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#63724 - 02/27/03 05:17 PM Buying trips on E-Bay....
Turnbun1971 Offline
Howdy! Long time no post, but I lurk often!

My husband and I are coming back to AC for our anniversary this year (we were married on AC in 2001). I'm soooooo excited!

Has anyone ever bought a trip on E-bay? I just won an auction for a 7 night stay at a luxury condotel (I believe it's Banyan Bay, at least that's what the pictures on E-bay indicate) for $200! Is this too good to be true? It seems legit, and I checked out the seller - all great reviews.

Anyone else have experience with bidding on trips on E-bay? I'm afraid we'll get to AC and they'll put us in some tin shack.

Thanks!

Jennifer

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#63725 - 02/27/03 05:41 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
CHOOCHOO Offline
Jennifer,

If you just got a week at Banyan Bay for $200, you've just made the best deal of the year. What time of year is it for? Mid-Sept to mid-Oct can be a little dicey.

I'm gonna go to e-bay and look for myself.

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#63726 - 02/27/03 05:59 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
Turnbun1971 Offline
Hey, choochoo. The trip is good any time between March 6 2003 - March 6 2004, excluding Dec. 1 - Jan. 14, I believe. We will be there late August (the week before Labor Day). We got married Labor Day weekend, so it's our anniversary trip!

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#63727 - 02/27/03 06:21 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
CHOOCHOO Offline
Hve you asked the seller what property it is on AC? I remember when you got married there 'cause SWMBO and I were there at the same time "keeping an eye on the inn". I guess I need to fix that screen door since the invite must have blown out. Just Kidding!

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#63728 - 02/27/03 06:43 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
Turnbun1971 Offline
Man, you should have come to the wedding, silly! We would have loved to have you.

E-bay didn't say what hotel. The pictures and description was definitely Banyan Bay, though. I sent an e-mail to the seller asking what the name of the property was. I'll let you know when I hear back.

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#63729 - 02/27/03 07:49 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
CHOOCHOO Offline
If you really want to do this right, go back to e-bay travel, put in "belize" and scroll down to the two USAir roundtrip tickects for $725. Our traveling compananions just paid $525 on USAir for March. There ya go, a week in BZ for less than a $1000, airfare included.

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#63730 - 02/27/03 08:56 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
Turnbun1971 Offline
Actually, we're using frequent flyer miles, so we're going to have a REALLY cheap vacation! More Belikins for me! cool

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#63731 - 03/01/03 06:42 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
Turnbun1971 Offline
FYI:
I contacted the seller of the trip, and she confirmed it is Banyan Bay where we will be staying. I'm SO excited!

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#63732 - 03/01/03 07:44 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
klcman Offline
good deal Turnbun!

BTW, Skyauction is partenreing with Ebay - is that one of the deals you got?
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#63733 - 03/01/03 08:01 PM Re: Buying trips on E-Bay....
dbdoberman Offline
I was reading this thinking what a good deal! (The airfare part) BUT! if it's part of skyauction, it may or may not be a good deal. You might win an auction for $200 that ends up costing $500 or more, depending on where you fly from, extra cost for weekend travel, & SA's healthy fee. In my case, I could book it on my own for practically the same amount, and without the hassle.

Happy Anniversary Turnburn, have a wonderful trip! smile

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