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Didn't realise the extent that people get ripped off during the Edinburgh Festival!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ColdAsIce, 10 Apr 2012.

  1. Heliospherez


    Joined: 3 Jan 2004

    Posts: 3,490

    Location: At Home

    Just wait to the Olympics start.

    Then you will really see what rip-off Britain is about.
  2. LordSplodge


    Joined: 28 Nov 2004

    Posts: 16,028

    Location: 9th Inner Circle

    Supply and demand. Not rocket science. After all holiday flats go from £600+ in August to often less than half that once the kiddies are back at school.

    This is all nowt compared to the rates for flats during the Olympics. Greedy Southerners are going to have £££ signs in their eyes.
  3. Dj_Jestar


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,080

    Location: Back in East London

    Supply, demand.

    Same thing is happening in London because of the Olympics. Flats in Stratford have doubled, some even tripled their rent.
  4. tigerstyle


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,963

    Location: UK

    Gonna be scary :(
  5. Gaz1988

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Sep 2007

    Posts: 1,019

    Location: Edinburgh

    Edinburghs amazing though :D
  6. nst68

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,429

    Location: Chelmsford

    There's a 6 bed house in Chelmsford's "posh" estate, being rented for the Olympics and they want £5000 PER WEEK

    It's advertised as "5 mins to Chelmsford station", hmmmm.... and good luck parking there!

  7. londonbairn


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 5,633

    Location: West London

    As above hardly surprising. I know of a few people who live near the olympic sites who are doing 1 month long rents for obscene amounts.

    If you can, why not?
  8. Emlyn_Dewar


    Joined: 15 Oct 2003

    Posts: 12,840

    Location: Chengdu

    Edinburgh is a miserable place during the festival, trying to get to work becomes a painful chore.
    Not surprised at the costs going up, if people are willing to pay the prices, you'd be a mug to charge less.
  9. ash_scotland88


    Joined: 1 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,363

    Feel sorry for me, I've worked in the fringe box office for the past 4years! And for an other company before and after the fringe.
  10. shifty_uk


    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 12,984

    Location: Glasgow

    I've said it in other threads a couple of times but I genuinely don't get the fascination with Edinburgh. Unless you're into hiking, bitterly cold weather, the sight of tartan anoraks or riding around in extortionate taxis. We've spent a fair few weekends there because of the restaurants and hotels but I couldn't do any longer.
  11. marc_howarth


    Joined: 29 Jul 2005

    Posts: 445

    Location: Matlock

    I've worked in a hostel in Edinburgh for the last two years as a summer job. So many tourists that didn't even know the fringe was on come to Edinburgh and are shocked by the prices. I've heard some hostels charging over £100 per night for their last room!!
  12. spudbynight


    Joined: 8 Nov 2006

    Posts: 6,760

    Location: Hove, UK

    Yes, but you have enough cash to not bat an eyelid at it.

  13. Ahleckz


    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 18,235

    Location: Glasgow

    Haha, didn't realize this was a joke thread but that one was a cracker!
  14. D.P.


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 31,374

    These are prime locations at the prime time to be in Edinburgh when there is huge demand and relatively little supply. What do you expect.