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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 11:26:19 AM »
the Hilton in the early bird sale seems to be a good deal, here's the thread You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login or the roommate thread, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to share a room...

this thread is for people who are looking for a condo.  ;)
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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2013, 01:18:27 PM »
is this the thread for people who found a condo and need roommate(s)?

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2013, 03:14:59 PM »
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is this the thread for people who found a condo and need roommate(s)?

This thread here is probably better:

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Can use this thread for discussion and/or make some friends. :D
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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2013, 10:42:46 PM »
Booked a 800 sq. ft. loft 6 blocks away from the convention center on the 6th Street via airbnb. Never been to San Diego before. And I never use airbnb before. Will be a very exciting July for sure.

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2013, 06:06:56 AM »
how much did you spend? ^^^

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2013, 07:18:56 AM »
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how much did you spend? ^^^

depends on the number of people...
$207 per night for 2 people
$257 per night for 3
$307 per night for 4

plus tax and $50 fee.

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2013, 10:32:51 PM »
Hi Guys,

We are Uk based, first time attendees of SDCC. We are so excited we could explode.

Not wanting to go through general housing (as its a once in a lifetime event) we have opted for a condo... but we are due to wire the payment today. Though I have checked the guy out being a total and utter noob i don't want to be conned out of a large chunk of change  :-[

the condo is here:

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He's got reviews, flipkey verified and his realtor's number checks out (registered at the condo address).  I have googled his email, name and the address with no red flags.

**The only thing is he only accepts a wire transfer which just freaks me out as unlike having making credit card payment there is no protection**

You guys are pros so before I fling my savings across the pond potentially never to be seen again could you have a once over the apt and see if it raises any red flags for you?

I would be eternally grateful.

Thank you all

 (ps this is a wonderful site)

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2013, 12:08:24 AM »
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You guys are pros so before I fling my savings across the pond potentially never to be seen again could you have a once over the apt and see if it raises any red flags for you?


I assume he's requesting the funds the way he is to avoid fees from listing through a legitimate site. I hate the idea of sending money in that manner as you have little to no recourse. I don't know if the savings is significant enough for you to take that risk.

Me personally, I'd pass on the deal unless he's willing to accept some other payment format but I prefer being cautious.

If you're on Facebook, I'd reach out to the UK contingent attending SDCC. You may be able to make new friends and find better rooming situations.

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2013, 12:59:55 AM »
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Thanks Khaaaaaaanh!!! I discovered these great people last night. They may have a 'man' on teh gound who could check it out for me.

If not i am just going to book a hotel and be done with it. :)
 

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2013, 05:16:56 AM »
Personally, i would only go threw a reputable agency like Airbnb.
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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2013, 06:12:24 AM »
If your gut is telling you not to do it, don't do it.

Try VRBO.com. That's where we found our Condo.

You could always see if the guy is listed on there as well and maybe offers different payment options there?

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2013, 07:17:57 AM »
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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 02:26:10 AM »
Thank you all for your comments - thought I would update you. We decided not to proceed with that particular condo (noted above).

Attempted to book one through the recommended Airbnb (its a great site!) however the vendor then realised it was Comic Con and upped the price out of our budget range. Then we went via VRBO.com and we are in the process of getting a very deal.

You are all great! thank you for taking the time to post and helping us noobs  :D

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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 10:04:50 AM »
Thanks for updating. Good to see things working out. Make sure to keep all the confirmation and contact info.
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Re: All Offers of Condos for Rent go Here Or discussion of getting a condo
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 10:28:17 AM »
Do you think this is a fair price:

1 bedroom, sleeps 4 condo
1 block from gas lamp
3 blocks from convention center
Free parking spot and free wifi

Wed - Sun  $2136 after fees and taxes and a $500 refundable security deposit

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