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Overcharged by hotel $4 - would you fight charges or let it go?

Overcharged by hotel $4 - would you fight charges or let it go?

Old Sep 17, 18, 8:37 pm
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Overcharged by hotel $4 - would you fight charges or let it go?

What would you do in this situation?

Hotel has overcharged you $4, do you fight the charges or let it go?

You only notice the day after when you are emailed the folio as your partner has checked out for you.

Thanks.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 8:42 pm
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Let it go. If stay there in next few weeks ask for credit.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 9:14 pm
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How much is your time worth? Making the phone call and getting past hold will take two minutes to start. Forget about it. Life is too short. If it makes you feel better take an extra diet coke from the concierge lounge to your room and call it even.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 9:15 pm
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I know plenty of people who could never possibly endure the idea of being shorted even a singular dollar, so it's hard to advise anyone in this regard. To me it's like the vending machine that occasionally takes your money, and occasionally gives you two for the price of one. Now if on closer inspection this sort of thing were to happen often (in the hotel's favor) at a given property, I'd take great pleasure in furnishing Corporate with evidence to the fact.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 9:58 pm
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A network of international spies was uncovered by one man's tracking down a 75-cent overcharge. Your four bucks is more than 5 times that, so that's five international spy rings.

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Old Sep 18, 18, 12:59 am
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@JackE: If you ever get the chance to meet and speak with Clifford Stoll, do so. I had the privilege of communicating with him for awhile back when I was a high school student. Neat and fascinating guy.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 1:34 am
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It's 4 lousy dollars. Move on and forget it. Money comes and goes anyway.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 2:18 am
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I remember the story where hackers transferred 1 cent of millions of accounts , small amounts can add up :P
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Old Sep 18, 18, 2:49 am
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Originally Posted by cln View Post
I remember the story where hackers transferred 1 cent of millions of accounts , small amounts can add up :P
Even a story about a programmer transferring parts of cents to a special account, earning a large sum. They found out, because it was strange that some account was getting money without transactions.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 4:28 am
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So we've seen Office Space . . .
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Old Sep 18, 18, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by mingzie View Post
What would you do in this situation?

Hotel has overcharged you $4, do you fight the charges or let it go?

You only notice the day after when you are emailed the folio as your partner has checked out for you.

Thanks.
Personally, I'd just email the hotel to acknowledge you noticed the $4 overcharge and move on.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 5:26 am
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I wouldn't even spend time posting about it.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 5:27 am
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How much was the stay itself? $4 extra on a $72 airport hotel stay would be a much bigger deal to me than say an extra $4 after a week at a high-end beach resort.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 5:34 am
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If it's bugging you, send an e-mail but I wouldn't waste time on a phone call. Plus you'll realize how ridiculous it sounds when you have to say it out loud.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by Out of my Element View Post
So we've seen Office Space . . .
Nooooooo! I was just about to make an OS comment and you beat me too it. Oh well, Iím going to say it anyway!

The hotel sas was supposed to only skim $0.04, but Michael Bolton put the decimal in the wrong spot.

Well played.
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