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Priceline Hotel: 4* Boise The Grove Hotel

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A friend called me and wanted to stay in a Boise 4-star, and just wanted the cheapest rate that could be had...so I was up to the challenge! I knew that the only 4-star in Boise was the Grove, and there were 4 free re-bid neighborhoods. This left quite a few opportunities for re-bidding. The best rates available online was $139.

Bid #1...$75, 4 Star, Boise only...Rejected

Bid #2...$80, 4-Star, Boise + Boise Airport...Rejected

Bid #3...$85, 4-Star, Boise + Meridian...Rejected...Counter-Offer of $22 More (for $107 total...no thanks!)

Bid #4...$90, 4-Star, Boise + Nampa...Rejected

Bid #5...$95, 4-Star, Boise + West Boise...Accepted

It just goes to show you how stupid accepting counter-offers is. In this case you would have paid $12 more per night on a 3-night stay. And that is just pure profit for Priceline. There is no added benefit to you for it. The hotel doesn't come out any better, or treat you any better for it. They have no idea how much you overpaid. It's a waste.

It so much fun bidding with someone else's money. It's not so personal then. However, in hindsight...there were so many re-bid options. I should have done $1 or $2 increments after the counter-offer to reduce the amount to the lowest amount to be accepted. I most often do this when bidding for myself. It could have went for $91 or $92! Oh well!

However the gal I was bidding for was willing to pay even the $139 amount, so she was happy...she just didn't want to overpay. Can't blame her for that. Thanks BetterBidding.com.

Oh the thrill of the chase! :) Personally I would have done 2.5 Star or 3 Star and saved another $40 to $50/night. But 4-star was important to her.

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Thank you for the report and for sharing the results with the rest of the board and adding this new hotel to our hotel lists.

I'm sure your friend is appreciative and happy with the results.

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