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Daft.ie Advertising Fees

  • 11-12-2022 10:01pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1


    Have I missed something or have the advertising fees for Daft almost quadrupled in price over the last 2 years? In 2020 it was €58, now its €195. WTF??



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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,191 ✭✭✭✭kippy


    Inflation etc...whether it's right or wrong.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Someone has to pay for the moneypit that's new boards.ie



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 37,718 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    I think I paid 19 or 29 in 2015!

    Haven't used it since. Always word of mouth now, friend of friend etc



  • Registered Users Posts: 28 Yozie


    I was just thinking about this myself. There has been a massive increase in a short time, for standard rental ads as follows:

    • Sep. 2021 - 75€
    • Sep. 2022 - 95€
    • Jan. 2023 - 135€

    This is an 80% increase in less than a year and a half. I understand inflation and all, but with such a large increase it much more feels like exploiting their monopoly for a service which should not cost much more on their end. I wish there was a reasonable alternative (open to suggestions if I'm unaware).



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  • Registered Users Posts: 153 ✭✭the explorer


    Advertising a room to share has recently gone from €1 to €15!



  • Registered Users Posts: 271 ✭✭Galwayhurl


    Made a profit of over 8m last year. Nearly double 2021.


    The two brothers who founded Daft receive a dividend of 3.3m each.


    https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/1208/1340826-profits-at-daft-ie-owner-hit-8-4m-last-year/



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,523 ✭✭✭antimatterx


    Jesus Christ. I hope they're at least paying the employees well with what they charge and that profit.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,930 ✭✭✭spaceHopper


    Why would you use daft, you'd be swamped with responses, simply let it be know you have a place to rent and they will come to you. Saves asking for references too if they are refered by somebody you know



  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Alan Gordon


    Paid €265 to advertise a property to let in Dublin. Daft say they are charging as per value of the property!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11 PSOC_2020


    That's what happens when you have atotal monopoly. €75 for Daft one year ago is now €195. No relation to property size.

    myHome.ie is rowing in. I rented my property last November with myhome.ie for €30!! Now it's €75 for a standard ad (just 3 months later!!)



  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭eirman


    DAFT are living up to their name!

    My costs for advertising a new rental property on daft have trebled (over 14 months)!

    Bye bye DAFT



  • Registered Users Posts: 8 Renovatinghelp


    €195???

    I paid a Kilkenny Estate Agent €395 to sell on daft.

    If you have no estate agent it is over a grand.

    I am going to use Your Accom from now on. Only new but cheaper. If they keep their prices....



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,523 ✭✭✭antimatterx


    Yeah its bordering on ridiculous. Houses sell no bother these days. You can put it on the smallest site that gets some traffic and it will still sell



  • Registered Users Posts: 8 Renovatinghelp


    A guy from Sherry Fitz told me if your are with them you get MyHome Daft and Right Move in the UK for €195

    The Independents charge you €395

    And the link I followed today on twitter to Youraccom was €29.99

    Maybe a price war will start we need one. Bit of a joke if you go independent you pay €200 more hardly their fault



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,786 ✭✭✭DownByTheGarden


    Nobody should be using DAFT anymore to let out a house or a room.

    There are free alternatives.



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