i guess it's giving away my age (as if everybody didn't know already) when i say : "have never shopped online ! " .
i like to see and feel , try on , before i buy (same for mrs h) . i've sometimes researched for an item and still bought in a store .
similarly when we book a holiday , i use the internet to do all the research and thereafter see our travel-agent and tell her : "that's what we want ! " .
have made hotel bookings through expedia , but have now found out that hotels will usually match and even beat the expedia price . last december we wanted to stay at a pretty fancy place ( the royal york hotel in toronto ) ; expedia was $229 , advertised hotel website price was over $300 per night . so i phoned the hotel directly :
1) matched the price ,
2) no booking fee ,
3) no immediate paymment ,
4) free cencellation up to 24 hours before arrival ,
5) free membership in the president's club (i always wanted to be a
so from now on that's the way i handle it - thank you and sorry , expedia !
btw after we had a nice lunch at the local "rivermill restaurant " , we felt sufficiently strong to do some shopping . so we put about $150 into the canadian retail-business . even managed to pick up some well priced "canadian made " underwear - made by stanfield's in truro , nova scotia .