misterb&b

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    Jul 24, 2016 7:51 PM GMT
    I have no personal experience with this company, but I just noticed on the Gay Travel Forum of TripAdvisor, there were a lot of complaints about them - not refunding money and not paying the hosts (or taking an awfully long time to pay, and being incommunicado via email). It would behoove one to be cautious.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i12358-k8849346-Stay_away_from_misterbnb_gay_accomodation_site-Gay_Travel.html

  • mwolverine

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    Jul 25, 2016 2:47 AM GMT
    See also:

    Mister Bnb Experience
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4118949

    Mister Air B & B
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4214220

    Airbnb Or Misterbnb NYC
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4206523
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    Jul 25, 2016 5:17 AM GMT
    After two years of listing with them, a couple has finally booked my guest room through MisterBnB. I had pretty much forgotten about them. We'll see how it goes.

    As far as I can tell, MisterBnB blatantly copies the AirBnB web site, and even their advertising campaigns. But their own software sucks. Every time I've logged on, their method of payment has changed. And they're all in Europe, so forget about any kind of customer service.

    OMG. Instead of putting out fruit, should I put out lube? Instead of pulling on a shirt when they pull in, should I drop trou? We'll see how it goes.





    Just kidding. I've had gay guys and couples rent my room through the Scruff/Ventures/Airbnb link. I'm not exactly sure how the lesbians keep finding me. Through the grapevine, maybe. But seriously, I feel pretty iffy about MisterBnB.
  • mwolverine

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    Jul 25, 2016 7:13 AM GMT
    Just make sure you have Paypal as your payout method.
    Otherwise you'll likely pay a $20-$30 fee to your bank for an inbound wire transfer (so old school).
    Assuming, that is, that you get paid at all given the above. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 25, 2016 4:36 PM GMT
    Actually, PayPal is no longer offered as a payment method. The only choice is something called "Payoneer," which I've never heard of before. Allegedly, no fee.
    My European customers for my consulting business always pay by wire transfer, as do a few domestic companies. The wire fees are far less than the fees I pay when customers pay by credit card. But I guess it's all relative to the size of the transaction. It would be a real pain for a $40 charge - like why even bother.
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    Jul 25, 2016 11:17 PM GMT
    mwolverine saidJust make sure you have Paypal as your payout method.
    Otherwise you'll likely pay a $20-$30 fee to your bank for an inbound wire transfer (so old school).
    Assuming, that is, that you get paid at all given the above. icon_smile.gif

    Wolverine, have you had trouble getting paid?
  • mwolverine

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    Jul 26, 2016 3:54 AM GMT
    I've only had 2 inquiries and both became guests.
    The first one was sudden, and I had neglected to set-up payment options before he had arrived or left, so it was on me.
    Though once I did put it into the system, it may have taken a couple weeks - but I figured that was my fault and patiently waited and it came.

    I don't remember a problem with the second. I think that was right around Halloween of last year.
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    Jul 31, 2016 9:25 AM GMT
    I think I have used MisterBnB once, and it was a good experience. The only issue I had was their payment method. There is something wrong with their software, because it keeps rejecting my credit card for no reason. Once they resolved it, but I had same issue again. I just don't like the monopoly of AirBnB.