HOW TO MAKE YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE BUYING A LUXURY LINK PACKAGE AN ENJOYABLE ONE
by, 09-11-2008 at 10:14 PM (42393 Views)
I recently purchased a fantastic package from Luxury Link. The package includes four nights of accommodations in a suite with a jacuzzi, breakfast for two every morning, one dinner for two including wine, and a personal tour of Guanajuato with a bilingual guide. Although I have been a member of the Luxury Link community for several months, I was slightly apprehensive about purchasing my first package. I finally decided to take the plunge and bid on a package after I found one that fit my criteria, which were a nice hotel that could accommodate the four of us, located in a city where I wanted to go, available at a time when we could go. I found the package by going to the Mexico properties listed under Destinations. It was easy for me to weed out the packages that I wasn't interested in because most of them are located in places that I'm not interested in going to or they aren't close to airports where Alaska Air flies to. I have two companion tickets as well as a lot of miles on Alaska, so I wanted to make use of one of these options. After narrowing the selections to a handful of hotels, I looked at the packages that they were offering, the price, and dates of availability. Some packages include a lot of very worthwhile extras such as a bottle of wine, meals, excursions, etc. The hotel that I was interested in was an auction item as well as a buy now item. The buy now price was considerably higher than the starting auction price, and well below the retail value of the package, so I went to the hotel website to find out more about the hotel and room prices.
After I was satisfied with the location and amenities of the hotel, I e-mailed the hotel manager to find out about availability during the time when I was interested in traveling. I also inquired about accommodations for four people since we will be bringing our kids with us. The hotel manager responded promptly and was extremely informative and helpful. Had she been in the United States, I would have called her, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on international calls so I corresponded by e-mail.
Meanwhile, I was keeping an eye on the auction to make sure that I got the property that I was interested in. My heart skipped a beat when I missed the deadline without placing a bid, but the same property came up on the auction list the following day. Since there were no bids on the package, I waited until a few minutes before auction closing before placing my bid. The auction closed and I immediately received an e-mail telling me that I was the high bidder on the package. It was late on the Friday before Labor Day, so Luxury Link was not open for the following three days. On Tuesday, I called Luxury Link, provided my credit card information, and became the happy owner of a great package. The whole process was extremely easy, efficient, and enjoyable. In conclusion, don't be afraid of dipping your toes into the water and buying your first package. Luxury Link makes it very easy for us to explore our big world.