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apexblue



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:33 am    Post subject: Sykes Price Increase Reply with quote

Apols if mentioned before but Sykes have increased a nearby 2 bed cottage from 795pw high season to 2k pw.
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
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Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do let us know if they get any bookings - out of interest only. Itís immoral in my view and people wonít respect them or the property if they are being ripped off.

Cleaning prices have increased for remote owners a lot, but not enough to justify that.
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Norfolk Canary



Joined: 07 Sep 2016
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presumably this would have been at the request of the owner?
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zebedee



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk Canary wrote:
Presumably this would have been at the request of the owner?


It may have been, but last summer owners on the Sykes angry customers Facebook pages were all denying knowledge that prices had been increased. They said it had been a unilateral decision by Sykes. Happy to be corrected if I am wrong as Iíve never had any dealings with them
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newtimber



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sykes use dynamic pricing now. So if there's lots of demand and not much supply, the prices go up...
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's raising guest expectations crazily high though and they are likely to be disappointed if they are paying £2K for what is £800 accommodation.

That's likely to be reflected in the reviews
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Drax



Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A FHL owner in our village is with Sykes and they have doubled the price of her holiday cottage to over a £1000.00 per week.
She has confided with me that she is very worried that guests will be disappointed with her accommodation because of the high rental rate and not worth the money. Also in turn may receive adverse comments from them.
It illustrates how awful it must be advertising with companies like Sykes and owners not being in control of their of the rental rates.
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