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Priceline - Credit card fraud
Priceline double charged me for a hotel stay. Now this hotel stay was overpriced in the first place -- we're talking tiny smelly rooms with paper thin walls and dirty rugs -- but they had the nerve to charge me twice for it! Normally I wouldn't *** about this sort of thing, but their customer "service" refused to resolve the issue after several weeks. And somehow they've convinced my credit card company that they were in the right about this. How? I will never know. And I will never, ever go back to Priceline. Sorry Captain Kirk, but your site is a fraud.
Priceline.com wants your $ not you
My wife, Rachel, is an Irish citizen. Our daughter, Holly, was born in Ireland and has dual citizenship since I is a US citizen. We purchased airline tickets in July through Priceline's website to visit our family in Ireland over the Christmas holidays. Shortly after the purchase, we realized that Holly's Irish passport will expire in October – meaning Holly will need a US Passport to be able to travel. Before Holly can get a U.S passport, We have to file documents with the US government showing that Holly was born abroad – which takes 6-12 months to process. After those documents are processed, the next step is to file for a social security number… which could take another few months to process! After the social security number is issued, THEN we can apply for Holly's US passport. Our tickets totaled $2,500 – a small amount to a large company such as Priceline but a significant amount to hard-working folks like us! Because they cannot be sure that the proper documentation will be in place by Christmas for our daughter, we would like to cancel the tickets and get a refund. If we cannot obtain a refund, the tickets cannot be used… and 3 seats on that flight will be empty. I would think that under the circumstances (and considering they are giving 4 month's notice), Priceline could refund the money but simply won't because they've got the power to do just that. Can you afford to just toss away $2,500? Not me!! We thought about changing the dates of the flight but were told that to do THAT, it would cost us another $2,500 – DOUBLE the price of the original tickets! It is my understanding that Priceline has a no refund/no change policy. However, someone from Priceline led Rachel to believe that considering her circumstances, an exception could be made. See her email below to Priceline management: RACHEL TO PRICELINE: Please understand that I do not want a call from someone other than one of these executive people. I have sent multiple emails and made many calls about my issue and for some reason, people who have no power to make changes or decisions keep calling me, so I need someone in a position of power to call me. Last night on one of my many phone calls I was informed that this reservation "considering my circumstances" COULD in fact be changed and I have witnesses to the fact that the rep informed me of this. WHY can this be changed and not cancelled??? I need someone to help me. There is going to be no one on that flight in regards to this reservation. I made an error in not paying attention when these were initially bought and as you will see, there are 15 other requests as I was trying to get the best deal. Besides that my daughter's passport is the issue and I cannot get around it. I am asking you person to person to PLEASE help me out. I work very hard for my money and I cannot afford to burn $2500 which is literally what I would be doing. Thank you When Rachel did not receive a response, Brian sent an email…BRIAN TO PRICELINE: Please understand that I do not want a call from someone other than one of the executive people. For some reason, that I do not understand, no one at Priceline.com can dial a phone. My daughter's passport will not let her travel. This is a government issue that I cannot get around. We are aware of the contract because you are a broken record about it. To a large scale company like Priceline, $2500 is a small amount. For a family like ours that is a substantial amount. It can pay for the exact reason that keeps our daughter from being able to travel. You talk about your partners but all airlines I know can cancel flight reservations so why can Priceline not when the seats can be sold to people who can actually travel. Again, we do not want another email. I want to speak with a human being. Preferably one with a soul. XXX-XXX-XXXX is my work number. FINALLY, a response from Priceline: From: priceline.com Executive Offices Date: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 9:33 AMSubject: Executive Offices To: Rachel Dear Ms. , Thank you for contacting us regarding your concerns and feedback regarding your airline reservation for Request Number XXXXXXXXXXX. We have previously advised you of our policies regarding your reservation. We wish we could provide the answers you are looking for; however, these policies are directly tied to contractual agreements with our travel partners. This in turn allows us to continue to offer competitive pricing and subsequent savings to our customers. We are truly unable to assist you further in this matter. Please do not expect a response to further correspondence on this issue. Sincerely, Executive Offices The tone of the final email just feels so loving and personal. We called them 60 seconds after the purchase was made. At one stage we were trying to see if they could change my wife's last name on her ticket. The ticket is in her married name but her passport is in her maiden name. After the second supervisor we were told the name could be changed, that they would help us out. As with the airlines we understood that there would be a a fee. The supervisor asked how we would pay so naturally our question is "how much?" The answer we got back was $1,200. Now I ask you, how is that helping out when to change part of a name on a ticket cost more than the ticket itself? Looking online I found that the only time Priceline has refunded tickets was either due to natural disaster in the location or flight canceled and not being able to find a flight leaving the same day. As I have said it is government reasons that we cannot travel on our specified day. In the few conversations that we have had with Priceline makes me feel that if a medical emergency had come up and i was hospitalized, we would still have to pay for the tickets. All I have to say is this If you are going to use Priceline for your travels, be prepared to be on the flight or pay for it any way.
Priceline Flight Booking
This trip was the first reserved through Priceline, for June 22 to June 28. On June 26 my mother passed away so we had to leave. I called price line to explain situation, they had to verify death of mother, as if i would be on vacation and want to leave. After numerous calls to custumer relations, custumor service It is now Aug 7 and I am still waiting for credit for the last 2 days lost. I will never deal with company again. I even asked to speak to a manager and I wasn't allowed to.... No compassion whats so ever.
