Brand New Hummer, 90% Off; Some Restrictions Apply
An offer like that would probably attract a lot of interest, don’t you think? Leading Hotels of the World is an aggregator reservations site that has been around since 1928. They represent some of the finest hotels/spas in the world.
So when they made this offer: $19.28 a night per room, we bargain hunter travelers were all over this.
Here are the restrictions:
- Sign up in advance
- Maximum two night stay
- Not all hotels are participating
- 80 minute offer good 10/1 only
- Online reservations only
Now you know what’s coming. Anybody that has tried to snag a super deal online knows. Of course the site crashed!
Thanks! Misleading Hotels of the World.
Attention Misleading Hotels of the World. Here is the real-world equivalent.
Let’s say my car is for sale.
It’s a 2009 Hummer.
I’m asking $1,000.
I alert the media.
Hundreds of stories get published.
Here are the restrictions:
- You must be able to squeeze through the keyhole of the house to find me.
- Everybody must try to squeeze through at the same time.
A few thousand people show up, but hmmmm, apparently NOBODY got through the keyhole. But I got my name in front of millions of people. Now what is that worth to me again?
I hope the same happens now. I hope MisLeading Hotels of the World gets their name in front of bottom dwelling scumbag bargain hunters like me again. *snork*
Due to the overwhelming number of consumers participating in this promotion. We regret to inform you due to technical difficulties beyond our control the 1928 promotion has been suspended indefintely.
No, it is well within your control. At least have the guts to own up to the blunder Misleading Hotels of the World.
UPDATE: They are trying to recover. Now they want me to fill out a form and email it back to them tomorrow morning. They promise they have added capacity to their email servers. I wonder who the poor schlub in I.T. is that assured management that everything will be hunky-dory.
Thank you so much for your continued patience with The Leading Hotels of the World. We are extremely sorry for the inconveniences we have caused and regret to advise you that the USD 19.28 email promotion scheduled for tomorrow October 2nd shall be postponed.
Although our original back-up plan provided a viable solution for the 150,000 people who were registered, it was met with some confusion over submission procedures and timing. In addition, we have become increasingly concerned that a large number of non-registered respondents plan to submit forms which would inundate the system and greatly diminish your chances of securing a USD 19.28 rate.
Now that cadillac is coming out with a hybrid of its luxury models I think its time for a hybrid Hummer. Wouldn’t that make the ostentatiously environmentally conscious crew grind their teeth?
@Glenn Palmer: I like the way you think. If you could rig up something non-toxic and black to belch out the exhaust that would be cool.