HomeAway Enables Rentals to Be Placed Online With Credit Cards

HomeAway, the publicly held company that manages vacation rentals sites, including VRBO.com, is now enabling homeowners to accept payments with a credit card. Once a traveler books accommodations, the two parties have 24 hours to work out the details. The company said online bookings will allow it to transition to a pay-per-booking model, where homeowners can list their property for free and pay a commission at the time of booking, rather than paying an upfront fee.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus