At the risk of offending the owners on here, I read an article on what has been call greedflation and can see the similiarities to the rental increases particularly below the Oregon Inlet. The article was about a famous charcoal purveyor, and I followed that with stories on what is going on with Ford , GM and Ram pickup oversupply.
Simply put, these companies and others are accused of raising prices way out of proportion to the real costs by simply adding extra profit. All of these companies find themselves in a huge mess with large unsold inventories and a disgruntled customer base who is simply looking elsewhere now for their desired product. I have been following and posting on several recent boards here on these costs. specificall to the ridiculous rental increases that arrived post shutdown 2020 simply because the owners could, or were coerced to raise their prices by their PM. Nobody should complain on costs if they simply followed inflation and real costs whether they be insurance, utilities ,ect. But to double , tripple and more the rental costs for a week strikes many as wrong. I know, I know - if you don't like it go somewhere else, but after visiting the obx most every year since 1968 - (yea I am old)
I don't like what I see going on. We have moved from in season , to shoulder, to now what was offseason and have no other timeframe left.