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Nightowl



Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 2185
Location: Cadiz, Spain & London

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had one asking:

Hi
we are a family from Brazil, we are going in 3 to London in June.
We could make a deal with our budget (400 euros)?

For dates that actually cost 730.

my reply was a terse:

Thank you for your enquiry but no this is not possible.
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JanB



Joined: 17 Aug 2012
Posts: 506
Location: Near Bath

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nightowl wrote:
I just had one asking:

Hi
we are a family from Brazil, we are going in 3 to London in June.
We could make a deal with our budget (400 euros)?

For dates that actually cost 730.

my reply was a terse:

Thank you for your enquiry but no this is not possible.


I should think so too. I have resigned myself to the fact I won't be taking any more bookings - with few enquiries and those I do get just want cheap accommodation at a knock down price. My cottage is on the market so I don't mind making life easy on myself and having it empty between now and when I sell.

I do have a few bookings so will continue with those but not take any more after September. Just cannot wait to be out of this business.
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pete



Joined: 19 Jan 2008
Posts: 1109
Location: Near Sancerre, Loire Valley

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant remember how many times over the years we have been asked for discounts, extra guests, babies who dont cry dogs who dont bark, only eat half a dinner,

I think that the best thing that happened to us was that the first - ish guests who booked a meal cheeked us down in price as they didnt want starter - pudding etc, but they still ate and drunk everything, so after, we stuck it out and did not discount, never again, and 8 years later we still dont regret that decision.
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OSINCLAIR



Joined: 14 Sep 2013
Posts: 22
Location: Cumbria

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you 7 Aspire, I always find your posts valuable and have read many! Update - the flurry of enquiries continued and turned into 4 new bookings in a two week period. No discounts given so far, so I am pretty happy and hope it continues.
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