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How does "Name Your Own Price" work on Priceline?

Deja Blue 10 September 11, 2011 at 07:14 PM
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Firstly I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct forum so apologizes if this is the wrong place.

I was curious how the "Name your own price" feature on priceline works.

I was searching airfare and the normal cost came out to $950.00 but on the Name your own price section I put $1.00 and it gave me that price. Surely I won't be getting a flight for $1, so how does this work?

Thanks for any help!

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#2
Airfare on Priceline pretty much sux nowadays. There uses to be some good deals 10 years ago, but even then you needed to be very flexible as to what time you could fly. It will allow you to bid whatever you want, but ou won't be getting any fares for next to nothing. There are web sites that help you with bidding on Priceline (biddingfortravel.com and betterbidding.com). People that win bids are encouraged to post their wins in the related section (hotel, car rental, airfare). There are very few flight wins posted because there really are not good deals on airfare.

Priceline is best for hotels and car rental. See those sites to learn how.
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#3
To answer your question it basically works like this:

1) You input a price you want to pay
2) You then enter your credit card information
3) If Priceline comes back with a vendor that will accept the price then your card will be charge and you cannot change any flight information. '

You may be leaving late at night and coming back early in the morning, so take that into consideration.
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For hotels: http://www.aviewtoathrill.net/200...priceline/

Deja.....it may help to tell us where you are departing from and where you are flying to.....
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Here's some helpful info from the priceline website:
"Priceline.com: The amazing travel service where you can now choose your exact flights and times for incredible travel savings or Name Your Own Price and save even more! All it takes is a little flexibility with your travel plans.

If you can fly any time of day, agree to fly on any major airline, stay in any name-brand hotel or rent from any of the top 5 U.S. rental car agencies - you can save a lot of money with priceline!"

I've only used it for hotels, and find it really gives a good discount if I can be flexible. Flexibility is the key to saving with priceline. hope that helps.
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#6
I've used name your own price and done well on hotels and very well on car rentals
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