Ready for Super Bowl Weekend? Not if you’re renting an exorbitant Airbnb in Minneapolis!
Twin Cities’ Airbnb Hosts Busted For Super Bowl Price Gouging Listings as much as 6,000% higher than typical prices
NY Daily News: “While some vengeful Vikings Airbnb renters may be refusing to let Eagles fans stay at their properties, consumers are being warned about the price gouging that renters typically engage in around big events like the Super Bowl.” (Evan Grossman, “Eagles Players, Fans Not Getting Much Minnesota Hospitality From Vikings Fans For Super Bowl,” NY Daily News, 1/29/18)
Observer: “Earlier this month, a report by AirbnbWATCH… revealed that some of the hosts on Airbnb had raised their standard rates by thousands of dollars for Super Bowl weekend.” (Sissi Cao, “Hut, Hut, Hike? A Look At Airbnb And Hotel Price Gouging Ahead Of The Super Bowl”, Observer, 2/1/18)
Curbed: “For last-minute travelers desperate for a place to stay, Airbnb is an option, but as the AirbnbWATCH points out, hosts are charging astronomical premiums” (Jeff Andrews, “Super Bowl Means Super Prices For Fans Going To Minneapolis,” Curbed, 1/31/18)
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The Washington Post: “According To AirbnbWatch, Twin Cities Listings On The Home-Sharing Site That Usually Would Fetch Between $50 To $100 Per Night Are Going For 10 Times That Price Over Super Bowl Weekend, Oftentimes More.” (Matt Bonesteel, “Supply, Demand And The Super Bowl Create The Perfect Storm For Minneapolis Hotels”, The Washington Post, 1/22/18)
New York Post: “One Area Homeowner, Who Envisions Added Income, Is Looking To Rent His Modest Three-Bedroom Home On Super Bowl Night For $3,000, According To The Airbnb Listing. The Home – Located About Three Miles From US Bank Stadium, Where The NFL Championship Game Will Be Played – Can Be Had Two Nights Later For $59, According To AirbnbWatch.” (Richard Morgan, “Talk About Scoring,” New York Post, 1/20/18)
- New York Post: “The Owner Of A Second House, A Six-Bedroom Tudor, Is Asking For $10,000 For The Night Of The Game. It Usually Rents For $500.” (Richard Morgan, “Talk About Scoring,” New York Post, 1/20/18)
The [Delaware] News Journal: “The Report Revealed Nightly Rates For Many Airbnb Rentals Increasing By Thousands Of Dollars Per Night. It References A Listing For A Two-Bedroom Apartment, Which Normally Goes For $75 Per Night, Being Advertised At $5,000 Per Night. A Look At That Listing Monday Revealed The Price Has Dropped To $4,500.” (Jeff Neiburg, “Want To Go To The Super Bowl In Minneapolis? Get Ready To Break The Bank,” The [Delaware] News Journal, 1/22/18)
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