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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: September 22, 2019, 07:44:12 PM »
Someone offered this methodology: I book the room in my name, add theirs in the comments as guest, and they paypal me after I forward them email confirmation. 

Is this "safe?" i.e. am I protected if they don't actually paypal me? 

Or, do I need someone to paypal me before I book in order to be safe (in which case they would take the risk - I doubt anyone would do this for a new account such as mine, so probably I would need to find someone else with a long history on the board and take the risk myself, since I'm new?)  Sorry if these questions are newbish/stupid!
The seller has little risk as seller can always cancel (unless it's for a very near term booking).
Seller makes booking, adds buyer as second guest. Sends buyer confirmation number. Receives payment.
Buyer can always pay with PayPal goods and services for extra protection (to protect against seller fraudulently canceling booking after receiving payment).
Seller should not use real credit card number when booking to protect against incidentals.

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:36:49 PM »
Yes, Asia is always risky. I've used these many times in the USA without an issue, but several times I've had to clear an issue with reservation in Asia.
What kind of issues and how did you resolve?

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:35:36 PM »
Any recent DP regarding China if primary guest is not present?

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:55:18 PM »
Selling 1 x Cat 1-4 7-night certificate, gold
$550
exp 12/13/19
bump

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:09:18 PM »
Selling 1 x 25k 1-night, gold
$125
Exp 1/5/2020

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:07:42 PM »
Selling 1 x Cat 1-4 7-night certificate, gold
$550
exp 12/13/19

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:21:08 PM »
For those that bought certificates from fellow DDF users, has anyone got burnt?

Perhaps not getting a category or length of stay promised, or worse not getting anything at all/ hotel stay cancelled prior to arrival etc...
Seems like - unless an actual scam - buyer can verify everything beforehand. Are there any DP for Marriott canceling these certificates?

Doesn't the seller also have risk that the buyer will run up a tab (incidentals) and leave account holder responsible?

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:31:49 PM »
Can you please excuse my ignorance but what does a 5/7 week Marriott certificate mean?
It's usually part of a travel package.
In short it is an award certificate that you can redeem for 5 or 7 consecutive nights, at various category levels.

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:30:26 AM »
PSA: In my opinion, if your intended reservation ends after September 14, I would wait to purchase any certificates, as they might no longer be valid for the dates you want based on peak/ off-peak pricing.
Find it hard to believe that they won't honor attached certificates.
On the other hand, prices may go up with Peak Pricing (or down with Point Breaks).
If you have an intended reservation for after September 14, might make sense to lock it in now...

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: August 11, 2019, 07:17:30 PM »
Selling 7 night category 1-4 (gold account)
Exp 12/2019
$550 OBO

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Credit Cards / upgrade to Chase Marriott Boundless?
« on: July 25, 2019, 03:32:03 PM »
As a Chase Marriott Bonvoy Premier (grandfathered) card member, I received the following email:
EARN 1 FREE NIGHT AWARD
(VALUED UP TO 35,000 POINTS)
AFTER YOU UPGRADE AND MAKE YOUR FIRST PURCHASE BY 9/30/19
Let the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Card take you places that take your breath away.
Upgrade today and earn a Free Night Award, valued up to 35,000 points, after you make your first purchase by 9/30/19.1 Once you have the Card, you also get a Free Night Award every year after your account anniversary.

As a current cardmember, I don't think I am eligible for any signup bonuses without closing all Bonvoy cards and waiting a couple years, correct?
Any reason not to take this offer (it's only $10 more annually for a 35k annual night vs a 25k annual night)?


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Up In The Air / Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« on: June 27, 2019, 11:18:46 AM »
Was entirely TK. Anything they can ticket as an award they can ticket as revenue
That's true in theory.
I'm looking for data points on issued tickets. Did they quote you or actually issue the ticket?
And when was this?

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Up In The Air / Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« on: June 27, 2019, 10:48:14 AM »
Ive had SQ quote me infant ticket for TK metal.
Were they able to actually issue it? Did it include any SQ legs?
I am guessing that it depends on whether their ticketing office can sell a cash ticket. Maybe some routes/airlines are in their system and others aren't.

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: June 25, 2019, 08:51:06 PM »
7 night SOLD
5 night still available
SOLD

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Up In The Air / Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« on: June 24, 2019, 04:34:10 PM »
Just another data point on another award ticket using SQ miles on Star Alliance metal (in this case a mix of LX and UA with UA as overwater carrier. SQ again could not book an infant ticket because they could not find a base fare. UA agent was able to do it pretty easily once I insisted that SQ could in no way do it.

So, it seems SQ cannot issue Star Alliance infant tickets for their award tickets (unless perhaps SQ is part of the itinerary)...

Any data points of successful SQ issued infant tickets for *A flights?

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