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Old 05-08-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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I recently used Hotwire for a hotel stay .When I went to check in at the hotel the going rate for that room on that night was $20.00 less than what I paid .I emailed Hotwire thinking they'd refund me the $20.00 but basically they said "Tough Luck ". I have used Priceline in the past with 100 % satisfaction but this was my first and last use of Hotwire .Travel for less no it should be pay over retail.
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Re: Travel for less not with Hotwire
Old 05-08-2007, 09:40 AM   #2
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I use hotwire as a comp. Sometimes it isn't the cheapest.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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Re: Travel for less not with Hotwire

I have been lurking on sidestep.com
Didn't purchase anything yet but it seems better than most sites.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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Re: Travel for less not with Hotwire

I have used Hotwire and Priceline on a number of occasions. In general I have been very satisfied with them.

Per your situation I would suggest that you do some more research before you plunk down your money. Hotwire can be a great value when traveling.

When we traveled in February to New Orleans I got a Priceline room at the Hilton for just over $50 a night. I was very pleased as someone else I talked to said that their basic room cost $175.

Priceline and Hotwire can save you a bundle but you have to do your research.

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Old 05-08-2007, 01:23 PM   #5
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I haven't been too impressed with Hotwire for Hotels. Priceline used in conjunction with BiddingforTravel.com usually gives me a much better prices.

I may be using them for rental cars, depending on what Priceline offers me.
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Re: Travel for less not with Hotwire

doesn't hotwire require you pay before you know which hotel you got? that makes it hard to compare.

beware all the travel sites - like exp*dia etc. since they often charge hefty fees on top (for their "services)...i usually cross check with the direct hotel site for their own specials etc. because I have also found the bargain sites are not always the cheapest.

I do love pr*celine though! especially since it has evolved from the original 24 hour notice system!!! i avoid getting caught in over-bidding by re-bidding after 24 hours and you can adjust your price just slightly without having to lower the stars or go to areas you aren't really wanting to stay in...
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Re: Travel for less not with Hotwire

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I haven't been too impressed with Hotwire for Hotels. Priceline used in conjunction with BiddingforTravel.com usually gives me a much better prices.

I may be using them for rental cars, depending on what Priceline offers me.
I too am not all that impressed with Hotwire for Hotels, but I have had good luck renting cars with them....
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