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Seven night and five night certificates

1. Marriott certificates can be used for any reservation that can be booked with points. To search for reward availability simply go to marriott.com and check the box to search "using points".

Marriott hotels are divided into categories. (Cheapest being category one) below is a list of all the category 1-4 hotels  http://www.marriott.com/hotel-search/Category1.hotels.Category2.Category3.Category4.Category5/


2. A 5/7 night certificates must be used for 5/7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

3. In order to hold the room you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

4. Certificates can be gifted BUT the room needs to be booked under the account holders name and you will be added a secondary guest.

5. Gold or plat benefits depend heavily on the hotel. At check in you may or may not get an upgrade.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1530 on: January 04, 2018, 09:14:18 PM »
Yeah, but they should be going for $300. Everyone here is price gouging so I had to raise my offer.
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 They should be going for a lot more but since their were so many it went for less. Minimum $350 should be the going rate.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1531 on: January 04, 2018, 09:43:36 PM »
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 They should be going for a lot more but since their were so many it went for less. Minimum $350 should be the going rate.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1532 on: January 05, 2018, 10:00:08 AM »
Yeah, but they should be going for $300. Everyone here is price gouging so I had to raise my offer.

they should go for whatever someone is willing to pay for them. supply and demand.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1533 on: January 05, 2018, 10:16:36 AM »
they should go for whatever someone is willing to pay for them. supply and demand.

That's not the attitude on other posts for selling hyatt, Ritz, etc. There's always been a standard selling price. FYI.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1534 on: January 05, 2018, 10:23:07 AM »
they should go for whatever someone is willing to pay for them. supply and demand.
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That's not the attitude on other posts for selling hyatt, Ritz, etc. There's always been a standard selling price. FYI.
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No such thing as a "standard selling price."

The market demands what the market demands.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1535 on: January 05, 2018, 02:20:53 PM »
That's not the attitude on other posts for selling hyatt, Ritz, etc. There's always been a standard selling price. FYI.

And who exactly is setting the standard selling price?  Of course the answer is no one.  Itís supply and demand economics at work. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1536 on: January 05, 2018, 03:08:13 PM »
I'm looking for 4 nights category 1-3 with gold or more (so I guess category 1-5 since that's the lowest mariot seems to go?).  pm with offers

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1537 on: January 05, 2018, 05:09:09 PM »
Marriott 1-5 cat, 2 nights for sale $190


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1538 on: January 06, 2018, 06:42:37 PM »
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No such thing as a "standard selling price."

The market demands what the market demands.

I disagree.

The value of the cert is defined by what it provides (amount of discount on particular room). The inherent value of the cert is different depending on who is buying it. Some people safe thousands of dollars by upgrading the certs, and others just save a few hundred bucks.

Looking back at this thread, I'm reading that only 1 person listed a cert about 3 weeks ago at 350 (which was not the norm at the time) That same person raised his price to 370 within a week. That's called price gouging, and taking advantage of the buyers here.

I, myself, offered 375 just recently because I needed a cert and I wanted the first one available. But historically, the certs have been going for around 300. Just some reference for you.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1539 on: January 06, 2018, 07:03:19 PM »
I disagree.

The value of the cert is defined by what it provides (amount of discount on particular room). The inherent value of the cert is different depending on who is buying it. Some people safe thousands of dollars by upgrading the certs, and others just save a few hundred bucks.

Looking back at this thread, I'm reading that only 1 person listed a cert about 3 weeks ago at 350 (which was not the norm at the time) That same person raised his price to 370 within a week. That's called price gouging, and taking advantage of the buyers here.

I, myself, offered 375 just recently because I needed a cert and I wanted the first one available. But historically, the certs have been going for around 300. Just some reference for you.
None of what you said undermines what I said: the market demands what the market demands. There is no "set" selling price.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1540 on: January 06, 2018, 07:08:49 PM »
I disagree.

The value of the cert is defined by what it provides (amount of discount on particular room). The inherent value of the cert is different depending on who is buying it. Some people safe thousands of dollars by upgrading the certs, and others just save a few hundred bucks.

Looking back at this thread, I'm reading that only 1 person listed a cert about 3 weeks ago at 350 (which was not the norm at the time) That same person raised his price to 370 within a week. That's called price gouging, and taking advantage of the buyers here.

I, myself, offered 375 just recently because I needed a cert and I wanted the first one available. But historically, the certs have been going for around 300. Just some reference for you.
Jan 1st was not 3 weeks ago.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1541 on: January 06, 2018, 07:48:30 PM »
Looking to buy 2-3... 7 night cert, category 1-5 for may-june. offering $325

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1542 on: January 07, 2018, 12:53:07 AM »
Jan 1st was not 3 weeks ago.

It was Dec 28th, and I meant 3 days.

Thanks for the correction :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1543 on: January 07, 2018, 01:00:58 AM »
None of what you said undermines what I said: the market demands what the market demands. There is no "set" selling price.

It's worthless to go back and forth over this. I never mentioned a "set" selling price for the certs, I said a "standard". Just because there is someone willing to pay $750 for a cert because they think they are getting a great value saving $100, doesn't mean that's what the monetary value of the cert really is.

Regardless, I would venture to say that price gouging on the forum is generally frowned upon. Feel free to disagree.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1544 on: January 07, 2018, 03:11:34 AM »
Do 7 night certs have to be consecutive nights? Can they be 2 nights for 3 rooms?