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Title: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: stonecutterjeff on April 08, 2012, 10:46:16 AM
any lists yet on what will be offered on april 10th?



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Title: Re: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 08, 2012, 11:24:18 AM
Basically it will be whatever they have left. IIRC, people have until tonight to finalize their bookings. I'm guessing there won't be any downtown hotels, but you never know...
Title: Re: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: KirbySS on April 08, 2012, 09:12:34 PM
I have not heard of TP clearing anybody from the waitlist (did I miss it?) and since they have not I suspect that they won't until after the sale on the 10th. We know there are cancellations at downtown hotels from double bookings. I expect we'll see some downtown availbility on 4/10.
Title: Re: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 09, 2012, 08:17:23 AM
That's interesting... I guess we'll just see what opens up tomorrow!
Title: Re: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: chari910 on April 09, 2012, 09:46:10 AM
Did anyone receive an email announcing the hotel sale for tomorrow?
Title: Re: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 09, 2012, 09:58:03 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 09, 2012, 01:55:21 PM
i just spoke with a TP person

there will be a sale tomorrow at 9am pdt (are you guys on daylite savings time) or 12 edt.

they don't know what will be available tomorrow

check on the web site (I think here, http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_hotel.php ) at 9am or call them
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on April 09, 2012, 02:55:23 PM
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i just spoke with a TP person

there will be a sale tomorrow at 9am pdt (are you guys on daylite savings time) or 12 edt.

they don't know what will be available tomorrow

check on the web site (I think here, http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_hotel.php ) at 9am or call them

Did they say if it'll be the same waitlist process or will you be requesting specific hotels this time (like the early bird sale)?
Title: Re: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 09, 2012, 02:59:06 PM
i didn't ask but the impression i got was that i'd be able to buy a room tomorrow (if i was looking)

Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: KirbySS on April 09, 2012, 07:23:22 PM
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i just spoke with a TP person

there will be a sale tomorrow at 9am pdt (are you guys on daylite savings time) or 12 edt.
I called them a few days ago. Everyone agrees there will be a sale tomorrow, but beyond that the reservation agent I talked to only had rumors, no facts about the sale. I don't know whether they really don't know anything there or they do know but don't want to say. It's not a very well run organization.

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Did they say if it'll be the same waitlist process or will you be requesting specific hotels this time (like the early bird sale)?
It's either going to be like the Early Bird sale where you search for availability and then book it in real time, or it's going to be like the first sale where you use a form to request 1-20 hotels.

I looked into my crystal ball and my advice is: be ready for the form.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 09, 2012, 07:42:07 PM
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<snip>It's not a very well run organization.
agreed! 
i think this thread on the cci fb page about summed it up; https://www.facebook.com/comiccon/posts/10150715532877375?notif_t=feed_comment_reply
What i don't understand is how they can have a 'resale' without having notified anyone from the wait list

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It's either going to be like the Early Bird sale where you search for availability and then book it in real time, or it's going to be like the first sale where you use a form to request 1-20 hotels.
I looked into my crystal ball and my advice is: be ready for the form.
i'm not sure abt that.. maybe i'm giving them to much credit but i would think they'd only be selling MV hotels which seem more like the early bird sale method.  like i said I'm giving them to much credit,  :o
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 09, 2012, 07:44:53 PM
I think if you need a room you should just keep checking tomorrow morning (particularly n the hour leading up to 9 am Pacific) and be prepared to deal with anything. Know beforehand what you're willing to buy (presuming you have the option to book immediately) or all relevant information (fi there if a form to fill out).

Good luck to everyone who will participate!
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: KirbySS on April 09, 2012, 07:56:37 PM
I agree with you Transmute Jun. People should be familiar with both processes so they are ready for whatever comes tomorrow.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: KirbySS on April 09, 2012, 09:55:15 PM
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What i don't understand is how they can have a 'resale' without having notified anyone from the wait list
Me neither. I'd be pissed if I were on the waiting list. They do what they want.

