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Failed attempt to save $700

December 20, 2007

I’m relocating to Los Angeles in January, and my company will pay for up to 2 weeks of “temporary housing” at a hotel while I find an apartment. I originally got a move in date for my new (expensive) apartment of January 15th, and I decided to push it to February 1st in order to save half a months rent. Unfortunately, the apartment complex did not like my plan. I wasn’t even able to negotiate an extra week! I’m really bummed out about this, because it is essentially $700 out of my pocket and into theirs. Perhaps I should have been more pushy and tried harder. I still don’t think they would have budged…. Completely lame!

I am feeling nervous about the ammout of money flowing OUT lately and I really wanted to save that $700….

2 Comments leave one →
  1. TomCat permalink
    December 24, 2007 7:35 am

    Because of the housing market in Los Angeles there is a huge demand for apartments (and other rentals) so the landlords and their management don’t have to “give” anything to get tenants. So they don’t.

    Sorry about the $700 out of pocket.

  2. Wanda permalink
    December 27, 2007 12:22 am

    That sucks… I know exactly what you’re going through. Back during the summer I had to pay for almost an extra month of rent because the timing didn’t work out.

    By the way, do you have a contact email? Mine’s

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