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Old 06-13-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Out of DE (ha!)
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I saw several ads on Craigslist that advertise rooms in NY for as little as $100/week. They are Big Apple Rooms, Delta Rooms, and Rentasy.

Are these places legitimate?

They're by appointment only, you must show up--ONLY the person/s renting the room--no friends or relatives. Like why all the secrecy?

Has anyone gone through them before?

I called and was assured on the phone they are, but I'd love to hear from someone with personal experience.

Because if what they're advertising is true, why don't MORE people rent from them instead of outrageously overpriced hotel rooms?
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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Don't do it!!!!

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I saw several ads on Craigslist that advertise rooms in NY for as little as $100/week. They are Big Apple Rooms, Delta Rooms, and Rentasy.

Are these places legitimate?

They're by appointment only, you must show up--ONLY the person/s renting the room--no friends or relatives. Like why all the secrecy?

Has anyone gone through them before?

I called and was assured on the phone they are, but I'd love to hear from someone with personal experience.

Because if what they're advertising is true, why don't MORE people rent from them instead of outrageously overpriced hotel rooms?
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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I agree. Don't go. Also, you might want to flag your suspicions to craigslist.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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$100 a week sounds pretty fishy to me. In NYC - $100 a day is considered a good deal. $100 a week doesn't sound kosher to me.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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I think it's a scam. Did a quick google search and this comes up (not that it proves anything, but...)
Delta Rooms Scammed Me And My Friend‎‎ - DELTA ROOM RENTALS CORP New York, 10031

Scroll down a little after clicking to see the review.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Springfield Gardens, NY
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I saw several ads on Craigslist that advertise rooms in NY for as little as $100/week. They are Big Apple Rooms, Delta Rooms, and Rentasy.

Are these places legitimate?

They're by appointment only, you must show up--ONLY the person/s renting the room--no friends or relatives. Like why all the secrecy?

Has anyone gone through them before?

I called and was assured on the phone they are, but I'd love to hear from someone with personal experience.

Because if what they're advertising is true, why don't MORE people rent from them instead of outrageously overpriced hotel rooms?
It's very possible to get a room for $100/wk. That's what I'm paying right now here in Queens. Before that I was paying $85/wk for a room in the Bronx. I didn't go through any agencies either. However I agree with the other posters that those agencies in particular are probably scams. Of course they're gonna tell you they're not, why would they...but like they say, the fact that you had to ask such a question probably means they're probably not the real deal. I think you already know what's up
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Mayor, if you don't mind my asking, where are you renting a room for $100/week?
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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What they basically do is send you to some random persons apartment/house in a random neighborhood, you can either end up anywhere from the Upper West side or East New York in Brooklyn. So its a risk. I've done it before.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Out of DE (ha!)
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Thanks for the replies, especially the helpful link about Delta Rooms.

I did a google search of Big Apple Rooms and found nothing negative. On their website, they have information about a similar business that's a scam. The even posted links to the news story about this guy.

From the story I got the number from the NY Dept. of State where one can call to find out if a business is actually licensed. FYI the number is 212-561-5727.

Now I'm off to do a search of Big Apple with the Better Business Bureau.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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I just did some research on Big Apple rooms and they seem more legit then the other ones. Looks like a deal to me. But Delta I know is bs.
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