Maclock

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  1. Maclock

    Bidding Issue on Priceline

    I gave up and booked a couple of stays using HOTWIRE. If Priceline can't be bothered to fix an obvious problem, I'll take my business elsewhere.
  2. Maclock

    Bidding Issue on Priceline

    My heavens, does Priceline hire the most incompetent developing world support staff that they can find? I've had the most frustrating day trying to get them: To understand that there's a problem. That what's broken needs to be fixed. That my business will go elsewhere if I can't login and use the Name Your Own Price interface. All they reply with are unresponsive canned responses that suggest that a bot is assisting them and when the bot isn't doing the job of replying, then a human is and quite often s/he is uniquely incapable of comprehending, well, just about anything. Terrible customer service. Simply awful. And unless I've failed to follow a step or two, thereuare, there seems to be no difference doing what you suggest. It's all still a black hole of digital dysfunction!
  3. Maclock

    Bidding Issue on Priceline

    This has also been an issue for me. Priceline insists that everything is OK as well, when it isn't (for some users, anyway).
  4. Checking in on July 10th, 2006, and checking out on July 12th, 2006.
  5. Answering my own question; I should have scrolled down the board! Apologies all around. Looks like Le Meridien San Francisco (formerly the Park Hyatt San Francisco). Worth the money?
  6. Details for your 4.5-star hotel in Embarcadero Area Hotel Details Hotel name:Hotwire Hotel Supplier Our 4.5-star hotel suppliers include: Leading Hotels of the World, Le Meridien, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, plus other top brands and quality hotels. Ratings Guide 64% savings Price Per Room Person: $143 per room, per night Retail: $395.00 You save: $252.00 Hotel Amenities Restaurant(s) Property offers at least one restaurant on the premises; hours and days of operation may vary. Fitness Center Guests have access to exercise equipment; an additional charge may apply. High-speed Internet Access Guestrooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access; an extra charge may apply. Business Center Guests have access to business equipment and services; an additional charge may apply.
  7. Thank you very much, WillTravel! I just realized that this posted in the Priceline forum. Whoops! I thought that I had posted this in the Hotwire forum. My bad!
  8. Does anyone have an idea of what hotel this is? Thanks in advance! Details for your 4-star hotel in Regents Park - Baker Street Hotel Details Check in: Wed, May 24, 2006 Check out: Sat, May 27, 2006 Hotel name: Hotwire Hotel Supplier Our 4-star hotel suppliers include: Intercontinental, Hyatt, Omni, plus other top brands and quality hotels. Upscale 28% savings PricePerRoomPerson:$203 per room per night Retail: $281.66 You save: $78.66 Hotel Amenities Restaurant(s) Property offers at least one restaurant on the premises; hours and days of operation may vary. Fitness Center Guests have access to exercise equipment; an additional charge may apply. High-speed Internet Access Guestrooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access; an extra charge may apply. Tennis Nearby Property is located within walking distance or a short drive of at least one tennis court; an extra charge typically applies. Customer Reviews TripAdvisor logo Traveler Rating3.5 out of 5(3.5 out of 5) What's this? Based on: 20+ customer reviews Last Reviewed: January 2006 Regents Park - Baker Street: London's "most-civilized" park, plus the zoo, wax museum and more Points of interest: 1. London Zoo Travel information: 13.1 miles to Heathrow (LHR), 26.7 miles to Gatwick (LGW) Note: All distances measured from center of area boundaries to destination listed.
  9. Boss got himself a hotel room for Tuesday, May 23, 2006, so I tried bidding for Wednesday, May 24 - Saturday, May 27, 2006. A bid in Bloomsbury at $100 USD was rejected, but I got another counter-offer at $172 USD, plus VAT, per room, per night. Boss asked me to reject and bid close to that if necessary. Went to $166 USD, but didn't get a bite. Hrmmmm...that's kinda rich. At that price, I'd be miffed if my boss and his colleague ended up at the Thistle Marble Arch (which normally goes for $70-$100 USD, plus VAT, per room, per night, right about now).
  10. 1. Desired city: London, United Kingdom 2. Desired areas: Kensington - Knightbridge - Earls Court Mayfair - Soho Notting Hill - Bayswater Bloomsbury - Marble Arch 3. Check-in date: May 23, 2006 4. Check-out date: May 27, 2006 5. Number of rooms needed: Two 6. Desired quality level of property: Four star 7. Sample rates for available four-star hotels in the areas I desire: The Selfridge: $385.70 Hilton Metropole: $330.60 Millennium Gloucester: $405.00 8. Source of the above-noted rates: Websites for the hotel chains themselves. 9. Free re-bid zones: As there would seem to be four star hotels in every zone in London, there aren't any true "free re-bidding zones". 10. Maximum amout willing to bid: $150 Bidding history to date: Twice, I have bidded $100 for a 4* including the Notting Hill and Kensington zones in my bid. Twice, I was unsuccessful. Twice, I started a new bid for a 4* in the Bloomsbury zone and bid $100. Once, I added the Notting Hill and Kensington zones and bid $115. The first time, when I bid at $115 on a re-bid, I received a counter-offer of $209. The second time, when I bid $100 in Bloomsbury only, I also received a counter-offer of $209. I guess that there's a hotel in Bloomsbury that has space, but at $209, I have to hope that it is a five-star and that my bid is being upgraded. As I thought the counter-offer was too rich, I rejected it. On both of these pervious attempts, I then started new bids for a 4* in the Mayfair zone and bid $120, which was rejected. Then, I added the other three acceptable zones and bid $130, etc. Long story short, I bid up to $162 and got nowhere. Inventory is tight. Any suggestions? My lockout is to expire momentarily.
  11. Maclock

    Add me to the TOBB *banned* list!

    Like many others here, I was banned for reasons that I cannot figure out. While Sheryl has some very valuable information to offer, banning people for absolutely no reason whatsoever is crazy. Odd, but whatever. I don't think that I ran afoul of rules other than ones she makes up on the fly. When I tried to send an e-mail message to her inbox about being banned, I was informed that she is "ignoring me". I had heard that this woman was mercurial and occasionally childish, and now I have had the privilege of viewing the same upclose and personal. Anyway, I hope that people here can offer some good insight into Priceline bidding! Cheers, etc.
  12. Maclock

    I've Been Scolded

    Like many others here, I was banned for reasons that I cannot figure out. While Sheryl has some very valuable information to offer, banning people for absolutely no reason whatsoever is crazy. Odd, but whatever. I don't think that I ran afoul of rules other than ones she makes up on the fly. When I tried to send an e-mail message to her inbox about being banned, I was informed that she is "ignoring me". I had heard that this woman was mercurial and occasionally childish, and now I have had the privilege of viewing the same upclose and personal. Anyway, I hope that people here can offer some good insight into Priceline bidding! Cheers, etc.