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11. Posted by Maktub (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

1st timer Sprintz? Welcome....

12. Posted by ddjwms (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Quoting Maktub

Just an observation...but is it coincedence that all the praise for skyauction is from 1st time posters?
Except you vegasmike....but then you havent actually used it.

Could there be a sky auction representative in our midsts?
Excuse my cynical mind......

Maybe we've been too busy bidding on Skyauction and traveling to our winning properties to have posted here before!!! I can assure you that I am NOT a Skyauction plant. We have just enjoyed our buys so much that we like to share our recommendation with others (although I do tell my husband that just gives us more competition when we are bidding!

Now I've posted twice. Does that give you more confidence in me????

13. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting Maktub

Just an observation...but is it coincedence that all the praise for skyauction is from 1st time posters?
Except you vegasmike....but then you havent actually used it.

Could there be a sky auction representative in our midsts?
Excuse my cynical mind......

I have to agree with Maktub on this one, especially as I've seen this happen already tons of times with other posts (well known promo tactic). I'm sure skyauction is legit as has been mentioned, but the fact that there are so many posts by first time posters that are so great seems more than a little suspicious :)

14. Posted by Maktub (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

sorry ddjwms...It does not give me more confidence in you.
But I wish you the best of luck in business and travel.

15. Posted by tertravel (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I have used SkyAuction a number of times.This time being the last. My advise, be careful...
All communications are done by email. No one in custumer care, cares. Their advice is email them your concerns and they will forward it on. Wow?
I am in a dispute with them over a vacation they canceled on me with out my knowledge. When I discovered the error I asked them to reinstate my vacation. I was charged $237.00, without SkyAuction notifiying me of any additional charge.I had to be a sluth to find the added charge which they refer to as a "revrse payment charge".
It would have been a lot cheaper to pay the hotel rack rate !!!

This time I got burned by SkyAuction.

Buyer beware...and continue to beware $$$$

16. Posted by pceire32 (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

I have been buying with skyauction for about two years and have just bought two auctions for a week each in a one bedroom apartment in the El Cid in Mazatlan and skyauction booked them together 13th May - 27th May each week cost me $215. I may have to change apartments in the same building. ( I hope a few dollars at the front desk will take care of this, if not no big deal.) I feel for the previous post and found that I have had to e-mail several times to get a cooperative person. Skyauction over the last six months has become too popular and the staff less experinced and bids are now often above the web travel sites costs if you are a savvy buyer. A lot of the last minute buys are still good, but as a single traveler I don't see good bargins now.I track around six different destinions, as the site will let you. This is my second post does that make it any more truthful, who knows ? let the bloggers blog, I'll just travel.

17. Posted by jzee (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

First time poster with bad results.
I just won my first airline auction, and carefully read all the terms and conditions regarding the auction and after submitting my travel plans, recieved an email 48 hours later stating that those dates were not available even though it was clearly stated in the auction that they were.

I would certainly stay AWAY far away from this website.

I have sent several emails with questions, since their faqs are lame
and have received NO responses at all. Bad customer service, just plain bad experience. My warning is NOT LEGIT. Skyauction.com blows.

I am not a plant either.

18. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

Quoting Maktub

Just an observation...but is it coincedence that all the praise for skyauction is from 1st time posters?
Except you vegasmike....but then you havent actually used it.

Could there be a sky auction representative in our midsts?
Excuse my cynical mind......

Yes I must say the same thought did occur to me

19. Posted by aporianat (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Check out all the complaints about SkyAuction. It sounds pretty awful.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/travel/skyauction.html

20. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 8y

Good work Detective Maktub, keep it up!