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TIP: Caution and advice on Ebay travel vouchers

Posted By: ScarletRubies, posted 2007/11/17 23:22
I wanted to share an experience we had with regard to travel vouchers on Ebay - specifically accommodation vouchers.

I found some I liked the look of for use on the Gold Coast, then rang around the hotels/apartments to make sure they were legit. The two places I spoke to said they were, but the first didn't have a room for the period we wanted it.

The second, Regent Court <http://regentcourt.com.au/> confirmed it was legit and that they had an apartment available for the week we wanted - and further, they would give me the apartment for the same (voucher) price WITHOUT having to buy it for $30 from the Ebay seller.

We had a brilliant 5 day stay in an incredibly large 2 br apartment in Currumbin - full kitchen with dishwasher, own laundry with washing/dryer, share pool and BBQ... just fantastic. All for $69 a night - insane! Total charge was $349, and I am sure I don't have to tell anyone how incredibly cheap that is for even a single studio hotel room on the Gold Coast (or anywhere else!) let alone a 2 br apartment.

So - the caution is check before you buy off Ebay, and the advice is to ask if the vendor will match the price for you - saving you from the cost of the voucher.

Oh, I highly recommend Regent Court, btw.

***IGNORE BS Cashback!!! This isn't an Ebay deal - just a "tip" - not sure if there's a different way to 'file' it?***
  • lilpretzel2007/11/18 16:40:16
    Great advice but should of been posted in " Off On A Tangent " has this is for deals.


    BTW - Glad you had a great time on the Gold Coast and will note that Apartment.
  • ScarletRubies2007/11/18 16:45:45
    I didn't post it as a deal - I posted it as a tip. Which it is. So, I figure if this is where "tips" end up, it's the right spot.

    The apartments really are a great deal - decorated in a very average/neutral way, early 90s, not my style, but clean, fresh and BIG. Really wonderful for our family of 4.
  • nod2007/11/18 21:30:47
    Hard to know exactly where to put this baby but it is very good advice :)
    I guess in a true sense this is not a deal but when you post a tip this is where is lobs in

    Thanks for the tip Ruby - this really is an awesome price for the accom

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