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Does Sam's Club have the best price??

Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (1) by Jane » Wed, 15 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I was checking prices for my cruise and one of my friends recommended that I try Sam's Club. I do
not belong to Sam's but I thought I would join if I could save a bundle on my next cruise. Has
anyone out there ever used Sam's? Thank you.
Janet

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (2) by Stev » Wed, 15 Apr 1998 04:00:00



>I was checking prices for my cruise and one of my friends recommended that I
> try Sam's Club. I do
>not belong to Sam's but I thought I would join if I could save a bundle on my
> next cruise. Has
>anyone out there ever used Sam's? Thank you.
>Janet

I checked with Sam's for the last couple of cruises I took and they couldn't
come close the the rates I got through TA's.

--
Steve
=======================================
"I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity." To approve such spending, he argued, "would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded."
* President Franklin Pierce, 1854

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (3) by Jane » Thu, 16 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I was checking prices for my cruise and one of my friends recommended that I try Sam's Club. I do
not belong to Sam's but I thought I would join if I could save a bundle on my next cruise. Has
anyone out there ever used Sam's? Thank you.
Janet

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (4) by barry leavi » Thu, 16 Apr 1998 04:00:00

try All about Cruises,Inc. They're out of c***springs.
1-800-329-3839

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (5) by DaytzTr » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Sam's Club rates are very good rates but not necessarily the best rates.
Depends on how much your travel agent is willing to discount.

Roy
Daytz Travel
305-652-0153

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (6) by Mar » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Will travel agents match the Sam' price or is that too much to ask. Or what is the difference
between good rates and the best rates. Thanks,
Mary

Quote:>Sam's Club rates are very good rates but not necessarily the best rates.
>Depends on how much your travel agent is willing to discount.

>Roy
>Daytz Travel
>305-652-0153

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (7) by Carl » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00

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Visit us at www.cruisewarehouse.com

Quote:> Sam's Club rates are very good rates but not necessarily the best rates.
> Depends on how much your travel agent is willing to discount.

> Roy
> Daytz Travel
> 305-652-0153

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (8) by Carl » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00

No, Sam's Club does not have the lowest prices.

Visit www.cruisewarehouse.com

Quote:> Sam's Club rates are very good rates but not necessarily the best rates.
> Depends on how much your travel agent is willing to discount.

> Roy
> Daytz Travel
> 305-652-0153

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (9) by Ken Be » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00


says...

Quote:

> I was checking prices for my cruise and one of my friends recommended that I try Sam's Club. I do
> not belong to Sam's but I thought I would join if I could save a bundle on my next cruise. Has
> anyone out there ever used Sam's? Thank you.
> Janet

No one travel agency has the best price for every cruise. The
first partitioning between agencies is those that discount and
those that don't. Among the large agencies that discount, the
lowest prices usually are on promotional group space that they
are holding. This is a complex topic, but means that an agency
locked in a price sometime in the past by putting up their own
money for deposits. Since every agency has finite resources, and
cruise lines limit promotional group space, different people will
have different low priced inventory left.

Lastly, don't confuse price and value.

Ken
- - -
Cruise Brokers of Tampa (800) 409-1919
<http://www.cruise-brokers.com>

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (10) by Ken Stut » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Hi,

I get a kick out of travel agents who respond to this. Of course
they'll never admit that anybody has a lower price than they do. But I
do give credit to Roy of Datz Travel, he came close.

The real answer is sometimes they do, sometimes they do not. But you
have to understand pricing in the cruise industry. Nobody has the best
price all the time. All depends on the cruise - which means you
usually have to shop around.

I am going to write an article next month in the Wheelhouse on this
topic, if anybody is interested. Far too long to go into this here.

--
Ken Stutt
Cruising Is Fun!: http://www.stutt.com/cif/fun.html

Now Available: "The Wheelhouse" - my cruising newsletter. To
subscribe please send me an e-mail. No charge. I would like to have
your full name.

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (11) by Judy Ferrei » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00

My husband and I have been on three cruises. I picked up brochures for
Royal Caribbean and Carnival and selected a specific category for each.

I called every CLIA cruise agent in the yellow pages. ALL THE AGENTS
were within $20 pp. I also discovered that they all call the cruise
lines to get the "rate" for that day and guarantee the rate for a week
or two.

I chose the one that was the most helpful . That person was so
appreciative that she gave me an additional discount, by giving up a
portion of her commission.

Therefore, in my experience, I find that all the TA's get and give the
same rates.

I suggest you sit down one day and start calling TA's listed in the
yellow pages. To avoid possible scams, check to insure that they belong
to CLIA.

Bon Voyage,
iuki

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (12) by hlit.. » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00


>says...

>> I was checking prices for my cruise and one of my friends recommended that I try Sam's Club. I do
>> not belong to Sam's but I thought I would join if I could save a bundle on my next cruise. Has
>> anyone out there ever used Sam's? Thank you.
>> Janet

>No one travel agency has the best price for every cruise. The
>first partitioning between agencies is those that discount and
>those that don't. Among the large agencies that discount, the
>lowest prices usually are on promotional group space that they
>are holding. This is a complex topic, but means that an agency
>locked in a price sometime in the past by putting up their own
>money for deposits. Since every agency has finite resources, and
>cruise lines limit promotional group space, different people will
>have different low priced inventory left.

>Lastly, don't confuse price and value.

>Ken
>- - -
>Cruise Brokers of Tampa (800) 409-1919
><http://www.cruise-brokers.com>

Ken,
I usually chuckle when TAs comment about pricing. You say, "dont
confuse price and value." Well, when I decide what ship to book, I
call several TAs and tell them the ship and the category. The best
price gets the booking. That is called "best price and value."

Hank

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (13) by Dave and Sue Whitfiel » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00

So true.. and not great service
take a look here also
www.cruiseoutlets.com
Good Pictures of the Mercury on there!

>No, Sam's Club does not have the lowest prices.

>Visit www.cruisewarehouse.com

>> Sam's Club rates are very good rates but not necessarily the best rates.
>> Depends on how much your travel agent is willing to discount.

>> Roy
>> Daytz Travel
>> 305-652-0153

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (14) by Becc » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I agree with Lee, here. One of the TA's in this newsgroup saved me
$800.00 off the rate quoted by my local TA. In addition to that, it is
easy to contact the on-line TA's in this newsgroup, and they get back to
you promptly. My local TA is impossible to reach by phone, and when I
go to the office to see her, I have a long wait ahead of me. I have
booked 3 cruises on-line without ever speaking to the TA by phone. This
medium may have its limitations, but it is so convenient for me.

Becca <-----likes convenience...


> >My husband and I have been on three cruises. I picked up brochures for
> >Royal Caribbean and Carnival and selected a specific category for each.

> >I called every CLIA cruise agent in the yellow pages. ALL THE AGENTS

> I hope you weren't using the manhattan yellow pages.

> To be thorough, you might want to pick up a copy of a magazine
> like PORT HOLE, and call some of the travel agents that advertise
> in the back. I think you'll find a wider variety of price.

> Even some of the TA here on this newsgroup, and on the internet
> can offer you prices that I would expect to have more than $20
> variance.

> - Lee

> lindquist 'at' ibm 'decimal-point' net

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Does Sam's Club have the best price?? (15) by Ray Goldenbe » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00


> The best
>price gets the booking. That is called "best price and value."

Hi Hank,

Until something goes wrong. At that time, you may learn that best
price does not equal best value. <g>

Best regards,
Ray
LIGHTHOUSE TRAVEL
800-719-9917 or 805-566-3905
http://www.lighthousetravel.com

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