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I almost gave up trying to find a room to rent for an affordable price until I found Roomster
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Rating: 5/51

NEW YORK -- I am a club promoter and work very late nights during the week usually until about 5am. My previous roommate who I had met through my old college roommate was constantly complaining about the hour at which I would get home to which I would respond “If you want to pay my bills then by all means go ahead and I won't have to come home at 5am”.

Needless to say that didn't go over so well. One time it got so bad we got into a huge argument that almost got physical and finally I decided I couldn't deal with it anymore so I knew I needed an alternative. My colleague told me about Roomster, apparently he knows someone who works for them, and suggested I try it to find a new place. I created a profile and was surprised by the number of rooms they have listed. I ended up finding a great deal on a room to rent and because I was able to include some details about myself on my profile detailing my nightly work hours I found a perfect match with someone who also worked nights.

     
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Glad to Say That I Was Able to Get Myself Out of That Potentially Dangerous Situation Thanks to Roomster.
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Rating: 5/51

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- So here's our Roomster story. My boyfriend and I have a two bedroom apartment and we rent out the second bedroom to help with expenses. Until about a month ago we had this girl ** (we changed her name in this post for anonymity) renting out the room and she seemed pretty normal for the first few months living together. That all changed very quickly.

One night my boyfriend and I get home at around 2:00am after hitting the bars with some friends. I guess ** thought we weren't coming home that night for some reason, because we found her and four other people engaged in an orgy in our living room! I mean can you say GROSS!!!! [They were] humping like rabbits all over our nice clean furniture and one of the sexual deviants apparently thought it would be a good idea to use vegetable oil as lube but it ended up resulting in a VERY slippery situation.

My boyfriend slipped and split his chin open on the coffee table and we rushed to the ER at 2:30am so he could get stitches! Needless to say at the end of this nightmarish fiasco we had to kick ** out of the apartment. A friend of ours recommended we use Roomster to fill the newly vacant room and I gotta say I'm so happy with how it turned out. Roomster helped us find a great, respectful roommate in less than week and we have had no issues with them. Would highly recommend this site!

     
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Make sure you are aware of "auto-renewal"
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Rating: 1/51

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- I signed up for the 15-day subscription for $15 to test out the site. What I didn't know was that after the 15 days, I would be charged a full months renewal without being asked if I want to continue using the site. I'm sure it said something about this in the fine print but lets be real-- they aren't trying to inform anyone and I HATE companies like this.

So two months went by where I was paying $30/month while not even going on the site anymore. Once I figured it out I asked to at least get one month's payment back and they decided to give me a prorated $25 for the most recent month back. Anyway they are creating a bad name for themselves I would just stick with craigslist which is free and easy once you learn how to weed out the weirdos. I found my apartment on craigslist and my roommates are great and I'm happy with it.

     
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Roomster.com is a real scam
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NY, NEW YORK -- I was looking for a place to stay in London during my holiday and while I was surfing the net I came across this website called roomster.com they offered free membership so I signed up. After few days I received many e-mails from other members, but in order to read them I had to get a membership. They offered a few membership options and I choose the 3 days option at the price of £4.97.

After a couple of months I was checking my credit card statement and I realized that roomster.com was still withdrawing money from my account at full month membership fee of £18.91. I did some research and I found out that in their Terms and Condition they actually say (in a very vague way) that if you don't cancel your membership they will continue charging at a monthly rate.

However, when you are signing up for a membership they don't specify there and then that you should close your account to avoid being charged for ever. They are apparently based in New York and they were previously operating under the name of roomster.net. Their telephone number is: 001 646 8622841 bust the fockers

     
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Fraudulent Postings, Unethical Practices
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Rating: 1/51

LAS VEGAS, CALIFORNIA -- I signed up for the 3 day subscription. I followed up with about 20 or so phone calls and more emails. I received 0 responses. I met the criteria for all ads I responded to. I even described my financial stability and good character. All ads I responded to were 'new' or same day. Why no responses? Then I got charged 29.95 the next month. Who would have thought that a 3 day subscription would be an automatic renewal for 30 days? This is nothing more than a trap for the unwary. If you want to waste your time, go for it, but do not subscribe.

     
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Room/Apartment search
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Rating: 1/51

Beyond angry with this company. I signed up for a 3 day trial for $5.95 to be able to read messages it'd been sent. After the three day trial I was able to still see my messages which I thought was strange because I never got a message or email (as they send a million times a day every time you get a message on the site) I was charged in addition to my trial period. I never knew it'd be extra automatic charges.

I was furious and still am beyond point. I've message their "customer service" many times never getting a reply back. From the get-go it was unable to fulfill my needs as to finding a place to live or to find a roommate. They got my birthday wrong and never bothered to check it which showed a significant difference in age that I was not comfortable with.

Other reviews I've read one standing out this person did research and found two people connected with this site, both being from New York, New York. There are a few reviews on this review site that are all from New York, New York giving 5 stars and another from Los Angeles, the ONLY reviews with 5 stars all others are 1-0 (zero) stars.

Also to point of when they tell you you'll be charged after its in the terms of service. Being charged is not a term of the service you're providing it should be in a different category of consent. There is something fishy about this site and I hope that someone figures it out. I'm EXTREMELY upset with this site, I will never use it again and will definitely tell everyone I know to never use it and report it.

     
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They make it very easy to find something that suits your needs
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Rating: 5/51

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- I am a club promoter and work very late nights during the week usually until about 5am. My previous roommate who I had met through my old college roommate was constantly complaining about the hour at which I would get home to which I would respond “If you want to pay my bills then by all means go ahead and I won't have to come home at 5am”.

Needless to say that didn't go over so well. One time it got so bad we got into a huge argument that almost got physical and finally I decided I couldn't deal with it anymore so I knew I needed an alternative. My colleague told me about Roomster, apparently he knows someone who works for them, and suggested I try it to find a new place. I created a profile and was surprised by the number of rooms they have listed. I ended up finding a great deal on a room to rent and because I was able to include some details about myself on my profile detailing my nightly work hours I found a perfect match with someone who also worked nights.

     
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Really happy I found out about Roomster.
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Rating: 5/51

NEW YORK -- Someone I work with told me about how they found a great deal on a bedroom rental on Roomster. I recently found myself in a situation where I was forced to leave my current housing situation so I went to Roomster to see if I could find something suitable. After a few hours on the site I found someone who rented me a really nice, small but comfortable, bedroom in a great luxury building w/ doorman and gym. Super stoked about it!

     
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Awesome Roommate Matching Site
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Rating: 5/51

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I used Roomster after a friend recommended it after I unsuccessfully tried to find a roommate for my new place. The site was super easy to use, reasonably priced and I was able to find a suitable roommate for my place fairly easily. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a roommate.

     
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HORRIBLE Service. Do NOT Use!!
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Rating: 1/51

This service is a complete SCAM. They charge your card automatically of $30. I never got anything out of the site... & I live in LOS ANGELES. Like seriously? I found better ads on Craigslist! Then, it took them days to respond to my numerous messages to them through their "24/7" Customer Service line. I even tried to contact them via Facebook and they disregarded me. Do not waste your money & use this site. It is HORRIBLE.

     
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