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Husband and wife Neha and Sid Khattri were on the final leg of a four-week vacation when they found themselves in an inconvenient predicament: The Khattris had plans to visit LA’s beaches before their flight home to New York, but had nowhere to leave their bags for the day.

Saddled with a month’s worth of luggage, they decided to find a place to ditch their three oversized suitcases before heading to the beach. However, this quickly turned into what Neha Khattri described as a “mad scramble.” Their Airbnb host declined to watch the bags for a few extra hours. The airline wouldn’t take the bags early, either.

“It ruined our day,” Neha told Business Insider.

In a moment of desperation, they decided to ask a local shopkeeper if they wouldn’t mind watching the bags for a few hours in exchange for quick cash. They agreed — for the price of $20 per…