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Beach Huts Selling Like Hot Cakes At £35K

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Idiots, no sympathy for them, what happens when sea levels rise?

£35k for a shed in some had its day, depressing Northern seaside resort with ample shite weather and chavs a plenty.

Fools are cleverer than these idiots

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35k at 2.5% is 864 quid a year I/O, so weirdly it covers it if you have the money lying in a bank doing nothing...

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They claimed they'd sold 15 today on the bbc news.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15!

Who is selling them and where?

"You would need to speak to a company called Benchmark they are on the North Bay and the number is 01723 364714 or 07967465291. The Beach huts on the North Side are not owned by SBC."

If anyone fancies ringing them. Had a look but can't see any on a website.

http://www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk/news/Want-a-chalet-on-Scarborough.6083345.jp

this says reservations have been made - and that's easy until you need the funding.

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As long as there are fools being parted from their money on £35K beach huts, the housing market will not crash:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10837742

£900 to rent for a year, it boggles my mind that someone would part with £35K for one, especially with the summers we've been having recently! :rolleyes:

Each to his own. There are plenty of people who'll pay that for a heap of metal that depreciates the minute it's driven off the forecourt.

I can easily see why people like beach huts. They're often bought by people who visit the same place regularly, or who live in the area and so get a lot of use out of them. Often they're used by extended families all year round, on and off.

You can leave all your stuff in there, and for anyone with kids/grandchilden and all their beach paraphernalia, it's a damn sight easier than lugging it all back and forth every day.

Now that so many of them have electricity, they provide weather shelter/changing room/fridge/basic cooking facilities/storage, all in one.

Of course if you're the sort of person who only ever goes to 'guaranteed hot' beaches, you'll never get the point of beach huts.

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Maybe it's all they can afford and the intention is to live in them. :(

We've just had threads about 80sq.ft houses sheds. What be the difference pray tell?

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I would be thinking not stop about them being broken into. Many are close to chav infested areas and late at night there would be ****** all people about.

Not much to be stolen but then chavs dont care. I can imagine many are broken into for a wee 'party' and then left in a state.

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Maybe it's all they can afford and the intention is to live in them. :(

We've just had threads about 80sq.ft houses sheds. What be the difference pray tell?

+1... Not all but maybe a few are downsizing.

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Now that so many of them have electricity, they provide weather shelter/changing room/fridge/basic cooking facilities/storage, all in one.

Of course if you're the sort of person who only ever goes to 'guaranteed hot' beaches, you'll never get the point of beach huts.

Thanks, but I live 5 mins walk from a sandy beach in Scotland. Which is why I know that paying £35K for a shed to dump your beach stuff in is massive overkill. Like the £35K teutonic highway cruisers, it's a middle class status symbol, nothing more.

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I would be thinking not stop about them being broken into. Many are close to chav infested areas and late at night there would be ****** all people about.

Not much to be stolen but then chavs dont care. I can imagine many are broken into for a wee 'party' and then left in a state.

Forget breaking into them. My biggest worry would be arson! Thousands of pounds worth of Cath Kidston floral print tat could go up in smoke when the local kids use your beach hut as a warming bonfire on a cold autumn night.

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As long as there are fools being parted from their money on £35K beach huts, the housing market will not crash:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10837742

£900 to rent for a year, it boggles my mind that someone would part with £35K for one, especially with the summers we've been having recently! :rolleyes:

presumably it's only 900 per year to rent whilst there are actually some unsold ones left to rent.

Buying one menans that you are certain to get one.

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presumably it's only 900 per year to rent whilst there are actually some unsold ones left to rent.

Buying one menans that you are certain to get one.

You should pile in now, before all the savvy investors snap them up.

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Quite a few folks may be 'investing' in a beach hut knowing their foreign holidays are a thing of the past, now that Dad's on a pay-freeze; mum's redundant and their graduate son (Sociology BA Class 3)has returned home and is unexpectedly jobless...

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Quite a few folks may be 'investing' in a beach hut knowing their foreign holidays are a thing of the past, now that Dad's on a pay-freeze; mum's redundant and their graduate son (Sociology BA Class 3)has returned home and is unexpectedly jobless...

Funny as this is, it doesn't make sense.