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i'm not sure abt that.. maybe i'm giving them to much credit but i would think they'd only be selling MV hotels which seem more like the early bird sale method.  like i said I'm giving them to much credit,  :o
I don't give them much credit but maybe they'll turn it around tomorrow? We'll find out in the morning.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: stonecutterjeff on April 10, 2012, 05:20:50 AM
I could be wrong but I believe on the hotel pages it says to check often to see if hotel rooms open up. So even after today if you need a room check. You never know what will open up.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 10, 2012, 06:26:35 AM
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I could be wrong but I believe on the hotel pages it says to check often to see if hotel rooms open up. So even after today if you need a room check. You never know what will open up.
good advice! 
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: joeyjoejoe on April 10, 2012, 08:51:27 AM
9 minutes to go... Hopefully, I get something this time!
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: stonecutterjeff on April 10, 2012, 08:55:15 AM
i have a strange feeling that nothing will happen at 9am. am i the only one thinking this?
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: joeyjoejoe on April 10, 2012, 09:05:01 AM
It's like the early bird... and pretty much anything close is gone.  :-[
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: joeyjoejoe on April 10, 2012, 09:08:27 AM
Annnd... the site is crashing now.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: stonecutterjeff on April 10, 2012, 09:10:14 AM
Yea I tried two gas lamp and nothing. Blah
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: KirbySS on April 10, 2012, 09:14:02 AM
Alyssa, you were right. I didn't give TP enough credit for this sale round. They don't have downtown hotels available so there might be hope for those on the waitlist. They still take a ding from me for not processing people from the waitlist though.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: joeyjoejoe on April 10, 2012, 09:14:56 AM
I had a gaslamp... but then it crashed.  Tried to refresh or go back, but nothing.  Another BIG fail for me.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: dogberry on April 10, 2012, 09:21:49 AM
Joey > Same thing happened to me! I tried to get a Gaslamp hotel, but was informed that they only have it available on Thur-Sat. When I tried to book it anyway the site crashed and I got this message despite repeated refreshing:
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"WebSession error '8007000e'

System Error &H80004005 (-2147467259). Unspecified error

/r/OpenSession.asp, line 28"

All out of luck!! And I rushed home from work like a mad rhino to get to my computer in time too! :(
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 10, 2012, 09:28:04 AM
Do you guys have access to a mobile device?

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Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: dogberry on April 10, 2012, 09:31:07 AM
I have my mobile phone and android tablet ready but they're both crashing on me as well even though they're powered by separate ISPs.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 10, 2012, 09:39:04 AM
Apparently people are having problems with chrome, try a different browser
It took a couple of tries and some waiting...

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Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: shuhbonkboo on April 10, 2012, 09:53:57 AM
I originally had Sheraton Hotel and Marina (for Round 1) and eventually wound up booking the Doubletree in Mission Valley (stayed there last year).
Title: Re: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: tehlilone on April 10, 2012, 09:55:41 AM
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Annnd... the site is crashing now.
that bad? :(

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Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 10, 2012, 10:05:02 AM
How's it going dogberry? Got a room yet?

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Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Myke on April 10, 2012, 10:07:07 AM
What a nightmare. I didn't manage to get a hotel unfortunately, couldn't get past the credit card entry bit just kept crashing.

Does anyone know if I will be sent another hotel offer since I was wait listed from last time?
Surely wait listed people get priority right?
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 10, 2012, 10:17:29 AM
I don't think rooms in mission valley have sold out yet, give them a call, they answer the phone and have brought joy to people

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Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: shuhbonkboo on April 10, 2012, 10:26:16 AM
Yeah MV availability will go in and out.  I just checked a few minutes ago and there was nothing, but now there's 5 showing as available to book.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Myke on April 10, 2012, 10:32:54 AM
I didn't realise until you got to the checkout that you had to pay the 2 night deposit straight away. My pay day isn't til friday so I won't be able to book anything 'til at least then. Oh well. :(
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: dogberry on April 10, 2012, 11:07:08 AM
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How's it going dogberry? Got a room yet?

