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    Priceline for SPs?

    Instead of bidding for hotels and such, you think a Priceline for SPs would work?

    That'd be pretty cool if someone took the effort to execute on this idea.

    Customers can choose their area and services, then bid a price. It's up to the pool of SPs to see who would accept the offer. Hahahaha sure, there'll be kinks to work out as the system matures, but conceptually seems pretty good!
    Any SP have a 3" fetish? I guess Greeks would welcome me...

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    The only time I use priceline is when I don't know the area, and just want a clean room with a bed.

    Now if I'm interested in decor, or the quality of the breakfast, or the helpfulness of the concierge, or whether the hotel is gal friendly, then I'd never use an aggregator.

    What if the SP who's the lowest bidder isn't who you fancy?

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    i dont see this ever working because youll likely underpay for someone you dont want and overpay for someone you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymitch View Post
    I strongly suggest you don't let any of the ladies you want to see know that you posted this. No self respecting woman will book you if she knew this is how you think. Seems like the percentage of troll like stupid ideas is going up these days.
    There's always someone around who's looking for more goodies for less cash! It doesn't seem to matter which business we're talking about. The stronger businesses never succumb to the Groupon model!

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    LMAO, problem with priceline is you get what you get.

    "Hey I have $40 I want a bbbjcim"

    "Good news sir, your request has been filled. You have won a session with big bertha, please meet her at her incall, in the alley behind the needle exchange. Your credit card has been charged"
    Originally Posted by mercyshooter

    The reason that you are afraid of the "control it's people" principle is that you have something to hide. I think you are actually doing illegal stuff everyday. If you have nothing to hide, then why not let them kinda control/monitor/supervise/help you

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    Classic line I just read in a current review...seems appropriate for the Priceline crowd:

    "Apartment was void of any furniture except a mattress in the bedroom."

    Wow!

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    Given that the OP is TinyWeeWee perhaps he would like to pay by the inch.
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    If Shatner accepts the front man role, it will work. Kirk could sell condoms to the pope.
    ---Sharing Mirth and Mayhem since 2003---

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    uhmmm... what do you think perb is?

    if it wasn't for this site and others like it, they'd all be charging 1000+ per hour
    believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you actually see - question EVERYTHING...

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    oh good. everyone said what i was thinking

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    awesome! hahaha funny stuff. it's what the lounge is for, no?

    pimpline.com is funny. paying by the inch is good.

    and yah, perb is great forum for communicating. forums in general is great for communicating in a controlled, private way. if legalized, on social network sites would awesome too.

    I think most of you are looking at this topic from a "buyer" point of view. I'm simply creating conversation from a business point of view, if this is/was a legalized business (like hotels), I wonder how it'd be like and whether it'd work - for both buyers and sellers. Obviously, we'd never really find out since a system like this requires "trust" and "reputation"!

    the business model of Priceline is pretty awesome for both supply and demand sides. using hotels as example, generally, from the supply side has published prices for everyone to book and runs the business model on, but they have some fixed/sunk costs. Keeping it simple math, assuming to increase cost to revenue, if the hotel needs at least $1000 per night to cover at least those costs, and their published price per room is $400/night to ensure maintaining being a reputable luxury high end hotel in the market, then they need to sell 3 rooms per night ($1200 total). However, say, tomorrow night, hotel only has 2 rooms booked ($800), so they're $200 short. This is why Priceline has been so successfuly, it allows hotels to lower their price to a buyer at... in this example, 50% off to $200/night, and that rate is not published. It's a bid the buyer put in for an "unknown" luxury hotel. It helps them breakeven without decreasing their published rates where people who'd rather not risk the unknown and pay a published rate. I've never bid for anything but the 4 or 5 star hotels, so it's never really been a risk for me except a couple times location was not within walking distance of where I wanted to be.

    if you read this far, i guess you are interested... so, I thought, hey, wouldn't it be cool for a SP to run their business because it's similar. they've got their real estate (rent/mortgage) to pay no matter how many clients they sell to. What happens on those nights that are not busy, they're screwed, because they don't want to lower their prices for the long term, and a Priceline system could help with it.

    anyway my mind is always on the selling side, as I actually don't shop that much (buying). it's why i've got some extra money to spend on SPs! hahaha it's interesting to see that all responses were looking at benefits of buying and not looking at benefits of selling. a system only works long term, or any business, when there's win-win. If it's one sided, it doesn't last very long.
    Any SP have a 3" fetish? I guess Greeks would welcome me...

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    hahaha just saw the shatner post. holy shit, I think pimpline.com would totally need him. I can picture it already. "POW! Pimpline...! The Negotiator!!!!!"
    Any SP have a 3" fetish? I guess Greeks would welcome me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyWeeWee View Post
    Instead of bidding for hotels and such, you think a Priceline for SPs would work?
    Of course! They do this on other boards.

    (the only slight concern is the john having his detailed and unmistakable requests there in print)

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