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What/Where: A shared $300/month condominium at Venice Blvd. condominium at Sepulveda Blvd. that's newly painted and has "brand new air conditioners." Only 15 minutes from Venice beach and Santa Monica College. The rent includes all utilities and there's free wi-fi.
What They're Looking For: Perfect for "full-time" working persons, must be male and must be over 18. "Perfect for students in University/College, too." No actors or musicians, though. Must have passport or driver's license.
Getting Suspicious: "Bunkbeds=Made out of Brand new pine with mattress."
You'll be sharing the living room with seven other guys, all of you sleeping on a total of four bunkbeds.
Sorry, this one is a shouter. Via the ad:
"SHARE MY.APARTMENT WITH 4 BUNKBEDS IN THE FRONT ROOM FOR CHEAP RENT TOTAL 8 COOL GUYS SHARING THE PLACE TOGETHER.....
THE FRONT ROOM COMES WITH 4 BUNKBEDS AND I ONLY HAVE (1) ONE SPOT AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY 15TH 2008, OR SOONER!.... CLOSE 2 UCLA, SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CENTURY CITY, BEVERLY HILLS, SANTA MONICA, VENICE BEACHES....
DRIVING TIME IS 15 MINUTES FROM MY PLACE BY CAR!
BUNKBEDS = MADE OUT OF BRAND NEW PINE WOOD WITH MATRESSES.....
PLEASE RE-READ MY ADVERTISEMENT TWICE) TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THE RIGHT SITUATION FOR YOU."
· $300 Share the living room with 7 cool guys [Craiglist]