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Old 07-08-2005, 04:06 PM   #16
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Price gouging.
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Old 07-08-2005, 04:25 PM   #17
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This is totally unscrupulous. They're making money off of a tragedy. Shame on them.
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After the LA riots and the Northridge earthquake in California, some convenience stores were charging up to $10 for a gallon of milk or bottled water.
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What is it with some people? I don't understand...

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Old 07-08-2005, 05:43 PM   #20
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That's outrageous!!!!
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If you live in London, think about opening up your home to a stranded person for a night.

If you operate one of these price-gouging hotels, think about donating the profits of your usury to the victims' families and to the repair effort.
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:41 PM   #22
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One of my friends who lives in central London was telling me that people started wandering around selling bottles of water to the injured, for £5 or more. It's vile beyond belief.

Speaking as a business manager and a decent human being (as, of course, many, many other people here are too): that sort of behaviour is abhorrent.

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If you operate one of these price-gouging hotels, think about donating the profits of your usury to the victims' families and to the repair effort.
Absolutely.
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:56 PM   #23
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I agree it's pretty low...doesn't really surprise me though. Like someone else pointed out, people tried to sell pieces of the WTC on eBay.
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I just watched "Hotel Rwanda" last weekend. This story marks quite a contrast to the ethos of helping one's fellow man that was so eloquently potrayed in that film. Maybe those "poor Africans" have some morals we civilized Westerners could learn from.
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:29 AM   #25
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Yeah, I know about supply and demand.......


I think some of those hotel owners are demanding a foot up their @$$

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I have a have a low tolerance for injustice, even if that doesn't come across seriously from this post. I'm sure London will be able to rise above it all, though.
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:02 PM   #26
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In Arlington awhile back, we had a power outage that knocked out parts of the town for several days.

The hotel I work at actually lowered its rates to help out the people without a powered-up place to sleep.

All hotels should do this.
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In Arlington awhile back, we had a power outage that knocked out parts of the town for several days.

The hotel I work at actually lowered its rates to help out the people without a powered-up place to sleep.

All hotels should do this.
Is this a chain hotel, or a small place, they should be commended
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:48 PM   #28
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In Arlington awhile back, we had a power outage that knocked out parts of the town for several days.

The hotel I work at actually lowered its rates to help out the people without a powered-up place to sleep.

All hotels should do this.
Good to see that there are so many decent folk out there... it's easy to forget at times like this.
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In Arlington awhile back, we had a power outage that knocked out parts of the town for several days.

The hotel I work at actually lowered its rates to help out the people without a powered-up place to sleep.

All hotels should do this.




I know just about all of the airlines offered waivers to travelers going to and/or from London the week of the bombings (allwoing passenger with tickets to change their travel dates without charge).
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If enough people boycotted these hotels, a message would be sent. But not enough people will. So there will be no social accountability. No accountability and the practice will continue. We accept too much.

Then again, I'm not so high and mighty when my ideals interfere with my convenience, so I'm a fine one to talk.

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