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2.5* Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-Bridgeville 10/10-10/12 (2 Rooms) $101

KeenWink
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Joined: 3:48 AM - Jun 05, 2004

12:34 AM - Oct 09, 2014 #1

This hotel may now be confirmed on the BFT hotel list for this zone.

Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-Bridgeville 

Pittsburgh South 

3053 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA  15017 




Hotels in the I-79 corridor from Greentree to Washington ridiculously unwilling to provide a meaningful discount for the opacity of Priceline NYOP.  List rate for this hotel on this night has been a steady $126/night for 2 weeks. I've been bidding in the Washington-Canonsburg zone (no free rebids), the Pitts-Greentree zone and the Pitts-South zone for the past 2 weeks, with bids approaching 70% of retail, with no luck.  Counteroffers were predictable and invariant.  




This evening, I started with a bid of $99 for Canonsburg 3*, which was refused with a counteroffer of +$27. No free rebids, express deal available at $116.  Both 3* hotels in that zone had $149 list rates.  So neither was willing to accept even a 33% discount in exchange for opacity!




My bids for 2.5* in the Pitts-South zone were:

$90: refused/counteroffer of +$24

$95: refused

$97: refused

$99: refused/counteroffer of +$15

$101: accepted.  A measly 20% off rack rate.




The same hotel via Express Deal was $104/night, plus a whopping $83.56 fees/taxes for a total of $499.56.  

Clearly the Express Deals over-charge on fee and taxes--the $12 additional room cost carried a 100% tax/fee rate!




Check-In: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 / After 04:00 PM

Check-Out: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 / 11:00 AM

Offer Price: US$ 101.00

Rooms: 2

Nights: 2 

Room Subtotal: US$ 404.00

Taxes & Fees: US$ 70.76

Total Charged to Card: US$ 474.76




Of course I booked via the link to Priceline here on BFT.  
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.

Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.

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Sheryl
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Joined: 4:19 PM - Jan 16, 2000

12:45 AM - Oct 09, 2014 #2

Thank you for using our link to Priceline. You don't need to double post a Hotel List change as tilepusher reads the posts.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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