i got the keys to my airbnb stolen two cities away from where i am in japan, and the host is telling me it's going to be 50,000jpy for a locksmit...

i got the keys to my airbnb stolen two cities away from where i am in japan, and the host is telling me it's going to be 50,000jpy for a locksmith and another 25,000 for "change the key". am i getting some super duper special gaijin price? is this guy insane or is it actually this much? should i dispute it?

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If he only had one key that means the locks and the keys need to be replaced. If that key opened multiple locks then they need to be swapped out as well. You're probably getting fricked, but I don't really see a way out.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      who the frick would rent out on airbnb and not have a spare key for themselves

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        The jap in OPs story. It's a little too convenient but OP lost his property. Better luck next life OP

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        why would you even get an airbnb anymore. shits a scam and your in fricking japan with 30-50 dollar business hotels.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      who the frick would rent out on airbnb and not have a spare key for themselves

      Even if it wasn't the only key, the locks need to be changed for security reasons. Same thing happens when you move out of an apartment and don't return all the keys.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's not much more than I paid to have my locks changed here in Europe. You can ask for a receipt if you want. Also ask airbnb for assistance if you really want to complain, that's what they're for.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      airbnb customer service is just a bunch of indians working remotely that don't understand english

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    you got your keys stolen, you pay the locksmith, and you pay the landlord for his hassle. start accepting responsibility for your mistakes.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >frick up something
      >NOO I DONT WANT TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITES FOR MY ACTIONS 4CHIN HELP ME

      Just pay the host anon.

      Enjoy paying the fee twice if you change the lock without the owner (which no locksmith will do anyway). You’re going to pay for the lock, keys, owners time and the moron fee, enjoy. Next time treat other people’s shit with respect.

      Look at all these fricking Uncle Toms. Ain't no fricking way the host needs 70,000 yen to fix this shit. He's obviously trying to shakedown somebody he thinks is too dumb to stand up for themselves
      >hurr bettur taek car-
      GTFO

      >I got drunk and a troon stole my shit
      take this as a lesson to change your evil ways.

      >Talks about drugs and trannies out of nowhere
      This website fricked you up good

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        What can AirBnB even do to you? Probably nothing JFL who gives a frick.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I got drunk
        >drugs
        niga

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Airbnbs are stupid anon, let this be a lesson to never use that shit service again. In a different timeline you lost your Apa hotel key card and you just went down to the front desk for another one. No charge.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can‘t use an apa hotel as a fixes address though

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why does that matter, and why not?

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think I remember reading about how jap airbnbs love any excuse to rip you off. Doesn't surprise me since japs think it's normal to give their landlord massive monetary gifts for moving in, I'm guessing the combination of holding fast to their old culture while rapidly modernizing during the 20th century has them automatically bending over to their landlord like he's their feudal lord.
    I don't know why you'd do airbnb in Japan since so much cheap accommodation is available. Not even talking capsules or internet cafes, most cheap and barebones hotels will still be perfectly comfortable and not sketchy, filthy roachholes full of stained sheets like in most countries thanks to jap autism.

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    why are zoomers so obsessed with airbnbs anyway?
    They got creepy cameras everywhere.

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never use Airbnb. I had a location that was not as described in the listing with rules like no talking after 9pm because the walls were paper thin. I couldn't get any help from Airbnb because of the time difference and had to find a hotel myself as a replacement. Luckily I got refunded for every night but the first and the cleaning fee but Airbnb didn't even want to help with that. They're shit and I'd rather stay at a hotel then give them money for their useless protection.

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >frick up something
    >NOO I DONT WANT TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITES FOR MY ACTIONS 4CHIN HELP ME

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just because you admitted fault to him in a message does not mean you owe the precise amount of money he demands.

    An airbnb property owner has a responsibility to maintain multiple keys should they need to enter the residence for any reason. Lost key is a common issue for landlords.

    Changing the lock does not cost 350 dollars.

    It is possible it is an illegal airbnb and he is just trying to squeeze you. If you are feeling ballsy just threaten to report him to the building property manager for subleasing, unless he leaves you alone.

