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Old 06-29-2005, 10:03 PM   #1
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well the harley crowd will have their RVs...so no worries
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Old 06-30-2005, 02:04 AM   #2
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I wonder how much they're charging for that extra bunk in the RV...
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Old 06-30-2005, 03:44 AM   #3
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You mean someone other than a Harley dealer is gouging the public? Perish the thought! And I thought Daytona was bad when they wanted to raise my $75 room to $300 for Bike Week.
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:17 AM   #4
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It's no different than resort pricing. Off season rates are there to encourage people to visit under less than ideal situations. If you are a lodging owner at 100% occupancy you are pricing too low. Special event rates can go as high as someone is willing to pay. Supply and demand is a wonderful thing. However, it is never wonderful for both the buyer and the supplier of services at the same time.
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:18 AM   #5
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Looks like it's SNAFU for that area when it comes to gouging. Unfortunately, previous articles pointed out by the RoadracingWorld.com website were deleted.
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:21 AM   #6
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Every time I called for reservations for Daytona I was quoted 3 to 4 times higher rates than listed. Then I discovered a neat trick. I am more interested in the racing than the weaks events. I will call up hotels on thursday, fiind a hotel with rooms available for the weekend and get the regular rates. It seems that alot of the people that rent for the whole week check out early, opening up rooms for the race weekend.



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Old 06-30-2005, 05:25 AM   #7
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There is a big difference in this situation. If I have a reservation for X$ for these days, and the hotel loses/erases/tries to gouge me, thats fraud. Its bait and switch. Its probably illeagal as well.

Some of these people made reservations over a year ago, and the hotel screwed up by not pricing to the limit at the time of the reservation, then its their loss, they are obligated to honor the reservation IMO.
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:57 AM   #8
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That is why you confirm your reservation. Voiding that contract then becomes an issue for the two parties involved. A community full of contact violators does have a problem.
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Old 06-30-2005, 06:38 AM   #9
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Yep, my boss (wife) gave me the OK to go to the race a few weeks ago. So I got on to Expedia and rapidly became aware that there were no rooms left. If I remember right, the closest I could get was in Santa Cruz and it was an outrageous price $400 for a "motel" that normally charges under $60. I decided to go next year and go to Freddy's school this year instead... Hey its the free market system...Same thing happens at the Super Bowl each year...
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Old 06-30-2005, 06:43 AM   #10
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No one is begrudging the hotel for raising their rates. Its the not honoring the allready made reservations that people have to worry about. I'll bet that there will be more than one story of a person showing up at a hotel with a confirmed reservation that will not be honored.
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