I was one who scored a RESORT in Maui for 9 nights for $118 per night, but that is extremely rare to get such a low price. I booked it around 3 weeks ago and others have had success. I landed the Sheraton while another poster landed the Hyatt. I decided to bid on PRICELINE $118 since I'd noticed a 4 star property in Kaanapali, which I figured was either the Sheraton or the Westin, was going for $131 a night. Previously, it had been going for $182 a night. Within 10 days of my bidding and winning the Sheraton on PRICELINE, I noticed that Hotwire increased the price for their 4* from $131 to $138 back to $133 back up to $138, then right back up to $182 per night, eventually dropping to $176 per night, so you see, the prices are all over the place. I too am surprised that you can't get a better deal for late Sept/early October. Perhaps you could just keep a watchful eye on prices over on HOTWIRE, and if they drop significantly, then that would be your cue to bid even lower on PRICELINE. Sept/Oct is not usually the crowded season in Maui. I guess it just depends on conventions, room blocks for weddings, et cet. One other thing: $118 is an extremely low price I was shocked that it would be accepted; the norm for me has been to bid around $185 a night and win Hyatt -- four years ago we won the Westin for $125 a night, but that is not necessarily the norm. I agree with THEREUARE, if you are willing to start your bidding higher, say, $145 up to $165, you'd proably have a much better chance. $115 seems overly optimistic. I remember a time when we thought $220 a night was a great deal for a Kaanapali resort property, and that was 10 years ago. I thought $185 a night was excellent in 2009, so you would still be getting a tremendous deal if you were to win a property for between $150 and $175.