Priceline/HotWire Better Bidding Assistance

Old Apr 1st, 2015, 07:24 AM
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Priceline/HotWire Better Bidding Assistance

There used to be a site, something like Better Bidding for Less?, that was run by a woman named Sheryl, which gave advice on how to structure your bid for Priceline or Hotwire. Haven't used it in a long time, bookmark has evaporated. Anyone have this site? Does this still exist? Anything better to use for bidding strategy development? Want to do a Priceline hotel bid. Thanks a lot!
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 07:44 AM
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biddingfortravel.com
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 08:06 AM
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also betterbidding.com

I don't think either site gets the traffic they once did making them less relevant then they once were.
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 08:39 AM
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...especially since Hotwire pretty much tells you exactly the hotel that you're gonna get these days. And you can use that to figure out what to bid on Priceline.
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 08:42 AM
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I use betterbidding.com for the list of Hotwire and Priceline hotels and their star ratings. I still do blind bids on Hotwire because the prices are better using that option. I would not bid on a hotel at less than 3.5 stars. I prefer Hotwire to Priceline for several reasons. The price may be a bit higher, but it's still a deal and the service has been better for me.
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There is also a service, www.bidpricecheck.com where you buy points (about $1.99 each) you use to purchase the information to make a bid for a hotel or rental car on Priceline. I used it for a trip not long after I found out about it and have to say it worked just as promised! More recently I have used it as kind of a research tool to determine if it was worth my time to do a bid--i.e., what they tell me will be an accepted bid is more than I want to spend.
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I think you're thinking about http://www.hoteldealsrevealed.com or http://www.betterbidding.com

Both these sites are Hotwire / Priceline centric.
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