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  1. In todays day of high-speed wireless blah blah blah, too days is 2 long. I understand about the contacting properties part. Why not give thumbs up or down within 3 hours during hotel normal business hours, or by 9 am next day at the latest. To wait longer than that is ridiculous, unless they beat hotwire and priceline by a wide margin. Not bloody likely.
  2. To each his own. Back in another lifetime I had a job where I was on the road about 75% of the time. Friends and family were jealous of all the places I had to go to, all the "luxurious" hotels etc. "Man you're so lucky, you get to stay in hotels for free. Eat out in restaurants for free." They had no idea. After awhile, spending 3 or 4 nights a week in a hotel is not fun. It gets real old. Maybe in a swanky suite it would be. How many swanky suites come up on Priceline? My wife would complain about the travel, that when I got home on Friday, I wanted to be home. Eat in the kitchen. Homemade food. Relax in my chair. Sleep in a comfortable bed. Have some familiar things around me. Play with the kids and the dog. Even the cat. In the "Be Careful What You Wish For" vein, both my now ex-wife and my brother took positions requiring some travel. And it was only a few days a month. Guess what? They both found out there was no glamour. But if you want it, go for it. Free toast and newspapers are much less important than pets and family.
  3. Where do you put your stuff. Everybody has stuff. You can't just pack and unpack all your stuff every day or even every week. Well, I suppose you could. 90% of hotel beds leave a lot to be desired. 99% of hotel pillows leave a lot to be desired. Most chairs in hotel rooms are utilitarian at best. Life's too short. Give me comfort.
  4. That doesn't sound like living to me. Not many hotel rooms compare to my crummy 1 bedroom apartment I had 20 years ago. And it was pretty crummy. Most hotels are great for travelling. Not for living. I'd feel like I was imprisoned. But, to each his own.
  5. I don't believe you have any recourse. You should understand by now that Priceline claims to give you the highest rated hotel available. You've been around a long time and have seen plenty of upgrades. Should a resort be 0 stars? You claim elsewhere that the riverwalk area is sold out. How did you expect Priceline to magically come up with a room if the hotel websites can't? Let's try a litmus test. Suppose, based on the fact that the hotels are indeed sold out. Suppose further, Priceline made a mistake, like you did, and "awarded " you a hotel. Suppose further that the hotel "awarded" told priceline there was a mistake, they would not honor the reservation and were cancelling it. What would your response be? Would you say, "oh, that's ok. Mistakes happen." Because this is what you expect from Priceline. I may be wrong but I think you'll have a hard time getting either Priceline or your credit card to help you as all sales are final. You agreed to that. And you have been around both boards long enough to know what a free rebid zone is. And isn't. Priceline doesn't tell you about those in their terms and conditions. Yet you figured it out "on your own." Caveat Emptor.
  6. tobb on life support? first let me appologize up front. sorry for the all lower case typing. my left arm is in a sling so it's one finger typing for me. i'm new here, but i have visited before, and i think this place is great. i'm in the process of doing some research for summer travel. over "there" there seems to have been extremely limited assistance for the past month based upon post responses and "limited board coverage" posts. i can't help but wonder if it's due to declining postings, which i can't help but wonder if they're due to "the attitude." it's a shame really, as the extensive base was great for...sharing information, altough it hasn't seemed to be that way for some time now. i guess tobb is proof that "absolute powers corrupts absolutely." anyway thank goodness for betterbidding. nice respones. nice information. nice attitude. i may not contribute much, as i do not travel much, but i will when i do. i'm going to miss sheryl. hah!