To AirBnB or Not to AirBnB

Just a quick one as I've been getting a lot of questions about searching for accommodation on AirBnB but then contacting the owners direct for a better price etc. Firstly, this isn't only about AirBnB. It also works with Booking.com, HomeAway.com and any other page where B and B's, small private hotels or apartments are advertised on behalf of the owners. Primarily, these sites are merely a portal for the owners to reach a wider audience from which to rent our their rooms. In