jcr25 Posted April 21, 2007 Report Share Posted April 21, 2007 Dear expert bidders-Can you help me strategize?I've got to make a last minute trip to Philadelphia late next week: 4/26-4/29. I wanted to stay Downtown, and in a 3* hotel. I perused this board and saw people winning 3* hotels (Downtown) for between $55 and $65, so I bid $56 - and lost.I added 2.5* (Downtown) to my bid and upped it to $61 - and lost.I added 2.0* (Downtown) to my bid and upped it to $66 - and lost.I added 1.0* (Downtown) to my bid and upped it to $71 - and lost.Finally, I added 4.0* (Downtown) to my bid and upped it to my top bid - $76 - and, as I expected, lost.(After this, I went to a few other hotel sites and discovered that the King Tut exhibit is in Philadelphia right now and that rooms are VERY expensive.)At this point, I have to expand my search area to include areas further out - Philadelphia (University Area), Philadelphia (Stadium Area), or Philadelphia (Airport). (Incidentally, in looking at the very helpful hotel list and map on this site, I don't see any hotels in University Area or Stadium Area, just by the Airport.) But I'm not clear about something: I think I only have three bids left - one for each of these three areas; is this right?If so, does anyone have any tips about how much I should bid? (I see winning bids at the Airport in the $50 range, but since this is the last minute, I may need to go in with a higher bid, or even readjust my $75/night budget.)If anybody can clarify, or give me any other tips, I would greatly appreciate it!Thanks. Link to comment
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