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I am on a fixed income and so money is tight. Went on-line to see about buying a ticket to fly to Michigan to see relatives. Went to and was quoted a price very nice price in fact. Guess what your parents tell you is true if it is to good to be true then it is. When I got my card and tried to purchase my ticket it went from $121 to $321 why is this?!

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      5th of Dec, 2008
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    This is the way a lot of retail businesses are going. Phone companies are the worst because of all the fees. Priceline only shows the customer the price that is competitive to other sites without all the fees added. As with phone companies, they claim the phone charge is $29.99 per month. That quote is WITHOUT taxes and fees. The taxes and fees usually end up being more than $30.00. So now the actually price is $60.00 per month. Appears this is what happened to you. Also most of these sites have a large surcharge. Call the airlines direct and ask for their cheapest seat on the day you want to travel. Other companies usually cannot beat that price. Same goes with hotels. You will be surcharged after you agree to a lower price which will bring the actual price up beyond what the hotels directly would have given you. Nothing in life is free and the middle man will always make his bucks. Good luck.

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