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I managed to get a Mission Valley double room for a bit less than my backup Mission Valley room that I booked 1 month ago. So that's my consolation prize - getting the same room for 200 bucks less? :P In the meantime still keeping my eyes peeled for any downtown openings. I'd jump at the chance to room share with anyone in a heartbeat but the thing is I'm travelling with my best friend who's kinda paranoid about these things, so well. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 10, 2012, 02:38:03 PM
Keep looking, Dogberry! More rooms will come up. Pay special attention right about the 'forfeit' deadline, where people have to cancel if they don't want to lose part of their deposit. A number of rooms open up around that time.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: hoserzgirl on April 10, 2012, 09:57:27 PM
Was anyone able to get Downtown this go around, or MV only?
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Myke on April 11, 2012, 04:53:34 AM
In the list there was a couple downtowns avail, Hilton, Sofia Hotel so there must have been a couple days where those were available, but they must have gone pretty quickly.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 11, 2012, 04:53:58 AM
Only MV rooms were offered.
Title: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: cliffd64 on April 11, 2012, 06:56:19 AM
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Only MV rooms were offered.

Friend of mine was able to get the Sheraton...  which I dont think is in M V... 
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: joeyjoejoe on April 11, 2012, 06:59:04 AM
Well... my hotel situation is solved!  And I'm dowtown!  But it's a good news/bad news thing. 

I initially had a party of 5... which became a party of 4... which is now a party 2.  The couple was able to get a downtown hotel room, but decided to not go.  They switched their names for our names.  It would have been better if they could have attended, but at least their hotel reservation gets used.

Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: joeyjoejoe on April 11, 2012, 07:00:04 AM
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Friend of mine was able to get the Sheraton...  which I dont think is in M V...

Yeah, there were a tiny amount of downtown hotels available, but if you couldn't get to the credit card screen (like me) in the first 30 seconds, you were out of luck.
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: alyssa on April 11, 2012, 07:44:11 AM
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Yeah, there were a tiny amount of downtown hotels available, but if you couldn't get to the credit card screen (like me) in the first 30 seconds, you were out of luck.
CCI said there were no downtown hotels available here; https://www.facebook.com/comiccon/posts/10150727856337375

the fact that TP did not remove them from the list was *stupid* and i never use that word. get a drink into me & you'll hear how i really feel abt TP's... ::)

And if there were hotels listed & they didn't go to people on the wait list.....  >:(
<deep breath>

That said joe - Glad you got a Room downtown! yay!  if you're looking for an extra room mate there's a couple of people on here who'd love to join you. <grin>



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Friend of mine was able to get the Sheraton...  which I dont think is in M V... 
there is a Sheraton in MV- and one down town too.  i think there a couple hundred dollar price difference per nite too  ;)
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on April 11, 2012, 08:35:30 AM
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Well... my hotel situation is solved!  And I'm dowtown!  But it's a good news/bad news thing. 

I initially had a party of 5... which became a party of 4... which is now a party 2.  The couple was able to get a downtown hotel room, but decided to not go.  They switched their names for our names.  It would have been better if they could have attended, but at least their hotel reservation gets used.

you could always post looking for roommates if you're trying to save a few bucks...
Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: joeyjoejoe on April 11, 2012, 08:46:36 AM
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you could always post looking for roommates if you're trying to save a few bucks...

I'm always looking to save a buck, but I'm not even all that thrilled sharing a room with my buddy.  No sense in adding anymore people to my room. 

Title: Re: CCI 2012 Hotel Sale April 10th (part 2)
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2012, 08:49:07 AM
I'm glad you were able to get a downtown hotel, Joey!

It sounds like there were some downtown hotels listed for the resale, but people were unable to book them?