Has anyone here done the priceline name your price?

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  1. Mother Cardinal 2

    Mother Cardinal 2 Earning My Ears

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    My husband suggested looking into this seeing as what will kill us is the cost of airfare. The only thing is they want you to put in your credit/debit card info in order to give you a price and I refuse to do that until I have heard from others that have used it and had some success with it.
     
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  3. Kae

    Kae DIS Veteran

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    Because you are bidding. There are 2 ways to do priceline & one way is name your own price & if you do the name your own price you have bought it, if you bid is accepted (hotel, plane ticket or car rental) no refunds. Or they have kinda a expedia/travelocity type way.

    Kae
     
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  5. ellemenohpee

    ellemenohpee Earning My Ears

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    One of my best friends uses it almost exclusively for Disney trips. She did a lot of research, and crosschecked the hotels in the area to the descriptions on priceline (I guess they tell you things like "5 Star Resort in Downtown Disney area with 3 pools and view of XYZ" but not the actual name of the hotel). So she is confident that she knows what she is getting (and I don't think she ever bids on anything less than 4 or 5 star). They've always stayed at great properties.

    I'm still a little scared to try it - I don't like leaving things up to chance, even limited and researched chance. :)
     
  6. trewin

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    I actually worked at a call center for Priceline - 7 years ago- but still. I was in the "air travel service dept" A. You don't get to pick your times / airlines. you can arrive at 7 am or midnight! B. you can't change or cancel it. You get what you get. Period. C. If the airlines change their schedule, a lot of times they wont help you since you booked thru Priceline. You have to call Priceline. D. They can give you diff airlines w a layover. Ex. You fly delta to pittsburgh and then you fly united to Orlando. It just makes it tricky if a flights delayed or there is a change in schedule. E. I've also heard of people not having enough time on layovers. Like a half hour. Which will make some ppl panic! Or again could be a problem if a flights delayed. All I am saying is you better be VERY careful when using Priceline Name your own price. I am certain some ppl have had positive experiences. Obviously only ppl w problems would call! Know what your getting into and understand the conditions! Things could have changed since I have been there. Check and double check you put the info in right! If you put the wrong airport, your toast! I don't use it myself, But I can get a direct flight for $100! It might be worth it if you live far and tickets are $$$$. Just use EXTREME caution.
     

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