Rent Half a Bed
NYC real estate prices just seem to be rising and rising. It’s becoming harder and harder to afford paying for your own bed space. If only you could rent out half of your bed to help pay some bills....
That is exactly what a man in the Bronx did. He recently posted on Craigslist to look for a bedmate, "a straight or bi guy who doesn't have any issues sharing a bed" for $100/week. Now what’s your first reaction? “I’ll do it!” or “Seriously?” The lister promised “nothing sexual” but to be honest, there are more concerns than just that. If someone needs to rent a bed, wouldn’t they want the rest of the room too? What is the relationship between the lister and the room, and the lister and the owner of the apartment. This whole idea seems too shady. I guess you can ask him since he also wrote in the ad, "If interested please send a pic of yourself and we can take it from there and I'll send you a pic of myself."
But there won’t be a chance because the Craigslist ad was flagged for removal. We can’t see it anymore. Regardless of the personal and safety concerns, this doesn’t seem like a good deal either. If you pay $100/week then that’s $400/month. You can pay a similar price if you share an apartment with a few friends. At least you know who your roommates are, and you get access the bedroom, the living room, the bathroom, and the kitchen.
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