    You are not allowed to run your own personal hotel out of your apartment, in Japan, in many cities now.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      this, he cant get the authorities involved so he has no leg to stand on

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    an update, i have no fricking idea where or how to find a locksmith or if they'll even do it as I'm not the owner or technically the resident of the house. does anyone have anything in tokyo? i don't mind needing to pay but i can't speak barely any japanese and i have no idea where to start

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just pay the host anon.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Enjoy paying the fee twice if you change the lock without the owner (which no locksmith will do anyway). You’re going to pay for the lock, keys, owners time and the moron fee, enjoy. Next time treat other people’s shit with respect.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      what the frick are you doing, moron? stop immediately, do not get it done on your own
      its not your fricking property
      just ignore the idiot and then dispute the claim through airbnb
      if they try to charge your bank dispute it through your bank

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao, how autistic in life can you be? you're just going to get into more trouble for doing it yourself

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you have internet, search for 鍵屋 東京. You're definitely getting scammed with those prices.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm Japanese but you're absolutely moronic since that's the price only for unlocking a cylinder
        In OP's case, they need to unlock the current cylinder AND install a new cylinder AND make 2+ new keys for the new cylinder
        https://meetsmore.com/services/lock-exchange/media/115261
        >状況 鍵を紛失した
        >作業内容
        >・シリンダーのみ交換
        >・鍵開けの依頼
        >費用相場 30,000〜80,000円
        75,000 yen is within the typical price range

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm Japanese
          YWNBJ Davido-kun.

          >that's the price only for unlocking a cylinder
          No shit that's only the price for unlocking. If I were being a disingenuous homosexual I wouldn't have included 鍵開けの相場 in my screenshot. My point is 50,000 yen for just unlocking is ridiculous.

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Break in, take your stuff and GTFO. Live like an outlaw. Frick it, bro.

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pay it on a credit card. Dispute the charge afterwards. Act like you have no idea what they're talking about. Worst your credit card company can say is no.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you dispute an airbnb charge you get banned from the site

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        airbnb customer service is just a bunch of indians working remotely that don't understand english

        What can AirBnB even do to you? Probably nothing JFL who gives a frick.

        These are feds.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh no what shall I ever do? oh right I could use booking, TripAdvisor, going to the actual hotels website, searching for "vacation rentals in ______", holidayhomes, hotels com site, unironically google maps. Please Mr Jeet don't ban me from Airbnb! I might just be forced to open a new account.

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >50,000jpy + 25,000y

    It's expensive but not obscenely so, they're definitely trying it on with the second charge (if you're going to call out a locksmith, you'll change the locks at the same time which is parts + 15 mins labour) .

    The 25k fee is a "this is a fricking ballache for me to sort out" charge. Deal with it and be more careful next time.

  14. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    here's a thought, don't pay. They claim their insurance and you go about your way. Tell them to frick off more or less. You rented it, not owned it. Did you sign anything saying you are responsible for this shit? No. So don't fricking pay.

  15. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I got drunk and a troon stole my shit
    take this as a lesson to change your evil ways.

  16. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not a moron I'm not trying to do this myself, he basically told me there was nothing he could possibly do and since i lost the key it was my job to find somewhere else to stay for a week, find a locksmith and fix it. dumbest shit I've ever heard

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >it was my job to find somewhere else to stay for a week
      wrong. dispute this shit, get a refund, report the apartment to the property management, find a new place to stay.

  17. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is the standard fee you pay for changing locks anytime you move into a new apartment. Welcome to life in Japan, where you can't find a guy down the street who will copy your key for $5.

  18. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Consider following these steps:
    >Break in and take your stuff back
    >tell the owner to frick off
    >report it to airbnb and request a refund since the owner won’t let you back into the place to rented

  19. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Frick’s sake, tell him to get fricked. Was the address on the key? Didn’t think so. Why would the locks have to be changed? If you pay, you’re a fricking moron.

  20. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >stolen
    How? Who? Why?

  21. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If this is the type of key, it's pretty expensive.

  22. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it was a special key

    Work cost: 30,000 yen
    Replacement parts: 35,000 yen
    New key: 5,000 yen for one, 10,000 yen for two at least
    Contractor's travel cost: 10,000 yen
    Additional charge if it is early morning or late at night

  23. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you had been careless with my property I would have nailed your ass to the wall too. zero sympathy from me lol, get fricked.

  24. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look for the key again.
    Key theft is rare in Japan.
    Go to the place you think you dropped it and tell them you're looking for the key.
    Look in your pockets and bags.

  25. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    nobody fricking steals shit in Japan, especially not random ass keys, you just lost them admit it.

  26. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >keys "stolen"
    You lost them didnt you? Too drunk?
    Pay the fines but ask for receipts copies,grow up

  27. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >get told stupid expensive cost for key replacement
    >Oh okay lemme do a police report and I'll go to the atm
    >OOOOO NOOO SORRY
    everytime, once you mention you want to file a police report they flip shit

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I bet OP paid like a b***h and left.

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