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    joined Jan 2013
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    cruiser #13321
    Price Alerts

    One page stated that price alerts can be had for $.99 but when I try to set one, I only see an option for a package for $4.95 which is not what I want.

    Does anyone know the trick of setting an alert for one cruise for $.99? Thanks!

    Huntsville, AL, United States
    joined May 2010
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    cruiser #577
    Lifetime Member
    Re: Price Alerts

    I believe there is a minimum of 5 per purchase. It would certainly make sense.

    joined Jan 2013
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    cruiser #13321
    Re: Price Alerts

    Thanks. That is a little misleading on their part.

    Huntsville, AL, United States
    joined May 2010
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    cruiser #577
    Lifetime Member
    Re: Price Alerts

    I'm sure that the reason is to minimize the cost per transaction with the party who handles the payments--and it is precious little for what you get in return. Otherwise, the cost of one would probably be several dollars........... Seems quite fair and reasonable to me.

    My SeaPasses
    south florida, FL, United States
    joined Aug 2010
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    cruiser #3131
    Re: Price Alerts

    They don't expire, so hopefully you'll cruise again.

    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
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    cruiser #3
    Re: Price Alerts

    On January 24, 2013 at 02:37 PM, trekker954 wrote: They don't expire, so hopefully you'll cruise again.

    Indeed, you can't cruise only once, or there's something wrong with you :grin:

    More seriously we can't reasonably sell credits by the unit as Paypal commission costs would be too onerous.

    Thanks for your understanding,


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    joined Jan 2013
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    cruiser #13321
    Re: Price Alerts

    I hope to cruise again but may not for a while. I am sure I would forget about this by then! Thanks for the advice!

    Parksville, BC, Canada
    joined Nov 2012
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    cruiser #12298
    Re: Price Alerts

     

    I think TITUS has developed a fantastic webpage for those of us who cruise and as a fellow Canadian I wish him well.  Hope you make millions.  But I have never seen such a difficult webpage to navigate and attempt to find out what's happening.  For example I am booked on a Holland America cruise this October from Quebec City to Ft Lauderdale and every couple of weeks CruiseFish.net sends me an email saying the price of my cabin has dropped by NINE dollars.  Yes NINE dollars.  When I advise my Holand America sales rep to credit my account she angrilly says CruiseFish.net is WRONG, that no Holland America prices end in 1 (one).  So at least at the moment this website is, for me, quite useless.

    My SeaPasses
    south florida, FL, United States
    joined Aug 2010
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    cruiser #3131
    Re: Price Alerts

    You should try a dummy booking yourself when you get a price alert drop.   I have found cruisefish to be right on target.  However, there are circumstances where maybe the posted pricing or alerts is for new bookings only, etc. Also the cruiselines may only have that price for a day or even a few hours.    For example, if I see a Royal price drop on Tuesday from cruisefish, chances are its the Tuesday sale and not applicable to me and if I called Royal they would tell me to pound sand.   Its best to do a dummy booking yourself.     Cruisefish is a tool only and its a great tool in my book.  Saved me hundreds over the past year.

    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
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    cruiser #3
    Re: Price Alerts

    On February 06, 2013 at 05:46 PM, trekker954 wrote:

    if I called Royal they would tell me to pound sand.

    Very funny expression, never heard it before wink


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    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
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    cruiser #3
    Re: Price Alerts

    On February 06, 2013 at 05:28 PM, kapumaui wrote:

    Hope you make millions.  But I have never seen such a difficult webpage to navigate and attempt to find out what's happening.  For example I am booked on a Holland America cruise this October from Quebec City to Ft Lauderdale and every couple of weeks CruiseFish.net sends me an email saying the price of my cabin has dropped by NINE dollars.  Yes NINE dollars.  When I advise my Holand America sales rep to credit my account she angrilly says CruiseFish.net is WRONG, that no Holland America prices end in 1 (one).  So at least at the moment this website is, for me, quite useless.

    I don't think I will ever make "millions" with CF, it's a small business not yet able to sustain any employee. So it's more a labor of love than anything else.

    I'll check what's going on with that HAL price flipping. Thanks for mentioning it.


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    Heidelberg, Germany
    joined Aug 2012
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    cruiser #10843
    Lifetime Member
    Re: country and occupation specific sayings

    On February 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM, titus wrote:

     

    On February 06, 2013 at 05:46 PM, trekker954 wrote:

    if I called Royal they would tell me to pound sand.

    Very funny expression, never heard it before wink

     

    US Military saying - more Army than anything else. Telling someone to "go pound sand" is neither obscene or gross, but consider it a polite way of someone say "go f....... yourself."

    My SeaPasses
    south florida, FL, United States
    joined Aug 2010
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    cruiser #3131
    Re: country and occupation specific sayings

    I'm a fed but not military.    I've been using that expression as long as I can remember.   Yes I agree with the army's meaning. :grin:

    United States
    joined Jun 2012
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    cruiser #10030
    Re: Price Alerts

    Make yourself a "Cruise" folder.  In it, add CruiseFish.

    There you have it !!  You won't lose it or forget it.

    Santa Fe, NM, United States
    joined Jul 2012
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    cruiser #10666
    Re: country and occupation specific sayings

    Was/is a common phrase in the US military. It's where you are pounding the sand that says it all. R/Mark, USN (ret).

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