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Aug 12, 11, 4:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 42,974
Posted By Colfax

Travelocity Top Secret had a lot of promise when...

Travelocity Top Secret had a lot of promise when it first came out and I used it a few times with good results. I was able to ID a couple hotels I like with near 100% confidence, and they were...
Aug 8, 11, 5:23 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 38,513
Posted By Colfax

With the Dow plummeting more than 600 points...

With the Dow plummeting more than 600 points today this probably isn't too significant but...

Yesterday I got a $7 counteroffer from PL. They used to give one digit counteroffers like that, but...
May 29, 11, 9:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,715
Posted By Colfax

There's another possibility too, which is that...

There's another possibility too, which is that the hotel assigns Priceline guests to one-bed rooms and offers you a two-bed room for an additional upgrade fee, if available. Even within the same...
May 11, 11, 9:39 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 25,844
Posted By Colfax

Hotwire isn't generally known for pulling bait...

Hotwire isn't generally known for pulling bait and switch scams. This could be a technical issue with your computer.

Some suggestions:

1) delete your temporary files and cookies, then try to...
May 1, 11, 11:43 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 4,292
Posted By Colfax

I tried Hotwire's Add to Your Stay for the first...

I tried Hotwire's Add to Your Stay for the first time, and I need to amend something I wrote above.



I bought two nights at a Hotwire hotel for $42. Two days later when I tried adding a third...
May 1, 11, 11:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,503
Posted By Colfax

heevyhivy, There are bidding sites where you...

heevyhivy,

There are bidding sites where you can see what others are paying for Priceline hotels in NYC for your dates.

biddingfortravel.com
hoteldealsrevealed.com
betterbidding.com

I...
Apr 30, 11, 12:11 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,503
Posted By Colfax

Less than zero. 30 GPB = 50 USD probably...

Less than zero.

30 GPB = 50 USD probably isn't enough for a 1*.
Apr 22, 11, 2:29 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 154,609
Posted By Colfax

Sorry, no.

Sorry, no.
Apr 22, 11, 2:26 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 4,292
Posted By Colfax

Hotwire's new "Add to Your Stay" feature

Hotwire recently introduced a new feature called "Add to Your Stay", similar to Priceline's "Add a Night". You can now add additional nights to your Hotwire reservation at the same price, if...
Apr 17, 11, 10:34 am
Replies: 64
Views: 154,609
Posted By Colfax

Priceline fee is about $8 per ticket but it's...

Priceline fee is about $8 per ticket but it's bundled with the taxes into one figure called "tax/fee".
Apr 8, 11, 1:01 am
Replies: 64
Views: 154,609
Posted By Colfax

Last week I got a great deal on an airline ticket...

Last week I got a great deal on an airline ticket via Priceline bidding...more than half off the best available rate. It's been five years or more since I won an airline ticket on PL.

I was...
Mar 26, 11, 1:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Colfax

It's been years since I bid the MIA-FLL area but...

It's been years since I bid the MIA-FLL area but the general principle holds true everywhere: Priceline bids can be upgraded and there's no way to prevent it.

I agree with you that Priceline rates...
Mar 22, 11, 11:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Colfax

Bidding 2.5* doesn't protect you from an upgrade...

Bidding 2.5* doesn't protect you from an upgrade to 3.5*. I've seen 2* bids upgraded to 3.5*.

The only surefire way to avoid an upgrade to 3.5* is bid a zone that only goes to 3* or 2.5*. FLL...
Mar 19, 11, 3:10 am
Replies: 13
Views: 24,065
Posted By Colfax

The way I read Priceline's rules on Best Price...

The way I read Priceline's rules on Best Price Guarantee the $25 bonus only applies to Name Your Own Price purchases, not retail.

If you find a lower price on a retail side purchase Priceline...
Feb 17, 11, 11:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,430
Posted By Colfax

Tomorrow morning will be 48 hours. If Fairmont...

Tomorrow morning will be 48 hours. If Fairmont still doesn't have your reservation by then it's time to call Priceline. Good luck!
Feb 17, 11, 7:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,430
Posted By Colfax

When did you make this reservation? You said...

When did you make this reservation? You said "more than 24 hours ago" but was it 25 hours ago or a week ago? Maybe it's just taking a little extra time. If it was yesterday I'd probably give it...
Feb 17, 11, 6:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,430
Posted By Colfax

Your confirmation page from PL has two different...

Your confirmation page from PL has two different reservation numbers--one from Priceline and a second from Fairmont. When you go to Fairmont's website and enter the Fairmont confirmation number do...
Jan 25, 11, 5:16 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 38,513
Posted By Colfax

From your chart it looks like Priceline might now...

From your chart it looks like Priceline might now be assigning one fixed counteroffer amount to each pricing tier.

e.g. bid $40-60 always gets a $15 counter
bid $60-80 always gets a $20...
Jan 24, 11, 1:17 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 38,513
Posted By Colfax

In your Wilmington example (post #49) you got a...

In your Wilmington example (post #49) you got a $30 counteroffer when you were just one dollar short:



If being $1 short can elicit a $30 counter, a $15 counter, or no counter then there may...
Jan 24, 11, 12:53 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 38,513
Posted By Colfax

Has anyone received a $7 counteroffer recently? ...

Has anyone received a $7 counteroffer recently? For years I commonly got $7 counteroffers and that was usually a signal that I was just a dollar or two short.

But in recent months $15 is the...
Jan 16, 11, 10:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,629
Posted By Colfax

Hotwire car rental listings in red are "opaque". ...

Hotwire car rental listings in red are "opaque". You don't learn which rental company it is until after puchase. Red listing rentals are noncancellable and nonrefundable.

Hotwire car rental...
Jan 5, 11, 1:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,087
Posted By Colfax

Best Western's website lets you view 30 days of...

Best Western's website lets you view 30 days of rates in calendar form.

Select the BW you're interested in. On the reservation page look for the "View Availability Calendar" link, next to the...
Oct 6, 10, 5:57 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 27,086
Posted By Colfax

I've had mixed results getting Priceline to let...

I've had mixed results getting Priceline to let me cancel a reservation and rebid for $25/day cancellation fee. Sometimes they let me. Sometimes they don't. I can't find any written policy on...
Jul 6, 10, 12:15 am
Replies: 10
Views: 42,974
Posted By Colfax

I made my first purchase through Travelocity Top...

I made my first purchase through Travelocity Top Secret Hotels this week. It worked out as I got the hotel I was expecting at a better rate than I found anyplace else, including Hotwire, which was...
Jul 2, 10, 1:42 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 57,977
Posted By Colfax

In another thread you mentioned that the company...

In another thread you mentioned that the company involved was Enterprise. Enterprise brand doesn't participate in Priceline, but Enterprise also owns Alamo and National, which participate in a big...
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