Posting Failed Bids--IMPORTANT UPDATE

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Posting Failed Bids--IMPORTANT UPDATE

Sheryl
Registered User
Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

04 Apr 2001, 02:42 #1

Because the purpose of this board is to make everyone informed bidders, please include the results of your rate/fare research when posting unsuccessful bidding attempts. Simply posting failed bids without knowing availability really isn’t of any use to other readers because we have no way of knowing if it’s a lack of Priceline’s access to inventory or an unreasonable expectation based on available rates/fares.

Bidding blindly without first doing your research can lead to either wasted bids or an overbid.
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
Registered User
Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

22 Dec 2001, 16:32 #2

From this point going forward, if you choose to put up a post simply indicating your failed bids, you must include all of the following or your post may be removed. The percentage amounts listed are minimum thresholds for posting failed bids. It is not a bidding suggestion.

Hotels

City/Zone/Travel Dates/Quality Level(s) Bid

The lowest available rates that meet all of your bidding parameters, as found on the hotels' websites. Be sure to always name the hotel alongside the rate you post.

The failed bid must be at least 35% of the lowest available rate, with a minimum total value bid of $28 for 2-1/2*, $33 for 3* or $40 for 4* hotels and $55 for 5* hotels.

This is not a bidding suggestion. It is the minimum required to post a failed bid.

Airline Tickets

All Airports included in your bids

All flexible options included in your bids

Your travel dates

The lowest available fare found directly from an airline's website that meets all of your bidding parameters

The failed bid must be at least 75% of the lowest available fare (taking into account taxes and fees added), with a minimum of $50 plus bonus money

Rental Cars

Airport

Travel dates

Car classes bid

The lowest available rate directly from the website of a major rental car company with an airport counter

The failed bid must be at least 50% of the lowest available rate, with a minimum of $15

Please understand that this board policy in no way discourages you from bidding however you choose; however, the above rules have been set in order to promote the goal of informed bidding and to be of any value to those reading your post as we don't want BiddingForTravel.com to become deluged with posts of failed bids that don't really serve any useful purpose to others.
Last edited by Sheryl on 16 Oct 2008, 15:52, edited 4 times in total.
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
Registered User
Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

16 Jul 2003, 02:47 #3

I guess I'll call this my "Red Alert" post due to another marked increase in useless failed bid postings. I have found myself in situations where our users have challenged this topic. It's non-negotiable for the reason stated above. From this point on, if a followup is posted or another post is made by the same person after I reference this post where the person has not complied, the topic will be removed without comment as there really isn't anything to discuss and it taxes the Administrators time from assisting others.
Last edited by Sheryl on 11 Jul 2008, 01:31, edited 1 time in total.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
Reply