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First Houses, Now Rides For Rent

By Jane Slater, CBS 11 News
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(credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - Many North Texas residents are trying to cash in on the region’s first ever Super Bowl.

There are homes and parking spaces for rent, and now some families are hoping to make a few hundred bucks by using their roomy SUVs to shuttle around out of town guests.

Garland resident Mike Poor is one of those North Texans looking to get rich on the prospect.  “We’re trying to provide a service to folks in the Metroplex to anywhere…whether it be the airport or dinner reservations,” said Poor.

Poor said he is a native North Texan and UT Arlington grad so he said he knows his way around Cowboys Stadium.

“I know where you’re going and I know how to get there,” touts Poor’s ad on Craigslist.

He said he has received a number of calls but no official takers yet.

Poor said his asking price is $625.00 a day for an 8-10 hour shift in the family’s spacious Ford Expedition.

He said the vehicle comfortably fits seven and when you break it down, $89.00 a day is cheaper than parking which is predicted to be ten times that at the stadium in some parts.

If this sounds like a good idea, a word of caution: The Super Bowl planning committee said drivers for hire are required to register with the cities they plan to operate in and some insurance companies told CBS 11 some policies don’t cover paying passengers.

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