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Anyone ever resold a hotel reservation?

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Oct 19, 2020
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Anyone ever resold a hotel reservation?

Currently getting nowhere with hotels.com -- swear they changed up the cancellation policy of the property after we booked it, but there's no way to prove it.

So like the title says, has anybody had any luck safely reselling or buying a hotel reservation -- we've confirmed the name on the reservation can be changed.
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good luck, its hard to get anyone to do a simple transaction on kijiji or facebook. I dont think you will have a easy time selling a hotel reservation unless its at a VERY discounted rate.
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: good luck, its hard to get anyone to do a simple transaction on kijiji or facebook. I dont think you will have a easy time selling a hotel reservation unless its at a VERY discounted rate.
It's more than 50% at the Westin in Whistler for the Sep 3 long weekend.

It's the dumbest thing, the hotel / hotels.com could easily refund me and make double.
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I haven't try, how easy is that?
Are you able to make the hotel to change the guess who suppose to check in?
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MP3_SKY wrote: I haven't try, how easy is that?
Are you able to make the hotel to change the guess who suppose to check in?
Yes, the room has already been prepaid and I'm able to edit the name on the reservation.

Worst case scenario we go, but would prefer someone get a good deal who needs it.
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glaaze83 wrote: Yes, the room has already been prepaid and I'm able to edit the name on the reservation.

Worst case scenario we go, but would prefer someone get a good deal who needs it.
Very good price and prepaid sounds like non refundable/cancelable to me. I don't know if it's transferable. (Go online and check the website and see if there's another non refundable prepaid option and read the terms).

I would say go and enjoy yourself.

Next time as you find stuff take your camera and take pics or do screenshots to document policy like what is included and cancellation policy/timing.
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

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glaaze83 wrote: It's more than 50% at the Westin in Whistler for the Sep 3 long weekend.

It's the dumbest thing, the hotel / hotels.com could easily refund me and make double.
you need find someone who's going to risk paying you and then having reservation cancelled . you may be able to contact hotel and add them as a guest so that they can check in (don't think you can change name on reservation directly through hotels.com)
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glaaze83 wrote: Currently getting nowhere with hotels.com -- swear they changed up the cancellation policy of the property after we booked it, but there's no way to prove it.
If it was free cancellation the original email confirmation you received from hotels.com would state free cancellation under the Room Details. Just confirmed this looking back at one of my confirmation emails.
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I have used Roomer Travel to sell my non-refundable hotel booking in the past. You can set the amount you are comfortable selling it for but no guarantee someone will buy. I asked their support team how they do it and although they wouldn't disclose it seemed like they just call the hotel on your behalf and change the name on the reservation.

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