A digression from the usual assorted bits I write here and I will now talk about a website that I believe is not doing the job it says it is supposed to do HotelsbyCity.com Apparently it's associated with PriceLine.com. Oh really? I gave the link up there but only as an FYI. Don't use them. Here's why.
So how is that a hotel that has a price of $113 a night ended up on a Visa at over $224 a night? That's over double the cost per night. Would I EVER pay that for a short vacation night? No, I wouldn't. So how is it that the printed rate on the HotelbyCity.com web site gave me one price and then charged something completely differently? I'll tell you how. HotelbyCity.com is perpetrating fraud. The website says one thing, and before you know it - a VISA bill comes in with a different number on it. Fraud, carpet bagging lying out and out snatch and grab.
Do NOT use Hotelsbycity.com when you are booking your own vacation or business trip. They will hose you, rip you off and more.
To add insult to injury - we had to cancel one night's stay. We did this well ahead of the trip and guess what? While the hotel is not charging for the night, Hotelbycity.com wouldn't take even that off their outrageously out line visa charge. Well, we fought that one, and they did decide to remove the one night - at the HOTEL'S rate of $113 a night and not the ridiculously inflated rate they charged us of over $225 a night.
Seems to me if it walks like a thieving duck and talks like a thieving duck it IS a thieiving duck. Hotelsbycity.com. Stay away. Stay very far away.
Moving on .
I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.