Bidding Assistance Barcelona 5* 9/23-9/26

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Bidding Assistance Barcelona 5* 9/23-9/26

carolinept
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August 5th, 2016, 12:15 am #1

  1. Barcelona
  2. Barceloneta, Old Town
  3. September 23
  4. September 26
  5. One
  6. 5
  7. Le Meridien $279, W Barcelona $333, Grand Marina Hotel is booked.  Express Deals: 5* Barcelona area $287, Old Town 5* $241.
  8. Starwoodhotels.com
  9. Badalona, Castelldefels, El Valles Area, Granollers, Horta - San Andreu - La Maquinista, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat - Barcelona University, Barcelona Airport, Mataro, Placa d'Espanya - Magic Fountain - Fira de Barcelona, Sabadell - Terrassa, Sagrada Familia El Clot, Sant Andreude la Barca, Sant Cugat - Bellaterra, Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Sant Gervasi - Gracia, Vila Olimpica - San Marti - Forum - Poblenou - Beach Front , Vilassar de Mar
  10. $150
  11. Yes
  12. Yes
  13. Yes
Last edited by carolinept on August 5th, 2016, 12:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Sheryl
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August 5th, 2016, 3:44 am #2

The form asks you to list the Express Deal(s).
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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carolinept
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August 5th, 2016, 12:46 pm #3

Sorry about that; updated to include Express Deals. Thank you.
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Sheryl
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August 5th, 2016, 3:03 pm #4

Your bidding limit is not realistic.
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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carolinept
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August 5th, 2016, 5:55 pm #5

Ok.  What would be your suggested bidding strategy?  I'm trying to keep total per night cost under $200/night if possible.
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August 6th, 2016, 1:35 am #6

To clarify my question, what do you think IS a realistic bidding strategy?
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August 6th, 2016, 2:57 am #7

Before we can give you a strategy, you need to figure out how high you're willing to bid. That's what we want to know for #10. You stated that $150 was your limit, but when Sheryl told you that wasn't realistic, you said that you're trying to keep the total cost under $200/night (about $170/night before taxes and fees), so $150 obviously wasn't your limit. And when you say "trying", that suggests to me that you're willing to go over that number if it's not enough. So right now, we have no idea how high you're willing to go, and we don't want to end up giving you a strategy with a significantly higher or lower limit than you're willing to bid. Based on the Express Deal rates, it's very likely that $170 is not going to be enough, but you can never be completely sure. If you want to take a shot in the dark, start low and use your free rebid zones to raise $5-$10 increments until you reach your limit. There's not much extra insight we can offer you.

The only way you're going to be able to determine a reasonable limit is to do some research and figure out what your alternatives are should you fail to get a hotel through Name Your Own Price. This is especially important in European cities because there are a lot of hotels and rates can vary widely.
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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August 6th, 2016, 3:35 am #8

The bidding limit is addressed on the Bidding Assistance Form.

Please remember to bid through our link to Priceline.
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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