FleaStiff
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August 13th, 2019 at 10:23:16 PM permalink
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LOL....yeah that's sure to be effective......NOT

On an individual basis, probably not too effective but after awhile others will start feeling the same way.
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August 13th, 2019 at 11:40:45 PM permalink
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On an individual basis, probably not too effective but after awhile others will start feeling the same way.



Wishful thinking tends to not get one very far in life. Good luck and never stop dreaming.
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August 14th, 2019 at 5:09:58 AM permalink
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LOL....yeah that's sure to be effective......NOT



Vote with your feet. If nobody spent any money at the property, then they would either have to close or change something.
Vultures can't be choosers.
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August 14th, 2019 at 5:10:38 AM permalink
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Wishful thinking tends to not get one very far in life. Good luck and never stop dreaming.



Aren't you supposed to be a fan of, "The market decides?"
Vultures can't be choosers.
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August 14th, 2019 at 5:36:32 AM permalink
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Aren't you supposed to be a fan of, "The market decides?"

He may well be, certainly very many are, but "the market" is diverse and customers have different threshold levels. Those who gamble and win will forgive a check-in slight.

However some emails will perhaps be effective.

I'm of the opinion that "squeaking" is the right thing to do, but sometimes they never use any oil.
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August 14th, 2019 at 5:57:17 AM permalink
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He may well be, certainly very many are, but "the market" is diverse and customers have different threshold levels. Those who gamble and win will forgive a check-in slight.

However some emails will perhaps be effective.

I'm of the opinion that "squeaking" is the right thing to do, but sometimes they never use any oil.



That's my point, they won't gamble and win if they don't gamble at all. What does squeaking mean?
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August 14th, 2019 at 6:27:03 AM permalink
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That's my point, they won't gamble and win if they don't gamble at all.

True but although pissed off some will say after that long line at the airport, I want entertainment

>>>>>>>>>>>>> What does squeaking mean?
Reference is to 'its the squeaky whell that gets the oil', meaning that complaining is the right thing to do but is not always effective.
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August 14th, 2019 at 6:31:58 AM permalink
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True but although pissed off some will say after that long line at the airport, I want entertainment

>>>>>>>>>>>>> What does squeaking mean?
Reference is to 'its the squeaky whell that gets the oil', meaning that complaining is the right thing to do but is not always effective.



I would rather at least make an attempt, like you, to complain about what I consider to be unfair or ridiculous business practices. I agree that it doesn't always effectuate change and might even take it a step further and say it usually doesn't effectuate change, but it could and has in individual instances.
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September 4th, 2019 at 11:43:00 AM permalink
the resort fees article references some strong language currently being used in silicon valley which is currently discussing how companies can be forced to compete against an 'organic' search page via paid search results. terms such as blackmail and extortion are not used lightly,these people mean it.

if hotel booking sites stop their price stripping practices, resort fees are likely to disappear.
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September 12th, 2019 at 2:31:44 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

the resort fees article references some strong language currently being used in silicon valley which is currently discussing how companies can be forced to compete against an 'organic' search page via paid search results. terms such as blackmail and extortion are not used lightly,these people mean it.

if hotel booking sites stop their price stripping practices, resort fees are likely to disappear.



I received email promos for Eldorado and Circus Circus Reno advertising "Your Resort Fee at Eldorado Just Became A Resort Credit"

"Book at the Eldorado today and your resort fee becomes a daily resort credit of $30 to redeem for dining, spa or retail costs that have been charged to your room."

Which sounds great because I'd probably spend $30 on stuff anyway—until I see that their resort fee is $34! (And not including tax. Though I wouldn't expect the credit to cover the tax.)

Better than nothing, I suppose. They're probably hoping I either don't use the credit, or spend far more than $30/day.

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