If you can afford £35K for a shed on a cold beach, then you could easily several holidays a year.

If you really were short of dosh, you'd keep your £35K in the bank, or pay off some of your own mortgage. And then, when you went on holiday, put up with having to lug a couple of rugs and a bag of buckets and spades to the beach.

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Quite a few folks may be 'investing' in a beach hut knowing their foreign holidays are a thing of the past, now that Dad's on a pay-freeze; mum's redundant and their graduate son (Sociology BA Class 3)has returned home and is unexpectedly jobless...

Ive invested in a windbreak, two deckchairs and a couple of biggles paperbacks.

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's funny, i was just in scarborough's north bay this weekend.

my parents bought a flat there in spring 2008 [i won't tell you how much for but suffice to say it was a lot and that they generously gave a flipper who'd bought there in spring 2007 a nice double-digit % markup], i've been putting off a visit ever since then.

a few observations.

1 - it's shit there. i always think an excellent benchmark/test for any place is whether the local shops sell skimmed milk or not... and, exactly like the crappy yorkshire estate i grew up on, the scarborough shopkeeper reacted in a way that suggested i'd asked him for some child porn or something when i tried to buy some. a toothless bloke squared up to me at about 4pm on saturday afternoon because i had looked at his chips in a fish shop.

2 - a fair amount of taxpayer money has been sunk into an attempt to regenerate it. they've re-opened the old open-air theatre [at, i'd imagine, a fairly mind-boggling expense]. this place closed down in the mid 80s because it just didn't turn over enough money. and i', sure that tourism then was hugely up on what it is now.

3 - the attempts they're making at modern or upmarket stuff don't work... i ate in a place overlooking the north bay on sunday night, supposedly a semi-trendy surfer-friendly upmarket joint but in fact an overpriced craphole... the food was unbelievably shit, [massively] sub-wetherspoons rubbish at gastropub prices. My link

4 - local pwoperdee is not faring too well. on saturday night i met my parents' neighbours, paralytic after a 'deciding to take their flat off the market' party. they're not selling, you see. prices apparently scarcely down, if at all, on peak, just "nothing selling".

5 - those 'grab a cuddly toy with a crane' machines are even more bent than they used to be... i wasted the best part of a fiver on one that had little cuddly zippy-from-rainbow toys in it, succeeding in picking it up almost every time only to see the feeble crane loosen its grip at the crucial moment.

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As long as there are fools being parted from their money on £35K beach huts, the housing market will not crash:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10837742

£900 to rent for a year, it boggles my mind that someone would part with £35K for one, especially with the summers we've been having recently! :rolleyes:

I was just thinking of painting a few £600 sheds white and offering them like Tesco, for the discerning Beach Hut buyer. Just need a place on the beach, only STConsents

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As long as there are fools being parted from their money on £35K beach huts, the housing market will not crash:

I can't make the connection myself. There are always plenty of people with more money than they know what to do with. #Twas always thus.

Bentley sales don't go down in a recession. Very often, country pile prices don't go down in a recession.

If you're a middle class professional earning 150k a year, 35k for a beach hut is no big deal.

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's funny, i was just in scarborough's north bay this weekend.

....

a few observations.

1 - it's shit there. ....

We were in Scarborough last week to. My first visit for decades. It was pretty scuzzy, the sort of place where you feel a bit out of place if you don't have little Chardonnay's name and DOB tattooed across some highly visible part of your body. The Rotunda museum was ok(ish) as I like fossils n stuff. And the Sea Life centre was OK, but rammed as they just let more and more people in regardless of how full it was.

We stayed in Filey though, about 5 miles down the coast; much less chavvy as there's so little to do at night that no brits on the pi$$ stagnights etc. would go there. Fantastic beaches to, and seals basking on Filey Brigg, where kids love whisking shrimp into nets in the rockpools.

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Funny as this is, it doesn't make sense.

If you can afford £35K for a shed on a cold beach, then you could easily several holidays a year.

If you really were short of dosh, you'd keep your £35K in the bank, or pay off some of your own mortgage. And then, when you went on holiday, put up with having to lug a couple of rugs and a bag of buckets and spades to the beach.

20 years of holidays, and there's the capital appreciation factor. Put your money in breeze block and shiplap, it can only go up!

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