(Closed) Extra Set Of Keys….is it extortion??

posted 9 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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5497 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not sure, but that’s ridiculous. I’m sorry they are trying to charge you so much!

Post # 4
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

The townhouse complex I live in charges $100 for every extra pool key you ask for (you get one when you buy/rent the house)

I also used to live in a planned community (brand new houses, all the same color, blah blah blah) and there were two community pools. You recieved one key when you moved in but I think it was like $50-$75 if you wanted a second one.

I think the outrageous fees are to stop too many keys from floating around out there, so less chance of lost keys or creepers that don’t belong there getting ahold of a building key :/

Post # 5
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2765 posts
Sugar bee

I’m pretty sure they’re charging so much b/c they don’t want you to lose the keys!

If you did, then they have to replace the keys for potentially everyone in your building!!  That’s what they would use the inflated fees and deposits for…

Post # 6
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4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmmmm yeah, Mr. Bee’s reason is legit, but I can see where that would be really annoying. Plus, changing prices is even worse. I wish people would stop doing things like that.

Post # 7
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89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The prices are probably so high in an attempt to discourage making new keys.  Sorry, I have no advice, just hoping to provide some insight into the ridiculously high prices.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s a LOT of money!  Oh man, that would annoy me.  I don’t know that it fits the legal definition of extortion but I’d be really angry. 

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