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paid 50% deposit ! help.................

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London, United...
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paid 50% deposit ! help.................

Hi there,

We have booked a vllla through Vilamoura-villas.com via holiday lettings and have paid a high deposit of 50% I am now panicking that we are being rippd off !

Has anyone used or heard of this company ?

Any help appreciated.

Durham, United...
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1. Re: paid 50% deposit ! help.................

Your deposit sounds pretty high, I would normally expect a deposit of between 20 and 30% of the total amount to be paid as a deposit.

Holiday Lettings are only an advertising company for either private individuals or companies to advertise their properties.

Here's the link to Vilamoura Villas website for more details

www.vilamoura-villas.com/cgi-bin/index.pl…

Hope this helps

Edited: 2:04 am, May 27, 2013
Vilamoura, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
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2. Re: paid 50% deposit ! help.................

You don't say when you are coming. A 50% deposit may be justifiable if you're paying within a certain amount of time prior to the rental. You could contact them directly through the above website contact page to get things clarified?

Sagres
posts: 246
3. Re: paid 50% deposit ! help.................

well...not knowing about this

but maybe if you're coming in August, the deposit rate grow, because if you decide to not stay there, the enterprise will loose money because of you...

But for sure this kind of questions are easier answered if you contact them directly instead coming here, to a forum that no nothing about that enterprise :)

Lagos, Portugal
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for Lagos
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reviews: 36
4. Re: paid 50% deposit ! help.................

Checked the whois record for the domain.

See: www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp…

Website has been active since 2002 which indicates they have been around a while.

However, 50% deposit seems very high based on my years of experience here!

London, United...
posts: 31
reviews: 2
5. Re: paid 50% deposit ! help.................

Thankyou for your replies I just wanted to know if they are a reputable company and if theyve been around since 2002 then they cant be that bad.

Albufeira, Portugal
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6. Re: paid 50% deposit ! help.................

Longevity does not automatically make them safe. If they have been around that long, there should be reviews, feedback, something on this company. 50% is a lot but it depends when you are coming. Try and get more information.

Lagos, Portugal
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for Lagos
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7. Re: paid 50% deposit ! help.................

Wise words!

8. Re: paid 50% deposit ! help.................

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