Friday, 10 October 2014

How much are you prepared to pay!

On our way south we called in to Wangaratta to spend the night.  We chose the Hotel/Motel with a Restaurant so we didn't have to go out for dinner.

I presented to the Receptionist, only one room available at $210.00 for the night. I told her that was far too expensive for a clean bed for one night. I was asked, "How much are you prepared to pay"?.
"I said $150.00". She went to the computer and informed me there was a room available for $165.00, so I said yes!

Weird how only one room was available, then all of a sudden one appeared from nowhere.

The meal in the dinning room was delicious.

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  1. Way to go M some people would have moved on or paid it. It does look lovely. xo hug G

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    1. I don't like throwing my money away...the room was also lovely. Hugs M xox

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  2. Writing down notes so I remember. I guess dinner was not included. $150 is a sum to negotiate from for one night, especially if it is a nice motel room.

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    1. Dinner wasn't included. Add another $150.00 including wine. It is a lovely one.

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  3. Good for you. I must remember that for when it happens to us.

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  4. Way to hang in there. On a much smaller scale, I bought gasoline for $2.99/gal yesterday, but when I bought a small bag of M & M's, it cost me $2.15. Ugh.

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  5. It is worth negotiating - we stayed at a hotel booked on an Amazon deal. It cost only £99 for two people for two nights with cooked breakfast each morning and one three course evening meal. I think that we got about 75% off - and it was a really first class hotel too.

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  6. that's usually what they charge for a really nice room here.

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  7. Margaret, negotiating prices at the hotel is great idea.

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    1. It is it the Receptionist leads with a leading question. Sometimes they won't even give the opportunity.

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  8. Bargening is always good. Well done.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Thank you. Don't get the chance to bargain often. Usually they say the price and won't budge.

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  9. Yeah just goes to show you don't have to take their word for it when they say there is only one room available properly the same room she told you about in the first place she just dropped the price to something you would pay.............good thing the food was great

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    1. I remember once before we had great trouble in finding a place to stay, but of course a room was found, a nice one at that.

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  10. I've heard if that happening here in the US as well.

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