go to a F3MA Prison Camp???

Thread: NY FEMA CAMPS.... RESIDENTS THREATENED TO NOT TALK TO MEDIA.... MEDIA NOT ALLOWED INSIDE GATES..... DEATHS, LOOTING & CHAOS IN NEW YORK...

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Last Edited by ~Apparitions~ on 11/10/2012 06:07 AM
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Supply and Demand.
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The love of money is the root of all evil.
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anything gos..huh? friggen gougers..
 Quoting: Goneviral


not much different than the "till payday" and car title loan places popping up in parts of the country...some at ironically 700% interest
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11/10/2012 06:26 AM
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Just move in change the locks and squat there, that would teach them a lesson.
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They are liberals so they can afford it.
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What's that ... abut double the usual charge. If I've learned anything about people from the city, its that you never consider any charge to outrageous. They're total suckers. They do unto others and it comes full circle back on them.

Fair is fair.... LOL
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11/10/2012 07:01 AM
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they offer you an empty garage for 1k per night but you can also store all the shit you want in it, but only for 24 hours.
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Super stormbsflag
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11/10/2012 07:39 AM
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This is what capitalism is in it's raw form. No fuckin around. Just a bunch of entrepreneurs CAPITALIZING on a situation. A true Capitalist is someone who can leave there emotions and soul at the door. You cannot turn a profit if you have to consider the impact your business model will have on the end user. I do not condone these ideas, only speaking my mind.
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Until someone takes a gun and MAKES people pay $700, or gets a gun and MAKES people share their dwelling for free, there is nothing wrong with it. You may not like it, but that is a different subject. It's called freedom. Most people can't handle it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26578366

clappa Some people choose to prepare, some don't.
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Until someone takes a gun and MAKES people pay $700, or gets a gun and MAKES people share their dwelling for free, there is nothing wrong with it. You may not like it, but that is a different subject. It's called freedom. Most people can't handle it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26578366


+1

They are doing people a FAVOR. They don't have to offer those rooms for rent at all.

People who choose to live on the edge of an ocean have to expect that life is going to suck sometimes.
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Capitalism
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Well let's consider if they charged what we could agree upon as "reasonable" (something the majority could afford). The renter would have a nightmare on their hands because there would be HOARDS of people with the ability to rent; it would be chaos. A thousand people showing up at your door with a hundred bucks pleading GIVE ME.

You charge more because there is LESS supply and considerably MORE demand. It's the only way you could sell something in that environment. The renter may profit from the situation; however, the person renting the room is also winning considering they have a place to stay, etc.

Does that sound harsh? Yes. But the alternative would be for the masses all fighting over a single room because they have a few nickles to their name.

"Oh but that's why the government / an unbiased objective beneficent arbiter of hand outs should be in control." Really? I'd rather roll the dice that I could be the guy with 700 bucks. That seems more reasonable than praying to God the government gives me the hand out.
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Those prices are NORMAL for some areas.
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Seems fine with me. Maybe next time all those people who have to pay the $700, and the people who can't afford it will prepare ahead of time. This is simple supply, and demand. These people do not have to rent their places out to strangers, but they are.
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While it doesn't surprise me that people are taking advantage of this and trying to screw people, it's so sad.

If I lived in the area and had an apartment, of even an extra room, I would GLADLY help a family out - FREE, esp if they have kids. I have 3 boys and would be devastated if we lost everything.
"Live each day like it's your last, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching."
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The renter would have a nightmare on their hands because there would be HOARDS of people with the ability to rent;
 Quoting: thuntstar83


Might even be hordes, too!!



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Seems fine with me. Maybe next time all those people who have to pay the $700, and the people who can't afford it will prepare ahead of time. This is simple supply, and demand. These people do not have to rent their places out to strangers, but they are.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23746394


One really cannot prepare for a flooded home, or a burned down home.
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Everyone should be geared up to sleep outside. It's not that cold outside... yet..
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Until someone takes a gun and MAKES people pay $700, or gets a gun and MAKES people share their dwelling for free, there is nothing wrong with it. You may not like it, but that is a different subject. It's called freedom. Most people can't handle it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26578366


+1

They are doing people a FAVOR. They don't have to offer those rooms for rent at all.

People who choose to live on the edge of an ocean have to expect that life is going to suck sometimes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24700919


This. Why can't more people understand that?! It boggles my mind.
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Until someone takes a gun and MAKES people pay $700, or gets a gun and MAKES people share their dwelling for free, there is nothing wrong with it. You may not like it, but that is a different subject. It's called freedom. Most people can't handle it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26578366


+1

They are doing people a FAVOR. They don't have to offer those rooms for rent at all.

People who choose to live on the edge of an ocean have to expect that life is going to suck sometimes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24700919


This. Why can't more people understand that?! It boggles my mind.
 Quoting: Laura Bow


We don't always choose where we live.

One could say the same about people in tornado alley, or Californians in earthquake areas, or people on the flood plains.

Some people just grew up there, have jobs there, have family there, inherited a home there, etc. etc.

Everybody lives somewhere.

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