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Thanks for the tip on repeat bidding! Very good, method, particularly in HK.

I'd like to stay in a good hotel (HKW) and have been low-balling the 5* hotels. I have time on my side.

Have worked my way up from $102 to $141, with no success.

I like to bid unusual numbers, rather than 100-105-110-115, old strategy and I can't quite justify it, but it seems to have been successful in the past. You never know when you're paying $2 too much, or lose by $2.

So, how do I find a realistic entry point? Historically I hit about 1/2 the lowest published price I can find and slowly rachet myself up.

I originally hit this board to see if it had historic records of 5* and 4* wins.

Any rules of thumb for HK 5* or 4*?

SS

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Welcome to Betterbidding. :)

Please provide your desired max bid for the night. Moving up slowly ($2-3's rather than $5's) is definitely a worthwhile strategy, especially if you have time.

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Is West Hong Kong Island the only zone you're willing to accept for this trip? Did you want to bid for a 5* up to your limit before trying for a 4* property?

As i don't offhand know the tax rate in this area, what is your maximum bid amount for this stay?

Let us know and we'll suggest a strategy for you to follow.

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oops, sorry, I didn't do so well on that one!

First

I'd like to bid up to a maximum of $153 for 5*.

then,

I'd like to bid up to a maximum of $103 for, for 4*.

Thanks for your patience!

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Doesn't have to be West HK, but I don't know the city or transit system and I'd like to be near Causeway Bay and Wan Chai.

I noticed that East HK doesn't have a 5*.

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Unfortunately i've never been to Hong Kong, but i can tell you that by far the most frequently bid zones are West Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui. I would do a little research to see how easy it is to go from TST to WHK Island (via ferry or tunnel) which would then likely give you some direction as to whether both of these zones, or just WHK, is acceptable... from there we can suggest a strategy for you to follow.

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effectively, West HK Island would be more convenient to get to Wanchai/Causeway bay, especially if you get a hotel @admirality station (like the JW Marriott or the Conrad). TST is not a very big issue neither, just that you'd have to change from the red line to the blue one @admirality station.

http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/flash_eng/index.php

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Chris26WI,

Thanks for the info... i'm sure quite useful for the OP.

PS- good to see you around the board :)

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