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Allhomes Share listings now cost $21

By babscott1 - 21 October 2008 55

I have noticed that allhomes.com.au has been going through multiple changes over the past 12 months. Some things good, some things I’m not sure about.

The latest update I have stumbled across is the $21 for allhomes share ads. This meaning if I have a spare room I want to rent out I now have to pay $21 to put the ad onto the internet. I do see there are more features (photos and maps) but I want to know what other people think of this charge.

Not to jump the gun I have done some research – it is cheaper then realestate.com.au and domain.com.au and the listing does stay for longer but can I justify paying the money?

What’s Your opinion?


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Allhomes Share listings now cost $21
emd 5:11 pm 21 Oct 08

It’s probably cheaper than a classified ad in the Canberra Times too.
And you’ll cast a wider net than putting up a notice at the Student Union.
I’m pretty sure allhomes wasn’t started up as a charity service. They used the free ads to achieve the critical mass needed to move to a fee-for-service model. Good on them for managing to achieve it.

Granny 5:10 pm 21 Oct 08

*heh heh heh*

peterh 5:06 pm 21 Oct 08

caf said :

I’m not sure I’d want to live with a RiotACT reader.

I wonder what your partner says?

Thumper 5:04 pm 21 Oct 08

21 bucks, about four coffees.

Or four pints.

Perspective people…..

caf 5:03 pm 21 Oct 08

I’m not sure I’d want to live with a RiotACT reader.

Granny 5:03 pm 21 Oct 08

*heh heh heh*

; )

Ari 5:01 pm 21 Oct 08

Perhaps it’s also an opportunity for the-riotact to offer a similar service for, say, $15?

barking toad 5:00 pm 21 Oct 08

“….but can I justify paying the money?”

Petal, I’ll hold your hand and show you where to buy a nice cup of tea

hippies are fun

caf 4:59 pm 21 Oct 08

$21 isn’t much really, it’s less than a day’s rent.

Jonathon Reynolds 4:57 pm 21 Oct 08

Jonathon Reynolds said :

This one time on RiotACT… there was a story about someone being overcharged $5 for a pizza.

Totally justified charge for a (commercial) service.

*corrected*

peterh 4:56 pm 21 Oct 08

this is what happens when allhomes is acquired part and parcel by a real estate company. you know they need to make money, but in a downturn, wouldn’t they aim a bit lower for a fee for service?

Jonathon Reynolds 4:55 pm 21 Oct 08

This on time on RiotACT… there was a story about someone being overcharged $5 for a pizza.

Totally justified charge for a (commercial) service.

Granny 4:55 pm 21 Oct 08

Jones, is that you?

Granny 4:55 pm 21 Oct 08

Um … yes, if you want the service.

Allhomes is a business like any other, and a very successful one too.

If you don’t think it’s worth paying the $21 then I hope you’ll enjoy subsidising the rental amount until you can fill the vacancy by some other means.

Personally I think it would be cheap at twice the price.

Jones 4:54 pm 21 Oct 08

As someone who in the very near future is going to be posting something on allhomes this is abit of a bother, I didn’t expect a fee and am hoping their payment methods are easy enough to use.

What do they accept?
Paypal?
Credit?
Bank Deposit?

I spose the Alternitive to not paying the money is to miss out on potential housemates, which could wind up costing you extra in rent and such.

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