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Priceline Hotel: 2.5* Providence (Cranston - Warwick - Providence Airport PVD) La Quinta Inn and Suites Warwick-Providence Airport


TeeJBee
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Using the board PRICELINE link, bid $40 for a 3* at Providence Airport, no luck. Added East Providence zone and rebid $42 for 3* -- received message to raise my bid to $59 for success. Dropped to 2.5* and bid $42. Received message to raise my bid to $51 for success. So I did, hoping for the Hampton Inn. BUT...

La Quinta Inn & Suites Warwick-Providence Airport

Offer Price: $51.00

Rooms: 1

Nights: 1

Room Subtotal: $51.00

Taxes & Fees: $14.26

Total: $65.26

On the acceptance Priceline claims "You saved 55%", but when you go to the La Quinta website, you can buy the room for $64 or a total of $73, tax included! Sheesh! I'd much rather have paid the extra eight bucks and gotten points....

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Sorry to hear you're disappointed in the deal you received. However, by lowering your star rating and keeping your bid at the same amount as your rejected 3* bid, you didn't give yourself a chance to win this property any cheaper. See this thread on why it's usually recommended to Lower Your Bid If You Lower Your Star Rating. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Thank you for using the PRICELINE links on the board to begin your bidding and for sharing your win, helping us add this property to the Priceline Hotel List.

Enjoy your stay.

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Seeking clarification:

Dropping my star rating to 2.5* eliminated any rebid zones since I was only interested in PVD and all Providence zones contain 2.5* and higher. I was OK paying $42 for 2.5* but, in essence, that bid failed when Priceline would only accept the counter offer of $51. Are you suggesting Priceline generates a lower counter offer based on a lower bid? What seems more likely is that Priceline won't even generate a counter offer if the gap between one's bid and the lowest acceptance price is too great. But hey, I might have found the La Quinta deal on my own, then, because when $42 failed, I could bid no more.

So, say I dropped to 2.5* and bid $35 (instead of my $42). What do you predict would have happened?

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There is not always a correlation between how close you are to a winning bid and the counter-offer... we have seen counter-offers when a wide distance from success and we have seen no counter-offers given when users are just $1 away.

If you had bid $35, it's not know if you would have received the same $51 counter-offer, no counter-offer at all, OR a counter-offer less than $51. The bottomline is that this hotel could have potentially been won someplace between $43 and $51, but we don't know where in that range the 'right' number would be.

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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