Priceline "Name Your Own Price" Stinks
After checking out rates of hotels in Erie, PA with various travel websites (including Priceline standard booking site), I chose to use the "Name Your Own Price" option (which is prominently thrust in your face at every turn on Priceline.com). When prompted for the "# of Adults", I entered "2" since I have 2 adults and 2 children in our family. After submitting a bid for a hotel room for our vacation, I saw that my bid was accepted and a reservation was made at a hotel chain THAT ONLY HAS 1 BED PER ROOM. I immediately verified this on the hotel website and called Priceline Customer DisService. They explained that the reservation could not be changed. I would have to check with the hotel to see if they could accommodate my reservation and if not, I was to call Priceline back for a change. I called the hotel. They had just received the reservation electronically (took about 20 minutes). They confirmed that they did not have any rooms in the hotel that could accommodate my family. They told me they could not cancel the reservation. Priceline would have to do it. So I called Priceline back (as previously instructed). Imagine my surprise and disappointment to learn that I was now stuck with a 1 bed hotel room for my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children). I asked, pleaded, etc. with both Customer DisService and a Customer Relations "Specialist" neither of who could assist me. I was given a case # and directed to file a complaint on their website. I filed a complaint with their VP of Customer DisService. The next day, I received a cll back from "Ryan", an "executive officer" of Priceline. He proceeded to explain to me I was stuck with my reservations and that they could not change their policy. It was a "contract" that could not be changed (even though the hotel room had not yet been occupied; my vacation was still 4 days away). After arguing my case (even offering to spend more money with them to take a reservation in another Priceline-serviced hotel)and explaining how dissatisfied I was with their "customer service", I told them that they had lost a customer for life. I also told them I would warn as many others as I can to NEVER USE PRICELINE.COM. Be Forewarned - their practices border on deceitful and their "customer service" is NON-EXISTENT. RUN AWAY AS QUICK AS YOU CAN FROM THESE CROOKS.
So the title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for a hotel in Austin and agree to $50 a night. Where they put me in the hilton by the airport. I find out parking for the hotel is $20 a day! So now I'm not paying $50 but I'm paying $70. They don't...
Priceline - LOUSY customer service
Priceline USED to be a great bargain and have good customer service. I recently booked a Sheraton in San Diego and called to confirm the reservation and to arrange for 2 beds since I was traveling with the family (3 kids). I was told that since I booked through Priceline, our "penalty" was we got a room for 5 with 1 king size bed and I'd have to ask for 2 beds when we checked in. Maybe I'll get it, maybe I won't. Depends on "availability". Heaven forbid they try and help me now. I've called ahead to every other hotel I've gotten on Priceline and it's been a non-issue. So now hotels are penalizing priceline customers with this ***? Then the brain dead rep wants to tell me the room is only guaranteed for 2 adults? why enter all the children's info then? It's none of their business if they aren't going to accommodate them. I have yet to see how this plays out. I have a feeling this is my last purchase with priceline and last time as a customer of ANY Starwood based hotel. They better have rollaways available.
45% added to accepted bid price by PriceLine
Price Line added fees taxes, etc. totaling 45% of my initial accepted low-bid offer for a rental car. This was done without any prior disclosure by Price Line to me. A direct purchase from any of the major automobile rental companies at their conventional prices would have been less expensive. Price Line also states that cancellations are not accepted for any reason. God help you if you get sick and cancel your trip. You will still pay through the nose! You bid, you pay and you pay Price lines' exorbitant fees. To deal with Price-Line is to buy a "Pig in a Poke." Guess who the "Pig' is!
Priceline.com has a terrible policy of keeping your money for a lengthy amount of time when THEY HAVE MADE AN ERROR! I attempted to rent a car for two weeks, using my debit card (about $350). Unfortunately, I paid for the car at Priceline.com, but was unable to pick it up at the rental car agency. Priceline admitted to their mistake of connecting me with a company that does not allow rentals when using a debit card. You think to yourself, "Simple enough. Please return my money to my debit card and I will work with the company next door, who WILL take my debit card.” WRONG!! Priceline STILL HAS MY $350 and refuses to give it back in a timely manner. I'm told I may have to wait 10 days to 2 weeks while Priceline verifies that I did NOT pick up the car. Umm, won't a quick phone call take care of this? In this economy, if you're renting a car for that amount of money, then the other money you have is budgeted for your *** gas! I did NOT have enough to do another 2-week rental and to put gas in the car while Priceline holds the money hostage! Tomorrow makes 10 days and I still don't have the money back on my card! I understand that companies have policies, but companies should also consider the HUMAN FACTOR in their business. People need their money! Having a policy that basically allows a company to keep a customer's money when the company has made an error is absurd. I did everything right by noting that I would be using a debit card as I bid on my car at Priceline; yet, I have to pay for the company's error. I could understand if they kept the money a day or two while they made sure we did not actually rent the car, but TWO WEEKS!!!!!! Join me in sending a message. Boycott Priceline.com! Stacey
I secured a reservation through Priceline for the first of June, 2008, at a hotel in Arlington Texas. When we arrived on the day of our reservation, we were informed that the hotel was fully booked and so we were moved to another hotel down the street. I paid for a 3...
Priceline Customer Care
Priceline - The worst Company!!
Priceline is the worst company I have ever delt with. They tell you lies then when you catch them they blame you. I made reservations for a car and realized after they had been made that I needed to change the pick up time. Thats ALL I wanted to do. Priceline sent me an email saying and I quote "your dissatisfaction has been noted please do not expect any responses to anymore future emails because you wont get any" unquote. The rental company says a change would be fine but Priceline wont allow changes. They say that the partners wont allow them but its the partner that told me they would welcome any change within 3 business days. Priceline are liars and cheats, do not use them its not worth it.
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