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  1. Thereuare,

    We have a car, and i know the area quite well, and i agree it is not nice an area. My guests are arriving from Albany to Port Authority, and we need a place to spend the day, look around, and spend the night. We want to be close to movie theatres, and some quiet areas such as the statue of liberty area.

    what area will you suggest ....Jersey city area?

    thanks - Noela


  2. actually, all correct, except the bid amount was 37: here is the process.

    1st Attempt: 35 at Mormout Junction - rejected; raised it to 40 it was still considered low, saying the average hotel costs around 120.

    2nd Attempt - change zone to a different area - (which had only up to 3** hotel) and bid again at 35 - they wanted an increase. i raised it to 37 and it was accepted.

    But then the hotel i got was not in the second area, but in -- the Mormouth Junction (where i had my first bid).

    hope it is clearer now ..

    if i add one more nite, thursday night (3/17), would it be at the same price ($37) ?

    /Noela


  3. Thereuare,

    Thanks for the response.

    Ok, first I bid $35 for Princeton - Monmouth Junction and was rejected - they wanted an increase of $9.

    Then i followed the strategies adviced here - close the browser, went back into priceline, and selected one of the adjoining areas

    Langhorne - Trenton - Levittown as well as South Brunswick - Cranbury areas had up to 3* upscale hotels, compared to my original area which had up to 4 stars.

    So i bid re-bid $30 in Princeton - Monmouth Junction, was told it was too low, then increased it to 35, i think, and it was accepted - with taxes/fees, the total came to $49.

    -- did i do it right?

    Re the dates, originally, i was going to stay from thursday night to saturday morning- but my presentation had to be re-scheduled - hence the change in dates from friday night. But now, I wish i had booked from the thursday night so i could visit some friends around. Is it possible to have it adjusted?

    cheers.

    /Noela


  4. Hi,

    I must admit, i have done Ebay purchases, but never got the guts to do travel bidding - so this afternoon i made my first attempt.

    I'm going there in two weeks along with a friend just for a brief sightseeing... I realized that priceline had great hotels in the downtown area.

    i went to priceline and bid $40 for a zone 3 hotel in downtown Toronto. it came back rejected with a counter offer of an additonal $12. I raised it to 52, and got it.

    Here are the details:

    Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre

    Downtown Toronto

    525 Bay Street

    Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L2

    416-597-9200

    Check-In Date: Fri, Mar 25, 2005

    Check-In Time: After 03:00 PM

    Check-Out Date: Sat, Mar 26, 2005

    Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

    Your Offer Price: $52.00 (US dollars)

    Number of Rooms: 1

    Number of Nights: 1

    Subtotal: $52.00 (US dollars)

    Taxes & Service Fees:

    $12.13 (US dollars)

    Total Charges: $64.13 (US dollars)

    I know Toronto very well, having lived there for 10 yrs - there is a convenient city underground parking nearby for next to nothing.

    so i think it is a great deal - the hotels quality rooms start at about $140 Cdn ($112 USD), hence I'm paying close to 2/3rds of what i will pay retail. Well, if not, please let me know how I could do better next time.

    Your web site is an inspiration - thanks for the very good work.

    best - Noela


  5. Hi., I'm going from Baltimore - Tororont on March 25th, returning on 26th. I would want to stay in Toronto for the night of 25th, returning the ff day.

    I'm new to this, and just learning the ropes on bidding - but I realized that some people on this board are able to make an educated or lucky guess on the hotel that is being offered. How can you do that?

    And any other place on this board to get such tips.

    cheers - Noela


  6. Hi., I'm going from Baltimore - Tororont on March 25th, returning on 26th. I would want to stay in Toronto for the night of 25th, returning the ff day.

    I'm new to this, and just learning the ropes on bidding - but I realized that some people on this board are able to make an educated or lucky guess on the hotel that is being offered. How can you do that?

    And any other place on this board to get such tips.

    cheers - Noela

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