For several years, when I bid 3.5* in Greenville, I always get this particular hotel. Usually, I can win it at anywhere from $45-65/nt. This time it was more difficult -- perhaps due to an event or something. I tried bids of $50-69 this whole week and nothing worked. Last night, I bid as high as $100/nt. Still, no success. Only today, two days before the date of the stay, I was able to get $80/nt on the first bid. This is much better than the market rates for hotels in the area. But, I wonder if I could have done better if I had started lower today. I suspect that the hotel may have "released" rooms into priceline that were not available earlier in the week.