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begood

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Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« on: January 23, 2015, 12:44:13 PM »
Hi! I found what looks like a great option for a mini family reunion near my dad's place. It's on Airbnb, which I have never used. Any red flags I should know about before I let it charge my credit card for $450?

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Re: Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 12:48:34 PM »
AirBnB itself is legit.  You shouldn't hesitate to give them your CC.

As far as the rental itself, check the reviews.
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begood

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Re: Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 12:52:28 PM »
Reviews are all good - ***** - and it has a flexible cancellation policy - up to 24 hours ahead of check-in.

Thanks, Cathy and ARS!

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Re: Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 01:19:28 PM »
If you haven't booked yet, you can use this link for $25 off your booking!

Full disclosure, I get $25 once you book and complete the stay. Hope it helps!

www.airbnb.com/c/kwasilewski5?s=8

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Re: Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 01:32:37 PM »
Aww, too late, kwaz29! So sorry! :(

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Re: Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 01:42:41 PM »
I vouch for airbnb as a site. I can't say anything about that particular rental.

begood

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Re: Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 01:53:54 PM »
Thanks, mwulff! The host has been great about communicating, and the charge went through (I checked my Visa account afterward). Now we'll just hope the place suits us as well as it looks like it will!

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Re: Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 04:59:33 PM »
I have used air bnb on two occasions and it has been smooth and stress free both times.  As others have said, pay attention to the reviews and the cancellation policy and you should be ok. 


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Re: Before I cough up my Visa number... Airbnb legit?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 07:45:39 PM »
if the host says the site should show lower rates for the period I requested and she doesn't know how to set up to the lower summer rates, made me think is a glitch...so I went ahead &  booked at the higher rates..., the host acceped the reservation today

Now I have to try to get a refund?

the host seems nice and honest she does not have experience with the site

did anyone experience something similar