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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Luray is pretty cool, but kitschy
Max The Magnificent   7/10/2017 8:53:21 AM
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@betajet: It brings to mind Daumier's great multi-image caricature of King Louis-Philippe, Les Poires (The Pears) from 1831.  A true milestone in the history of political caricature.

I was just about to say that LOL

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Max The Magnificent   7/10/2017 8:52:11 AM
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@David: "...I hope GTG has learned her lesson..."

I'm not sure, but (after years of marriage) I have a dim feeling that it's somewho going to turn out to be my fault LOL

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Max The Magnificent   7/10/2017 8:50:58 AM
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@David: "...As I read it, you were actually booked but just got slugged a 25% surcharge...you didn't lose the whole lot?..."

That's right -- we got off lucky that way

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Re: Not just "scammy" places
Max The Magnificent   7/10/2017 8:40:44 AM
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@Duane: "...I do numbers. I don't spell..."

There's a T-Shirt tagline right there LOL

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Re: Luray is pretty cool, but kitschy
betajet   7/7/2017 8:21:34 PM
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It brings to mind Daumier's great multi-image caricature of King Louis-Philippe, Les Poires (The Pears) from 1831.  A true milestone in the history of political caricature.

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Re: Not just "scammy" places
David Ashton   7/7/2017 7:32:58 PM
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@Elizabeth...well said.... this "Family" of sites has four different interfaces to post comments, some have spell check, some don't.  Some can post pics, some can't.  One login doesn't work for all sites.  GRRRRRR!!!

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David Ashton   7/7/2017 7:12:34 PM
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I hope GTG has learned her lesson.  When you're on the internet, be afraid...be very afraid.  As everyone says, go direct to the hotel site or use a reputable booking site that you know of and have been recommended.

As I read it, you were actually booked but just got slugged a 25% surcharge...you didn't lose the whole lot?  If so you got off lightly.    If the hotel themselves won't assist you, can I suggest you go to Priceline and advise them what's happening?  And say that you feel like writing on every forum you can find telling people that this is what they do and to avoid them?

It may not be their fault, but they need to know about it.  Of course once found out the bogus website will spring up under another name...but if you can make life difficult for them you've done your bit.

And contact Google as well and chastise them for allowing scammers like this to be at the top of their pages.

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Re: Not just "scammy" places
elizabethsimon   7/7/2017 5:53:52 PM
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@Duane  ... I do numbers. I don't spell

LOL

Which reminds me, why is it that this site devoted to engineers DOESN'T have a spell checker when every other site I've attemted to comment on does?

This includes other members of this "family" of sites...

 

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Re: Not just "scammy" places
Duane Benson   7/7/2017 4:48:13 PM
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re: "what's a bruche?"

"brochure"

I do numbers. I don't spell

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Re: Not just "scammy" places
Max The Magnificent   7/7/2017 4:33:55 PM
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@Duane: "...I still have th bruche I got (nearly 50 years ago)..."

I'm glad to hear it (what's a bruche?)

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