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Airbnb cancellation policy: warning for owners
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Sandra J



Joined: 30 Aug 2015
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Location: North Yorkshire

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Oasiscouple, I thought bdotcoms t&cís Stated that you could not advertise your normal rate at a higher price on their website to cover the commisssion? This was one of the reasons I donít advertise with them as I donít want to pay 15%commission.
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oasiscouple



Joined: 31 Oct 2012
Posts: 434
Location: Gironde and Port Leucate, France

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sandra, not seen that condition and if it exists, I am ignoring it. I don't see how that could be controlled. I have adverts on other sites and adjust my prices to end up with the same nett income.
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Ecosse



Joined: 29 May 2014
Posts: 808
Location: Saint Gervais les Bains, France

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandra J wrote:
Hi Oasiscouple, I thought bdotcoms t&cís Stated that you could not advertise your normal rate at a higher price on their website to cover the commisssion? This was one of the reasons I donít advertise with them as I donít want to pay 15%commission.


Perhaps that's still true in the UK but in France the French government rapped bc's knuckles and so they're not allowed to enforce this condition. We charge more on bc too... and also get a lot of guests phone us directly after seeing our ad to ask what the discount is for booking directly.
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Sandra J



Joined: 30 Aug 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ecosse & Oasiscouple,
In the U.K. they have a price match guarantee so if I charge more than my website or other listing site then guests can claim a refund of the difference.

ďYou can claim a refund for the difference if you happen to find your reservation cheaper on another website.

Just remember to contact us after booking with us and at least 24 hours before your check-in date. You'll need to provide us with the link to the other offer and it must be online and available when we check.

We Price Match checklist
The other offer must be for the same property and accommodation type.
The other offer must be for the same check in and check out dates.
The other offer must have the same cancellation policy and conditionsĒ.
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oasiscouple



Joined: 31 Oct 2012
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Location: Gironde and Port Leucate, France

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If my property was in the UK, I would still ignore this and take a chance that perhaps not more than one in ten guests would bother to check and claim. There seem to be a lot of 'ifs' and 'buts' in the condition.

Sorry, we seem to be getting off subject!
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Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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Location: French Alps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know UK owners who simply alter something on their BC listing to make it a different product. They may offer an early checkin on one but not the other or include cleaning.
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oasiscouple



Joined: 31 Oct 2012
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Location: Gironde and Port Leucate, France

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hells Bells wrote:
I know UK owners who simply alter something on their BC listing to make it a different product. They may offer an early checkin on one but not the other or include cleaning.


There you are Sandra. Just need to be a bit creative!
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