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#1 Elizabeth

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    Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:50 PM

    Okay so currently I am shopping around for a TA. I had one that I wanted to use, turns out customer service is not her thing. So I googled TAs in my area and emailed EVERYONE. I have been in contact with quite a few just asking for prices hoping to find one to give my business to.
    Well there is one so far that is amazingly nice and attentive, however her rates are outrageous! I told her I love her, but cant afford her and will have to go with another that I found. She said she would do more work in hopes to lower the rates she was quoted at. A week later she said "the resort is really questioning the other rate you got, can you send me a copy?"
    Can I do that? Is that fair to give out the other TAs rate information like that? I want her to get the lowest rate possible, I feel icky forwarding the quote I received.
    I was just going to suck it up and send it, but when I got online to the resorts website, the rates it gave me were $45pp/night cheaper! That is hugely significant and makes me wonder if would be even worth it to respond to this TA.
    Long story, sorry, but I need advice!

    #2 Martha

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      Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:06 PM

      Do you know the supplier they are booking through? If you go to funjet.com, that will give you an idea of what you will pay.

      My TA charged exactly what funjet had on their website.

      I wouldn't give her any info...

      #3 Alyssa

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        Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:09 PM

        Hi Elizabeth - I am moving this to the appropriate forum. Please take caution to post threads in the right place to help us keep the forum clean and organized.


        #4 EricaG

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          Posted 05 July 2008 - 07:04 PM

          When we were shopping around for prices, we were hoping to use our usual TA, so we took the lowest quote down there to see if they could match it and they did. We have done this almost every trip that we take. My Mom finds a good deal, usually online and she tells them that this is what we want, and that is what we get.

          Honestly, the one time we found a cheap flight that went down to LA the day we wanted to go, and it was with an airline that our TA doesn't usually deal with, but she got on the phone and pulled a few strings, and ta-da....we got our flight. If we didn't take the info in we wouldn't have got what we wanted.

          The first TA we were about to book with was expensive and straight out told me she wouldn't price match.....so we cancelled our appointment and booked elsewere.

          Show her the quotes you got.
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