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But are most lodgings on Airbnb actual people's homes, or do some peope exclusively rent out furnished apartments? Wouldn't want to live in someone's home, I will find things to be disgusted at

I have friends who own hotels and from what they've told me, the same can be said about hotels.
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This is my recount of my purchase from No Man Walks Alone and the fallout from it. 

- I purchased my fourth Formosa suit. 
- Upon receipt, I check the tags on the jacket and the receipt. It said 50R.
- After getting it back from the tailor, I take some pictures. The shoulders keep coming out narrow.
- Greg asks me if I have gained weight and mentions that the camera angle is bad even though I use the same angle on other Formosa suits.
- I decide to measure the shoulder. 
- Greg questions my measurement technique.
- I remeasure with a tape ruler and post pictures of the measurements.
- I am asked why I aired this for all to see. 
- The measurements on the shoulders for this jacket labeled 50R is 46 cm. The website has 48 cm. 2 cm difference. 
- The measurements on the chest for this jacket labeled 50R is 107 cm. The website has 110 cm. 3 cm difference.
- We go to private messaging. 
- Greg offers to pay for any alterations necessary to fix the shoulders. 
- I go to my tailor and he refuses. I called Field and he says it will most likely not be possible to extend the shoulders.

I am extremely frustrated at this whole situation. Why? I received a jacket that had measurements that were unacceptably off for some $2,000 suit.

Yes, it has been altered and worn. But the fact that I paid $2,000 and received a mislabeled item boggles my mind. It is not what I paid for. I repeat, I did not pay for a mislabeled jacket. 

Why is it my responsibility to check the measurements?  

You should've shopped at Nordstroms, they accept all returns.
post #28533 of 37396
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I have friends who own hotels and from what they've told me, the same can be said about hotels.

I wasn't necessarily talking about micron level hygiene factors
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I wasn't necessarily talking about micron level hygiene factors

The family photos on the wall are actually the worst part.
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Noodles, did you know suitsupply remade a pair of MTM trousers just because they didn't have cuffs on them? The trousers alone cost around $400, and I'm allowed to keep the pair that didn't have cuffs.

Now that's what I call good customer service.
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Precisely
post #28537 of 37396
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I have friends who own hotels and from what they've told me, the same can be said about hotels.

I wasn't necessarily talking about micron level hygiene factors

Nor was I.
post #28538 of 37396
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Nor was I.

What were you talking about, then? Are there hotels that come with unexpected surprises like fuzzy green toilet covers, Nazi paraphernalia, or pet hair?

You weren't talking about motels, were you?
post #28539 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

But are most lodgings on Airbnb actual people's homes, or do some peope exclusively rent out furnished apartments? Wouldn't want to live in someone's home, I will find things to be disgusted at

 

Yes, some people own houses and apartments solely to rent out on Airbnb, VRBO, etc. In the Bay Area and some other communities, the extent of that use of property is potentially having a meaningful (negative) effect on housing supply and pricing. They are a good way to get a multi-room rental for a short stay at a reasonable price, though.

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But are most lodgings on Airbnb actual people's homes, or do some peope exclusively rent out furnished apartments? Wouldn't want to live in someone's home, I will find things to be disgusted at

Combination of the two. My sister and her husband recently rented out a rental apartment in Montreal for two weeks via Airbnb. She was a bit skeeved out by the prospect of living in someone's home, and also thought that a management company would be more responsive to any issues that arose with the rental. Indeed, the management company replaced a broken crib the morning after it broke.

One big advantage of Airbnb, especially if you are staying for a week or longer, is that you can live more like a resident and less like a visitor. Hotels tend to be confined to the business/tourist areas of town, which often are less interesting. We stayed in the Plateau neighborhood of Montreal, and visited the same shops and playground every day. It was a much different, and richer, experience than my trip to Montreal four years earlier, when I stayed in a hotel downtown.
post #28541 of 37396
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Noodles, did you know suitsupply remade a pair of MTM trousers just because they didn't have cuffs on them? The trousers alone cost around $400, and I'm allowed to keep the pair that didn't have cuffs.

Now that's what I call good customer service.
+1 on good customer service.

Yes, I will go back to shopping at NM since they accept all returns*
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Nor was I.

What were you talking about, then? Are there hotels that come with unexpected surprises like fuzzy green toilet covers, Nazi paraphernalia, or pet hair?

You weren't talking about motels, were you?

From my experiences with Air BnB, there hasn't been any run ins with odd decorations and/or pet hair. I have had the opportunity to rent a few town homes, luxury condos, and apartments in major cities for cheaper than a hotel. I've also had friends rent out whole houses on a lake and in Florida, instead of renting our 2-3 hotel rooms for their families.

Also, I wasn't talking about motels, I was talking about hotels. What I'm saying is that there are odd things that go with staying in a hotel which would be the same as getting an Air BnB reservation.
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The AirBnBs I've stayed at are rental only properties. Never had an owner living on site

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Interesting. I don't know why you want to take this as a threat. Wanting to seek legal remedies is a threat?

Are you so dense that you don't understand that seeking legal recourse is a threat?

Also, how does a bank set into motion chargebacks without your knowing?
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Are you so dense that you don't understand that seeking legal recourse is a threat?

Also, how does a bank set into motion chargebacks without your knowing?

Speaking of legal recourse....are you still still taking legal action against Drew and TOJ? I stopped keeping up with the thread a few weeks back and am wondering if you went through with it.
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